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Old 07-27-2010, 09:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Make sure to visit Cambridge, it has the best bars and is full of college kids
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Old 07-31-2010, 07:40 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I wondered if anyone had any tips on where to look for places to live or what not.

I moved to London last year. These are the sites I used to find my flat (apartment) share. I recommend using all at the same time. SpareRoom was what I found mine with in the end:
spareroom.co.uk
gumtree.com
moveflat.com

Flats here go very fast so check the sites daily. Most flats I checked out were complete SHIT, so be very picky. If you want a second opinion, send me a message and I'll tag along.

Couchsurfing has a great community here. You could probably get by surfing while you look for a place. Or just come to some meetups. Even has groups for finding a place to live:
CouchSurfing - Looking for home in London
CouchSurfing - Aussies living in London and the UK
CouchSurfing - London

Tips:
* This site is a huge help: Money Saving Expert
* Check if your phone will work in London. Then you can just buy a SIM card.
* Buy an Oyster Card immediately. It's the pre-pay travel card for London transport. You can get it at most stations and most off-licenses/newstands.

I could go on and on. Send me a message if you need any help.

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Earls Court in London is where all Aussie's start out
You, sir, are outdated.

These days they start in Shepards Bush and make it to the RedBack by night fall for a few pints of SnakeBite:

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Old 07-31-2010, 07:48 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Good post, Sean. Moneysavinexpert is really good.
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Old 07-31-2010, 04:52 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Hope you get settled in alright. Honestly, most of London is filled with Australians, so you'll be fine.


Post when you've arrived, I'll take you out for a KATG welcoming drink*.







*us getting shit faced till sunrise
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:45 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I moved to London last year. These are the sites I used to find my flat (apartment) share. I recommend using all at the same time. SpareRoom was what I found mine with in the end:
spareroom.co.uk
gumtree.com
moveflat.com

Flats here go very fast so check the sites daily. Most flats I checked out were complete SHIT, so be very picky. If you want a second opinion, send me a message and I'll tag along.

Couchsurfing has a great community here. You could probably get by surfing while you look for a place. Or just come to some meetups. Even has groups for finding a place to live:
CouchSurfing - Looking for home in London
CouchSurfing - Aussies living in London and the UK
CouchSurfing - London

Tips:
* This site is a huge help: Money Saving Expert
* Check if your phone will work in London. Then you can just buy a SIM card.
* Buy an Oyster Card immediately. It's the pre-pay travel card for London transport. You can get it at most stations and most off-licenses/newstands.

I could go on and on. Send me a message if you need any help.



You, sir, are outdated.

These days they start in Shepards Bush and make it to the RedBack by night fall for a few pints of SnakeBite:
You have been amazing. Epic post that has probably helped me more than you could know!!
I've been going insane on all these sites now.

Also, from what I know (which granted isn't very much) Shepards Bush is the place for Australians to be!
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:47 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Hope you get settled in alright. Honestly, most of London is filled with Australians, so you'll be fine.


Post when you've arrived, I'll take you out for a KATG welcoming drink*.







*us getting shit faced till sunrise
Ahhhh!! YESSSSS!!
That would be fabulous.
Also, little bit happy you are Team Smoker. I've been told Londoners HATE smokers.
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Old 08-03-2010, 06:04 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I've been told Londoners HATE smokers.
It's true. We aren't allowed to hunt foxes any more so we tend to go for smokers.
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Old 08-03-2010, 06:34 AM   #18 (permalink)
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It's true. We aren't allowed to hunt foxes any more so we tend to go for smokers.
I KNEW IT!
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Old 08-03-2010, 10:13 AM   #19 (permalink)
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We are a friendly bunch over here really...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2waIv...eature=channel

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Old 08-06-2010, 02:27 AM   #20 (permalink)
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We are a friendly bunch over here really...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2waIv...eature=channel
LOL! I enjoyed that a little to much.
Four weeks till I get to London!
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