10 THINGS I HAVE LEARNT SINCE MOVING TO LONDON FOR UNIVERSITY


1) London is massive, so much so, it makes any other city seem miniscule. Going to 'town' you say? In London there is no town - Oxford Circus, Shoreditch, Chelsea? In Liverpool, town may mean the city centre but here there is so much to do and see, for some it can seem overwhelming but with such vastness you can never be bored.

2) Rush hour tube life is no joke (the 8:30am Hammersmith and City line is unbelievable and don't even talk about the Central line) but somehow, it is bearable because, you don't forget that you are living in zone 1 and you are surviving, quite happily in-fact. I still wonder at what point it will wear off? I mean there is the £190 rent per week. Yep, per week.

3) Oh and also, the South IS hotter than the North, and so are its trains. The Central line, in 34 degree heat? Don't do it to yourself unless supplied with copious amounts of ice cold water. You will feel nauseous. 

4) People are nice. Yes, Londoners are actually nice. Shockingly, they do (sometimes) say sorry when they abruptly brush past you in their morning/afternoon/evening/early-hour (delete as appropriate) rush. Contrary to popular belief, I haven't found London dwellers to be any less polite than Liverpudlians, perhaps they keep to themselves more but being less interested in other people's clothing/conversation/phone/life (again, delete as appropriate) is a rather nice change. 

5) Pubs/bars/clubs (you get the idea) close SO early - bar a few - and entry fees are almost a given for the latter.  Due to London being the vast city it is, there is no one space dedicated to nightlife and so it's a club for the night, not several others and staying out until 6am. Also, paying £7 for a double is a bargain now in my books. Someone pass me a £1 tequila shot please.

6) The tap water tastes different and any northerner who says otherwise is not to be trusted.

7) It barely ever rains? Like WHAT THE FUCK?

8) There is a defining sense of individuality. London certainly feels more accepting. The fashion is, above all. Vinyl coat a la The Matrix for the morning commute? No bother. 

9) Not everyone is miserable; people do, in-fact, smile. Shock. To respond to all of the "I couldn't move to London, it's too busy," comments I receive from people at home on a daily basis, the bustling vibe of the city fills me with utter excitement rather than anxiety and dread.

10) And, lastly: HOW MANY FUCKING PRET-A-MANGERS DOES ONE CITY NEED? THAT IS ALL, THANK YOU.

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  1. Would love to live in London too! This city is just too beuatiful <33

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  2. London sounds like such a gorgeous place to live. I can imagine it brings a sense of independence with it. Lovely post. x

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  3. ahh love london! the best
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  4. sounds like a dream, the first few ones about the city life makes me so excited to move to nyc for college!

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  5. Haha I just read this Jayne and LOVED it! Go girl.

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  6. hahahaha but pret is great!

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