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Advice on where to move in North London

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HappyHedgehog247 Thu 18-Feb-16 20:39:48


I currently live in a very outer zone on the East side of London and am trying to work out where to move and would love any thoughts after spending a bazillion hours on Google Maps and Rightmove.

I am a single mum with a 3 yr old so want to get settled in place where she will go to primary and hopefully stay long-term.

I need to reduce my commute to work which currently takes an hour. I'm in Covent Garden - so Holborn, Leicester Sq and Cov Gdn tubes all work.

I need to be able to access current location for my ExP contact with our DC.

I would absolutely love to be a bit closer to Paddington/West as all my family and best friends are in the South West and my parents will come to stay to help.

I can't really afford more than £1300. So I've been wondering about Golders Green, East Finchley, Wood Green. Maybe Barnet but long commute? Would love Maida Vale but probably too ££

Any ideas welcome. Thank you!

goshhhhhh Thu 18-Feb-16 20:44:05

I used to live in Bowes park. But mixed but near train & tube. Very strong sense of community there. Miss it.

goshhhhhh Thu 18-Feb-16 20:44:51

Meant bit mixed.

everdene Thu 18-Feb-16 20:46:41

I'd recommend Kensal Green or Willesden Green - Kensal Green is on the Bakerloo line, has good schools and is close to Queens Park (which is nice but more expensive). There's a good community feel and it's quiet at nighttime.

You can get the 18 bus too if the tube isn't working, which goes to Euston via Paddington.

goshhhhhh Thu 18-Feb-16 21:17:14

Bowes park is bounds green tube station. Piccadilly line.

MrsDeathOfRats Thu 18-Feb-16 21:18:10

I live in East Finchley!
Absolutely love it here.
I need to move to a bigger property but don't want to leave the area.

It's such a lovely small village feel here but the transport connections for the city are excellent.

Highly recommend it!

HappyHedgehog247 Thu 18-Feb-16 21:18:55

thank you goshhhhh and everdene. Just checking Bowes Park out now online x

HappyHedgehog247 Thu 18-Feb-16 21:19:06

thank you goshhhhh and everdene. Just checking Bowes Park out now online x

Touchacat Thu 18-Feb-16 21:25:01

Noel Park between Turnpike Lane and Wood Green tube has lovely houses - red brick Victorian terraces. 20 mins into Covent Garden.

Diddlydokey Thu 18-Feb-16 21:41:26

SchnitzelVonKrumm Thu 18-Feb-16 21:45:53

East Finchley! Great schools, lots of green spaces, nice community feeling and 20 mins to Leicester Square.

DelphiniumBlue Thu 18-Feb-16 21:52:09

That right move flat looks nice but is not near a tube. Bowes park/ bounds green would be nearer tube and overground.
Agree East Finchley is lovely, but maybe a bit more expensive? Noel Park is a stop or 2 nearer central London, has some nice housing but area not so nice, although near lots of shops and very multicultural.

HappyHedgehog247 Thu 18-Feb-16 21:57:02

The rightmove flat looked lovely but the primary school it's in catchment for was not good unfortunately. I'm wondering about getting a 1 bed so I can be in a good location. Don't mind sharing bedroom for now but would mean parents on sofa when they come and stay which might be a bit much.

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