One of the nicest ways to explore a foreign city and really get to grips with what is happening is different neighbourhoods is to visit the markets that are open nearly every weekend across the city. This weekend sees the re-opening of the Hoxton Street Market, right in the heart of the East End of London.
If you are planning your relocation to London anytime soon you’ll have to prepare for the fact that you’ll be in the city in 2012. That means the Olympic Games. Unless you’re planning on leaving the city next summer, you’ll be in the thick of things and London is ready to celebrate!
London is very proud to be the host for the Summer Olympics and everyone who is in London is talking about it. If you are moving to London right now, you’re a little late to take part in the ticket distribution and you may have to pay scalpers prices for premium tickets for the bog events next year.
As an American moving to London you’ll be able to enjoy the pomp and ceremony of the entire event and spend some time cheering on your national team. If you start feeling homesick after your relocation to London, just remember that hundreds of thousands of your countrymen are arriving in London next year!
The history of the city of London can be categorized and divided up in many different ways. One of the best ways of learning more about the history while you are living in London is to explore it from a geographic perspective. Remember that London is in effect a city of immigrants and much of the history of the city has been influenced by the waves of people who tended to settle together in an area.
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.