Move to Earlsfield or surbiton?
Ok straight fight between these 2 now. Working in chertsey for a year then epsom or st heliers. I know surbiton closer for first year but at the moment we’re thinking specifically about which is more interesting or lively to live in? I realise neither is “real”london etc. gf’s sister lives in putney, mates in kensal green and brockley so if easy to see them all the better but not a priority. Nor is cycling for the sake of this discussionPosted 4 years agoaPMember
I would think very carefully about exactly how long you’re prepared to spend each day commuting. Living in Surbiton will give you probably at the minimum an additional 200 hours a year more personal time. It may well be nice living in a place with more interesting things going on but if you’re spending all you’re time commuting.Posted 4 years ago
Cheers guys. Not chertsey because not interested in living there and also only there for a year. I appreciate the issue regarding commuting but after 4 years of derby we want a bit of life. I know it’ll prob be noisy smelly and dirty but it’s only for a couple years then off to scotland so a bit of city living is what we’re after.
Bernie, um thanks? Feel free too add something constructive like somewhere non shithole 😉
Ap, excellent point although I think the balance shifts for the second year? (want to stay in one place for both years) but that said it’s a great illustration of the tangible benefit to being closerPosted 4 years agoJ-RMember
So would you be in the medical profession of some sort?
I’s support the comments above. Surbiton is further from central London but has a good train service in. It is probably a “nicer” surburban area than Earlsfield and is very handy for Kingston for shopping and A3 for driving.
Driving from either to Epsom or St Helier won’t be fantastic, but could be worse, probably Surbiton has the edge. Train to Epsom might be slightly easier from Earlsfield as from Surbiton you’ll need to change – but not much in it TBH.Posted 4 years agokiloSubscriber
Live in sw19 and work near surbiton and I’ll vote surbiton. imo a bit nicer than earlsfied (but that may be because I am old now!!). Surbiton has decent food shops (big waitrose m&S)a few restaurants and ok pubs. “Lifestyle” wise for earlsfield you have wimbledon close at hand and for surbiton you have kingston, of the two kingston has better shopping – if you like that, a decent record shop, good road bike shop, the river and I believe a least one good bookshop having a university there. It is also hell on eath on a saturday. Commute from surbiton to epsom would be easy by bike / car, slightly nadgier to st heliers. Bear in mind despite what estate agents say tolworth is not surbiton and is a cultural void with poor train service. Berrylands is nice but seems to be just housing and a tennis club.Posted 4 years agoTPTcruiserSubscriber
Earlsfield. Only one stop out from Clapham Junction giving you the option of Victoria or Waterloo. If your focus is city living then you would mainly be looking towards the centre for leisure and may as well be closer. The Commons give you plenty of open space and sky. Reggie Perrin came from Surbiton? Train was always 11 minutes late…Posted 4 years ago
Used to live near St John’s Hill, between CJ and Wandsworth, but this was 21 years ago 😕LenHankieMember
Surbiton. Lived there for six years, and would happily move back if possible.
If you’re driving to Epsom for work then it’s barely any distance at all. Surbiton also has the A3 on your doorstep and a very fast and regular train service ( Waterloo in 17mins or so).
Although you said cycling isn’t important for the sake of this, you are also closer to the Surrey Hills or Epsom Downs.
beanieripper – Member
both severe shltholes?
Where do you live beanie ripper?! Belgravia, Knightsbridge?Posted 4 years ago
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