Don’t think that just because your living in London that you can speak the lingo. There is a peculiar and fascinating dialect of the English language that has been used for hundreds of years in the East End of London. If you’re a Cockney, then you speak Cockney Rhyming Slang and you live in the East End.
You’ve taken plenty of time planning your European adventure and have really prepared yourself for moving to London. Or maybe you’ve made it across the pond to begin your new life living in London. Most people want to get a good idea of what they need to do to rent a London apartment, how to get to the London Eye and how to open a bank account. This pocket guide in three parts will give you a crash course in how to survive living in London and what you can expect.
If you are going to be moving to London for a while then you might find that many of the people that you know will suddenly start bombarding you with stories about England, English people and London in particular. It can be unnerving to say the least and most of them will be untrue or at least highly exaggerated.
If you are moving to London then you might like to know that there are a number of differences between the way that English people speak their native tongue and the way that the rest of world speaks the language. The English language is a complex language, sometimes made more complex by the wide variety of regional accents. London, as one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, is full of people, who speak many different languages along with English, but just about everything in London is in English, and knowing and understanding the language will make your trip a lot easier!