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Feltham - Hounslow

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jason85, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Jason85


    Joined: Aug 1, 2012

    Posts: 53

    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?
  2. SixTwoSix


    Joined: Sep 14, 2007

    Posts: 7,633

    Location: Rugby

    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.
  3. xarr


    Joined: Mar 26, 2008

    Posts: 503

    Location: West London

    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.
  4. panthro


    Joined: Nov 19, 2004

    Posts: 11,190

    Location: Wokingham

    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.
  5. trigger-happy


    Joined: Jan 3, 2009

    Posts: 3,309

    Location: In west London

    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 :D

  6. darkgen

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 8, 2005

    Posts: 1,699

    Location: London, UK

    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.
  7. Spuj


    Joined: Jan 23, 2012

    Posts: 2,681

    Location: Wiltshire

    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.
  8. dirtychinchilla


    Joined: May 2, 2011

    Posts: 7,658

    Location: Woking, Surrey

    As people have said already, Feltham and Hounslow aren't wonderful. Try Ashford or Staines perhaps as they are slightly cheaper that Kingston etc.
  9. jamesaltria


    Joined: Dec 13, 2012

    Posts: 179

    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
  10. toshj


    Joined: Aug 11, 2009

    Posts: 2,842

    Location: Whitechapel, London

    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.
  11. Maccapacca


    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 15,269

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    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?
  12. Janesy B


    Joined: Apr 19, 2008

    Posts: 24,230

  13. House


    Joined: Jun 16, 2005

    Posts: 2,553

    Location: Back in the UK

    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.
  14. Arcane


    Joined: Aug 19, 2005

    Posts: 3,221

    Location: Ealing, London

    Ealing's fairly close and cheaper than Twickenham etc. Good transport links too.
  15. remy87

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 8, 2009

    Posts: 1,663

    Location: London

    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
  16. panthro


    Joined: Nov 19, 2004

    Posts: 11,190

    Location: Wokingham

    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!
  17. Haircut


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 3,926

    Location: SW London

    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.
  18. Cosimo

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jan 9, 2007

    Posts: 163,196

    Location: Londinium

    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.
  19. PapaLazaru


    Joined: Dec 23, 2009

    Posts: 16,447

    Location: Reading

    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.
  20. Jono8


    Joined: May 20, 2007

    Posts: 25,209

    Location: Surrey

    As has been said, definitely aim for sunbury/walton on thames/weybridge/Kingston e.t.c

    All much better areas.

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