kensal green area is one place i always wanted to go while i was there, it has a beautiful cemetery, but i have never been able to justify going there since i read about this case (relatively recent, too):
If you're staying at Mile End, take the Central Line (Eastbound) towards Wanstead. Get out of the Station, there is a building called THE GEORGE. In this photo http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/91142, The George is the building with the green roofs, and on the right you can see the Wanstead Underground. The large open field is called The Green, and is quite lovely in summer.
have not encountered any trouble, just a few chatty bypassers who want to talk about gear..
only once, when i was at a relatively quiet corner with not many people around, i encountered someone whose first question was "hey buddy, how much does that equipment cost?" and he continued walking towards me.
i do think that i was overreacting, but i was new then, and that place was really quiet, so i ran. :angel:
Studying in London till June 2011 (back in SG for summer holiday at the moment) and I've walked London by day and night with my buddy and didn't encounter any problems. That said we avoid the dodgy places as mentioned above, and stick together. Also we tend to use very modest equipment which doesn't draw any more attention than the throngs of tourists
If you're still in London when I go back (Sept 2010) drop me a PM.
I will be starting my first year in west london this september. Really wanna snap some great photos of the architecture there and of course europe as well.
BUT! I'm no photographer, don't own a camera and know nuts about the sport. I'm still wondering whether to get a camera here or there? or 2nd hand? with considerations over warranty issues. Anyone keen to help me out? Thanks!