Why Should I Move To London?
London…Just another city? Or is it really a place that you have to live in your life at least once?
After all, there are fabulous places all over this world of ours, each with their own uniqueness – but it has to be said, London is one of those places that’s just, well, that little bit special.
Don’t believe us? Well, take a look at the list below as to some unique reasons why you should definitely move to London if the opportunity presents itself…
1. The history is awesome!
Yes, we know that the word “awesome” is somewhat overused at present.
But actually, it truly describes the UK capital city when it comes to history. After all, where else in the world can you walk past such iconic locations as St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, and The Tower of London?
And that’s just on your daily commute to work!
2. All the global blue chip companies are represented here
Meaning that employment opportunities are amazing. Think corporations such as Google, Microsoft and Accenture.
And of course, there’s always the opportunity of working for MI5 – the British Security Service – if you fancy yourself as a bit of a James Bond!
3. It’s home to some of the best educational institutions
With over 40 universities, London is one of the best places in the world in which to study. University College London, Imperial College London, and King’s College London are but three of the world famous institutions here.
Whether it’s fashion, art, business, medicine, or any other career choice you’d care to think of, London certainly sits firmly in the top three places in the world as a location to gain that all-important university level education.
4. London is not a place to get bored
Sure, there are many cities in the world that claim to be “the place that never sleeps,” but London truly is a destination that provides so many things to keep you occupied, you could live your whole life here and still not experience everything.
Of course, on first arriving you’ll want to cover all the major tourist attractions, such as the Changing of the Guard and visiting various museums and galleries.
But once you’ve settled in, it’s time to discover the more subtle, hidden side of London.
Walk the canal towpath of Little Venice, visit the Church of All Hallows by The Tower (the oldest church in London), or enjoy one of the many free lectures provided at Gresham College.
By doing so, you’ll be taking part in a tradition that’s lasted well over 400 years. Around 140 are organised every year, and cover diverse subjects from pretty much any genre you care to think of.
5. It’s the easiest place from which to visit other countries…
…Even for the weekend. Thanks to its great transport links and proximity to mainland Europe, you can jump on the Eurostar train at St. Pancras and be in Paris, Brussels, or Lille in under 2 hours.
Or take advantage of London’s many airports and get a cheap flight to many a European destination. Flybe, Easyjet, and Ryan Air are all good airlines where you can grab a bargain deal.
6. The job market is buoyant
As of January 2016, London is a great place to be searching for work.
And because London is crammed full of thriving companies, pretty much every field of employment is catered for.
From doctors to accountants, PAs to artists, photographers to script editors, there’s someone looking for your talents.
7. London has some great festivals
Arguably one of the most famous festivals in the world, the Notting Hill Street Carnival is an amazing event that every Londoner has to visit at least once in their lifetime.
Other must see events include the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival and the Taste of London held in Regents Park.
And of course, don’t forget the final day of London Pride, a carnival that gets bigger and better every year (not to say more outrageous… but all in good fun).
8. The museums are free to visit
Pretty much every museum in London is free to visit, and that includes the giants such as The British Museum, V&A, The Natural History Museum, and The Science Museum.
Such places make for a wonderful day out, or a chance to soak up some culture and history any evening after work. And the buildings themselves are an eye-popping spectacle too.
9. London has an amazing amount of green spaces
If you’re used to the tight spaces of other cities around the world (such as New York, Tokyo, Bangkok…), then coming to London is going to be a breath of fresh air – literally!
Home to an amazing amount of parks and green spaces, getting away from it in London really is possible to do. From Hyde Park to Green Park, Regents Park to St. James’s Park, wherever you work or live in London, there’s likely to be a park within walking distance.
10. It’s one of the most multicultural cities in the world
Not only does this make for a wonderful mix of people, cultures, and religions from around the world, it also means that you really can eat authentic food from any nation, cooked by someone who genuinely knows how to create it.
From the very best Indian food to Korean, from Lebanese to Polish, from Mexican to great big Argentinian steaks – whatever you fancy to eat, you’re going to be able to find it in London.
We could go on and on with our list of why you should move to London. Hundreds of thousands of people make the move every year – and many fall under the city’s unique spell, captivated by her charms, and end up staying far longer than they first imagined.
Some a few months more, some a few years, and for others, they remain in London forever…
The only way to understand is to come here and see for yourself. One thing’s for sure, it’s an experience that will stay with you for life, and one that you won’t regret…