Random Questions: Living in london (finding somewhere)


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Ulster_Blue
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5482 posts since 16/7/06

26 Sep 2013 15:39
Any decent pubs near the primark on at Tottenham court? Just for a pint so I don't have to go into Primark.
Heath
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2541 posts since 26/7/06

26 Sep 2013 15:43
Ulster_Blue wrote: Any decent pubs near the primark on at Tottenham court? Just for a pint so I don't have to go into Primark.

Soho's just over the road, loads in there. If it's a quick pint to dodge Primark, there's a place called the Dog & Duck off Soho Square on Frith Street. Nothing special but it also isn't shit.
Ulster_Blue
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5482 posts since 16/7/06

26 Sep 2013 15:50
Thanks heath.
stoney
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17672 posts since 22/1/05

26 Sep 2013 15:50
Bradleys Spanish bar is interesting

42-44 Hanway Street
London
W1T 1UT

There is also a cheap place that shows loads of sport further down near HMV, green man iirc
mAK
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477 posts since 28/4/13

26 Sep 2013 23:17
just moved to london and after suggestions of areas for a place to rent? currently looking around islington/hibury/angel…any opinions? am going to be working way out neasden way so trying to find a nice in between of not to far to travel and nice area with a fair bit going on/close by
panda_693
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706 posts since 23/8/10

26 Sep 2013 23:43
I Lived in Angel for 4 years and couldn't recommend a better place. Although its fairly expensive and not exactly close to neasden. Depends what your budget is really and how long willing to travel every day etc
mAK
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477 posts since 28/4/13

27 Sep 2013 12:52
nah not close to neasden but good commute links, wether car or rail roughly 30 mins so doable, have been offered a place between highbury islington and holloway stations between holloway road and caledonian road, area looks a bit so/so but coming from overseas not used to innercity living and alot of london seems to be like that?
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

27 Sep 2013 13:35
skuxxil wrote: nah not close to neasden but good commute links, wether car or rail roughly 30 mins so doable, have been offered a place between highbury islington and holloway stations between holloway road and caledonian road, area looks a bit so/so but coming from overseas not used to innercity living and alot of london seems to be like that?

What? where? The cally's off holloway road and the other direction to highbury & islington

Round the cally isn't the greatest but it's fine. Will be busy on arsenal matchdays, but I lived there 7 years ago and it was fine, it's nicer now. Decent links, near angel

I highly doubt you're driving in a half hour though
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

27 Sep 2013 15:10
pointless question without budget. you will get nowhere in central ldn in 0.5hr in a car.
Mookie_blaylock
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1657 posts since 19/7/06

27 Sep 2013 15:22
stelfox wrote: I highly doubt you're driving in a half hour though

^this.
Unless you are driving at 4am.
mAK
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477 posts since 28/4/13

27 Sep 2013 17:28
budget is around 8-900 pcm

obviously commuting is not going to be the greatest, it is central london, but id rather an extra bit on my commute everyday to from work to live in/close to a desirable area rather than living close to work in a area that offers me nothing

went for a decent look around today, the larger area today, def a lot more appealing the further towards angel you go, but obvious price increase/popularity too i imagine
Trystero
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1625 posts since 1/8/07

15 Oct 2013 15:01
Looking for a room in NW London at the moment if anyone knows of anything going

Currently looking at Muswell Hill/East Finchley/Hampstead Garden Suburb/Golders Green but flexible on location

Budget is 650 pcm

stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

23 Oct 2013 15:04
Anyone like living in Battersea? Looking at a place near wandsworth road station which looks good but I don't know the area and have the idea there's not much of anything around.
stoney
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17672 posts since 22/1/05

23 Oct 2013 15:49
I do some surveys there, prices are blowing up. Bit of a mixed bag. Did a mid terrace 3 bed v small place there last weekend for almost 2 mill, opposite a council estate too.
pops
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4197 posts since 2/9/09

23 Oct 2013 20:01
No wonder the first port of call for the bank lender is to (usually successfully) sue the surveyor if they repossess due to their over valuation. As bad if not worse than the parasitic estate agents for this market Sheer fucking madness.
stoney
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17672 posts since 22/1/05

23 Oct 2013 20:05
Most claims not successful.
rural
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17746 posts since 26/9/06

23 Oct 2013 20:07
Push up valuation…Easy money.
stoney
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17672 posts since 22/1/05

23 Oct 2013 20:10
In 15 years ive never been sued. The companies im with have had a significant issue with being sued in the last couple of years following the 07/08 crash but that peaked a while back
rural
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17746 posts since 26/9/06

23 Oct 2013 20:12
HW any developments on your deal?
pops
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4197 posts since 2/9/09

23 Oct 2013 20:15
No beef Stoney. The government , the banks , the agents , the valuers and the public are all culpable but come on mate £2m ? That's mental