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work? live? shite?
please explain to me about ealing.
When it comes to stations, Ealing's got it all (aside from East Ealing)
It's alright, spent most of the time heading central on the central line though, didn't really spend all that long in Ealing proper.
It's fucking nice. Expensive though.
Her living room ceiling was very damp
Her living room had a wet ceiling
I said wipe it dry
And she said "but why"
cos it's covered in piss you silly cow
Not sure if it scans well
Ealing was where I went to do my underage drinking.
It's alright. Not much to do there. Sure you can find cheaper places to rent in Acton - which is now being touted as "the new Chiswick" which is frankly laughable.
Ealing has a crap shopping precinct bit - which is where all the underage drinking happens - although less so since Finegan's was taken over. Not much around there. Nice leafy streets around that bit.
but used to spend a lot of time in Acton and Ealing
Aged 15 my dad told me *Actually Rob you grew up in Acton. Your mother's just a snob*
Oooooooh-oh what an Eaaaaaaliiiing
Cos I'm dancing on the ceiling
Pitshanger Lane: lovely little part of london
Well done to the person who did that.
Must have taken a while
part of the "Mild West" (Acton etc)
Ealing is quite big and I reckon Acton is the only place you'd want to live as its on the London side of Ealing.
Its got some ok pubs but really Ealing/Hounslow is one big residential splodge. If you live in Acton you are closer to Chiswick (posh but pretty) and Shepherds Bush (livelier).
Its got good transport connections (Overground/Picadilly/Central/District Lines) but make sure you're near a station. There is the 94 bus in the south, the N207 goes right through it from Tottenham Court Road. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/80/London_Underground_with_Greater_London_map.svg
West London suffers a lot from the parks and Kensington - it acts like this huge buffer where you just have to endure before you can re-enter space where normal money will get you things again.
Be prepare to be the only one on the night bus going home out west. If you live in Acton you can get a N11 to take you home from Liverpool Street but it will take 2 hours. Living in Ealing makes East London (fun London) very difficult at night.
Having lived in Ealing a long time I don't think it would move back except to raise kids.
But if this is about a job in Ealing then you can live anywhere and travel into work and get loads of materials for DiS threads on your commute.
If you moved to Ealing I'd show you around though.
If its a work thing you don't need to move to Ealing to work there.
ok, then the question is, if i was to work in ealing, where could i live that is great but still a fairly breezy commute
But going from the SE to west would be a ballache.
I mean I go from SE to SW every day and it's a bit rubbish.
You can use something like this to work out commuting times: http://www.locrating.com/CommutingMap.aspx or http://www.commutefrom.com/
And do you mind changing tube/train/bus?
If you're working in Ealing, do you know which tube is the closest? Ealing is very big, and you could quite easily spend half an hour walking from a tube station to your place of work if it's not the closest one.
It's also worth considering where you're likely to be going out in the evenings and at weekends. That's likely to be Soho, South Bank, Southwark, Shoreditch, Dalston, Upper Street, Camden, Deptford or Peckham, so it's a good idea to factor in access to these places too.
If you can avoid having to travel through Earls Court to get to Ealing (so going to Ealing Broadway on Central Line, or walking from West Acton on the Central Line), then do. Earls Court is notorious for delays and you'll likely have to change trains there anyway.
there should be an app where you show your place of work and all your hangouts and it gives you decent equidistant places to live based on transport and a lack of chavs and other features
cheers though marckee
and see what kind of times you get: http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk/user/XSLT_TRIP_REQUEST2?language=en
as a completely random choice i just did peckham rye to hanger lane. 53 minutes. i could live with that
DID YOU KNOW that you can get from peckham rye to highbury islington in half an hour on the train. did you know that?
Do try and bear in mind the rush hour though. For example, I can get on a tube at Leytonstone really easily. 10 minutes closer in to London and £200p/m more and you're in Bethnal Green, which might sound good, but you'll often end up waiting on the platform for 10 minutes until you can get on a tube anyway.
you live ten minutes further in and it costs you 200 more and it means it's hard to get on the train? that seems like a no brainer
At all other times it's ten minutes closer to the centre of town on the tube, and about half an hour closer when the night buses are running.
probably a good few miles in real life.
in marckee's example as well, for someone commuting in to central London they could just take the bus from Bethnal Green, saving themselves both a tonne of money and the nightmare that is the underground in the morning.
any further west than Bank.
means every time I have to get the Tube I just feel really deflated :/
I only spent one month commuting on the tube. NEVER AGAIN.
it's so good
it's a wonderful form of transportation for about 14 of the 18hrs a weekday it operates. it's just those other four hours, when you're paying a premium to be jammed into a metal tube with a bunch of equally irritable office workers trying to work out why they do this every day.
Glad I don't rely on it that often.
and work in Soho, the bus takes an eternity and is impossible to get on after 8am so getting the tube, whilst hellish, is still preferable. I do miss the bus though, used to get it when I lived in Dalston.
i never lived in east london, i was just basing it on when i lived in similarly-distanced areas in north London and worked centrally.
(i spent one month taking the tube from Archway and went back to the bus, because i was paying twice as much to not get a whole lot of standing room, let alone a seat. even if it was quicker it just wasn't worth it.)
it doesn't even have ealing in the name! i've been had!
Realistically then you're looking at somewhere to the west of the central area (eg mixing it with the australians in Shepherds Bush) or East (eg Stratford, Leyton or Leytonstone, or if you can afford it, Mile End or Bethnal Green).
All of those offer decent access to all parts of London, especially with the Overground (the orange lines on the tube map, and which acts as a kind of outer Circle Line) which has stations in or near all of those places.
this is all theoretical. job isn't mine yet but i have a little confidence about it. i have no idea about rent prices.
Great rockabilly/biker cafe/bar. If you like bikes or cars it's a great fun. Kinda the hidden gem of the west.
c_r, I heard you say you liked Peckham and Brixton to hang out in. This means you should DEFINITELY move to Forest Hill.
that's fine. what's so good about forest hill?
Loads of nice cafes and pubs and green spaces. An excellent comedy pub. Independent shops. The Horniman. Quick to get to East London (27ish minutes direct to Highbury and Islington). 176 24 hour bus from central London as well as 10 minutes on the bus to Peckham, 20ish to Brixton, 10 minutes to Crystal Palace which is LOVELY. I fucking love it here, and it's cheaper than Brixton / Peckham / Islington / other places.
o - oooh i do love a horniman
lol. what does cheaper entail? i'm so scared of london rent
than renting a 2 bed flat (proportionally). I dunno. Depends what you want from an area.
i reckon it'll be a room in a shared house anyway, but we'll see
Though my mate's about to move to Highbury Fields, lodging in a house for about £500 pcm iirc.
and am absolutely blown away to learn that upper street runs north/south. no fucking way
renting in Oxford, you don't have toooo much to fear from London prices. It's more expensive, but not madly so.
I.e. - I had a 2 bed flat in Oxford for 900, and I have a 1 bed flat in Brockley for 950.
my oxford is 925. this is good
It's pretty nice*.
*I think so anyway.
My point was that a mere few years ago Forest Hill was one of those anonymous, rough South London places that no self-respecting middle class home counties-ite would dream of going anywhere near. Now they're queuing up to get in because it's now 'nice'.
My point is one of astonishment of how quickly things change. I don't know Forest Hill well enough to comment on it in and of itself.
It's just that it was a bit of a ballache to get into the city from.
most parts of London which aren't the West End or the historically posh bits have all been able to be easily be perceived by outsiders as 'rough' - it's all a bit subjective. Somewhere like Homerton is now seemingly not considered that rough, for instance, whereas about 8 years ago most of the people who are spending £300k on ex councils there probably daren't have set foot in it... Just interesting observing the change, is all. Maybe 'nice' was the wrong word to use from the off...
I'd agree with you if we were talking about Catford or Lewisham, but Forest Hill has never been regarded as rough in the same way as Homerton was, or Mile End or Dalston or Bethnal Green were.
I'm just commenting on the observable shift in perceptions about areas of London previously perceived to be undesirable but are now experiencing popularity and, therefore, massive house price inflation.
Forest Hill's not as downtrodden as Homerton for sure - but regardless of how 'rough' it is on a scale of 1-10, 5 years ago you didn't have people going `Wow - I want to move to Forest Hill!` - they, probably, largely did so because they were priced out of other areas. Now there's a lot of demand from people who actively DESIRE to live there. It's a drastic shift and one which has happened very quickly.
and has seen the change happen. It's still pretty down-to-earth TBH.
I didn't know for ages either
its london, and you are young
but I'd not much fancy living in Ealing.
Shepherd's Bush is nearby and is awesome, bit is getting pricey. Which is why I'm leaving here in two days.
Expect to pay over £600 a month on rent for a room. I have a friend who pays over a grand a month to live there.
Or you can live near Willesden Junction. The place is pretty grim (like Manchester) and dull but it'll be cheap with good transport connections and a canal (like Manchester).
everyone loves brewdog, right???
That commute would gradually kill you.
I did the opposite and it just dripped the life out of me.
If you're near Hangar Lane then it's a bit of a shit area. Very industrial and near Alperton which is one of those places you don't want to live in. It's only where you might be working though, so no worries - just don't live there.
Easy enough to get to - I'd suggest looking at Kensal Rise area or Shepherd's Bush.