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    Anyone here from East London?

    Hello all, it looks like I'll be moving to East London with a new job working for Ford (Systems Analyst), it's actually based just outside of the M25 in Warley but I'd like to live more central if possible.

    I'm looking at Newham - Stratford/Plaistow area. What are these areas like?

    Would it be feasible to commute by car from here to outside of London, I'm thinking it might be as the traffic is usually worse going in to London in a morning, not out like I'd be doing.

    Any info/recommendations would be most appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwstewart
    I'm looking at Newham - Stratford/Plaistow
    ****-holes mate

    the new olympic village will be in stratford and I dont know how that will affect the area.

    Cheap to live around there though

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    as what silver75 said really theres not a great deal there... there is a big regeneration scheme going on with the new olympic village and DLR links to the city.....

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    I'm struggling to think of any area i would recommend in East London. If you're set on moving somewhere more central then South East or even North London would be a better choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mc119856
    I'm struggling to think of any area i would recommend in East London. If you're set on moving somewhere more central then South East or even North London would be a better choice.
    very true.... have you considered moving outside of the M25 ? maybe somewhere local in kent, would only be a short commute then....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mc119856
    I'm struggling to think of any area i would recommend in East London. If you're set on moving somewhere more central then South East or even North London would be a better choice.
    IMO as far as East London is concerned anywhere east of Shorditch is mostly chav infested wasteland. Very few places in East London I would move to anyway.

    Having just moved from SE London I wouldnt recomend it...

    North London will be too far to commute every day so I would recomend Essex or North Kent much cheaper to live than London and a shorter commute.

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    Many thanks for the input guys. I had a drive around some of the places last night and I wasn't too impressed tbh! Stratford tcentre seemed OK though. I might try a bit further out while I get settled then try and find somewhere nicer a bit mroe central.

    Thanks again!

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    Dude,
    Try woodford, wanstead and south woodford even leytonstone

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    Move to Brentwood, or closer to Central is Barkingside or Loughton its not bad there.
    Ilford and stratford are okay if you want to get mugged or burgled
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    Quote Originally Posted by A4Quattro
    Move to Brentwood, or closer to Central is Barkingside or Loughton its not bad there.
    Ilford and stratford are okay if you want to get mugged or burgled
    or stabbed

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    Cheers guys. Looking around at properties on the net and a few are coming up around Newbury Park. What's that like?

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    Not bad, its near Barkingside and it has a Central Line Tube station
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    Quote Originally Posted by silver75
    or stabbed
    or shot!
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    Thanks Chris

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    Got a place sorted out in Newbury Park near the Tube station. Thanks for all the input on this!

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    If you like going out and drinking, then try faces at Gants Hill, really nice bar then club 2 doors down
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    Quote Originally Posted by A4Quattro
    If you like going out and drinking
    as apposed to never leaving the house and never consuming any liquids?

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    I meant the two combined, they're not mutually exclusive as far as I am aware.
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