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Old 12th March 2008, 01:35 PM
 
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Default How do you find your life in London?

I'm just curious to ask, and of course the answers will be different. If you would like to share some of your experiences, please do write something here, and I'll really appreciate it and it will surely give me some idea before i really go to London. Looking forward to your response! Best Wishes to all of you!

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I do love London, its my home, but time to move on for me now, the taxation is getting beyond a joke, petrol prices are MADNESS 1.10 A LITRE. for middleclass people it is hard at the moment prices are going up all the time. If you are very wealthy then of course this city is the best in the world the same as new york, hong kong e.t.c theres alot to do in London and theres aload of history and some great sites. but your wallet will get a battering, there are no 'tourist prices' its like that all over so be warned. but apart from that its a great city.

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I used to live in London and it has positives and negatives (like any place!)

Positives....

Loads and loads going on, tube/bus can get you everywhere you dont need a car, wages are higher than the rest of the UK

Negatives....

Everyday you wake up and see the colour grey (seriously!!) grey sky/buildings/pavement... it can get depressing, it can be a very lonely city at times, you have to watch your back/wallet/purse/bag most of the time, it's VERY VERY expensive! You will prob only afford to live in a bad area unless you're very rich or very lucky! Bad areas are BAD. Your friends live all over the place and it can be very difficult to get accross London to see them, the noise, the amount of people, the pollution, the tubes (!!).... I could go on for ages!!!

As you see this is biased as I lived in London for two years and moved! I would never go back. BUT I know lots of people who LOVE it! So don't take my word for it, I think everyone should live in London once in their life!

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I used to live in London and it has positives and negatives (like any place!)

Positives....

Loads and loads going on, tube/bus can get you everywhere you dont need a car, wages are higher than the rest of the UK

Negatives....

Everyday you wake up and see the colour grey (seriously!!) grey sky/buildings/pavement... it can get depressing, it can be a very lonely city at times, you have to watch your back/wallet/purse/bag most of the time, it's VERY VERY expensive! You will prob only afford to live in a bad area unless you're very rich or very lucky! Bad areas are BAD. Your friends live all over the place and it can be very difficult to get accross London to see them, the noise, the amount of people, the pollution, the tubes (!!).... I could go on for ages!!!

As you see this is biased as I lived in London for two years and moved! I would never go back. BUT I know lots of people who LOVE it! So don't take my word for it, I think everyone should live in London once in their life!
Thank you for sharing your experience in London! Yes I've also heard the living is very expensive in London! However, I would like to try living there for 2 years and make it part of my life experience. I'm not used to staying in one place forever, so I will make use of my resources to move to different places every two years within the recent 6 years. Life is always boring, and when the time you leave one place, then different new things will make you feel something fresh and have something to do. Big house, luxury lifestyle ... these are definitely not my dream, because it's so boring to me... Moving plan makes me work hard for that and appreciated whatever I experienced and whoever I met! Of course, I treat myself well wherever I am, and always eat well to keep healthy, so that I'll really enjoy my life and have energy!

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I'm exactly the same i like to move about as well as i get bored quite easily, when you are here for 2 years im sure you will love it, just have enough money or get a well paid job so you can enjoy it comfortably.

Ive been here 19 and im sick of it, so thats why im moving to dubai! something new, why not?

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I'm exactly the same i like to move about as well as i get bored quite easily, when you are here for 2 years im sure you will love it, just have enough money or get a well paid job so you can enjoy it comfortably.

Ive been here 19 and im sick of it, so thats why im moving to dubai! something new, why not?
I suggest you try to live in the Philippines for 2 years.

Actually, I've been staying in the Philippines for almost 2 years, that's why I am planning to move. It's a very nice place to enjoy the smile and the sun here in the Philippines. And for you to enjoy a luxury life, for sure you don't need to spend much...... I learned how to smile in this country and of course through my efforts and luck, I found my real estate career here.

Boracay, I believe you already heard about it, you may have a vacation there once you have time. Of course I will not recommend Manila, because the traffic is terrible! Try Cebu City, it's safe and you can go to the beaches and scuba diving anytime!

Dubai is too hot! The weather in the Philippines is really nice for you to experience the warmth of sunshine and the hospitality of people! Philippines is my first country out of China, and I can say, it's really worthy! Believe it or not, I met a lot of British people here, and they all had one reason to share: I came here for the SMILE!
I also agree with it!

Just don't mind about the pollution when you arrive, and later you will find out more beautiful things!

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Thank you for sharing your experience in London! Yes I've also heard the living is very expensive in London! However, I would like to try living there for 2 years and make it part of my life experience. I'm not used to staying in one place forever, so I will make use of my resources to move to different places every two years within the recent 6 years. Life is always boring, and when the time you leave one place, then different new things will make you feel something fresh and have something to do. Big house, luxury lifestyle ... these are definitely not my dream, because it's so boring to me... Moving plan makes me work hard for that and appreciated whatever I experienced and whoever I met! Of course, I treat myself well wherever I am, and always eat well to keep healthy, so that I'll really enjoy my life and have energy!
Good luck!! There are lovely buildings, loads of shops, restaurants, theatres, you can people watch all day long! I'm sure you will love it for such a short time period... just expect to be broke!!! lol!! :-)

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I'm exactly the same i like to move about as well as i get bored quite easily, when you are here for 2 years im sure you will love it, just have enough money or get a well paid job so you can enjoy it comfortably.

Ive been here 19 and im sick of it, so thats why im moving to dubai! something new, why not?

But it's not as if you had a choice of where to live for most of that!!

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Default London's great - from a distance!

I lived in London for 11 years, as a student and then when I started working. It's brilliant for its variety and extent in entertainments and I LOVE going back. BUT, after having my first child I was pleased to leave London. Public transport's filthy, there's police hanging around most schools as a safety precaution AND the prices have gone through the roof! Not ideal for raising a family...

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Personally i think the only good bit about London apart from a few tourist attractions , is seeing the sign that says " You are now leaving London"

Its noisy cramped busy dull dismal overpriced , dangerous , i hate it , god knows why people want to live there

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