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    Quote Originally Posted by DelboyTrotter View Post
    I know quite a few IT contractors who commute daily from Coventry to London - and there journey is less than an hour.....don't know about local rents/areas , etc. but might be worth an area considering...
    It may be an hour from Coventry to London, as it is from Swindon station to Paddington. However, once I factor in getting from South Swindon to the station and from Paddington to the City it's more like 1hr 45mins each way (if I'm lucky 1hr 30 if I get all connections timed perfectly).

    While long commutes are doable, it's a grind after months on end. See other threads on this forum for similar comments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShandyDrinker View Post
    It may be an hour from Coventry to London, as it is from where from Swindon station to Paddington. However, once I factor in getting from South Swindon to the station and from Paddington to the City it's more like 1hr 45mins each way (if I'm lucky 1hr 30 if I get all connections timed perfectly).

    While long commutes are doable, it's a grind after months on end. See other threads on this forum for similar comments.
    Paddington is a **** to come into though. I remember doing that commute (well North Swindon) some years back to Canary Wharf, almost killed me after a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manic View Post
    Paddington is a **** to come into though. I remember doing that commute (well North Swindon) some years back to Canary Wharf, almost killed me after a year.
    Yeah, I did the same from North Swindon to Canary Wharf for a while, not fun after a while.

    I am really hoping that once the electrification of GWR is complete (at least to Swindon) and Crossrail (or should I say the Elizabeth line) commences from Paddington at the end of 2018 it should mean that, in theory at least, I should be able to get from door to door in approx 1hr 20mins which would be fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DelboyTrotter View Post
    I know quite a few IT contractors who commute daily from Coventry to London - and there journey is less than an hour.....don't know about local rents/areas , etc. but might be worth an area considering...
    The fast train part of the journey is an hour and 3 minutes or so. It's usually a tiny bit late too. However, leave the house at 7:20, drop the kids off at school, get to e.g. Holborn at c. 9:30. Don't like doing it over the winter though, and some WFH is essential if you're going to meetups and getting the 23:30 home.

    The 4 bed detached house for the price of a small flat makes it all worth it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manic View Post
    There are people here who commute from Stafford which is an hour and 15 each way. I expect rentals there will be much cheaper.

    If you want to work on the train go first class. Free wifi and a much nicer seat, plus a meal/snack and coffee provided.
    I did this for the last two years - and while you are doing it seems ok - now I've got a lovely work from home 5 days a week gig - now wonder how I ever did it.

    If you do it you either need a house within a mile of the station - it's going to be at least £500 p/m for a two-bed that you'd consider living in. Any further out and you'll need a car and a £400 p/m car park pass as the buses don't run early enough to guarantee getting you onto the 6:20AM train to London (which is the last one you can get that will get you to your office in central London by 8:30AM)

    A first class season ticket is £1,895 p/m standard is £1,144 p/m

    So if you can find somewhere for £1,500 in London you'd be better off just going with that

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    Have you considered renting a bit further our in Kent and commuting in ? Good (well better) train links and rental is half as much as London.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiser78 View Post
    Have you considered renting a bit further our in Kent and commuting in ? Good (well better) train links and rental is half as much as London.
    Or Aldershot/Farnborough/North Camp for Waterloo, all lovely idyillic places especially Aldershot, with it's thatched roof cottages around the village green and the lovely pubs all serving real ale and excellent lunches.

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    Basingstoke. Cheap as chips and 45 mins to Waterloo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mineralwasser View Post
    Five minutes walk from Waterloo.
    Live in Basingstoke. You can easily get there within an hour and the rent is much lower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stek View Post
    Or Aldershot/Farnborough/North Camp for Waterloo, all lovely idyillic places especially Aldershot, with it's thatched roof cottages around the village green and the lovely pubs all serving real ale and excellent lunches.
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