About Living In London

Our cheeky guide for London newcomers.

The Hidden Costs Of Renting In London

Renting a property is expensive. Renting one in London is… Oh, who am I saying this to? You already know the whole gist, don’t you? Just like you know about all of the perks and benefits of living in a vibrant, colorful, diverse forge of a city that has more...

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Your Ultimate Guide To A London Style Halloween

Halloween is a spooky holiday that marks the day when the spirits of the dead all journey into the underworld. In London, however, the only spirits that are journeying somewhere are gin, brandy, and whiskey. Yes, we are not too keen on the whole Jack O’ Lantern deal...

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6 Crucial Things To Do After Moving To London

So, you are here. The Big Smoke is yours to conquer. The hard part of moving here is over. It’s time to open champagne. Or is it? I’d hold on to those glasses for just a little while longer if I were you. There are still many things you need to do. And no, I am not...

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3 Smart Tips For Savvy Renters

Renting a flat in a city as vast and humongous as London is a pretty big deal. You’ll need the researching skills of Sherlock Holmes, the dedication of Winston Churchill, and the sense of humor of Jimmy Carr to pull it off without losing your mind. (Or you can give us...

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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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