Living In London

BradYoung04 By BradYoung04, 10th Dec 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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One of the most culturally diverse cities in the world you’ll be sure to fall in love with its stunning views and cosmopolitan living. Wherever you go in the city there will be something to delight and inspire you, there are a couple of things that you should know before moving to London though, here’s my guide to living in London.

Areas of London

Thinking about making the move to London? We’ll you’ve chosen a great city. The ultimate in cosmopolitan living, London has a lot to offer. You never know what you’re going to walk in on in London, it’s a city that changes from day to day and will always surprise you.

Whether you’re looking for flats to rent in London or a house to buy, if you’ve never been to London before you’ll want to make a couple of trips to scout out a suitable place for you and your family to live. No two streets in London are the same and the city itself is made up of a vast clash of different cultures and different areas representing the different types of people and lifestyles that inhabit the city.

Central London

Central London is where it’s all happening, you’ll find all your postcard moments here with everything from major landmarks, art galleries and museums. This is probably the busiest part of London, suitable for those who want to live right in the center of the city, if you’re looking for a house or flat in Central London be prepared for high prices and busy living; this is a city that never sleeps.

North London

With stunning classical buildings and a little more peace and quiet than Central London, North London is perfect for those who want to live close enough to the center but far enough to get away from it all. You’ll be rubbing shoulders with a number of A list celebs who live in the area and will be on the doorstep of the famous Abbey Road Recording Studio.

South London

Combining the classical side of London living with the ultra-chic and modern, South London has lush green areas such as Clapham common, Richmond Park and Kew Gardens with great access to the city. Perfect for young professionals and families.

East London

Here you’ll find exactly how culturally diverse London really is. East London straddles new development and industry with Canary Warf and the Olympic Park on one side, and a cultural melting post on the other with Brick Lane; London’s best curry houses, mosques next to nightclubs, bars, grottos and boutique shopping at its best.

West London

West London is where you’ll find the cities high society, with the superbly sophisticated Notting Hill and access to the world famous soccer stadium Wembley. Chiswick offers beautiful terrace houses and cozy bistros with Southhall’s little India displaying once again why London is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. If you’ve been a fan of Broadway then don’t think by migrating outside of the US to London means you lose the Theater.

Transport

London is blessed with a very comprehensive transport system, it’s easy to get across from one side to the other in a couple of hours or so, depending on how busy it is, and be prepared for it being busy. With a range of transport systems including the underground, buses, taxis, overground trains and boats going up, down and across the river regularly every day you should have no problem exploring your new city.

The easiest way to get around the city is by public transport. Try to avoid driving at all costs, not only is it a nightmare to drive round London city center but with its also expensive to park. It’s much easier to get yourself an Oyster Card. Oyster Cards work just like pay as you phones but for public transport. Top up and Oyster Card and whenever you want to get the tube or on a bus you’ll see a yellow pad upon entrance to the underground or as soon as you get on the bus, scan your card when you get on and off and that’s all there is to it.

Cycling is also a great way to get around London if you’re not a fan of the tube. With the Barclays bicycle hire system you can rent a bike from any pick up and drop off point around the city and simply pay for how long you’ve used it.

London Living

There’s a lot to sort out when you’re thinking of moving to London, finding the right area to live in and then finding the perfect house to rent or buy, it can put a lot of pressure on you. The important thing to remember is that London is a vibrant city, wherever you end up living there will always be plenty to do and lots to see. There’s nothing quite like the hustle and bustle of living in London, if you’re the type of person who loves being right in the thick of things, then London is the place for you.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
11th Dec 2012 (#)

Nice write up on one the most livable and likable cities. When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life - the famous words of Samuel Johnson comes to mind! siva

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