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[Edited by Zem on 13-01-2014 10:56 AM]

Getting off at London Bridge and walking down the South Bank is a major bonus. It is getting much better than when we lived there, from what I understand but I'd aim to get a place London Bridge side of the tube if I were you!

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I've not actually lived in Croydon, but it seems a lot better than Bermondsey. There's bugger all in Bermondsey, Croydon actually has a shopping district, for example.

If Bermondsey is just going to be a crashpad for you, you're happy to go into London for anything you want, and you don't get fed up with people setting fire to cars outside your gaff and mugging your pizza guy, then go for it. We did it because it was cheap as chips and allowed us to save up a deposit on a house somewhere nicer.



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It's not as bad as it was but still not great.

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Thanks for the responses everyone. You're all doing a very good job of putting me off, although with the budget we have options are few and far between. Meh.

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Kes wrote on 10-01-2014 04:53 PM

I was just discussing this with a friend and work and he made a very good point. How would you guys compare Bermondsey to Croydon? A place where me and my future flatmate are both happy living. I suspect a lot of you would tar Croydon with the shithole brush too, right?



I moved to Croydon in September and couldn't be happier. Great accommodation, very quick into central London and all-round good value for money (compared to central). I'm in the brand new Saffron Square complex though so perhaps my outlook is a little rose-tinted.

From what I've experienced of Bermondsey, it's not great. If you're near Shad Thames then great, otherwise it's full of very dodgy looking council estates.

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Kes wrote on 13-01-2014 12:42 PM

Thanks for the responses everyone. You're all doing a very good job of putting me off, although with the budget we have options are few and far between. Meh.



What about Streatham/Norbury? Fairly decent prices and a bus ride from Croydon. Or is it specifically that you want to be close to recording studios?

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I've lived in Bermondsey for 13 years now.
Its cleaned up a lot especially in the last couple years.

Im surrounded by new builds,
there are loads of little markets all over the place, including a little microbrewery that does awesome beer. (My only complaint is that it shuts early.)
A couple supermarkets have also recently opened.

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I moved to Croydon in September and couldn't be happier. Great accommodation, very quick into central London and all-round good value for money (compared to central). I'm in the brand new Saffron Square complex though so perhaps my outlook is a little rose-tinted.

From what I've experienced of Bermondsey, it's not great. If you're near Shad Thames then great, otherwise it's full of very dodgy looking council estates.



Croydon's actually pretty sweet. It has a bad rep but it's nothing like as bad as a lot of people seem to think. It has excellent shopping and loads of nice restaurants. Night life is a bit of a let down though. I both live and work very close to that Saffron Tower so I know the area well. I've always wanted to live central though. I'm starting a new job near Oxford Circus next week + the friend I'm looking to move in with works central as well so it seemed like a good time to do it.

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What about Streatham/Norbury? Fairly decent prices and a bus ride from Croydon. Or is it specifically that you want to be close to recording studios?



I'm not that keen on those areas, plus not as central as I'm looking for (hoping zone 2 really), transport links aren't that great either: It probably takes as long to get to Victoria or London Bridge from Streatham Hill as it does from East Croydon. It's not so much being close to recording studios as just the music scene and London night life in general. So many times I've skipped a night out / party / gig I wanted to go to because I couldn't be bothered with the mission home afterwards.

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I'm not that keen on those areas, plus not as central as I'm looking for (hoping zone 2 really), transport links aren't that great either: It probably takes as long to get to Victoria or London Bridge from Streatham Hill as it does from East Croydon. It's not so much being close to recording studios as just the music scene and London night life in general. So many times I've skipped a night out / party / gig I wanted to go to because I couldn't be bothered with the mission home afterwards.



It probably takes longer to get to London Bridge or Victoria from Streatham as Croydon has fast trains.

That is the disadvantage of living zone 3 and beyond, getting home at night from central London can be a mission. I can't be bothered going out if I know that I am going to be out past last tube times as night buses, much as I love them, can be hard to get on depending on the route if it's around 3/4 in the morning when the later licence places spill out.

What about Stockwell?

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