Here’s one I’d like your help on… In September I’m starting a copywriting course in Watford, and I need to move nearer, but not too near, and for f*%ks sake not actually in the town. Probably somewhere North-West. I know absolutely nothing about what goes on up there. Say I wanted to live somewhere roughly between Baker Street and Neasden, because Watford is on the metropolitan line. And say both myself and my prospective housemates have no real money to speak of; where would people recommend?

P.S. For a bonus point — the little biro circle on this tube map where bakerloo and metropolitan cross is not mine. Who can come up with the best theory as to why the person, whoever (s)he is, drew it?

4 Comments so far

  1. Eileen (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 8:29 pm

    I’ve lived in both West Hampstead and Kilburn (both on the Jubilee line). They’re about a 5 minute walk from each other, but quite different. Basically, West Hampstead is really nice, but pretty expensive (especially to buy), Kilburn is not so nice, but cheaper. I personally didn’t like Kilburn, but I have lots of friends who live there and love it. And like I say, it’s only about a five minute walk from the nice bars and restaurants in West Hampstead.

    As for the biro mark, I say it’s the persons way of saying “Why the hell isn’t there a bloody station there?!”. That’s a question I ask myself frequently!

  2. PFC (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 9:33 pm

    its an alien crop ring.

  3. Tomas (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2006 @ 9:58 am

    Thanks very much — do you think there’s such thing as cheap, dirty ‘student accommodation’ tucked away somewhere in West Hampstead?

    I think the biro mark could be the initial planning stages of an underground particle accelerator – but like you say, with no tube station there, how would the physicists get to work?

  4. Eileen (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2006 @ 10:09 am

    Well, I saw more than my share of “dirty” accomodation when I was looking, but they still had the cheek to charge £600 per month per person. You might have some luck in the many roads joining West Hampstead and Kilburn. I definitely think it’s worth taking a look.

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