Random Questions: Living in london (finding somewhere)


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RickRude
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3254 posts since 13/1/12

posted 25 Mar 2016 11:55, edited 25 Mar 2016 11:55
Guys posts up a bunch of articles published to promote gentrified areas to yuppies and trying to flame me. I'm giving the man advice on his needs.

You basically have proved my point!

Fucking Catford and Peckham - you for real mate??

Gutter snob lol - ok lets do a vote

Your 35 with a kid on the way and you want to buy a house - where would everyone want to live - Catford or Barnes? And bear in mind you got money cos you can spend 2.5k a month on rent.

FTR I don't live in any of the areas mentioned so it's not as if I live is SW now and I'm being snobbish - I've lived in both Singapore and Berlin.
joeyjojo
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3914 posts since 24/8/06

25 Mar 2016 12:31
RickRude wrote: Are you thick? Read my mans original posts. Your basis for living somewhere is what to do on a weekend. Boring people go out in their own area on the weekend.

What you on about ? I'm saying people that live in Putney or Fulham think and act like they live in Chelsea/ Kensington. And there's nothing to do in Putney other than a nandos.
Whatever you're on about has nothing to do with this.
Soz man the fact you mentioned Putney or Richmond for someone that works in Canary Wharf is just laughable.
But as I said horses for courses
RickRude
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3254 posts since 13/1/12

25 Mar 2016 12:45
Nah I'm with you is all horses for courses - everyone has different tastes. Granted the commute is a bit longer. Just my view on areas I have been to and lived in. Parsons Green is great. Richmond lovely and so is Barnes. At 35 I don't want to be in a cultural city type metropolis if I'm raising a kid.

If he wants that then Notting Hill/Ladbroke Grove ticks them boxes
Egan
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404 posts since 17/10/11

25 Mar 2016 15:04
Does the guy actually have kids?

Tbh anyone will make a recommendation based on what they know and where they live and it's difficult to guess whether they would prefer Clapham to Clapton when you've never met them. Given where he works, I don't think any of the areas I originally mentioned are bad shouts. I won't pass comment on places like Catford and Peckham as I don't know the area. Victoria Park Village is as suitable for a mid 30 year old as Richmond and far easier to get to Covent Garden and Canary Wharf than it is from Richmond.
InWonderland
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2655 posts since 8/2/07

posted 25 Mar 2016 18:46, edited 25 Mar 2016 18:46
This thread is a joke.. Laughing out loud
swede
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7831 posts since 21/3/09

25 Mar 2016 19:12
getting well spicy in here
rural
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17512 posts since 26/9/06

25 Mar 2016 19:26
Embarrassing
Crackajack
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7032 posts since 21/4/05

25 Mar 2016 20:07
Can't wait to hear what gets chosen now Cool Londoners are oddly tribal
THE GUV'NOR
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3279 posts since 4/5/04

26 Mar 2016 01:27
Think most probably look around clapham to start with and rent around there for a year
Richmond etc will be too far especially after 4 years in Hong Kong where everything is so convenient etc

Glad of the help and opinions from everyone tho appreciate it am a bit snobby so can't see me living in some of the places mentioned so the clapham / balham areas most prob fit the bill Cool
chinaski
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336 posts since 15/7/10

26 Mar 2016 02:06
Charlton Village
DuffMan
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14249 posts since 21/2/07

26 Mar 2016 15:31
Move to Margate
DuffMan
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14249 posts since 21/2/07

26 Mar 2016 15:32
Also genuinely with that budget, need and workplaces I'd live somewhere around the Islington/Kings Cross area.
ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

28 Mar 2016 15:55
I'm with Rick. Why anyone choose an utter shithole in east London or Peckham over somewhere like Chiswick or Barnes or Richmond is anyone's guess. I'm from Northolt / SRuislip way and even South Ealing or Boston Manor would be a nicer shout.

Also, although you could get something alright for 2.5k what you actually get for your money is absolutely shocking in my opinion. I'm unsure if you could even rent a house in Ealing town for that.
DuffMan
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14249 posts since 21/2/07

29 Mar 2016 13:23
Ok come on Ealing?!

London property slump finally going to come with stamp duty / BTL / housing benefit changes?

More BTL restrictions this morn http://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/mar/29/bank-of-england-clamps-down-buy-to-let-lending
Ronald
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1385 posts since 9/5/04

posted 29 Mar 2016 15:41, edited 29 Mar 2016 15:41
I've lived in Brixton, Clapham and Southwark over the past six years and now live in Angel. The SW London recommendation is best suited to their needs: first time ever living in London, with at least a year to get settled and a decent budget. Moving from Hong Kong to East London would be a culture shock.

Try looking for somewhere around Northcote Road: right between two large greenspaces, great independent shops and bars, good transport links into Central or the City from Clapham Junction or Clapham South. I used to be able to do Clapham Common to Oxford Circus morning commute in 30 mins door to door and half of the City/Canary Wharf lives along the Northern Line in SW.
deuce
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13627 posts since 21/1/08

29 Mar 2016 15:49
used to live near northcote road / clapham junction. quite a nice area, and fast links to central (victoria 1 stop, waterloo 15mins)
MoB
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36609 posts since 31/8/04

29 Mar 2016 16:06
DuffMan wrote: Also genuinely with that budget, need and workplaces I'd live somewhere around the Islington/Kings Cross area.
THE GUV'NOR
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3279 posts since 4/5/04

30 Mar 2016 05:57
Ronald wrote: I've lived in Brixton, Clapham and Southwark over the past six years and now live in Angel. The SW London recommendation is best suited to their needs: first time ever living in London, with at least a year to get settled and a decent budget. Moving from Hong Kong to East London would be a culture shock.

Try looking for somewhere around Northcote Road: right between two large greenspaces, great independent shops and bars, good transport links into Central or the City from Clapham Junction or Clapham South. I used to be able to do Clapham Common to Oxford Circus morning commute in 30 mins door to door and half of the City/Canary Wharf lives along the Northern Line in SW.

great cheers. yeah shes from NYC and after living in HK where everything in on our doorstep dont want to be in Richmond etc too far out so clapham area it will most probably been thanks for the help everyone

gawkrodger
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7485 posts since 4/11/08

23 Apr 2016 19:40
any decent places to get a leather jacket cleaned?
Razorlight123
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4363 posts since 13/1/10

posted 15 May 2016 12:03, edited 15 May 2016 12:03
I'm looking to move into London beginning of August, where's the best place (property search site wise) to find rooms to rent in a property these days?

Commuting is getting tiresome… Plus I'm losing my 16-25 travelcard soon Sad