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    I'm moving to London soon to start my first job after graduation and I'm having a hard time picking where to live. The nearest tube station to work is Westminster and I'd like to live somewhere no further than a 30 minute commute.

    Being young and not knowing anyone I'd really like to live somewhere with something going on, I don't mind if it's a bit rough around the edges as long as it's relatively safe, and I'm not spending anymore than £600pcm (inc bills). I've been looking around Shoreditch/Whitechapel/Aldgate but I don't know if they're my best options?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated
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    You can't go wrong by living in Shoreditch, in terms of things going on around you.
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    (Original post by newgraduate)
    I'm moving to London soon to start my first job after graduation and I'm having a hard time picking where to live. The nearest tube station to work is Westminster and I'd like to live somewhere no further than a 30 minute commute.

    Being young and not knowing anyone I'd really like to live somewhere with something going on, I don't mind if it's a bit rough around the edges as long as it's relatively safe, and I'm not spending anymore than £600pcm (inc bills). I've been looking around Shoreditch/Whitechapel/Aldgate but I don't know if they're my best options?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated
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    (Original post by newgraduate)
    I'm moving to London soon to start my first job after graduation and I'm having a hard time picking where to live. The nearest tube station to work is Westminster and I'd like to live somewhere no further than a 30 minute commute.

    Being young and not knowing anyone I'd really like to live somewhere with something going on, I don't mind if it's a bit rough around the edges as long as it's relatively safe, and I'm not spending anymore than £600pcm (inc bills). I've been looking around Shoreditch/Whitechapel/Aldgate but I don't know if they're my best options?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated
    £600 a month with bills will be tricky if you also want to be half an hour to Westminster, mainly where only the District and Jubilee lines run through that station. Although where you have listed is probably the best area as to Westminster won't take too long - 20 mins in rush hour on the District line.

    You might get lucky with a good/large house share and find somewhere, but £600 a month will be the lower end of the market (without bills). If you can go up to £650-700 you are going to have a lot more choice.


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