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5.0 out of 5 stars Complete London coverage
This is a very useful Guide. And the fact that it covers all 33 London boroughs is a real bonus - not all Guides have done this in the past. Indeed, with the outer boroughs starting to benefit from significant investment by individual homebuyers and developers alike, this full coverage is indispensible. The book's area assessments are unbiased and of genuine value. As...
Published on 16 May 2011 by A. P. Monblat

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3.0 out of 5 stars OK for non-Londoners. Not a patch on Carrie Segrave
Disappointed. I bought this book after looking for a decent guide to help me purchase a house in London. Carrie Segrave's excellent "New London Property Guide", which used to be updated yearly, was my bible before, but it hasn't been released now for several years and is out of date.

"Where to live in London" was pitched as "essential reading for anyone...
Published on 31 Oct 2010 by Michael Vessey


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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK for non-Londoners. Not a patch on Carrie Segrave, 31 Oct 2010
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Disappointed. I bought this book after looking for a decent guide to help me purchase a house in London. Carrie Segrave's excellent "New London Property Guide", which used to be updated yearly, was my bible before, but it hasn't been released now for several years and is out of date.

"Where to live in London" was pitched as "essential reading for anyone looking to rent or buy in London". While it does provide a lot of useful facts for people that are not familiar with London, it is not particularly helpful for anyone that already lives here. Much of the book is taken up with chapters of advice on how to hail taxis, the types of taxes we pay, and even a section of conversion of weights and measures. For a Londoner who wanted in-depth information on each area its less useful.

The latter chapters of the book are broken into a borough by borough guide of London. Again I found this lacking. The sections are a list of facts, which, while accurate, don't provide any context. It almost has the feel of a piece of work written by contract writers. Just fill in these sections boys and we're done.

I really didn't get any impression that the writers (only one of whom lives in London) had any real feel for the boroughs, other than obvious observations. I learned nothing new.

Overall, a useful guide for non-Londoners, especially Americans, who it seems to be aimed at. Not so good for anyone that already lives in London. I'm still looking for my Carrie Segrave replacement.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Complete London coverage, 16 May 2011
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A. P. Monblat (Sutton, Surrey United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This is a very useful Guide. And the fact that it covers all 33 London boroughs is a real bonus - not all Guides have done this in the past. Indeed, with the outer boroughs starting to benefit from significant investment by individual homebuyers and developers alike, this full coverage is indispensible. The book's area assessments are unbiased and of genuine value. As with other all-borough guides, readers will soon realise the sense in looking seriously at the outer regions of Greater London around 10 miles from the centre - it's often possible to find an architecturally identical property for around half the price just by looking a little further out. Local restaurants and coffee bars will often be branches of exactly the same names as found in the inner areas - and sometimes frankly better. And schools are definitely better overall and crime is of a far less serious nature - what's not to like?
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars ARE U SUITED TO LIVING IN LONDON, 21 April 2014
This review is from: Where to Live in London: A Survival Handbook (Paperback)
SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE DISTORED IDEAS OF LIVING IN LONDON.IN REALITY UNLESS U ARE V WEALTHY,OR MEET THE CRITERIA FOR SOCIAL HOUSING EG PEABODY I WOULD STAY WHERE U ARE.WITH IMMIGRANTS NOW CAMPING AND HAVING BBQS IN PARK LANE THE PROBLEM OF HOUSING IN LONDON IS DIRE.STAY WHERE U ARE !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!!, 26 Feb 2012
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This book is exactly what I needed as Im looking to move to London next year, it gives me the low down of each borough and is very interesting. I haven't been able to put it down.
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