Thursday 4 August 2005 6.41pm
I'd say that it's as safe as anywhere in London. Your post (mail) may not be safe in the Mandela Way
sorting office, but you will. The houses on Pages Walk are very pretty, and it's a lovely quiet, secluded spot. I regularly walk past them on my way home.
Yes, you might be mugged; but that might happen anywhere in London. You might be broken into, but again, that might happen anywhere in London.
The Depots: There's a Tate depot (Tate are a large sugar manufacturer, and sponsor of the 'Tate' gallery). And a Post Office sorting office. If you have an old map, you may be looking at the old Railway Goods Yard, called Bricklayers Arms. That disappeared years ago.
It's a healthy mixed residential/light industrial sort of area that london does very well.
There are plenty of places to eat/drink: The Hartley
(eat, not drink); The Bermondsey Kitchen
; Champor Champor; Pont de la Tour; Hope & Anchor.
:ducks & runs for cover at mention of such an eclectic selection:
Finally, London is full of foreigners, so it doesn't really matter where you live. We're a remarkably cosmpolitan bunch.