The previous post on a move to London tells us all we need to know before moving to London. Ever wonder about the things you stand to benefit when you relocate to London? This article will guide you on all that. So READ ON.
Given that so many people move to London every year, there has to be quite a number of benefits of moving to the British capitol.
Here are 8 great reasons why people will move from their current homes to relocate to London.
1. Plenty of Employment Opportunities.
London offers different kinds of employment opportunities for people at all ends of the employment spectrum. People that have great experience and are at the top of their profession will find that there are management roles with major global companies.
London is a home to many businesses! It's a global capital with millions of visitors - and residents. No matter what level of employment a person is looking at, London will be offering jobs.
This beautiful city is a home to global financial corporations, international law firms and media giants such as HSBC, JP Morgan, Thomson Reuters and Clifford Chance Spring. This area alone has over 145,000 job vacancies.
2. Stunning Sights, Architecture, and History.
London has endless modern and historical architecture, museums, galleries, and even the picturesque Thames and many parks to enjoy. London estate agents can help to find your dream house for sale or to rent.
Thinking about moving to a home in Tower Hamlets, Greenwich, Newham, Waltham Forest, Bexley, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, Lewisham, Havering or Hackney, London is a sure place to be.
3. You are at the Center of UK Life and can never get bored.
There are a million and one things to do in London, with enough world-famous hotspots to keep just about anyone entertained.
Whether you fancy rubbing shoulders with Shoreditch darlings on Hoxton Square or want to hit the legendary sounds of Fabric, you can be anywhere you like after dark in London.
Indulge in live music at XOYO, pop classics at Amber, soul and hip-hop inspired hits at East Village or a little bit of everything at the Dalston Superstore.
Prefer a quiet night at the pub? London is crawling with bars dedicated to serving craft beers, like rough-and-ready Howling Hops in Hackney, and the cosy King’s Arms in Bethnal Green.
If you prefer a bit of history, take a tour of the Tower of London (found on the Thames at the border with the City), or head to Sutton House, an original Tudor building which hosts provocative and diverse art exhibitions throughout the year.
If you are currently residing in a town or village where there is not a lot going on, London is going to seem like a world apart with so many different options available every single night.
There are parts of London which are perfect for people with certain tastes. The West End is the ideal location for theater buffs and Camden is perfect for people that enjoy watching live bands.
There are also areas like Shoreditch and Dalston that are perfect for people who enjoy art, so no matter what sort of entertainment you are keen to see in London, you will not struggle to find a place where you belong.
4. Great Housing.
London might be one of the most expensive places you can choose to live, but you can still find reasonably priced areas (for London!) in this cool city. In particular, you can still find attractive homes in pockets like Beckton (Newham), Catford (Lewisham), Charlton (Greenwich) and Leyton (Waltham Forest) for less than £300,000 (~$400,000).
If price tags aren’t so much of an issue, then London is your oyster. Whitechapel, Bethnal Green and Bow still harbour some old London charm, while those chasing a comfortable-but-cool location can choose between Shoreditch, Hoxton and Hackney.
If you love living in the center of the city but long for some green spaces, look to the area north of Victoria Park, where apartments and terraced homes make up East London’s “leafy little secret”.
5. The European Transport Hub.
Most locations in London benefits from both over ground and underground links, as well as bus routes and the DLR. The opening of Elizabeth Line, saw an additional benefit of a route from Abbey Wood, going through Custom House, Canary Wharf and Whitechapel to Liverpool Street.
Drivers will appreciate the A12 and A13 running through East London to the North Circular and M25, while the M11 can be reached from Woodford.
Those travelling further afield can make use of London City Airport, from which Flybe operates around 40 flights each day to domestic and European destinations.
While London itself has so much to offer, it's also the place to be if you want to get somewhere else. With a number of major airport, train, and bus hubs, it's the ideal destination for making your way around Europe.
Also, London is also the major hub for all international flights so no matter where you want to go in the world, London is the place to leave from.
6. Cost of living is expensive, YES…but wages are higher!
True enough, London is one of the most expensive cities to live in, in the world, but given than you are a hard working employee with a good job then you are in for an amazing life!
7. Food, food, glorious food.
Just like the music scene, there are food outlets everywhere you turn. So you better get yourself a gym subscription if you can’t control indulging. The food is incredible and there are a lot of choices. The rustic markets caught our attention on how it brings a touch of the countryside to the city.
8. You’ll never run out of things to do.
Regardless of what time of year it is or even what time of day it is, there is always something to see and do! From world acclaimed attractions, Big Ben and world class craftsmanship displays like the Tate Modern, to particular spots such as Cat Cafés, there’s something for everybody.
So what are you waiting for? Call your Mom, Dad, throw your send-off party with friends and move to London!
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