as i grew up there myself, (don't worry im not a hooligan or thief OR chav) it has its positives & negatives. the positives are that it has some nice people (yes, it does) and the negatives are the football team millwall. (i still support them) so yes, bermondsey isn't very pleasant nowadays.
'oi you, what you looking at?'
'oi im from bermondsey mate, who do ya think your talking to?'
and as so the man who offended the bermondsey lad gets beaten the shit out of.