Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Relahni, Oct 7, 2006.
What do people know, think about Bermondsey?
Just curious like.
Moved there in May after spending most my life in Surrey then North London.
I really like the place a lot.....
Plenty of great walks to do and close enough to the river
Walking distance to London Bridge (& Borough Market)
Good mix of pubs to suit your mood
24 hour off licences
Good mix of cultures and food from all over the world close to hand
Couple of supermarkets just down the road
Bit of a yuppie flat OR council estate thing going on but never really bothers me.
If you wanted more info on the history then have a Wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bermondsey
lol relahni - why do you want to know what everyone else thinks of bermo, when you know what it's like?
you're not in deepest darkest bermo where you are badgers, it's weird in deepest darkest bermo
That's all I know about Bermondsey.
Let 'em come, let 'em come, let 'em come...
The only bit I know is the bit at the end of Jamaica Road near Surrey Quays. It's alright, sort of place I could live happily but then that's not for everyone. Some of the areas aren't the safest but it's mostly got what you need and as long as you're aware that you're not in the safest part of London you'll be alright. Plus you got Surrey Quays shopping centre nearby, which is lovely just for a walk and to sit by the river and look at the ducks And its got alright transport links.
they throw cats out of windows and film it on camera phones in bermondsey
I really like Bermondsey nice and central and a bit of an old skool London feel about the place.
I'd live there!
I wouldn't rule out living there - it feels like it's normal to me, dunno what I really mean by that though
southwark park is lovely and has a wicked bandstand, I've enjoyed many an afternoon in that park
I like the proximity to the river, but without it being too poncy - the pub that we went to for Rollem's birthday was a lovely place to spend an evening.
I quite like Bermondsey, but I prefer Rotherhithe.
Far less chavs and racist pubs.
innit, stepped into a pub in south bermondsey the other night, had a *ahem* interesting selection of posters/cut out pictures on the wall..
I work in bermondsey. it's alright, rough and ready... we've had a lot of broken windows, couple of break ins... on one site our shed was broken into maybe once a week.
in fact we had to build more fences, install CCTV etc etc on that site cos a couple of tenants have been attacked... a couple of flats broken into... one tenant stabbed by people trying to break into his flat...
actually... take "rough and ready" and substitute "well dodgy."
It's gone down hill in the last six months.
I thought parts of Bermondsey were quite posh these days? no?
True - I wouldn't wanna live in Bermondsey if I wasnt white - it does have a slight atmoshere about it sometimes and only sometimes.
Not all bad though.
I'm pretty near there but I'm not sure that where I live counts as Bermondsey.
Our flat got broken into last week, and an expensive camera got nicked before they ran off. I'm not a fan of the area around South Bermondsey. Feels very very dodgy. Can hear Millwall football ground on Tuesday nights, and the subsequent police sirens too. Lots of teenagers being loud and irritating, and we get kids smoking weed on doorstep all the time (though they are quite nice kids).
On the other hand, it's quite peaceful most of the time, there's a couple of nice pubs around and it's pretty close to central. I quite like the park around there, including this spot: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&h...1116,-0.040399&spn=0.001559,0.005407&t=k&om=1
which has a pretty nice view of the area.
That's Stave Hill... and it's in Rotherhithe!!! Not Bermondsey!!!!
*contemplates donning knuckleduster*
I've seen more racism in Brixton - towards white people - than I have in Bermondsey towards black people.
But I take your point.
you weren't there during the battle of bermondsey in 1990. you should have seen the wild white skinhead faces pressing their snout against the windows of that pub near south bermondsey station (the red lion). the police could hardly hold them inside. people were shouting their hatred from their own balconies. but I believe things are changing...slowly.
I know southwark park well. it is a nice park but a bit sad looking sometimes. it takes time toget used to. lovely lake, too.
central southwark? that's good enough for me.
You moved out about 6 months ago and I moved in
had my SPAG been a bit better, I would've capitalised the "central":
On the other hand, it's quite peaceful most of the time, there's a couple of nice pubs around and it's pretty close to Central. I quite like the park around there, including this spot: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&h...1116,-0.040399&spn=0.001559,0.005407&t=k&om=1
which has a pretty nice view of the area.
Anyways, I live in Rotherhithe, so I'll fuck off now...
"Central" is an adjective. Try coupling it with a noun, or simply say "the centre".
Oh, I'm sure it's purely coincidental.
Can't believe this thread is ten years old now... how time changes a place. Even South Bermondsey is pretty peaceful these days. Relatively speaking. The Blue has seen better days though. Co Op is now a pound shop, banks disappeared, more boarded up shops along Southwark Park Road. The Boatman up on Jamaica Road is closing down. The old biscuit factory is going to be turned into housing.
That's the way the cookie crumbles
Being turned into Grosvenor market rental only housing... I'm not happy with that.
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