Hubby and I have been given notice and need to start looking for a new home. We're currently in Streatham. I grew up here but all my friends and family have moved out of London so we have no ties to the area. I currently live quite close to the High Road and the sound of sirens, people yelling in the street and noise of people getting in their cars after a late show at the Odeon just make me want to run to the hills. We've both got work mates telling us that Bromley and Penge are quieter and a bit calmer - are they selling us a pup? We can't really afford to move out past zone 4 (fares) and we need to stay east rather than west as my elderly parents are in Suffolk. We did look at North and East London but I just can't do it! Any thoughts on South East London are welcome.