QuoteOriginally posted by: katastrofaOh, these dirty Friday nights in the City! All pubs are stuffed with white 'n black dressed people like cans of sardines. After almost a year in London I've started to develop some taste for beer, but I'm not there yet :-)The City and Canary Wharf seem to be the safer districts? I had some kitten business in Camden last week and decided to do a little sight-seeing. It felt like switching on the Wide Wasteland trait in Fallout. I got to some big market, where I could probably buy all kinds of stuff to eat, drink, smoke or power my plasma caster. The streets were pretty shabby and dirty and next to the Edgeware Road station I was being nagged by 8 guys (it stops being fun when there's more then 2 of them). I saw some ads with flat prices and they were three times higher than in Canary Wharf!a.I love Camden and always have. The bars, clubs and even the market stalls! The market food is great, there's so much competition that it helps keep the quality high and the cost low. It is a bit grimey but well loved because of it's music/ alternative scene (It's been mentioned a few times on this forum, Cuch is a semi-regular). As the alternative types grew up, some are starting to buy property in the area, (I have a few friends who live there) and it's gradually becoming more gentrified, with the odd designer buggy being pushed around. At night it's a bit intimidating, but all the crazy/ homeless people talk to themselves and ignore the clubbers. There's also always people around which helps make it feel safer too.And it's expensive because there's not much land left to build on. All of the old buildings are listed and split into 20 odd flats, so every building is either generating a lot of income, or is in short supply. Kentish Town next door gets a tiny bit cheaper and there are some lovely roads around there. But yeah, East London is still the cheapest part of London by far, (I live in Walthamstow, just North of Stratford) although I'm sure that will change eventually too. 30 years ago, there were only 4 premier areas in London to live, (Notting Hill was a derelict wasteland). Canary Wharf prices have increased massively. If you bought here in the 80's when the first banks started moving in you'd have had a massive return by now.http://www.stuartking.host22.com/blog/i ... ap.gifVery
true about the black and white suits. Although have you been to Abacus on a Thursday night?! There is definitely 2 crowds there, the work crowd, and the ones who travel in, hoping to meet a trader!!