Random Questions: Living in london (finding somewhere)


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Kadafi39
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1987 posts since 30/10/09

4 Dec 2019 10:38
figurine wrote:
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.

Robbed?
swiftus
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1499 posts since 1/7/09

4 Dec 2019 10:49
Bails78 wrote:
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.

Play football there on Saturday morning, and it's so funny to hear about people who have moved there in the last two years complaining how much the area has changed. Feel like saying, 'Motherfucker, you're the reason it has changed!'
Bails78
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732 posts since 6/1/08

4 Dec 2019 11:00
swiftus wrote:
Bails78 wrote:
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.

Play football there on Saturday morning, and it's so funny to hear about people who have moved there in the last two years complaining how much the area has changed. Feel like saying, 'Motherfucker, you're the reason it has changed!'

Do you play at Ferndale Road?

Yeah those people are the exact reason why it's changed.
stoney
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17758 posts since 22/1/05

4 Dec 2019 11:07
Less than 800 just got me a 3 bed detached with a good garden with a train to Waterloo in 15 mins, zone 5 though. As an old cunt I’d rather have a decent size place with the centre a short trip away than a zone 1 shoebox.
swiftus
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1499 posts since 1/7/09

4 Dec 2019 11:11
Bails78 wrote:
swiftus wrote:
Bails78 wrote:
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.

Play football there on Saturday morning, and it's so funny to hear about people who have moved there in the last two years complaining how much the area has changed. Feel like saying, 'Motherfucker, you're the reason it has changed!'

Do you play at Ferndale Road?

Yeah those people are the exact reason why it's changed.

Yup.
themistake
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10837 posts since 20/2/06

4 Dec 2019 13:24
Crackajack wrote:
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!

Yeah we've looked at Wanstead. As Cracka said, 3 bed properties are mainly houses, which go for upwards of 800k

Close by is Bushwood, which is nice, and can get below 800k for a 3 bed terrace. Access to great schools and parks for the dog. Just nothing popping up for us at the moment.

The argument for living in/out of London is completely down to your lifestyle.
No point paying London prices, if all you do is chill in your house.

TROYBOY
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906 posts since 28/2/12

4 Dec 2019 13:40
stoney wrote: Less than 800 just got me a 3 bed detached with a good garden with a train to Waterloo in 15 mins, zone 5 though. As an old cunt I’d rather have a decent size place with the centre a short trip away than a zone 1 shoebox.

Wheres that?
stoney
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17758 posts since 22/1/05

4 Dec 2019 13:55
I’m in Surbiton.
andymakesglasses
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20591 posts since 26/1/06

4 Dec 2019 14:04
swede
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9834 posts since 21/3/09

4 Dec 2019 15:09
Surbo not bad tbf Stoney
TROYBOY
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906 posts since 28/2/12

4 Dec 2019 15:32
Yea, the 15mins to waterloo put me off the trail but it is i suppose 15/20 to waterloo. was living in kingston by the cinema, had a good 5 years there
swede
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9834 posts since 21/3/09

4 Dec 2019 15:54
Kingston got a uniqlo too
quest
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3690 posts since 11/7/11

4 Dec 2019 16:00
andymakesglasses wrote:

brings back old tv memories!
rural
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17784 posts since 26/9/06

4 Dec 2019 16:05
Stella St
blackham
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1857 posts since 17/7/13

8 Sep 2020 14:10
Can anyone recommend a tadelakt plasterer for a bathroom renovation in the North / East area?
stoney
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17758 posts since 22/1/05

8 Sep 2020 17:33
rural wrote: Stella St

Never watched it, but I’m old enough to remember the good life as a kid !
nothingelseworked
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3560 posts since 21/2/10

posted 7 Apr 2021 15:17, edited 7 Apr 2021 15:17
Looking for 2.5 bed house within ~45mins of London Bridge. £400-450k budget. Any recommendations on decent areas to check out?

No kids so school and anything related not a factor. Lots of friends in South so that is preferable but happy to look around elsewhere if there's good options.
stoney
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17758 posts since 22/1/05

7 Apr 2021 15:30
Croydon ?!
Hanto
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3123 posts since 30/11/09

7 Apr 2021 15:31
Train line wise, for South/South East you would be looking around Horsham/Three Bridges and anything north I think as the furthest you could go. Burgess Hill maybe. Not sure on Kent direction for places though.

North Downs is a great area but likely to be dear; Reigate, Redhill etc.
nothingelseworked
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3560 posts since 21/2/10

7 Apr 2021 16:23
stoney wrote: Croydon ?!

Yeah on my list, just wanted to see if anyone had any other ideas to make sure I'm not missing anything Smiling

Hanto wrote: Train line wise, for South/South East you would be looking around Horsham/Three Bridges and anything north I think as the furthest you could go. Burgess Hill maybe. Not sure on Kent direction for places though.

North Downs is a great area but likely to be dear; Reigate, Redhill etc.

Sorry, should have clarified - looking in Greater London.