Rosie, if you moved away 20 years ago how can you know what it is like to live in the area now?
Long Lane is one of those areas which is very mixed, there's a lot of warehouse conversions along with the local authority blocks and some new build. It's changed a lot in the 12 years I've lived in the area and like any other area in London, you need to keep your wits about you but if you bear this in mind it's pretty safe.
Although I moved a long time ago I am a frequent visitor. My sister lives in Grange Road. I have been to all the pubs you mention of old times and of new. You been down East Lane recently. Have you read the Southwark news. or South London Press. Muggings and Murders.
no its not until you move away you know what a lucky escape you had.
If you like bars on your doors and windows you can keep em. I like the feedom of walking and not worrying, no bars, no double locks.
Anyway every one to their own.
Bye for now
Calm down Rosie you'll scare the girl off.
Every City in the UK has its bad areas, so where are you suggesting people move away too??!!
Like Sarah said, in southwark you've got to keep your wits about you at night, but apart from that its a pretty safe area.
I think the others have answered for me. Lady of the night is gonna start charging LOL and dave is gonna start walking LOL. I hope Rose enjoys her new life in Long Lane. It will be interesting to know how long she stays. Where are you coming from Rose. And William how long you been there.