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1. Posted by kody (Respected Member 234 posts) 12y

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Hi there,

Anyone is currently residing in South London or familiar with South London?
I'll probably be touching down and temporary will be staying in South London, either Modern or Toothing Broadway somewhere March next year.

Anyone got a better idea or recommendation which area to stay or better chances to get a job?
Appreciate that. Thanks.

Regards,
Nick ;)

2. Posted by nmarsden (Budding Member 6 posts) 12y

Hi

I'm originally from Croydon in South London so I know the area fairly well. Tooting Broadway and Morden are OK places to be thinking of. Really you want somewhere on a tube line so you can get to central London more easily and it doesn't extend too far south. Your best bet is to look around when you get there if you can wait as there are some really lovely areas and some horrid places where you might feel unsafe! Posher areas are Wimbledon, Richmond etc but can be really expensive. Parts of Roehampton are OK - I survived there for a while!

Hope that has been of some use!:)
Nicola

3. Posted by mugen (Inactive 50 posts) 12y

Hi Nick,

I used to live in south london too, just left there 6 months ago actually and i loved it!.... i moved around a bit, stayed in battersea first, then brixton then wandsworth common area. All of these places were great. You can find accomodation pretty easily - some really expensive but look around and you can definitely find cheaper and still nice. Nicola is right, you're better off near a tube station. In wandsworth common i had a mission to a train station every mornign that was always so busy that you'd wait for ages for a train with space on it. Brixton was ace, i'd recommmend it.... there are bad stories about it but its really not that bad, just watch out for coldharbour lane, but its pretty obvious when you see it not to go down there when its dark! It has a really good tube (first stop so you always get a seat in the morning!) straight into town, good bars, clubs etc. Tooting is also a decent area if you are thinking definitely living there, you can get really good a curry on tooting high street! Have a look at www.thegumtree.com, people advertise rooms, flats etc on there. there are jobs advertised on there too. Also, www.moveflat.com you can find others looking for people to live with. let me know if you want any more info..... London is amazing - enjoy!!

Meg

4. Posted by kody (Respected Member 234 posts) 12y

Hey there...

Appreciate for the helps. I'll take note about those area then. Thanks.
Btw, does it really snow in London during winter?

Cheers,
Nick

5. Posted by mugen (Inactive 50 posts) 12y

hey again,

It snowed that past 3 years around Jan/Feb i think..... i definitely does snow. If you want lots of snow, go to Scotland! The mountain range called teh Cairngorms in Aviemore near Inverness has skiing and snowboarding from January till about late march depending on how much snow is left. Its not like the rest of europe but its pretty good for the UK......

Meg

6. Posted by Louisiana (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y

Try this website when looking for accomodation in London.
www.thegumtree.com. I just got back from a 6 month US WHV. I lived in Bethnal Green,East London. I think the areas around Camden are not too bad.