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  • #2416

    Belinda Aspinall
    Keymaster

    A few people have mentioned to me that there are people moving TO London who might find themselves on this site. I don’t want them to be left without help so I’m creating this forum area. If you live in London then perhaps you’ll be able to have a look at any questions that appear in this area – I’m sure we can find people to help so please feel free to post any questions you have -and we’ll do our best to help.

    #2608

    Debbie
    Member

    I live in Putney and am very happy to be a contact for anyone moving to London. It is a great place to live, but as all those moving out know, probably more than anywhere, you need friends!

    #2636

    June
    Member

    I moved out of London recently but am happy to help with any questions if you are thinking of moving to London. I worked as a property consultant for years in central London so if you are thinking of buying or renting then I might be able to advise. London can be a lonely place without friends but then so can anywhere, we’ve just moved from London to Norfolk and we have no friends here so it can get a bit lonely although not regretting the move as North Norfolk is truly beautiful.

    #3339

    Fabia
    Member

    Hi,

    My hubby and I are moving to London asap. I am a Londoner (originally from West London) but budget restrictions mean we probably won’t be able to afford to live in the West. I wondered whether anyone knew of any nice/safe areas that are still affordable. We are going to rent first of all and then buy later on. We are looking to rent something that’s no more than £850 per month but more importantly we won’t a buzzy atmosphere. Is there anywhere in London where you can still get something for this price without it being an awful area. I believe Hackney and South East London might be in our price range. Does anyone know anything of these areas? Thanks!

    #3340

    celia
    Member

    I’d highly recommend Brixton for ‘buzzy’, I lived there for a couple of years and felt safe. Rent relatively cheap, lots going on. Good community feel. Moving back thre next month!

    #3341

    Belinda Aspinall
    Keymaster

    I’ve been in contact with a website called ‘Yeah Hackney’ and they have a couple of chats going on about people moving to the area. You might want to have a look http://www.yeahhackney.com/ Another useful website for South West London is http://www.nappyvalleynet.com/ which might give you a flavour of the area as well.

    #3342

    Belinda Aspinall
    Keymaster

    Just found another website that might offer some good ideas…..http://www.insidelondon.co/where-to-live-in-london

    #3345

    James
    Member

    Hi,
    Our service is not for everyone but we are property search agents based in London. If you are struggling for time or want some professional advice on moving we can help. We love property so a quick e-mail or phone call for free is also no problem if we can answer a quick question!
    http://www.homejamesproperty.com
    Have a great Monday and keep in the dry!
    James

    #3346

    Fabia
    Member

    Thanks for all your help guys! After much consideration, I’m thinking South West or South East is probably the way to go, particularly as it will provide hubby with easy access to the South coast, to see his family and friends. Now we just need to find that short term rental that we can afford and all the rest. @james I will drop you a line as we could do with some advice. Thanks all!

    #3364

    Carol
    Member

    I would recommend Balham very highly. I lived there for years and it has a wonderful, friendly, village atmosphere with lots of great restaurants and also the fantastic common with lido, tennis courts, cafe, etc. Great place to live.

    #3365

    James
    Member

    Glad to be able to help Fabia. Always great to chat property!! Anybody else who wants some help just let me know.

    #3366

    Fabia
    Member

    Thanks Celia, James, Carol and B. I feel very well informed now and have a very good idea re areas we want to live. Now just need to find a place within our budget.

    #3426

    Fabia
    Member

    Hi all,

    Well, we visited South West London yesterday, and I’m absolutely taken with Balham, Earslfield, Putney and Wandsworth. I could move to any of these areas tomorrow! I loved the buzzy atmosphere and youthful vibe – exactly what hubby and I are looking for. My particular fav, at the mo, is Balham. However I fear it’s just a tad out of our price range. Absolutely gutted! Agents mentioned Streatham as an nearby alternative. I just wondered whether anyone had any tips on Streatham. I’ve read that Streatham is less desirable but don’t know if it’s just hearsay. Can anyone recommend any nice roads on Streatham/Balham that we could explore? Also which roads in Streatham should we possibly avoid. Thank you sooo much!

    #3442

    celia
    Member

    Hi Fabia- I used to live on Sunnyhill Road in Streatham. We were number 112 and the views from the back of the flat were amazing.. Never had virws like that in London before or since! The end nearer Streatham Hill rail had a nice vibe, good cafes, a lovely deli right by Station, Perfect Blend opposite where I used to go for coffee or dinner with a friend, a really good small veggie restaurant, Wholemeal, is well worth a visit. There’s a go od park, it’s well served by buses. My main worry living there was not being near a tube but it was no problem at all. I felt safe there, and there was quite a community of young families it seemed. It’s the next affordable place
    I suppose. Happy hunting.

    #4842

    Tony
    Member

    Hi everyone,
    I live here form last 5 to 6 years and founded London is the only big city in world where every thing is happen accordingly. It is a great place to live, but all you need friends you then the place will feel you like awesome.

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