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SushiiiiiiMuj Tue 14-Jun-16 02:05:42

Moving to London for a job near Farringdon in a couple of months' time. Currently interested in either Kentish Town (can take train to Farringdon) or Highbury and Islington/Angel (thinking of walking to work?). Have a lot of friends dotted around London, mainly in the north which is why I think I'm going to stick around there. All advice welcomed and gratefully received!

Ladywithababy1 Tue 14-Jun-16 02:08:54

What's your budget for rent/purchase?

SushiiiiiiMuj Tue 14-Jun-16 03:07:51

Just renting for now but it will be about £650-800 pcm at very max. Going to go for a house or flatshare.

Have lived in London for a few years in the past and loathe the tube with a passion so ideally would like somewhere with lots to do in walking distance. Think this is why Kentish Town appeals so much - right next to Hampstead Heath with lots of things to do nearby. Somewhere with a "villagey" feel would be great!

albertcampionscat Tue 14-Jun-16 04:10:55

Would you consider cycling?

Ifailed Tue 14-Jun-16 05:21:54

for that budget you are only going to get a room in a larger rental, the nearer to the centre the smaller the room (think of Harry Potter's bedroom with the Dursley's). Farringdon has good rail links with S London, you may consider searching down that way as well. Cycling is an excellent option, saves money, pretty consistent commuting time and keeps you fit.

Ifailed Tue 14-Jun-16 05:25:34

PS. Zoopla tells me there are 98 1 bed flats across the whole of London at £800 pcm! You are definitely looking at a room in a house/flat-share.

Maybebabybee Tue 14-Jun-16 05:34:05

Assume it's a house share you're looking for?

I rented in Islington for a couple of years and I loved it there. Sad we had to leave but we were buying and couldn't afford it round there (who can?!).

I wouldn't cycle. Not unless you are a very experienced cyclist and road user. I'm amazed how often that advice gets trotted out on here. It's incredibly dangerous to cycle in London IMO.

Ladywithababy1 Tue 14-Jun-16 06:10:15

If you can push to £900pcm this looks nice

SushiiiiiiMuj Tue 14-Jun-16 22:43:09

Thanks everyone. Sorry yes I definitely meant houseshare or flatshare - definitely sharing, under no illusion I will be able to rent on my own with my budget!

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