I am looking into buying a property in the area of Thorburn square, and I was wondering if there any issues I need to be aware of. Any particular characteristics of the area that are not obvious from a few visits or a quick internet search that the locals could help me with. Is it safe? Are you aware of any break-ins in ground floor flats? Your help is hugely appreciated. I have lived for a short period of time a little further away towards London Bridge, so I am familiar with some other areas of Bermondsey. Thank you very much in advance!
Longley Street is fabulous - when I moved in neighbours came round with flowers and know many by name - we have a summer and a christmas get together - and a collection if there is a death in the street. Really good mix of born and bred locals and newbies - with no obvious schisms. Have had petty crime over the years but no worse than anywhere in London. When wind is from the West you can hear Big Ben through the night (not currently as renovations).