Random Questions: Living in london (finding somewhere)


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themistake
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10704 posts since 20/2/06

3 Dec 2019 12:24
Anyone living in Leyton/ Francis Road area?

Any opinions, feedback on it?
Need to upscale from London Fields area, I'm priced out of any house in Hackney so casting the net a bit further.
Crackajack
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7593 posts since 21/4/05

3 Dec 2019 13:02
Looking in that area, essentially you will have 1 or 2 cafes, 1 or 2 (ok) pubs and that's it.

Francis Rd is ok but really just as there is very little else nearby and quite a few slightly cheaper areas don't even have that.

Perfectly fine and good for families of course. Market seems very strong as well unfortunately.
themistake
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10704 posts since 20/2/06

3 Dec 2019 13:34
Yeah I certainly see it in the ‘up and coming’ bracket and not finished article.
But price reflects that, it’s nearly a third of the price of London fields.

It’s nice to actually view properties that are ‘doer uppers’, I swear there’s not a single house in hackney that hasn’t been raped and pillaged by developers.
Crackajack
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7593 posts since 21/4/05

3 Dec 2019 14:29
Yeah I think with the time and ready cash finances you can make somewhere nice to live and make money on resale. You just need to accept the neighbors will have pebble dash and a massive sky dish. So much UPVC though which is annoying.

Nice houses (not done by spivs but by people who lived there) are quite rare still and in high demand. Obviously 3 bed @ 700k isn't possible more centrally.
joeyjojo
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4303 posts since 24/8/06

3 Dec 2019 14:40
What about lower clapton? Nicer and more to do and more central than Leyton??? Some of the Best boozers in London there too
themistake
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10704 posts since 20/2/06

3 Dec 2019 18:59
Can’t get a house in lower Clapton within our budget. We’ve been looking there past month.
Lower Clapton/homerton starts at about 800k for a house which won’t tick all of our requirements.

I thought Leyton was going to be a complete shithole tbh, but surprised by it.



deuce
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13863 posts since 21/1/08

3 Dec 2019 21:43
Crackajack wrote: You just need to accept the neighbors will have pebble dash and a massive sky dish
how horrid
Ocin
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1344 posts since 4/6/04

3 Dec 2019 22:20
You lot are mad - £800k for a 3 bed?! Move to Manchester - Chorlton / Didsbury and see what that gets you
swede
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8914 posts since 21/3/09

3 Dec 2019 22:33
or the suburbs…. i do however understand a lot of people on here define themselves by moving to london after uni/moving out of the box room in the home counties, so it might be hard to let go of that
deuce
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13863 posts since 21/1/08

3 Dec 2019 22:52
no idea on your budget/requirements, but i've always liked wanstead everytime i've gone there.

saying that, another vote here for the burbs, but i guess that depends on your lifestyle
swede
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8914 posts since 21/3/09

3 Dec 2019 23:17
just need to be in london. it would be impossible to live anywhere else
rural
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17705 posts since 26/9/06

3 Dec 2019 23:19
That there London, where the streets are paved in shit.
Crackajack
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7593 posts since 21/4/05

4 Dec 2019 09:16
deuce wrote: no idea on your budget/requirements, but i've always liked wanstead everytime i've gone there.

saying that, another vote here for the burbs, but i guess that depends on your lifestyle

More expensive than the places mentioned!
blackham
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1790 posts since 17/7/13

4 Dec 2019 09:39
unsure on prices, but friend's just moved out to Tooting which is pretty good
TROYBOY
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674 posts since 28/2/12

4 Dec 2019 09:49
im from tooting. pricey depending on what you want. too much of an overspill from wimbledon in the south and balham/clapham in the north though
swiftus
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1152 posts since 1/7/09

4 Dec 2019 09:55
swede wrote: just need to be in london. it would be impossible to live anywhere else

Never understood this (having lived my entire life within the M25). A few years of living in zone 1 during uni was more than enough to make me want to get back out to burbs.
Bails78
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666 posts since 6/1/08

4 Dec 2019 09:58
TROYBOY wrote: im from tooting. pricey depending on what you want. too much of an overspill from wimbledon in the south and balham/clapham in the north though

Tooting is definitely suffering from the Balham/Clapham overspill. Loads of City plebs live down there now and again trying to make it Clapham Common Mk2.

I grew up and still live in Brixton but I hate what it has become now, there's fucking guided tours of Brixton Market every Saturday, the Yah, Yah's have "white washed" the place far cry form the days when I grew up. But change is inevitable.
swede
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8914 posts since 21/3/09

4 Dec 2019 10:01
swiftus wrote:
swede wrote: just need to be in london. it would be impossible to live anywhere else

Never understood this (having lived my entire life within the M25). A few years of living in zone 1 during uni was more than enough to make me want to get back out to burbs.

as I said, a lot of people feel the need to define themselves by living there - against all financial odds

if you can afford it though, why not
rural
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17705 posts since 26/9/06

4 Dec 2019 10:06
Tooting definitely still got a bit of energy compared to Clapham etc. There’s Bec and Broadway
figurine
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5895 posts since 14/5/07

4 Dec 2019 10:30
Ocin wrote: You lot are mad - £800k for a 3 bed?! Move to Manchester - Chorlton / Didsbury and see what that gets you
You should see what £800k will get you in NI, only downside is having to live in NI.