Moving to London

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    Jul 06, 2015 12:17 PM GMT
    After living in AUstralia and california for a while, I decide to move to London from October. Mostly career oriented, the move might be hard.. leaving sun, and great livestyle to a big busy city . But love new challenge, and actualy cant wait to be there.

    So if Anyone from London has some advice, cheap gym to go for example, or even to catch up for a drink once i'm there, you all welcome. Bred in northern France, I know the weather condition, but cant wait to live in a European city again icon_biggrin.gif


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    Jul 07, 2015 7:59 PM GMT
    Just one advice: DON'T MOVE!
    It's so damn expensive. Unless you are a rich banker, I don't think it's worth moving to London, paying for expensive tube, and waste hours to just get to your work.
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    Jul 07, 2015 8:01 PM GMT
    Well at least you'll be closer to France. I heard rumors that Englishmen don't seem to like Frenchmen so much?? because of the rivalry?? is this true? London is an awesome city, I visited there twice. Grr, the guys seem to be nice too. Well, go, move and enjoy. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 07, 2015 8:12 PM GMT
    __morphic__ saidJust one advice: DON'T MOVE!
    It's so damn expensive. Unless you are a rich banker, I don't think it's worth moving to London, paying for expensive tube, and waste hours to just get to your work.


    Ahah, I know London is expensive, but been living in other expensive places before, and London seems to offer more opportunities (businesswise) than any other city , expect NYC ( art related business)

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    Jul 07, 2015 8:12 PM GMT
    LAXWill10 saidWell at least you'll be closer to France. I heard rumors that Englishmen don't seem to like Frenchmen so much?? because of the rivalry?? is this true? London is an awesome city, I visited there twice. Grr, the guys seem to be nice too. Well, go, move and enjoy. icon_biggrin.gif


    Ahha, just because everyone know french do it better icon_smile.gif

    I visited london about 10 times in the past, but by experience, being a tourist isnt the same than living in a city.

    Which part of town should I look to live ? etc
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    Jul 07, 2015 8:38 PM GMT
    ^^ grrr I'm jealous, you visited there 10 times?? lol London's neighborhoods are all very different, I like the Kensington/Chelsea/Notting Hill area. Old Compton st is the gay area I think. Nice cool gayborhood too. icon_cool.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 09, 2015 7:54 AM GMT
    I have friends in Acton, Hampstead and Stockwell area who are happy where they are.
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    Jul 09, 2015 10:41 AM GMT
    bad_wolf saidI have friends in Acton, Hampstead and Stockwell area who are happy where they are.


    I visited hampstead before, cool place - heard chelsea,clapham , mostly all places west of london city seems cool.
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    Jul 10, 2015 8:20 PM GMT
    Where you live will likely be dictated more by your budget than anything else. The best website for finding a room is Spareroom. Moveflat is also ok. Gumtree is very hard to use now as people repost their shitty rooms several times an hour and use all of the space.

    If you want to live near other gay people there is no better area for it than Vauxhall. It is also somewhat cheap considering it is (just about) in Zone 1. There are gay people all over so it doesn't have to be a factor. East and Southeast London are the cheaper areas. Parts of Southwest London are also surprisingly reasonable.

    As far as gyms go, I pay £55 a month for LA Fitness (I can use any of their gyms in London). There is a chain of cheap gyms called Pure.

    The job situation is not that bad now. I was looking for work earlier this year and found jobs quite quickly with other prospects in the pipeline, after about 6 weeks of looking, although I work in finance.

    Soho is the best gay area for eating then drinking in a gay bar. Vauxhall is the best gay area for cabaret (at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern) or dan into techno surrounded by people who have taken something illegal icon_eek.gif

    Let me know if you have any other questions icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 12, 2015 8:48 AM GMT
    Ohno saidWhere you live will likely be dictated more by your budget than anything else. The best website for finding a room is Spareroom. Moveflat is also ok. Gumtree is very hard to use now as people repost their shitty rooms several times an hour and use all of the space.

    If you want to live near other gay people there is no better area for it than Vauxhall. It is also somewhat cheap considering it is (just about) in Zone 1. There are gay people all over so it doesn't have to be a factor. East and Southeast London are the cheaper areas. Parts of Southwest London are also surprisingly reasonable.

    As far as gyms go, I pay £55 a month for LA Fitness (I can use any of their gyms in London). There is a chain of cheap gyms called Pure.

    The job situation is not that bad now. I was looking for work earlier this year and found jobs quite quickly with other prospects in the pipeline, after about 6 weeks of looking, although I work in finance.

    Soho is the best gay area for eating then drinking in a gay bar. Vauxhall is the best gay area for cabaret (at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern) or dan into techno surrounded by people who have taken something illegal icon_eek.gif

    Let me know if you have any other questions icon_biggrin.gif


    Thanks ! That's a lot of great info. Cant wait to move icon_biggrin.gif
  • kew1

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    Jul 12, 2015 5:43 PM GMT
    Ohno said

    As far as gyms go, I pay £55 a month for LA Fitness (I can use any of their gyms in London). There is a chain of cheap gyms called Pure.



    LA Fitness are being taken over by Pure, so you may end up paying less.
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    Jul 12, 2015 8:27 PM GMT
    kew1 said
    Ohno said

    As far as gyms go, I pay £55 a month for LA Fitness (I can use any of their gyms in London). There is a chain of cheap gyms called Pure.



    LA Fitness are being taken over by Pure, so you may end up paying less.


    Thats good news - I will have to check if their is some open 7/24 , as I like working out very early
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    Jul 21, 2015 9:30 PM GMT
    EasyGym? Like EasyJet I hear
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    Jul 21, 2015 9:31 PM GMT
    So who is going to this London RJ meet?