Steman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1275 posts, RR: 8 Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2494 times:
Let's begin to say that you have to forget the expression "not expensive" in London.
I live in Rome but I went to London last year in June for some weeks and I lodged in a hotel next to Charing Cross Road and Oxford Street, I think that is one of the best place where to live in London, as you are close to the city centre and the tube and it is a very safe area.
Iainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2488 times:
England is a pretty expensive country! I would stay at The Dolphin Square Hotel, it was actually quite a reasonable price, it was right next the Houses of Parliment, London Eye, and Pimleco underground station!
Ikarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2485 times:
Well, South Kensington is definitely a nice area - but horribly horribly overpriced. I don't know much else in London, apart from Notting Hill (also nice area, and also expensive), but I may have to look for a more affordable accomodation soon myself...
A good website to look at is www.moveflat.com - brilliant ads changing very frequently looking for flatmates. If I have to move out of my flat, that's where I'll be looking for my next one....
PS: Steman is right. Forget about the "not expensive" idea...
Blackened From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2480 times:
The area I mean is about 500 m southwest of that station and about 200 m from the center of the 27L approach path. Anyone who has been there, that's many people, know what I'm talking about. There's a nice photo in the db taken by Gary Watt I think. It's a 744 approaching over some houses there.
Aerosol From Germany, joined Oct 2000, 543 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2474 times:
I lived in Maida Vale, which is an Area near Paddington, where the Heathrow Express arrives. It is a nice but expensive area, but I did flatshare with some guys and girls I studied with. If you need a shortterm flat and not too expensive I would recommend to do flatsharing too, because it is the cheapest way to live in London.
Ryanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3219 posts, RR: 17 Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2455 times:
I live in Chiswick in West London, and it's a really nice, green area. Figure on about $500 a week for a two-bed apartment. If you want it a little Cheaper, try Ealing - still really nice and green with great shopping facilities, and it has got great tube and train links (you can get a train to Paddington in about 10 minutes).
At the end of the day, unless you are used to living in Manhattan or Tokyo, you will find London expensive. Just avoid East London and South-East London as they are hell-holes (remember the film Lock Stock and two Smoking Barrels? - that's East London.....)
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Ikarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2 Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2444 times:
Blackened, your post confused me a bit. Are you referring to the King's Road area (this road is DIRECTLY underneath the 27R approach path - very good views of airplanes! But hellishly expensive)?
North of the river, or South of the river? Kensington, CHelsea, Fulham. Battersea, Clapham, Wandsworth,....?
I really can't identify which area you mean... but then again I have very little knowledge of the rest of London (apart from the small area surrounding my flat and the college), and I have always had a crappy sense of orientation....
PS: What happened to the UK Bash someone proposed a few months ago? In this thread alone we have enough Londoners to meet up happily at LHR sometime - preferably early July, after my exams...
SQA340 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 702 posts, RR: 5 Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2416 times:
Me being American the nicest area I saw was Greenwich but it is soooooo expensive almost 1 million pounds for a home(highest). Honslow looked nice to me except the view of the picadilly line might throw you off but you are near the M4 motorway. South london is good too, how about Lewisham. The DLR trains are nice there, they give panoramic views and are very high tech.
Qantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5 Reply 18, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2413 times:
I don't yet live in London,but will be soon.I already work in Twickenham and having spent most of the last month looking for property in the Hounslow/Feltham/Ashford area.In general,prices for a decent flat in that area are around £500-£600 a month.Other areas of London are priced differently,the nearer you are to central London the more expensive it becomes.
On the subject of a get together in July for A.net users in London,I'm certainly up for it!! I'll need to book a day off though so I'll need to know a month or so in advance.My e-mail address is on my profile I think.
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