Monthly Archives: January 2014

Find a home, find a school – a chicken and egg situation…

Find the perfect home, get your kids into the perfect school. This is what you (could) do. At least it’s what I found to be the most useful strategy: a)    Go to Rightmove, look up a property in an area you are interested in, and click on the Map & Schools tab (easier on a […]

London postcodes

Postcodes tell you a lot about where you are in London – and should be helpful in your search for a new home. The format is: one or two letters – one or two numbers – (possibly another letter) – space – one number-  two letters For example, the London Zoo has the postcode NW1 […]

Finding a home in London – websites to narrow the search

There are a number of sites that aggregate London neighbourhood data into searchable maps. But make no mistake: Getting familiar with the areas, schools, rent prices, will all take time. (If you are thinking of SW London and want some help, get in touch with me via About). Try these: – Rightmove and FindProperly: My […]

London living near greenery and parks – gotta love it!

As with Noise, I may be biased. But living next to Richmond Park, Kew Gardens, and the Thames path has made us VERY happy. The kids love watching the deer, running around the soaring roofs of Kew’s Victorian greenhouses, and watching ducks and swans on the river Thames. London has lot of parks on offer […]

Viewing a rental property? Here’s your tick list.

When viewing a property in London, here a few things you may want to check out. Other than that you like the place, that it’s the right size and the right location, and sports a parking space/garden/warehouse/jacuzzi or whatever else your specific requirements are. Windows and doors – in good shape, and double-glazed? It can […]