Random Questions: Living in london (finding somewhere)


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Egan
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448 posts since 17/10/11

22 Jan 2017 19:36
mAK wrote: Moving workplace to illford soon…..requires moving from current place in Ealing.

Have zero experience with areas out east. Any suggestions for areas out that way?

Me and the missus
I bike/drive for work and she tubes to central. So need decent transport links.
Currently paying £1650 for a one bed.

Hackney is a decent bet. Overground to Stratford, train from there to ilford.
kashif
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268 posts since 18/7/04

22 Jan 2017 23:24
Wanstead/Snaresbrook or south Woodford.
mAK
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477 posts since 28/4/13

23 Jan 2017 10:16
cheers guys gives us an idea of where to start looking
shego
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1586 posts since 11/12/07

9 Mar 2017 09:55
Suit hire? I've got so many outgoings / weddings / stag and need a black suit which I don't wanna buy..
MoB
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36928 posts since 31/8/04

9 Mar 2017 10:33
if you got so many hiring will end up costing you more surely
rural
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17721 posts since 26/9/06

9 Mar 2017 10:39
More than 3 events might aswell buy a reasonably priced suit imo
shego
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1586 posts since 11/12/07

posted 9 Mar 2017 10:57, edited 9 Mar 2017 10:57
Nah - I've got a decent blue suit. But I'm a best man on one of them which requires black. I ain't buying a black suit (and even maybe dinner/evening/tuxedo) as I literally have no other events that warrant it.
caol87
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2189 posts since 28/6/14

9 Mar 2017 11:51
shego wrote: Suit hire? I've got so many outgoings / weddings / stag and need a black suit which I don't wanna buy..

Moss Bros, got a best man suit from there recently. Decent service and nice suits
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869 posts since 26/11/07

23 Mar 2017 08:48
Anything decent on this weekend? Live music/theatre/immersive theatre/comedy night sorta thing? Other than that any exhibitions worth seeing art/culture wise? Down from Friday til Monday. Cheers.
1234589
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911 posts since 1/6/10

23 Mar 2017 08:58
Richard Mosse exhibition at Barbican is great (and free): https://www.barbican.org.uk/artgallery/event-detail.asp?ID=19949
Brian Damage
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8004 posts since 21/10/03

23 Mar 2017 09:36
Hockney at tate
swede
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9061 posts since 21/3/09

23 Mar 2017 10:47
moominland at the southbank centre
willesdengreen
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611 posts since 10/6/10

29 Mar 2017 13:10
Not sure what the best thread is for this but are there any good second hand clothes shops in London I don't know about?

Both vintage and second hand designer - the latter seems to be more of a thing elsewhere but never bumped into anywhere here…
Egan
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448 posts since 17/10/11

29 Mar 2017 13:40
willesdengreen wrote: Not sure what the best thread is for this but are there any good second hand clothes shops in London I don't know about?

Both vintage and second hand designer - the latter seems to be more of a thing elsewhere but never bumped into anywhere here…

There's a place on Kingsland Road, can't remember the name of it. Charity shops in more affluent places can be decent, Hapmstead, Muswell Hill, Crouch End and Highgate all have shops where you can pick up the odd gem on a good day.


It's definitely something missing in London, shops like Beacons Closet in New York are excellent for picking up bargains.
joeyjojo
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4339 posts since 24/8/06

29 Mar 2017 13:46
the charity shops in highgate are nuts, Balmain and all kinds in there
Crackajack
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7663 posts since 21/4/05

29 Mar 2017 18:10
Not been in but L'homme Designer Exchange in Marleybone seems to cater for this, there is a similar one in Notting Hill but I can't find it.
MoB
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36928 posts since 31/8/04

29 Mar 2017 19:38
joeyjojo wrote: the charity shops in highgate are nuts, Balmain and all kinds in there
word, good for birds.
snaye
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10800 posts since 24/10/02

29 Mar 2017 20:20
Strut on Church St in Stokey
mAK
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477 posts since 28/4/13

4 Apr 2017 08:22
Places for shorterm leases?

Have a new place we want to move into but there is a gap of just under a month between our old lease and when the new place is available. Can't extend our lease.

Any options to look for shorterm leases? Ideally 1 month or less

Have looked at air bnb but is expensive for that amount of time
Heath
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2521 posts since 26/7/06

4 Apr 2017 10:11
Spareroom?