Somers Town is a working class neighborhood of mostly public housing and one of the few locales in London not yet touched by gentrification. This is not a particularly desirable area and it's considered quiet and boring.
The housing options here are relatively affordable compared to the rest of the city, but many of them haven't been updated since the 1970s.
Corner stores and some food trucks do provide options for cheap food on the go, but there aren’t many sit-down establishments to choose from. Drummond Street offers what limited options there are and is known for its south Indian food. There are a ton of pubs where you can get a drink on a budget, including the historic Somers Town Coffee House.
For those with children, there are two outstanding primary schools nearby. Somers Town hosts a weekly street market on Fridays that offers a good selection of produce and homewares for a cheap price.
The neighbohood is located between three major transit stations so it is easy to get elsewhere in the city.
The City: 2.8 miles / 15-35 minutes by car / 20 minutes by transit / 20 minutes by bike
Canary Wharf: 6 miles / 25-50 minutes by car / 35-40 minutes by transit
Southwark: 4.1 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 20 minutes by transit / 25 minutes by bike
Westminster: 3.3 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 20 minutes by transit / 20-25 minutes by bike
Shoreditch: 2.6 miles / 15-25 minutes by car / 20 minutes by transit / 15-20 minutes by bike