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    First thing: forget Gumtree and go on spareroom.co.uk - you will lose considerably less of your sanity that way.
    Thank you, I hadn't even heard of that.

    Second thing: I am not going to bother reading the whole thread (so I may have missed something) but you need to be clear on what you want from the place.

    Some points to consider:

    1. The further away from the centre, the nicer a place you can get for your money.

    2. West London is boring.

    3. Shoreditch and Hackney are fun, but full of posers too. Still - wouldn't rule it out.

    4. Nowhere is 'unliveable' - you'll get people saying you have to avoid Brixton, Peckham, Elephant and Castle, etc. but actually they are some of the coolest places to live (and yes, I am white and middle class).

    5. Don't live in Clapham.

    That's about it. Want more advice, then quote me.
    Oh wow, I thought West London was where it's at. Oops.

    LOL I saw Clapham on a TV programme and it looked quite ... bleak. Although rich people lived there too.

    As I said I don't mind living in a hole if the location's great. This is what I love about London, every bit can be so different.
 
 
 
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