I know this thread has been done like a million times before, it's just an outrage. Anyway, I'm hopefully looking to move back to London Proper some time in the near future and south london is uncharted territory for me. I only have a few conditions, in this order: -> cheap -> within cycling distance of New Cross/Gate (I can cycle about 5-7 miles in one go) -> 'safe' I don't care about interesting or nice or any of that, I just want somewhere I can afford to live alone, sleep well and happy to step outside when it's dark. I can't think of anywhere that could be that bad anyway, but like I say I don't know the area much at all. So places to avoid, but places to go for would also be welcome.