I'm sure we've had many a similar thread before, but it's a Friday, so why not.
I am determined to move to the big smoke this year, and have a good feeling it could happen. There are lots of places I like, where friends are based (around Bermondsey, in Islington) but I don't where to start looking (and I won't be seriously looking until I get a job, which will have an impact).
But what places do you think are good, taking into account rental prices, transport, cool amenities, and so on? What areas are up and coming? Which bits are over? Where are the forgotten gems?