Moving to London

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Posted: Thursday the 4th August 2005 at 15:40

Moving to London

Hi, my friend and I are making plans to move to London in October and we were looking for some advice on renting properties. Are there any pitfalls / things to look out for when dealing with agents or landlords?

As we are two single 25 year old we are looking for an exciting area to live in. Any ideas on where the best places to live in London are? Ideally in zone 2/3.

We would really appreciate some help and any advice that you could give.


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Posted: Friday the 5th August 2005 at 11:29

Zone 2 I think Camden is pretty exciting (includes areas of Chalk Farm, Primrose Hill, Kentish Town, Hampstead, Swiss Cottage). The only massive downfall is finding out where to live, there are some parts which are very cheap but very tough to deal with if your not use to life on an estate, but then there are parts which are very nice and picture perfect but highly expensive. Ultimatley you should go for somewhere that sits in between like the appartments at "50 Holmes Road" (search the net for further info) what you will find is that the appartments are amazingly beautiful, the price is ok to rent or buy and the area is not too bad. Plus you are in walking distance of Hampstead Heath, Camden Canal, Camden High Street, Regents Park and Primrose Hill

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Posted: Friday the 5th August 2005 at 14:32


I am catarina, a portuguese girl and I am also moving to London in October. I have found some very nice flats to share since renting a place in London coul be very expensive. You could go to the london flatshare site and place a n add and I am shore you get a lot of answers. If you need any help or If you both havenĀ“t find a place to stay feel free to email me at, since i am moving to London to, we can help eachothers out!

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Posted: Thursday the 27th October 2005 at 15:25

Try Camden is cool but prety expensive. I'm looking for the same sort of place but am on a budget were looking at Stratford only a short distace to Shoreditch and pretty cheap.

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Posted: Friday the 11th November 2005 at 07:23

Hi, I lived in london for a while. I used the service of
They provide many types of apartment which is not too expensive. And also various chioces available. You should try to check their website, I think it can help you save time and budget.

Hope you has a great time in London

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Posted: Thursday the 19th January 2006 at 16:56

I too am looking to move to london soon. I am a graduating senior from Uni and would be both moving to London and looking for a job.
Everybody says just go.

What advice would I need to make this move?

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Posted: Sunday the 28th May 2006 at 12:03

Hello. I am fairly new to this forum.

I am an actor originally from the United States, but currently living and working in Madrid, Spain.

I have both US and EU citizenship and am bilingual in English and Spanish.

I am interested in moving to London within the next year and am beginning my research now.

I would need to find a fairly reasonable place to live and some other stuff.

Sharing a room in a flat or house or any other type of cost effective student housing would all be okay.

I plan on working as an actor and taking theatre classes.

I do not drink or form part of the rowdy nightlife, so any neighborhood with cheap housing and good access either by walking or metro will be fine. Maybe inside zone 1 or 2.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

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Posted: Sunday the 19th August 2007 at 11:54

Have a look at they give advice on general areas and also have links to good rental websites.

all the best Happy

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Posted: Monday the 20th August 2007 at 07:47

YOu will start in london ...her is the right man for you

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Posted: Wednesday the 22nd August 2007 at 13:17

you can find lots of information on this site:

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Posted: Wednesday the 22nd August 2007 at 17:09

Actually my advice to you is to reside in the west end of London since it has some remarkable places to visit and It's located on the heart of London.



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