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Old 7th Jan 2013, 00:55   #1
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Feltham - Hounslow

Hi Guys,

Working are relocating in this area from the North, wondering what the area is like? I'm a bit sceptical about relocation as its considerably cheaper up here in Yorkshire.

Any thoughts or towns nearby to relocate to?
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Old 7th Jan 2013, 08:09   #2
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I lived in Feltham for a few months back in 2003, I broke my contract and sacrificed my housing deposit to get out of the area. One of the most horrid places i've ever had the misfortune to live.

I moved to nearby Uxbridge and instantly felt a whole lot better, not sure how it is now though.

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Old 7th Jan 2013, 08:34   #3
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As a born and bred Londoner who would give my left leg to not have to move North, I would happily live out my days in Yorkshire (*shudders*) rather than live in Feltham. Its the rear end of London and its only distinguishing feature is its young offenders institute.

Isleworth, Twickenham, Teddington, Ashford, Shepperton and Walton are all nicer areas near by.

London is expensive, get over it.

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Old 7th Jan 2013, 08:37   #4
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Feltham and Hounslow are total dumps and both are in very close proximity of Heathrow so it can get noisy. Don't move there. A lot of people get duped into thinking its an affordable part of greater London, but it really is a ****hole.

Look at Windsor, Walton On Thames, Weybridge, Kingston etc. They are all close by and a hell of a lot nicer.

FYI it also as a very big Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi community too.

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Old 7th Jan 2013, 08:51   #5
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I live in Hounslow. DO NOT COME HERE. Its noisy because of Heathrow airport - you will lose sleep and it will affect your health. Hounslow is just a dump, There's nothing to do in Hounslow at all. Its boring and its full of old people.

Here is a a video some guy in Hounslow made. Seriously funny, watch it


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Old 7th Jan 2013, 09:00   #6
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Aye, I very occasionally go to the office in Brentford, which seemingly is the teaser trailer for hole-land which is Hounslow.

I'd pass.

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Old 7th Jan 2013, 09:03   #7
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If you can avoid Hounslow and Feltham then I would. As mentioned try living in some places such as Sunbury, Walton, Weybridge, Shepperton etc.

It will add to your commute time if you are working in Hounslow/Feltham but it will be worth it IMO.

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Old 7th Jan 2013, 09:07   #8
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As people have said already, Feltham and Hounslow aren't wonderful. Try Ashford or Staines perhaps as they are slightly cheaper that Kingston etc.
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Old 7th Jan 2013, 09:15   #9
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Isleworth, Twickenham, Teddington, Ashford, Shepperton and Walton are all nicer areas near by.

London is expensive, get over it.
I live in Ashford and it's very very slowly starting to turn into Feltham. If I were you I would try Shepperton. Went school there. Lovely area and only a 5/10 minute drive to Feltham if that's where your work is

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Old 7th Jan 2013, 10:42   #10
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Went school there. Lovely area and only a 5/10 minute drive to Feltham if that's where your work is
Me too! Avoid Feltham ans Hounslow wherever possible, but plenty of decent areas to be found.l Isleworth Old Town by the river is decent, but I'd probably head toward Hampton, Teddington, Twickenham to answer the OP.
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Old 7th Jan 2013, 10:44   #11
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Proper dump, worked there opposite the young offenders place, proper proper dump, find anywhere else, commute from Yorkshire? live in a cardboard box in Surrey?

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Old 7th Jan 2013, 10:44   #12
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Old 7th Jan 2013, 10:54   #13
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I did my sandwich year from uni in Twickenham and I lived in hounslow (all i could afford becasue of really low "intern pay") for the first 6 months. I got burgled, My car had a brick thrown through the window while i was driving it, the flat next door had a hooker living in it and the one below some bloke died of a heroin overdose.

What me to tell you what i think of the place? it would be me permabanned in seconds.

After that i moved into isleworth which was bad as well but not that bad, and for the last 3 months i lived in Richmond looking after a mates flat while he was working abroad.

I have always said i will only live inside the M25 again if I can afford to live in the best areas.
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Old 7th Jan 2013, 11:10   #14
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Ealing's fairly close and cheaper than Twickenham etc. Good transport links too.
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Old 7th Jan 2013, 11:51   #15
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My sister lives in Feltham and yeah over the 4 years she lived there they stole a SAAB 95 from her, stole neighbors across the street BMW X5, jumped over the left neighbors fence (extension in progress) and stole a whole load of equipment, jumped over the right neighbors fence while they were on holiday to steal a PS3 and a few weeks after they tried to steal our Honda bike. Good place innit? lol
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Old 7th Jan 2013, 12:07   #16
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This thread has cracked me up at all the negative replies. I was expecting my response to be critiqued by someone trying to promote Hounslow/Feltham but it seems the consensus is to stay away!

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Old 7th Jan 2013, 12:14   #17
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I see all that needed to be said about the area has already been said!
For all the stick that Staines gets it's actually a pretty nice place and probably won't cost too much more than Feltham or Hounslow.
If you're going to be based in the west then it's worth considering.
I lived in Twickenham for 8 years until recently and can highly recommend there as well, but it will cost a bit more.

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Old 7th Jan 2013, 12:21   #18
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Hounslow, Feltham and Ashford are to be avoided. I would look in the direction of Twickenham, Walton, and Kingston. Isleworth close to the river is ok.

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Old 7th Jan 2013, 12:24   #19
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Hounslow, Feltham and Ashford are to be avoided. I would look in the direction of Twickenham, Walton, and Kingston. Isleworth close to the river is ok.
This. Some lovely areas close by but as said above. Avoid the place to live liek the plague. There are few worse places to live within commiting distance of it.

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Old 7th Jan 2013, 12:26   #20
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As has been said, definitely aim for sunbury/walton on thames/weybridge/Kingston e.t.c

All much better areas.
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Old 7th Jan 2013, 12:31   #21
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DO NOT MOVE THERE.

I have to get the train through Feltham on the way to London from my parents house and every time I go through rank people (not a racist jibe as the asians are often the nicer clientele of South West Trains) get on the train (and you've just gone through Staines as well so feeling pretty miserable by now) and I just think thank the Lord that I am fortunate enough to not have to live here. I also just think 'take me back to my quiet leafy street in North London where it's safe'.

I've had the displeasure of getting off the train to visit a friend I no longer see in Feltham a few times. I've done the high street, been in the Wetherspoons etc and I can say this: I never would wish anyone to be so down on their luck to have to be there every day for the rest of their life.

Round Twickenham's nice enough as Kingston can also be. Have a look in Barnes- it's safe there. Also Richmond- safe there too.

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Old 7th Jan 2013, 12:38   #22
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I'd look for a new job

Can't imagine anything worse than living in or around London
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Old 7th Jan 2013, 12:39   #23
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I did my sandwich year from uni in Twickenham and I lived in hounslow (all i could afford because of really low "intern pay") for the first 6 months. I got burgled, My car had a brick thrown through the window while i was driving it, the flat next door had a hooker living in it and the one below some bloke died of a heroin overdose.
Lived there for years, nothing remotely like that happened to me. Although insurance companies do complain about it being a burglary hot spot.

People in Hounslow look down on Feltham. Says a lot about Feltham!

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Ealing's fairly close and cheaper than Twickenham
No it isn't.
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Old 7th Jan 2013, 12:43   #24
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Hounslow - a place I'll remember for having my car broken into, and reading news reports of roving gangs with chains wrapped around their fists stealing mobile phones from people.

Feltham - a place I pass through on the way to get to London via train, I often pull my bag a little closer when the train stops there.

Twickenham, Strawberry Hill, hell Whitton is even better than the above if a little too close to Hounslow for anyone's liking.

Where is your work based? If it's not too far from the A316, I'd even consider moving down the M3 corridor as once you're past the M25 junction the commute is very reasonable.

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Staines isn't too bad at all. I'm working in Staines at the moment and it has pretty much everything you need. The only thing is that the town centre is a ghost town after 6pm.

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Old 7th Jan 2013, 12:53   #26
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Workeed in Feltham for a while, well Bedfont Lakes, and everytime i went through it i felt like i was on safari. Horrible place.

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Old 7th Jan 2013, 12:57   #27
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Worked in Hounslow for a year. Complete dump.

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Old 7th Jan 2013, 17:19   #28
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Hah, yeah its not the nicest of places.

Uxbridge is alot nicer and close (dont move to Hayes though lol)
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Old 7th Jan 2013, 17:58   #29
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Hello, i'm from Hounslow. Born and bred. Went to St Marks, used to drink underage in Inwood park and used to fight with Hounslow manor kids in Lampton park!

Thank you for choosing to relocate to Hounslow. You, along with the hundreds of illegal immigrants all hanging around the local immigration center are most welcome!

Basically don't live here. Tell us where you need to be every day (work) and we will tell you some nice places to live within a short drive or short commute.

In my opinion Feltham isn't a bad visually but is a lot rougher.

PS - The 'H' in Hounslow is silent. It's pronounced OWNNSLAAH.
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Old 7th Jan 2013, 18:36   #30
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I live in Hounslow...
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Used to spend most sat afternoons in there with granddad then across the road to the legion
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