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    (Original post by Mrkingpenguin)
    What this guy said is pretty much correct.

    Much safer than eastern European cities. Safer than New York. Safer than most Spanish/portugese cities. London is quite safe.
    Do you have any evidence?
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    (Original post by RollerBall)
    It's not so bad. Although I did get mugged on a main road, right outside Shoreditch station. It was 3am though...
    Did they have a knife or sharp object?
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    Depends what area you go. Stay away from south or east london. Stonebridge and harlsden too. Just carry yourself well and you're good


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    (Original post by Secretnerd123)
    Depends what area you go. Stay away from south or east london. Stonebridge and harlsden too. Just carry yourself well and you're good


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    Bull****, almost every area has estates, even Chelsea has the Worlds End Estate which is pretty dangerous and in London you could get mugged in pretty much any area.
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    (Original post by MancStudent098)
    Islington's pretty grim. Last week our local waitrose completely ran out of fairtrade organic oolong tea. Don't say you haven't been warned.
    I find that utterly shocking.

    I know Waitrose might be your regular dealer, but there are other places. Planet Organic in Essex Road does good product, although the price might have gone up. Just be careful when you go down there you don't get caught up in a turf war.
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    (Original post by Clip)
    I find that utterly shocking.

    I know Waitrose might be your regular dealer, but there are other places. Planet Organic in Essex Road does good product, although the price might have gone up. Just be careful when you go down there you don't get caught up in a turf war.
    Or Ocean Food & Wine on the corner of Essex Road.
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    Top of that big wheel thing by the river in a pod with Japanese tourists.

    Now thats what I call safe
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    Does anyone if areas such as Notting Hill and Kensington are safe?
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    (Original post by leeladame)
    Does anyone if areas such as Notting Hill and Kensington are safe?
    They're both extremely upmarket areas and will be generally a lot safer compared to other areas like Hackney, Brixton, Newham etc. That's no guarantee of low crime rates though (as someone mentioned above, you could get mugged anywhere in London). Just make sure you take the right precautions, don't walk alone late at night, keep your belongings locked up in a secure place etc. TBH I would feel a lot safer living in Notting Hill or Kensington, and that's after living in Enfield for 21 years (parts of which are very safe and some not so much).
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    London's perfectly fine, just dont be an idiot. You'll learn to be more streetwise at uni anyway. Just dont be a fool and have all your technology and jewellery out on display.

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