Random Questions: Living in london (finding somewhere)


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powerpill
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545 posts since 22/8/11

10 Oct 2012 10:05
thanks for getting back to me, appreciate it. has given me something to think about Smiling
rural
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17757 posts since 26/9/06

16 Oct 2012 22:03
Any other good property search engines apart from Zoopla and rightmove? ta
Spits
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50 posts since 26/11/11

16 Oct 2012 22:25
You're better off searching the websites of the estate agents in the area/s you want to live in. There's a lag between them getting it and it getting to the aggregation sites.

Better than that is visiting estate agents and have a chat and giving them your details, that way you can get a heads up before it hits the website.

Alot of places get snapped up before they hit Zoopla/rightmove. Rightmove is the number one at the moment.
rural
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17757 posts since 26/9/06

16 Oct 2012 22:34
Thanks, have registered with quite a few estate agents, will probably do more of that. As you said rightmove and the like are not always up to date with their listings which can be very annoying.
Weebarneyman
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510 posts since 23/9/06

23 Oct 2012 19:51
Hey,

Starting new employment beside Southwark tube station in January.
Basically don't have much of a scooby of non-knifey areas to live in.
I guess it is vastly dependant on £, but does anyone have any experience of working/commuting to the Southwark tube general area that would have any advice?
Thanks
rural
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17757 posts since 26/9/06

23 Oct 2012 19:52
Non-knifey lol
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

23 Oct 2012 20:42
Weebarneyman wrote: Hey,

Starting new employment beside Southwark tube station in January.
Basically don't have much of a scooby of non-knifey areas to live in.
I guess it is vastly dependant on £, but does anyone have any experience of working/commuting to the Southwark tube general area that would have any advice?
Thanks
southwark's pretty well connected, so depends on yer budget and what vibe you dig. like an earlier poster, if you wanna live local, have a look in the area between elephant and borough. kilburn has a good vibe further up the line
Best
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9904 posts since 21/10/05

23 Oct 2012 20:43
Kilburn Laughing out loud
pops
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4229 posts since 2/9/09

23 Oct 2012 20:52
it's fine round southwark tube.IPC is headquartered there so lots of media kids. loads of decent boozers. Try the Lord Nelson pub which is a little off the beaten track & looks grotty but will surprise you
Anto
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3961 posts since 19/1/12

23 Oct 2012 21:14
Kilburn is shit imo
rural
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17757 posts since 26/9/06

23 Oct 2012 21:15
Batter them in Battersea, Kill them in Kilburn
Anto
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3961 posts since 19/1/12

23 Oct 2012 21:16
Laughing out loud
rural
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17757 posts since 26/9/06

23 Oct 2012 21:18
Hack them in Hackney
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

23 Oct 2012 22:40
peck them in peckham, hammer dem in hammersmith

the_boy_lanz wrote: it's fine round southwark tube.IPC is headquartered there so lots of media kids. loads of decent boozers. Try the Lord Nelson pub which is a little off the beaten track & looks grotty but will surprise you

IPC not the only media lot! I went to the lord nelson on monday, liked it. Cool vibe, often very busy.

southwarks only 10 minutes form both waterloo and london bridge, so easy to get to
DY
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9619 posts since 9/6/11

23 Oct 2012 22:43
Cool vibe until you headbutted.an innocent regular..
dammit
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165 posts since 21/3/12

24 Oct 2012 15:58
Vague question:

Me and a mate are looking for a place, ideally walking distance to Hackney marshes (we'll both have studios there). We're not actually in London now (I'm in Wales) so looking is a bit of a pain. What areas round there are decent for around £500pm (each), if any? Ideally looking for a two bed place.

From looking about it looks like £500 isn't enough, but I don't know enough about East to know where to narrow the search down.

Cheers!
joeyjojo
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4503 posts since 24/8/06

25 Oct 2012 15:02
anyone got any quick recommendations for a nice bar South Kensington way ? somewhere quirky for a few mid week drinks?
davol111
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150 posts since 12/9/03

25 Oct 2012 18:20
What areas are decent around Wimbledon and hom much should I be expecting to pay per month or house share and/or studio?
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

27 Oct 2012 08:27
all of wimbledons pretty decent.
a decent two bed flat above the shops on leopold for instance is about 750 quid.
which is decent money for living there imho.
Shiggy
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1773 posts since 28/9/03

18 Nov 2012 21:08
Weebarneyman wrote: Hey,

Starting new employment beside Southwark tube station in January.
Basically don't have much of a scooby of non-knifey areas to live in.
I guess it is vastly dependant on £, but does anyone have any experience of working/commuting to the Southwark tube general area that would have any advice?
Thanks

exactly my situation. i have £1000-£1200 a month for a nice studio or 1 bedroom flat.

would prefer a modern development. looked at wapping 21 - wapping decent? slightly put off by elephant and castle…

mate lives in brixton but all the flats are conversions unless anyone knows of a decent new development?