Monday 23 April 2007 11.16pm
Welcome to the Forum. My specialist knowledge, as with a lot of other forum members, is of the SE1 area, but from what I know of Walworth, here is my two pennyeth:
- the Walworth Road
itself is undergoing a multi-million pound transformation at the moment which will hopefully improve the streetscape and make it safer for pedestrians - it is a main road with an above average level of accidents. If you are buying, this should help values rise (as will the ongoing re-development of Elephant and Castle).
- shopping wise you have everything nearby both on the Walworth Road
itself and at the popular East Street Market.
- transport links are pretty good.
- I would describe the area as exciting and a bit edgy. What does this mean? Well, it means that you need to take basic safety precautions, such as only walking in well light areas after dark, not dawdling and talking on your mobile at 2am on a Saturday morning, etc. and being aware of your surroundings. It also means that it's an exciting and vibrant place to be, with a melting pot of cultures and socio-economic classes. To me, it's what living in London is all about.
Where will you be working/commuting to?