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What are areas for affordable rooms in NE London near to Hendon Central? watch

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    Hi, so I have been accepted for PG study at Middlesex Uni in September 2017.

    I will relocate from Hampshire to London as the costs of rent round here (South East) are quite high anyhow and the commuting costs would kill me. Plus I want to live there as I'm entering a creative field so London is the place to do my work and try and find eventual employment in down the line....

    So question is - what is a good area to live in NE London, not too far - either bus or cycle ride - from Hendon Central Tube area...?

    That's in Zone 3, so quite high I reckon, so would make sense to consider outer Zone areas like 4,5 or 6.

    Single bedsit or single room in shared house, I'm trying to get about £450 - £550 a month including bills, council tax and WIFI.... £450 - £500 would be ideal

    Preferable a suburban quieter area. I lived in Streatham once for 1.5 years and liked that.

    Conversely I once lived in Leighton in Stratford and it was so disparate and divided culturally and had a depressing feel to it, that I only lasted 6 weeks before moving back to Hampshire...

    So somewhere that IS London, but somewhat suburban, kind of like Kingston (looked at accomodation there few years back and found decent sized rooms going for around £480 all inc)

    All advice and ideas greatly appreciated.
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    Also, do prices tend to go up closer to September, if so should I consider relocating sooner? Or if I get a lucky find after term starts, maybe they'll put the costs down...? Probably not, as demand will be high no doubt, just thinking ahead, move in close to September or a month or so in advance....?

    Closer to September would be best as currently only paying £350 all inc at parent's so each month I stay here is £150 I save towards London costs....

    There are so many places for rent everywhere in London I wouldn't worry about moving earlier than you need to. You can find a suitable room anytime of the year within a few days or a couple weeks. If anything, closer to September you might even find cheaper rooms as landlords are desperate to fill voids.

    I think on your budget you could easily find a single room in a flatshare in Hendon for 450 - 550 a month inc. bills, or even Zone 2 on the Northern Line like Belsize Park, Golders Green etc.

    I personally wouldn't want to live further out than Hendon in places like Edgware. I don't even think it would be much cheaper although I could be wrong.


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