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Thursday 22 March 2007 3.55am
longlaner wrote:
Fair enough. I'm new to the area - forgive my ignorance. I haven't yet explored TBR.

Its on the way to the Old Kent Road - which you mentioned before. I know it aint pretty, but shoulda looked up while you were running? :-)
Thursday 22 March 2007 7.20am
How can you live here and not have explored Tower Bridge Road? It's the shopping Mecca of your manor. B Street has that lovely shoe shop but it's not for DIY. TBR is terrific. And if you want a SMASHING DIY plus everything else you never knew you wanted try our Pricebusters in the Elephant & Castle shopping centre.
Thursday 22 March 2007 8.38am
Reports of the death of Bermondsey Street are greatly exaggerated. It is alive, well and the thriving hub of the coolest part of town.
However if a Starbucks opens- we're all doooomed!
Thursday 22 March 2007 9.11am
Personally, I would avoid the dry cleaner's near Bermondsey Square, had a bad experience there. I would use the other one on TBR, RH-side as you're walking towards Elephant.

There really isn't much you can't buy on TBR.

Bermondsey Street is great now, much more alive than it was. Delfina was only open for lunch so it's not a huge loss. I'm also a fan of most of the new architecture on the street, bar one or two cock-ups. It would be nice to think there could be more retail at street level where Recall is, though.
Thursday 22 March 2007 9.13am
Also, the Honest Cabbage was truly awful towards the end ... I remember a thread on here with some horror stories.
Thursday 22 March 2007 9.35am
I take it that all you people complaining about development have lived on B St since the Dark Ages.....

...if you press it, they will come.
Thursday 22 March 2007 9.45am
I have seen the plans for the Delfina development. They are building offices (Great Portland Estates) and the eatery remains open throughout and beyond.
Thursday 22 March 2007 1.32pm
Can someone shed some light on the "200 flats on the site of Recall" ? I live opposite and would not be impressed by building site on my door step for 2 yrs...Cheers
Thursday 22 March 2007 1.39pm
>>I live opposite and would not be impressed by building site on my door step for 2 yrs...Cheers

Yet without all this development, Bermondsey Street/Spa etc. etc. would remain stuck in the dark ages... and you would not be living here.
Thursday 22 March 2007 2.14pm
Houselover - thanks for your presumption re: the reasons for me living in the area. I started living in the area when it was the "dark ages", almost 10 yrs ago.

According to the Southwark planning applications site the development is for 275 flats and potentially upto 9 storeys...
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