Monday 17 December 2007 9.23am
Hey everyone - I think we can go a wee bit over the top on the begging issue (and the week before Christmas too!?) It's a London wide thing, and the beggars come where the tourists are, and believe it or not - where it is safe and they are not going to get beaten up - it is not ideal, but think why they come here: wouldn't you?
As for SE1 - well, I would not move anywhere else in London - it is quite simply fantastic and has improved over the past 8 years. A liveable, beuatiful, cultural microcosm of the best bits of London which even enjoys a sense of community - try and find that out west?! Shad Thames
and Bermondsey Street
great, but most of the postcode I love to be frank - its got it all!
The only mad things - sometimes feels like the restaurants and bars are a bit overrrun, and property prices are downright bonkers!! But hey, you can cook at home having brought meat and veg at East Street or Borough Market
and you just don't move home. Happy Christmas!