Monday 2 June 2008 11.32am
As has already been said, Long Lane
is not pretty, but good things about it include: The Long Lane
Fish Bar (really delicious fish 'n' chips, though pricey of course these days) and the Italian deli on the corner with Wilds Rents which sells amongst other things Ticino bakery bread (from round the corner on Bermondsey St), amazing mozzarella cheese flown in weekly, fresh from Campania, and good coffee. Personally, I like the fact that there are two launderettes and a dry cleaners, a florist,and newsagents. I live on Tennis Street
(Borough tube end of Long Lane
) but frequently walk the length of the road eastwards at various times of day and night and find it safe from a traffic point of view. I have also never felt threatened from a crime point of view. I am a woman in my 30s. Last night, my boyfriend and I met some friends for a cocktail in the relatively new 'Old School Yard' - it's the first time we've been in and, whilst it's a bit odd, I think it's a welcome addition to the road and certainly better than another building turned into expensive flats... The 'Cosmopolitan' I had cost 4 pounds and was delicious!