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    I live in the central part of the city, and it is really nice around here

    If you go to some places outside central london, you'll just find undignified people, dirty streets and a bunch of wannabe gangsters.

    So yeah, stick to the central parts if you can
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    (Original post by lyrical_lie)
    Yea, Notting Hill. I agree just starbucks and pretts. (and tourists)
    awh man that sucks

    haha everytime im in central i act like such a tourist

    ive been to the imax 4d thingy like 10 times and Hamley's Toy Store is my dream - i might work there in my gap year and just take selfies with Woody all day



    ugh my childhood BAE
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    (Original post by Indeterminate)
    Fair enough, but there are quite a few 'dodgy' areas that you'd need to be careful in (e.g. areas like Tottenham, Hackney are quite bad). So it's a big, busy city, but it can be dangerous too...
    I wouldn't need to go in those areas

    Are places like Camden or Shoreditch "dodgy"? How about the Isle of Dogs? I really like it but seen some gangs in parts

    (Original post by ipoop)
    Uber is quite affordable for a late night ride home if the taxi drivers won't go your way. But in general you can catch a night bus that will take you very close to home. I travelled from North to West london by bus before in the early hours of the morning before. It's quite safe as well, most people are either drunk, asleep or really tired and won't bother you at all.

    We are all waiting for the 24/7 weekend tube services to behin. Oh, prepare to have your day ****ed over when there's tube or busses strikes. Those are not fun days! Avoid using the buses in busy areas when there is a tube strikes, it is faster to walk at times
    Aren't Uber drivers dodgy sometimes though? (never used but they're always in teh news)

    I thought late night London buses were going to get you knifed but OK haha.

    How often are tube strikes? I could maybe cycle but I heard cycling in London is dangerous :lol:
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    (Original post by Most Competitive)
    I live in the central part of the city, and it is really nice around here

    If you go to some places outside central london, you'll just find undignified people, dirty streets and a bunch of wannabe gangsters.

    So yeah, stick to the central parts if you can
    Where do you live?

    I could have moved to London earlier as I had another job offer but I waited. It means I can afford a decent area though, suggestions?
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    Know the tube prices for different zones so you dont get a nasty shock when you realise your oyster card is in the minus.
    Be prepared to elbow people on public transport especially during peak times.
    It's very multicultural so if you're not used to that it may surprise you.
    Apparently it's expensive but London's all i know so it's normal to me.
    Not all of London is Posh!!!!!! A lot of it is quite the opposite.


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    (Original post by RiotGirll)
    What are good places to visit if you're not a tourist? x



    It doesn't seem meh how?
    It has it's meh days
    Yes it's all vibrant and the people are all sorts
    but if you are at the wrong place at the wrong time,
    You will get rekt (well the day that is, not you )
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    (Original post by thecatwithnohat)
    In Oxford Street it's socially acceptable to barge into people and then look at your shoulder as if they're the one that came in like a wrecking ball towards you.
    I think its a tourist thing. Some Italian *****es here in Blackpool came and tried to shove past me and my friends at a bar here, fortunately I know the owner so they got thrown out for elbowing us and stuff :lol: They said we started it too when the bouncer saw them lmao

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    lots of people live in london its a big bloody- biggest city in the whole world
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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?
    You live in Blackpool. It's not going to be colder than Blackpool. :laugh:

    (Original post by Indeterminate)
    I spent 3 years at a London university, albeit in private accommodation.

    It's an awesome place to live in terms of being able to meet new people and have a good time. At first, though, it felt like this huge place where it's easy to get lost. The people are slightly different (to how they are here in the north) but (in my experience) mostly nice
    Different in what way?
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    (Original post by RiotGirll)
    Where do you live?

    I could have moved to London earlier as I had another job offer but I waited. It means I can afford a decent area though, suggestions?
    Chelsea

    Personally, I think areas like Clapham and Brixton come under the 'decent' category :bigsmile:
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    (Original post by LeyK)
    It has it's meh days
    Yes it's all vibrant and the people are all sorts
    but if you are at the wrong place at the wrong time,
    You will get rekt (well the day that is, not you )
    You mean places like peckham?
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    (Original post by RiotGirll)
    I think its a tourist thing. Some Italian *****es here in Blackpool came and tried to shove past me and my friends at a bar here, fortunately I know the owner so they got thrown out for elbowing us and stuff :lol: They said we started it too when the bouncer saw them lmao

    Nah, everyone does it, especially during boxing day :eek: DON'T EVER GO OUT DURING BOXING DAY SALES.
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    (Original post by Most Competitive)
    Chelsea

    Personally, I think areas like Clapham and Brixton come under the 'decent' category :bigsmile:
    I do too.. :rofl:
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    (Original post by Frappé)
    Know the tube prices for different zones so you dont get a nasty shock when you realise your oyster card is in the minus.
    Be prepared to elbow people on public transport especially during peak times.
    It's very multicultural so if you're not used to that it may surprise you.
    Apparently it's expensive but London's all i know so it's normal to me.
    Not all of London is Posh!!!!!! A lot of it is quite the opposite.


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    Why do you have to elbow them for, wouldn't that start an argument

    Blackpool isn't so multicultural but I don't mind multicultural areas diversity is good

    (Original post by Most Competitive)
    Chelsea

    Personally, I think areas like Clapham and Brixton come under the 'decent' category
    How much are rents around there?

    Clapham seems decent. Brixton is said to be full of hipsters though, I'm into alternative culture myself but they're stuck up ****s so I'd rather not live in an area full of them
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    Start building your upper body strength now for when you have to wrestle your way onto the tube.
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    (Original post by RiotGirll)
    Why do you have to elbow them for, wouldn't that start an argument

    Blackpool isn't so multicultural but I don't mind multicultural areas diversity is good

    How much are rents around there?

    Clapham seems decent. Brixton is said to be full of hipsters though, I'm into alternative culture myself but they're stuck up ****s so I'd rather not live in an area full of them
    Chelsea? Expect to pay at least £1000 a month for a 1 bed flat. Clapham might be similar.

    Crystal Palace is another "more affordable but decent" area.
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    I live in zone 6, used to commute three hours a day to and from uni it's ok I guess
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    (Original post by shawn_o1)
    I live in zone 6, used to commute three hours a day to and from uni it's ok I guess
    That's nuts where did you go to uni?!
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    (Original post by RiotGirll)
    You mean places like peckham?
    It's always in the South (Where I live unfortunately , Temporarily ) where things happen
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    (Original post by LeyK)
    It's always in the South (Where I live unfortunately , Temporarily )
    I thought Hackney was bad too

    As a non Londoner the South seems to have some really nice areas like Richmond!
 
 
 
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