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BriAnna92
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Posted: Saturday the 1st March 2008 at 16:34


Locations?


OK, so I may be moving to London soon and am very confused about locations and such. I have never been there, and quite frankly, London is huge. People always talk about east ends and west sides and all of that, and it makes me dizzy! ha!

When I first move, I will be staying with one or two friends, so hopefully they can show me the ropes a bit. One friend lives near the National theatre - what side of London is that on? His sister, who I will be staying with most of the time, is a student at LAMDA - now what side of London is that on? Any information you can give me is most appriciated!





Elpul
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Posted: Tuesday the 4th March 2008 at 14:29


ORIGINAL: BriAnna92

OK, so I may be moving to London soon and am very confused about locations and such. I have never been there, and quite frankly, London is huge. People always talk about east ends and west sides and all of that, and it makes me dizzy! ha!

When I first move, I will be staying with one or two friends, so hopefully they can show me the ropes a bit. One friend lives near the National theatre - what side of London is that on? His sister, who I will be staying with most of the time, is a student at LAMDA - now what side of London is that on? Any information you can give me is most appriciated!



Hi BriAnna92,

(others, please correct me if I'm wrong!!)

The National Theatre is on the South Bank, which is quite central. it's not far from Covent Garden and Westminster which are very central touristy places.

LAMDA is I think on Talgarth Road in West London which is not far from Hammersmith and right next to Barons Court tube on the Piccadilly and District Lines and so very accessible into the city centre.

Hope that helps a bit!


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James Dean
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Posted: Sunday the 9th March 2008 at 21:38


Hi BriAnna92, im in the same boat you are... moving from Canada to London , except you've got a leg up on me ill be only alone and dont know anyone there.

So im currently looking for a place to rent but dont have a clue in which area or what i should be looking for.

any information or tips would be greatly appreciated.

thanks in advance.


zaibzonline
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Posted: Sunday the 22nd June 2008 at 01:34


Hi James,

Although I am not living in London but I have been researching for quite some time now. London is huge with different sorts of areas and requires a lot of research for outsiders before moving in. It all depends on your priorities i.e. What is your budget? Do you like greenery? Centralized location? My preferred locations so far (which are actually renowned areas) are:-

- Hampstead (Central, lively but peaceful, green, beautiful)
- Belsize Park (Very close to Hampstead, same characteristics)
- Highgate (Same as above)
- Regents Park (Central, posh, lovely)
- Hyde Park (Central, lively, posh)


A little out of central:-

- Harrow, esp. Harrow on the Hill (Green, beautiful, posh)
- Dulwich, esp. Dulwich Village (Green, comparatively cheaper)


You may want to try Greenwich and Blackheath.

In London, City of Westminister is the place everybody loves to be in. But unfortunately not everybody can afford it. Its famous places are Kensignton, Chelsea, Notting Hill, Hyde Park.

I am sure you will love these areas.

Best of luck with your quest!

Zaib









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