Wednesday 16 March 2005 8.24am
I don't think that your list of requirements will be fulfilled for 80 pounds per week. In SE1, the 'normal' sort of rent amount seems to be about 100 per week, and that's in the worst end of SE1 (although it's not that bad).
If you want a place with a buzz and want to be able to get to Liverpool street quickly then Borough high street area is the best bet, as you have the most buses that go up Bishopsgate to the city, and Liverpool Street station.
Another good bus link to Liverpool Street is the 78 bus route, that goes from Bermondsey/ Old Kent Road
area of SE1 up to Liverpool Street station, and takes about 20 mins. I live in this area and get the bus to/ from work each day and the service is good, although you don't always get a seat.
The best place I think to look for rooms to rent is in Loot (www.loot.co.uk)