About Living In London

Our cheeky guide for London newcomers.

Live Your Dream in These 4 LGBT-Friendly Areas of London

I sincerely believe that some (and I can’t stress this enough: SOME, not all) stereotypes are there for a reason. If so many foreigners choose to believe that the majority of the British are rather conservative, these people must be basing their opinion on something,...

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How To Talk To A Londoner?

How does one make friends? By talking to new people. At least this is how things work on paper. In reality, however, it’s easier for you to conquer Poland all by yourself, than to meet and have fun with total strangers. Especially if you have just moved to a new city...

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“Get It?”, Or Your Guide Into The World Of British Humor

   “A cement mixer has ­collided with a prison van. Motorists are asked to look out for 16 hardened criminals.” - Ronnie Corbett, from The Two Ronnies: The Complete Collection Ah, the good old British comedy. Known all over the world yet understood by too few people....

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What Are The Best Areas For Expats in London?

I sincerely believe that the word “big” in the name “Big Smoke” is an understatement. Were words like “colossal”, “humongous” or “behemoth” already taken by other Smokes or are they simply not catchy enough? Well, I guess we’ll never know the answer to that question....

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An Expat’s Guide to Finding the Best School in London

Moving to a new city is a challenge in and of its own. Moving with children adds a lot to your already overblown ‘to-do’ list. You have to find the best place to live for you and for them, you have to take care of the integration process and more. The amount of times...

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Why And How Does One Move To London With Children?

Should I move to London with children, or should I go for something in the countryside, that’s peaceful, quiet and romantic? Well, it depends. Do you want your kid to grow and become a well-educated, balanced and socially skilled person with a myriad of opportunities?...

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The Real Cost Of Living In London: Autumn, 2018 Edition

London is a massive, hulking behemoth of a city. More than 8 million people live on a total area of nearly one thousand square miles. The GVA total here is £396 billion. That’s £45,046 per capita! The sheer size and scale of the Big Smoke, not to mention the potential...

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Tips on How NOT to Buy a Property in London

Many believe that now is the best time to purchase a property in London due to several factors we will be talking about in a bit. Others believe that now is not the best time to invest in real estate and one should hold on to the money for now. Which group is right...

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Whitechapel – The Unspoken Gem of London?

The dim glow of the gaslights is of little comfort tonight, as the fig doesn’t allow you to see further than your own hand. The day was tough. You didn’t get paid for that side gig you’ve wasted 14 hours on. You are hungry. You are tired. You are angry. But even more...

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How to Find a Four-Legged Friend in London?

  Pets are awesome. Some are fluffy and others are scaly. Some are humongous while others are tiny. Some are joyful while others prefer to sleep all day in a dark corner all by themselves. All of them are a friend to someone. A ‘friend’… That’s one of the most...

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Australia And The UK: So Similar, Yet So Very Different

From the picture many of us get via pop culture, jokes and groundless stereotypes, one might say that Australia and the UK are polar opposites. One is an entitled, self-indulgent aristocrat who values tradition over common sense and the other is, well, a party dude...

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Top 10 Best Places To Have Brunch In London

There’s something magical in brunch that attracts us, Londoners. There really is. Perhaps it is that the magnificent treats from both worlds of breakfast and lunch area available? Is it because no one knows the exact time for when brunch should be held and this...

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Autumn In London, 2018

Summer is almost over in London and you know what? No one cares. Not a single soul. Why? Because summer in London is nothing to write home about. The weather is ‘meh’ to say the least, the tourists are wild and there’s almost no British spirit in those rare sunny...

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Flat VS House: Which Property To Get In London?

  A lot of the people I’ve met have a simple answer to this question: if you have or are planning to have kids – buy a house. If you live alone, consider owning a flat. Period. Problem solved. Let’s all go home. No, seriously! Move around people, there’s nothing to...

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5 Underwater Stones Of Renting A Flat In London

If you’ve managed to find a decent and affordable flat in London you should sign up for the “Needle in a Hay Stack” competition. You’ll win all the prizes without batting an eye. My company is helping people move in in just one day so I know exactly what I am talking...

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