I am moving to London to study in London College of Communication. The school is located near Elephant&Castle, in SE1. School offered me a room in one of its halls of residence in Camberwell. Since I've never even been to London, I don't know if I should accept this offer. Could somebody please help me out here? Could you tell me how far is Camberwell from my school? (In miles/minutes?) Since I come from Northern Finland, I'm used to riding my bike everywhere... Would this route be possible? Or is it too risky?
Another question as well... How popular is Wirelass LAN in London? What are the chances of being able to get it to Camberwell? Could anyone recommend any companies that I could contact?
I thank you for reading all my silly questions. I hope someone can help me out. :)
Hi there (and welcome in advance to studying in SE1),
I think the LCC Halls in Camberwell are on Flodden Road - if that is the one you have been offered it is about 2 miles from the LCC campus at Elephant and Castle. The cycle route itself should be safe as you will be able to zip up the Walworth Road which is a main / straight road with wide lanes. The only problem is actually the Elephant and Castle roundabout itself just by the LCC (which you could just walk through if you didn't fancy the look of it).
So Camberwell is just 2 miles away. How long would that take on a bus? (Here in Finland 2 miles goes in 5 minutes.) My boyfriend might be moving to Bankside. Is this distance bad? I've never lived or visited in such a large city, so I have no clue about the distances.
The reason why I'm not so excited about Camberwell (yes, Flodden Road) is that there is no internet or phone access. That sounds just horrible to me. In the city I come from everybody has access to WLAN for free (if not yet, will by year 2007). This is a technology city...
What rates would WLAN have in London? If you could recommend some operators, I could start the search. Right now I do not even know where to start.
Thanks again for your replies. I already feel very welcome to come to London. :)
I checked out that link. I just wrote e-mail to BT Openzone, but I'll have to see what they answer. I don't know how I'll survive without internet but I guess I just have to. I also looked up the rates of some companies (T-Mobile, Orange) about GPRS connection. I could get an internet connection with my cell and have the connection to my laptop with bluetooth. However, GPRS is so pricy, that I think I'll forget about it... (£88/mo max. 1GB --> NOT A LOT!)
There is absolutely no line on Flodden Road, or not at least in Brooke Hall. That's why I don't think I could organize a line just for myself.
In 2 weeks time I have to decide whether I want to accept the offer for the hall or not. That's why I'm so busy trying to figure out the internet situation.
Would you be able to tell me the distance in time from Camberwell to E&Castle?
As well as the TfL site I like to consult the new google maps site: http://maps.google.com/ for planning journeys (particularly if not using public transport).
Just stick in the postcode / address to start from and you then get the option of choosing another postcode / address to go to and the site gives very handy / scrollable / easy-to-use route maps which I think are great.
I do not own google (or even shares in it) of course...