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The Worst Things in Peckham, Greater London*

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The Worst Things
  • Poverty, crime.
  • the bingo and the blood
  • police sirens.
  • Watching a woman get kicked in the face on New Year 1996 by 8 yout on the N36.
  • Rubbish shopping area. Years ago we had a lovely M&S, C&A's, Jones & Higgins, etc. Now all there is, is African shops and smelly butchers! I feel sorry for the older generation, as they may not be able to manage a bus journey to Lewisham or Bromley, where there's a bit more choice. Rye Lane really stinks and is filthy. Also, people park where they want! I feel sorry for the buses trying to weave through the parked cars. How I wish things were back to as they were a few years ago...
  • loads of people trying to mug you who go around in gangs. it is dangerous to go around at night because you could get attacked by a gang and particularly on the north peckham estate - don't go there if you want to survive
  • North Peckham Estate , used to call it Muggers Paradise in account of too many blind spots dark ramps and basement garages badly lit.
  • Many major retailers moved away from Peckham when the Channel Tunnel Link threatened the district. The railway bought up houses along theroute and property values tumbled. Now that people are moving back, we hope that the High Street will also recover.
  • shops in peckham ,now is the time they should get m&s ,and other nationwid stores ,a dept store for bits and bobs .the shopping is crap ,unless you like fruit and veg!
  • no beach
  • Most of the pubs.

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Last updated: 2009-05-06

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