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where would you choose and why?
but if you have a building in mind, tell me.
complete with secret tunnel. all that tunnel underneath becomes my own personal tunnel/tube stop. nobody else can get off the tube there
living room is surely main hall where that t-rex is. bedroom's got to be somewhere relatively cosy. in the blue whale?
don't need a bedroom to be too big really. but i'll strap a chair to the top of the blue whale
I went there the other week and they've got some wicked four poster beds, I'd well have one of them
See you there
we'll keep our lawnmowers and things there
maybe? where do you live now?
it's like a different world. on a grey day it can be pretty depressing.
+ Built to a very high spec
loads of good pubs. can get pretty quiet at the weekend - but it's getting more residential
Although the problem is, several of those pubs are closed at the weekends...
and it never gets too busy.
Very central, yet pleasantly quiet at the weekends.
it seems good round there
there's an art school there too. I used to wander round there at lunchtime when I had this boring job in millbank and seeing all the goodlooking coolkids made me jealous of them
and i walked into a tree and i just wanted to get down on my knees
The parties were great and yes everyone was supremely attractive and cool.
For lovely area and commutability, I'd like Canonbury.
and decided I want to live on Park Avenue North in Crouch End/Hornsey, which is a nice Edwardian (I think) terrace leading on to Alexandra Park (where the Palace) is at the end of the road. Then I came home and looked up how much it costs to live there :'(
Bloody hell it's idllyic. This would do http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-35895526.html
in a flat that cvosts £2.5k rent per month. It is amazing. (her law firm pays the rent for her. I might move in).
Canonbury's north of St. Paul's Road and not N1.
Pointless argument though - London's borders are a fucking nightmare to work out.
it's fucking lovely.
Alwyne Place is situated in the heart of the Canonbury conservation area
Would geoffmylawn have us all believe that an estate agent would deliberately mislead potential buyers in such a fashion?
Fair enough :)
But, you're right, that part of London is bloody lovely. And about 40 years ago you'd have picked up a house filthy cheap there too...
my friend has an entire floor of a house that he pays something ridic like £400 a month for
its not affordable. Can't get a good 1 bed flat for less than £1400-£1500pcm
in West Wapping, just behind St Katharine Docks. Had been looking to move there for about a year and a half. Next to the river, quiet but within a 10-15 minute walk of the city. I'm in agreement on Clerkenwell, Hampstead and Highgate though. Especially Highgate, my girlfriend works there and it's great. That pub The Bull alone would be worth moving there for.
However, I do like the area of Hampstead Heaf.
that's where I want to live one day
If they did have to, it would be around that area.
COS IT'S FUCKING NICE RIGHT?
I ended up in Hampstead during a random walk on Saturday afternoon and it was like an enchanted fairy village where nothing bad ever happens.
The Barbican, in one of the towers
I remember once finding this ridiculous four bedroom converted warehouse in Covent Garden on findaproperty. every bedroom had its own entrance staircase and balcony and it was like £17,000pw or something. maybe that.
Although, my friend lives *right* near Russell Square. I am very envious of her and sometimes daydream about moving into her airing cupboard.
always envious of the student halls near there.
she had to share a room and her kitchen full of cockroaches
actually, it's probably a bit crap being a student there, because it must be frustrating living above a Waitrose and a cinema showing foreign films and expensive shoe shops when you don't have much money. They probably just go to the London Pub.
on the top floor. Great location though. When I stay over it takes me, what, 20 minutes to wander down to work.
I don't think I've even been around enough of the nicest bits to be able to say.
Probs a swish penthouse somewhere on the edge of a park with banging views.
Mate I've just got a swish penthouse on the edge of a park with banging views. Every soul in this town is going to know about it.
Maida Hill, somewhere like that.
Actually, in a money-is-no-object situation, probably Holland Park.
...you mean shopping trollies, turds and chopped up parts of east end gangsters right?
he now lives in America
Ctrl + F Camberwell
surprised of Camberwell.
Now I love Holloway but still, there are nicer places to live. If I could live anywhere it wouldn't be somewhere with shit like that.
You'll find evidence of serious crime in every part of London if you go back long enough.
it did used to be a crime tourism hotspot though. When I worked in criminal law one of my clients told me they'd go from Brixton, Peckham and Lewisham to battle in Camberwell or New Cross because they didn't want to shit on their own doorsteps.
I wouldn't live in London.
Preferably by The Dartmouth Arms.
It's got a nice village feel
One of those pretty houses right in the middle of the park. Or Parliament Hill where George Orwell lived.
Where i live now is ideal but its just that little bit too far away from a tube line. We can bus it to angel but I'm not very hot on having my oyster topped up.
Alongside the stretch of canal between Westbourne Park and Primrose Hill/Camden. It's so beautiful along there. Or maybe own a canal boat.
Maybe somewhere like here:
and would be my choice
Really nice, not too busy and convenient and central.
One of the quieter streets in Hoxton perhaps (not Shoreditch; I mean one of the streets up by the canal off New North Rd; is that Hoxton?).
Pimlico as well.
cut down that ten-minute walk