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    (Original post by RiotGirll)
    Got a good job :borat:
    Try to get a flat near your job (unless your job is in Canary Wharf or somewhere like that). If that's not possible, try to get a flat near a very straightforward tube ride to your job. Reducing your commute will have a big impact on your quality of day to day life in London.
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    (Original post by RiotGirll)

    man likes to diss randoms, fam
    if you wanna get shouted at, go on bruv
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    (Original post by RiotGirll)
    Got a good job :borat:
    You will find that the cost of living and transport is alot, you will run out really quickly

    Goodluck
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    (Original post by RiotGirll)
    Where in London?
    Hillingdon. West London is supposedly one of nicer areas. Still an absolute sh*thole in most places.
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    (Original post by RiotGirll)

    Thanks different how?
    For a start, their accent is different, but that's no biggie. They just "do stuff" differently, in a more urgent/no-nonsense kind of way. Also, I reckon it's a lot more "multi-cultural" than the north.

    Rush hour is a nightmare though :lol:
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    (Original post by Yellow 03)
    Try to get a flat near your job (unless your job is in Canary Wharf or somewhere like that). If that's not possible, try to get a flat near a very straightforward tube ride to your job. Reducing your commute will have a big impact on your quality of day to day life in London.
    What is a "good" commute for London?

    Also how hard is it to get home from partying at night

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    if you wanna get shouted on, go on bruv
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    we have a ton of tourists in blackpool slowing people down haha. i hate driving through the town centre because of this


    (Original post by Kiytt)
    Hillingdon. West London is supposedly one of nicer areas. Still an absolute sh*thole in most places.
    Why a ****hole? Crime?
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    (Original post by RiotGirll)
    I'm going at the start of December when it will probably be freezing :eek:

    Not decided on an area to live in yet but I can afford something pretty decent

    What should I know?
    It's bloody expensive here, so make sure you get a really good paying job.
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    (Original post by RiotGirll)
    I'm going at the start of December when it will probably be freezing :eek:

    Not decided on an area to live in yet but I can afford something pretty decent

    What should I know?
    I just moved here last year, been here over a year now. A few tips are rooms go really fast when trying to rent places. Try and decide roughly where you want to stay then check out that area. Also follow the tube map to find out the best way for you to commute to work/uni/etc. I wish I had done this when I moved as I worked in SW and I moved in SE which wasn't the best.

    I'm now living in Notting Hill which is much much nicer than where I was but I'm a special case as I get accommodation as part of my job. However Hammersmith and Putney area are pretty good and young. It's where I would live if I had to pay.

    Let me knowby PM or here if you have any other questions or if you need me to check anything out for you while I'm out and about
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    here are some statisticks ive gathered about london

    knife crime happens every 3 seconds in london
    robberies are 96% more likely to happen in london than the north
    you are more likely to contract diseases like headaches from all the traffic
    you are likely to get insomnia from the night traffic
    your skin is likely to be more degraded due to pollution concetration
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    (Original post by Indeterminate)
    For a start, their accent is different, but that's no biggie. They just "do stuff" differently, in a more urgent/no-nonsense kind of way. Also, I reckon it's a lot more "multi-cultural" than the north.

    Rush hour is a nightmare though :lol:
    What times is rush hour? I'm guessing it's longer than up North :lol:
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    BASICALLY

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    lidls and aldis for food

    Don't go near Stonerbridge, Harlesden, Neasden etc. even Kingsbury is a bit meh

    Harrow is ****e too, Edgware is quite good...

    i suggest getting an apartment in Edgware Road, everything is a few bus stops away - attractions, oxford street, marble arch, etc. it's a bit loud though but shops are open til late and everything you need is like 2 minutes away.

    ummmm - clothes from Marks and Spencers oh and TK MAXX is heaven. Brent Cross is nice for shopping, Oxford Street obviously but that's expensive, wembley central - the outlet is good for food and Superdry but not much else. The H&M there is ****... Westfield is love, Westfield is life

    don't ever be alone at night by yourself - if you are have your phone charged, in your hand and always have your keys out way before you get to the door. walk fast. you're going to be bothered by beggars 24/7 in central

    don't make eye contact with anybody. School kids will be everywhere and will piss you off. Some of them if you're in a really busy bus straight after school will literally throw things at you.

    mind the gap on the trains... central line gets so ****ing hot and stuffed you won't be able to breathe,
    as you're going into central on the trains your ears will explode like on airplanes

    hmmmm idk if i covered everything but if you have any questions ask awayyy!!
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    (Original post by RiotGirll)
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    It doesn't seem meh how?
    Central London. So zone 1 places. Piccadilly Circus,Hyde park,South Ken Covent gardens,Oxford Circus for retail therapy of course
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    queen lives there its busy got big ben and david cameron in the hos8es of apiarliament
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    (Original post by lyrical_lie)
    I just moved here last year, been here over a year now. A few tips are rooms go really fast when trying to rent places. Try and decide roughly where you want to stay then check out that area. Also follow the tube map to find out the best way for you to commute to work/uni/etc. I wish I had done this when I moved as I worked in SW and I moved in SE which wasn't the best.

    I'm now living in Notting Hill which is much much nicer than where I was but I'm a special case as I get accommodation as part of my job. However Hammersmith and Putney area are pretty good and young. It's where I would live if I had to pay.

    Let me knowby PM or here if you have any other questions or if you need me to check anything out for you while I'm out and about
    I'm working in the City but have an admin job so will be running around a lot picking up stuff for people, what's a good location?

    Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by RiotGirll)
    What times is rush hour? I'm guessing it's longer than up North :lol:
    Things get really sticky between 5 and 7pm, but it's a busy place at the best of times :lol:
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    BASICALLY

    oyster card for travel (or contactless whatever)

    lidls and aldis for food

    Don't go near Stonerbridge, Harlesden, Neasden etc. even Kingsbury is a bit meh

    Harrow is ****e too, Edgware is quite good...

    i suggest getting an apartment in Edgware Road, everything is a few bus stops away - attractions, oxford street, marble arch, etc. it's a bit loud though but shops are open til late and everything you need is like 2 minutes away.

    ummmm - clothes from Marks and Spencers oh and TK MAXX is heaven. Brent Cross is nice for shopping, Oxford Street obviously but that's expensive, wembley central - the outlet is good for food and Superdry but not much else. The H&M there is ****... Westfield is love, Westfield is life

    don't ever be alone at night by yourself - if you are have your phone charged, in your hand and always have your keys out way before you get to the door. walk fast. you're going to be bothered by beggars 24/7 in central

    don't make eye contact with anybody. School kids will be everywhere and will piss you off. Some of them if you're in a really busy bus straight after school will literally throw things at you.

    mind the gap on the trains... central line gets so ****ing hot and stuffed you won't be able to breathe,
    as you're going into central on the trains your ears will explode like on airplanes

    hmmmm idk if i covered everything but if you have any questions ask awayyy!!
    Omg thank you repped

    Yeah I don't do Waitrose haha. Do you even have Greggs in London though never seen one lol

    Is Edgware Road cheap for accommodation?

    What's the best way to get home from nights out? I usually catch bus or walk here because I live close to the city centre, I am good at staying safe alone but in London would i have to get an expensive taxi?

    Avoid schoolkids on buses got it :borat:

    thank youuu
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Central London. So zone 1 places. Piccadilly Circus,Hyde park,South Ken Covent gardens,Oxford Circus for retail therapy of course
    yass and HARRODS

    i may be broke af but that doesn't stop me from window shopping and spraying on AAAAAAALLLLLLL the perfumes
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    (Original post by Indeterminate)
    Things get really sticky between 5 and 7pm, but it's a busy place at the best of times :lol:
    Haha ok :teehee: What about the mornings btw?
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Central London. So zone 1 places. Piccadilly Circus,Hyde park,South Ken Covent gardens,Oxford Circus for retail therapy of course
    retail therapy yasssssssss
 
 
 
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