Sunday 5 August 2007 6.22pm
I just did a search on findaproperty at £800/month max and not much came up. Increase the budget to £850/month and your options open up a bit more.
On the issue of safety, I generally feel very safe in SE1 so I wouldn't say there is a list of areas to avoid. However, when looking at flats, make sure you are happy with the surrounding area and, if in doubt, try to speak to neighbours, etc.