I live in London, and though I live in a heavily middle class area, I spend a great deal of time in Camden/West End/Central London, and know that in London, the dodgiest area's are perfecty safe as long as there are enough people around.
No, it's not the idea of drugs that worry me, it's the instetutionalised drugs, which not only sounds utterly ridiculous, but seems to be refuted by member SOAS students her. Also, I find it hard to believe that any great deal of the Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Tai ect. students are muslim fundementalists. In fact, I find it hard to belive that in a universty that so fully embraces multi-culturalism, that many middle-eastern students are anything but tollerent people