Since: Jun 2005
What areas are good and what areas are bad?
I'm coming to London soon, and will be staying for about three months. I've been looking for accommodation, but am worried that some of the places are in bad neighborhoods, as I'll be a female alone.
Which are good areas and which not?
Since: Jun 2004
It's difficult to tell you which areas are good and which are bad without knowing where you're thinking of staying. London's a massive place and a really nice area can become a really bad area two streets over.
If you post where you're thinking of staying I can probably tell you if it's a safe area or not.
Lived in London since 2003, it's alright I suppose.
Since: Apr 2005
On the whole I think that as long as you take all the proper precautions and live sensibly you'll be OK in most areas.
Some areas that are well-documented for having bad neighbourhoods include:
Brixton, Harlesden and Willesden (not to offend anyone that lives there - and feel free to correct me if I'm wrong) but all areas can have rough areas and estates on them.
As a rule, the more affluent the area, the better policed and so the safer it is - these areas though are the most expensive to live in, such areas would include:
Mayfair, Kensington, Knightsbridge, St John's Wood, Belgravia, Chelsea.
Good luck affording those though!
This will depend on your budget.
Since: Jun 2005
This is Lilla. I am Hungarian and have been living in London for 2 months, close to Manor House tube station which is a Turkish area and not so nice. Where are you from?
I work and spend my time in Islington where I want to move next and would be a good area for you I think. It is in Zone 2. However it's so popular and busy enough you would be in safe there.
Here is my e-mail address if you want to ask me more:
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