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    • HappyUser
    • By HappyUser 10th Nov 18, 8:20 PM
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    Good area in London?
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    • 10th Nov 18, 8:20 PM
    Good area in London? 10th Nov 18 at 8:20 PM
    Hello

    I am looking for an area with nice cafes, shops, restaurants that it's commutable from Canary Wharf.

    Can you suggest me please in zone 1-3?
    Not too expensive though.

    Thanks
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    • Slithery
    • By Slithery 10th Nov 18, 8:49 PM
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    • 10th Nov 18, 8:49 PM
    Can you suggest me please in zone 1-3?
    Not too expensive though.
    Originally posted by HappyUser
    Surely these two statements are mutually exclusive?
    • Cakeguts
    • By Cakeguts 10th Nov 18, 10:11 PM
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    • 10th Nov 18, 10:11 PM
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-56774793.html For sale


    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent/property-75171773.html To Rent


    Not a wonderful area but not too expensive. The nice shops are in the expensive areas.
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 10th Nov 18, 10:24 PM
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    • 10th Nov 18, 10:24 PM
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    • 10th Nov 18, 10:24 PM
    To rent or buy?
    What would you consider 'too expensive' to be?

    There are plenty of places but it's pointless suggesting places without knowing the above.
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    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 10th Nov 18, 11:26 PM
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    • 10th Nov 18, 11:26 PM
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    • 10th Nov 18, 11:26 PM
    Will try to reply when you've replied to peachyprice. Pointless otherwise. How would I possibly know what prices fall into your 'Not too expensive'? And what are you looking for? Flat for one? House for family, a dog and rabbit?
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    • AFF8879
    • By AFF8879 11th Nov 18, 12:10 AM
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    • 11th Nov 18, 12:10 AM
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    • 11th Nov 18, 12:10 AM
    Bow is pretty good, and relatively cheap given you’re 15 minutes to Canary Wharf for work, and 20 minutes from the city/west end via central line for the weekends
    • HappyUser
    • By HappyUser 11th Nov 18, 12:41 AM
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    • 11th Nov 18, 12:41 AM
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    • 11th Nov 18, 12:41 AM
    Rent room for max 650
    I really nice a very nice area with plenty of caf!s, I want to enjoy my espresso with nice view/environment every weekend, not too croweded
    • lisyloo
    • By lisyloo 11th Nov 18, 9:08 AM
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    • 11th Nov 18, 9:08 AM
    Your price is ok if your just after a room, but there is no way your going to find somewhere nice that isn’t too crowded in central london. It’s a very busy city and both the nice and not so nice areas are all busy.
    London is really easy to travel around, there are buses, tubes, bicycles and walking that’s are all cheap.
    I would suggest you find somewhere that fits your budget and is safe I.e. avoid the areas you might get stabbed and then get a bus/tube when you want to hang out with your espresso and enjoy the views.
    Going upmarket has a massive premium attached which isn’t within your budget.
    • robatwork
    • By robatwork 11th Nov 18, 10:33 AM
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    • 11th Nov 18, 10:33 AM
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    • 11th Nov 18, 10:33 AM
    Rent room for max 650
    I really nice a very nice area with plenty of caf!s, I want to enjoy my espresso with nice view/environment every weekend, not too croweded
    Originally posted by HappyUser
    If you really mean a room rather than a flat, then you should find something on the Jubilee line - but your criteria are more Mayfair than Old Kent Road. Most of London is crowded so you should forget that. Something like Stratford is becoming more gentrified. You could get a room near Regent's Park and commute from St Johns Wood / Swiss Cottage for 650pm. Lovely area.
    • jonnygee2
    • By jonnygee2 11th Nov 18, 11:57 AM
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    Rent room for max 650
    I really nice a very nice area with plenty of caf!s, I want to enjoy my espresso with nice view/environment every weekend, not too croweded
    In terms of the area you have described, I'd say Peckham / Peckham Rye or Forrest Hill fit the bill nicely. Lots of great cafes, parks with good views over London and they are quiet(er). Beautiful areas and your budget should be achievable there.

    Commuting to Canary Wharf from their is probably best done by bike, but you also have the overground which connects at Canada Water, about 30 minutes total.
    • AlexMac
    • By AlexMac 11th Nov 18, 12:52 PM
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    Blackheath Village, south of the river, may be above your budget, but you can see Canary Wharf from the cafes and restaurants in Montpelier Vale and Royal Parade...

    ... So try Deptford which aspires to new "Hipster Edge"
    • AFF8879
    • By AFF8879 11th Nov 18, 1:15 PM
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    If you really mean a room rather than a flat, then you should find something on the Jubilee line - but your criteria are more Mayfair than Old Kent Road. Most of London is crowded so you should forget that. Something like Stratford is becoming more gentrified. You could get a room near Regent's Park and commute from St Johns Wood / Swiss Cottage for 650pm. Lovely area.
    Originally posted by robatwork
    St Johns Wood for 650PCM?! Ha! No chance.
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 11th Nov 18, 3:54 PM
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    Even Peckham is gentrifying now ...
    • phill99
    • By phill99 11th Nov 18, 4:40 PM
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    "Not too expensive"? Well you have just shot your self in the foot there.
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    • skint_chick
    • By skint_chick 11th Nov 18, 5:46 PM
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    I would look at Greenwich - North Greenwich is on Jubilee line, there's the foot tunnel to Island Gardens, you can easily cycle to Canary Wharf, and there's also the DLR. it fits with your budget and there's plenty of green spaces and cafes to choose from.
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    • robatwork
    • By robatwork 12th Nov 18, 3:03 PM
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    St Johns Wood for 650PCM?! Ha! No chance.
    Originally posted by AFF8879
    No chance?




    https://www.spareroom.co.uk/flatshare/london/st_john's_wood/11180455

    https://www.gumtree.com/p/property-to-share/single-room-swiss-cottage-included-bills-/1318860017

    https://www.gumtree.com/p/property-to-share/abbey-road.-amazing-double-bedroom-in-amazing-flat./1314850303
    • nkomp18
    • By nkomp18 12th Nov 18, 4:48 PM
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    Stratford perhaps. Quick hop on the jubilee and full of shops and cafes
    • lisyloo
    • By lisyloo 12th Nov 18, 4:56 PM
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    1 out of 3 robatwork.


    Second on is 600 per week !!
    3rd on is 845 if you take 4.3 weeks in a month.
    • robatwork
    • By robatwork 13th Nov 18, 1:40 PM
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    1 out of 3 robatwork.


    Second on is 600 per week !!
    3rd on is 845 if you take 4.3 weeks in a month.
    Originally posted by lisyloo
    Not sure what link you saw but:
    https://www.gumtree.com/p/property-to-share/single-room-swiss-cottage-included-bills-/1318860017 = 600.00pm

    3rd OK is a bit out of the range, but it's been on the market for 50 days so they may well negotiate downwards.
    • lisyloo
    • By lisyloo 13th Nov 18, 1:57 PM
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    Not sure what link you saw
    I am certain it said per week which I think was a mistake.
    I emailed the person and told them, so logical explanation is that it was a mistake and they changed it.


    I think 650 for a room in someone's house is a perfectly adequate budget, but I don't think I would pay extra for views and nice coffee shops, although I wouldn't want to live in a terrible area where kids throw fireworks, acid etc.


    Knowing what London transport is like I'd concetrate on the commute looking at bus route and cycle super highways as I think it's really useful to have options.
    Last edited by lisyloo; Yesterday at 1:59 PM.
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