London housing recommendations

IvorW combobulus at
Tue Oct 24 11:29:36 BST 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ovid [mailto:publiustemp-londonpm at]
> Sent: 23 October 2006 19:23
> To: Perl M[ou]ngers
> Subject: London housing recommendations
> Hi all,
> Since my company is relocating the Nottingham offices just west of
> London, I have to consider moving there.  This is apparently 
> near where
> I'll be working (about 15 miles west of the center of London, 
> depending
> upon how you want to count it):
> (The last four letters of that tinyurl are spot on)
> I'm seeing some reasonable housing prices around there, but for all I
> know, it could be in one of the most hellish slums of London.  That
> worries me.
> I think I'd prefer to live in London proper, despite the commute times.
> Can anyone recommend decent areas to live or suggest what reasonable
> housing prices are there?
> Heck, if you can just recommend a good housing agent, that would be
> great, too.

Ah, Stockley Park. I've not actually worked there, but have worked quite close to it.

Question: Do you have a car/do you drive? If this is so, you could probably pick up something quite nice just a bit further out for a more reasonable price than $London_prices. Being dependent on public transport can be a pain if you are out of town, but I would recommend getting a car or bike if you are going to be commuting to Stockley Park, provided you are living outside the congestion charge zone, or indeed the proposed extended congestion charge zone.

The other point to bear in mind is low flying aircraft. If these bother you, you probably want to live somewhere further from the Heathrow flight path.

I know West London quite well, and can probably advise about various parts, if you want to chat off list. I live in Acton by the way.

aka rinceWind on Perlmonks

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