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Nov 6th, 2007, 02:52 PM
I am looking for accommodation in north London because i want to move to UK.I could go there at the end of this month(november) or december.
I will thank if anybody can say me any place where i can search.I put the day before yesterday a advice on Vegan Village,but I must to writte them to change Birmingham and put north London.I was with the idea to go Birmingham or London and finally I have decided to go to London.Because I suposse there are more music.I play drums since i was 13 years old,and i have been in Virginia(usa) and Madrid,but i didīt find my place there.I am liveing in Zaragoza 1 year and any months but here i havenīt find people with the same interest like me :( I like London and UK for the music scene and because since i am vegan(9 years ago) i always have been readed or listened that there is a lot of vegans and things about it.Even I wear 2 years ago a vegan trainers i bought on "Vegan shoes" web page.I bought two pairs and they sended to me here in spain.
This is part of the advice i put on Vegan Villageīs page:

"30 year old vegan spanish male. I'm vegan 9 years ago.Very clean and tidy. Non-smoking, non-drinker. I'm lookin for a flat or house share in north London. I want to share with other/s vegan/s. The most i like is music. I play drums 17 years, and when i will get accommodation and job I will looking for others musicians to play. I hope find anything soon because i'm dying to go there :-) Please email me if you can help me pabloperez.arroyo@gmail.com (pabloperez.arroyo@gmail.com). Thanks!!"

And iīm dying to go to these meets you do there between vegans and all these gigs.
I am very happy to have finded this forum.I only meet for the moment to Marrers and Stu and they are very pleasant with me,and it make me very happy.I hope to meet more people here,all seem good people.


Nov 6th, 2007, 05:02 PM
Well unfortunately I can't be any help with accomodation, but London is a great place to be a drummer. You'll love it. The meetups we have are also a lot of fun, and you will be more than welcome to come along and meet everyone. :)

Nov 6th, 2007, 07:27 PM
Thank you very much for your comment aubergine.

Nov 6th, 2007, 10:26 PM
.I only meet for the moment to Marrers and Stu and they are very pleasant with me,and it make me very happy.
Wait till you meet me. I'm even nicer!

Good luck with finding somewhere to stay.

Nov 7th, 2007, 10:46 AM
Thank you RedWellies for your simpathy ;-) When i will bee there i hope to meet you too.Is the first time i meet so much vegan people.This country sooo primitive.
Yesterday i was seeing on veg.com page and there are a lot of accommodations in London area.Tomorrow i will see it more quiet because today iīm on the village painting at my motherīs house.

Nov 12th, 2007, 02:49 PM
I was thinking perhaps people who know about flat and house shares, esp in North London, could advise Piticli on what he might expect to pay in rent and for what sort of accomodation he could expect for what levels of rent.

Also are there some areas of North London which are best to look at for the amount of rented rooms available and any areas known for cheaper rents?
(Plus any areas to avoid looked at because of expensive rents? And 'dangerous' areas you wouldn't want to live in?)

It must be really hard to find a room in a country you have never visited, let alone not having the chance to see the area or know if you are being charged a fair rent - so I imagine any help and advise we can give will be very useful.

Nov 12th, 2007, 04:05 PM
I agree Marrers. :)

I have PM'd Piticli about London in general but I don't know about prices of rents in North London.

(I hope I didn't put him off coming here as I told him that London can be very expensive.:o:D)

Nov 12th, 2007, 04:30 PM
Thank you very much Marrers.
The past friday i recived a mail from one person saying me he has a 100% vegan flat to share.Itīs in London, Blackheath, Greenwich area.He say:The house is really nice, with living room and nice garden, the room is quite small but realy nice and just redecorated. I replied him to say iīm interested and ask for any pics and i can go to view the house when he want.From my city to London is about 2 hours in plane.Later he replied asking me if i have got a job there and how i think to pay the rent.I wrote to him that the price is ok and i havenīt problems to pay,and i come back to ask for pics of the room and the house.Because i can go to view the room and the house,but i would like to see any pic for make any idea how small is it.He hasnīt send me pics yet,this moorning i have wrote to him this:
Hello again!

I am seeing others flats to share, and need any reply of you.The others arenīt vegan and I preffeer to live with vegan.But these people write to me to ask an answer and if i was secure to share with you i could say them i have found a flat now.I donīt like to be a trouble for the others.Hope you can understand to me.
The others flats is in Birmingham,but i preffeer London,and your flat is the only one i have found.
If you havenīt got pics,you can say me how meters is the room.So i can make a idea.And when you can or want i go to view the house.From my city to London is only 2 hours.
Write me soon please.


He donīt reply to me and i think that he hasnīt interest,so i am thinking to go to a no-vegan house in Birmingham.
Thanks for all.I donīt want to bother more.I will continue searching and when i get anything i will say you.

Donīt worry Aphrodite ;-)

Nov 13th, 2007, 02:05 AM
Greenwich is in South London, on the train but not the tube. Depending on where it is you may not be very close to a train station. I used to live in Blackheath - it is a nice area, quite posh in many parts, lots of green space and large victorian houses, but there are some famously rough areas very nearby like the Kidbrooke Estate. It was a bit too posh for me!

I guess most people will be worried you will not be able to pay the rent if you don't have a job yet. That is probably the first thing you need to reassure them of.

Is it worth trying to find some other Spanish people in London to see if there are any short term rooms they know of? Rather than just moving in to some random place? At least there would be something in common. Once you are settled and have found work you can look for a vegan place and an area you like or are working in.

Nov 13th, 2007, 09:10 AM
Ok,i understand.
Yesterday i was trying to register on monsterīs web page to put my CV.I donīt know if this method can work to find job.But when i was on the first page to register me,it ask the address,if i put my address from here,directly it send me to the monster web page from spain.I should write an address from UK to can search job there.And even though i put my address from spain i donīt think any company could be interested in one person that is out of the country,itīs logical.
My idea was one time i am there take my CV to companys directly,like i can do here,but i see it wonīt be possible,so today i will try to search job and later looking for accommodation.I guess itīs the normal.
I am learning a lot with this first experience,itīs good.
Thank Marrers for your help.

Nov 13th, 2007, 09:29 AM
hi piticli. Maybe you could have a look on http://www.vegcom.org/vclist.php?rgn=LDN&cat=OFF

you might find a veggie household there!

Nov 13th, 2007, 10:18 AM
Ok,thanks bryzee.
But is sure that when i say to them that for the moment i havenīt got a job,they wonīt reply me.So i have decide to search a job and later the accommodation.At first any hotel or any thing so.And when i will be there,i will looking for a best job and any band.
Do you know anything on internet to search a job in London? In monsterīs page only appears jobs for manager and things so. Any job to work in gardens or washing plates or in a cemetery......:D

Nov 13th, 2007, 07:16 PM
I have found it:
I have wrote just now to them. I guess i will be there one week to looking for a job in London,because from here i donīt know if itīs possible.
Otherwise i can take any cans of paint and try to do it:


Nov 13th, 2007, 08:45 PM
Does it have to be North London specifically? There is a lot of cheap accommodation available in North London, but most of it will be infested with cockroaches and/or mice. I'm in Hackney (North London), which is a relatively cheap place to live. It's not great for transport links though.

London is split into 34 boroughs, each run by its own council. North London boroughs that you might want to try, include:

You could try gumtree.com as well as the stuff I mentioned in my PMs. You could use ot for both accommodation and jobs. Also, maybe try loot.com. I'd offer to put you up here, but I don't think my flatmates would be too happy. But if you need somewhere for just a couple of nights or so, maybe I can help.

I'll try and think of any other ways I can help...

Nov 13th, 2007, 09:04 PM
Thanks Stu,but i donīt like to compromise anybody.
I put North London because the Stansteed airport is more near.Only for it.
Donīt worry.i preffer to do it by miself :)

Nov 13th, 2007, 11:52 PM
so do you have enough money to pay a deposit (usually 4-6 weeks rent)? Or even enough for 3 months advance rent. this will usually put an prospective landlords worries about jobs at bay. I haven't a job, but I paid a deposit and 3 months up front, so they weren't bothered.

Nov 14th, 2007, 12:07 AM
Like bryzee says as long as you can prove to them that you can cover the rent until you get a job it should not be a problem. I didn't mean they would not consider you at all if you don't have a job, I just meant most landlords would be concerned about getting their money so you must reassure them about this first.

Nov 14th, 2007, 09:03 AM
Yes! I have got enough money to pay them more than 10 months,but maybe i have contact with people no very formal.Or maybe ítīs because i am spanish and they think i am a rowdy and these things any people think about spanish people.I donīt know.I start to think that i say anything on my mails that they donīt like or something like that. Is a pity that people judge to other without they donīt meet the person.
Thanks for your comments,it help me very much.

Nov 14th, 2007, 09:42 AM
Don't know if it's any help/use but I spotted this ad on the vegan village notice board when I was browsing this morning :)

Packing Person Needed - Richmond, London
We are looking for a fun person to join our team to help with packing up our orders. 20+ hours a week, mornings. Efficient and attention to detail and computer skills. Start immediate. info@bboheme.com (info@bboheme.com)

Nov 14th, 2007, 09:50 AM
I will write them now!!
I have wrote to this guy:

Vegan only please! Cosy room in veggy flat sharing with 3 guys, including 2 vegans. (hoping for 100% vegan house asap). Flat is in a victorian semi-detached house, 2 mins from telegraph hill park, large living room + fireplace, nice kitchen, large garden. students + a thinktank intern, interested in veganism,politics, environmentalism, spirituality, philosophy...+other great stuff. wireless + bills extra. we dont pay council tax at the moment. Phil

Itīs in New Cross Gate.I hope have best luck.
Altought it cost me more time,i wonīt let to try.
Thanks scarlett ;-)

Nov 14th, 2007, 11:46 AM
Don't know if it's any help/use but I spotted this ad on the vegan village notice board when I was browsing this morning :)

Packing Person Needed - Richmond, London
We are looking for a fun person to join our team to help with packing up our orders. 20+ hours a week, mornings. Efficient and attention to detail and computer skills. Start immediate. info@bboheme.com (info@bboheme.com)

I should point out that Richmond is at the far south-west of London - a LONG way to travel from North London.

Nov 14th, 2007, 12:13 PM
I know,Stu.
I putted North London only because this area is more close to the Stansteed airport.I am waiting answer of the guy that is looking for a vegan tenant in New Cross Gate.Anyway i donīt make expectations.I guess that in one moment i will got luck.

Nov 14th, 2007, 01:01 PM
I think transport is quite good from New Cross Gate.

Nov 14th, 2007, 02:48 PM
apart from the fact the east london line closes in a month

the trains are good though.

Nov 14th, 2007, 03:52 PM
Why they closes it?
and other question,i am seeing share flats ads,what is DSS? On any of them put it.and i donīt know what is it.