Finding a place to live - for City professionals Watch

RobbieC
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As it says on the tin... I think that many people move out when they get their job down in London, as I will be. It's quite hard to know what the best way to do this is financially, as I've found, and garnering other perspectives and people's experiences will obviously be helpful.

All advice on where to live and how to get the best for your money is very welcome indeed.

If anyone can offer me specific advice, I will be starting a new job around Fenchurch St. come July.
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(Original post by RobbieC)
As it says on the tin... I think that many people move out when they get their job down in London, as I will be. It's quite hard to know what the best way to do this is financially, as I've found, and garnering other perspectives and people's experiences will obviously be helpful.

All advice on where to live and how to get the best for your money is very welcome indeed.

If anyone can offer me specific advice, I will be starting a new job around Fenchurch St. come July.
The biggest factor you're really looking at is how central you want to live and any trade-off between North/East/South/West.
You can get away spending £130-150 a week and live very comfortably with a few other people beyond N1.

If you want to live more centrally, you're looking at £180+, but again dependant upon the area. You could hit £250 without aiming too high. W1's a nice postcode to have, but you're going to pay a premium for it.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk and http://www.findaproperty.com are good guides. Somewhat obviously, where possible, try to live with other people - London studios are pricey.
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(Original post by BetterThanHeaven)
The biggest factor you're really looking at is how central you want to live and any trade-off between North/East/South/West.
You can get away spending £130-150 a week and live very comfortably with a few other people beyond N1.

If you want to live more centrally, you're looking at £180+, but again dependant upon the area. You could hit £250 without aiming too high. W1's a nice postcode to have, but you're going to pay a premium for it.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk and http://www.findaproperty.com are good guides. Somewhat obviously, where possible, try to live with other people - London studios are pricey.
Thanks for that, I should give more info about what I'm after.

Within 20 mins tube, really,
Comfortable but don't care about exact location. Don't mind living somewhere that isn't amazingly plush,
Don't mind living/sharing with others as long as I have private space obviously.

Other than that, it's pretty much fair game.
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use journey planner to work out journey times.
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