Go to navigation
It is currently Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:15 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: QE Boys - House Search
PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:41 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:37 am
Posts: 2
which London areas would be most suitable for a direct commute into QE boys ,as in just 1 bus ride away (Preferably London buses).


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:15 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:29 am
Posts: 1436
It would help if you told us more about where you live now, where you work, what other dc you have and where they go to school , what your budget is and how long a journey you consider to be acceptable. What will be your Plan B if ds doesn't get into QE ?

I assume you have studied google maps and discovered Right Move?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:54 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:41 am
Posts: 7890
Location: Essex
piggys wrote:
It would help if you told us more about where you live now, where you work, what other dc you have and where they go to school , what your budget is and how long a journey you consider to be acceptable. What will be your Plan B if ds doesn't get into QE ?

I assume you have studied google maps and discovered Right Move?


And the Transport for London website?

_________________
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.Groucho Marx


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:44 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:04 pm
Posts: 1414
Barnet is a very big residential area so there are places you could live where your ds could walk to school, although many of those houses would be very expensive.
New Barnet and East Barnet are a bit more affordable and there are plenty of buses that go up to Barnet high Street and it's a pretty easy walk from there.
Finchley and Whetstone areas are also expensive but buses go up the High road from there. Lots of boys also come into High Barnet tube station and then either walk or get on a bus. That gives you a bit more scope (eg as far as East Finchley).
If cost is more of a concern (and everywhere in that area is very pricey) it would be worth looking in Borehamwood as buses are quite straightforward from there too. Anywhere on the 84 bus route is only one one bus away from the high street but you have to pay for those buses which might not be sensible.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:59 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:45 pm
Posts: 32
Also, have a look along Mays Lane and the small offshoot roads from there. Our old house was on one of these side roads and your son could conceivably walk (albeit around 20 mins depending on the particular road) to QE boys from there. They're very reasonable compared to Arkley, Finchley, Whetstone, Totteridge etc. As loobylou suggests, Borehamwood is very reasonable too


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:10 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:37 am
Posts: 2
Thanks for your responses.We are currently based in Hampshire ,so we would have move from Hampshire ,so would prefer near to the school. I have looked around in Edgware ,Mill Hill and Stanmore but not sure if there are direct London buses from each of the location. I am fine if its just 1 bus ride away would probably not want my DS to change buses.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:09 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:01 pm
Posts: 8525
Location: Herts
Do you have a Y5 or a Y6 ds?

Has your ds sat QE or are you preparing for the exam in September? DG


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:50 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:04 pm
Posts: 1414
TTL journey planner is very easy to use. Put the school in as destination and then put in some roads in the areas you've visited as start points. You can choose "fewest changes" as an option and you'll get a good idea about journey times.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:27 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:07 am
Posts: 95
Hatch End, Stanmore, Harrow all have direct buses to the school. You can also find private transport (e.g. mini bus or taxi share)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:35 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:01 pm
Posts: 8525
Location: Herts
The OP Londonboy has not logged in for over five weeks so perhaps has decided against it. DG


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2018