I love living in London, but there are a couple of things I wish was different. I haven’t lived anywhere aside from the country where I was born, so let’s just say I like living abroad, If I have had the opportunity to live somewhere else probably I would have loved it as much as I do now.So for now, London still ranks the best city I have lived in.
Here are my pros and cons of living in London
–THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM: London is a city you can go anywhere without a car, There are trains, trams(in some area) and my favourite are the buses because I use them regularly when am out and about.There are cycle lanes also on most of the roads, you can hop on your bicycle and pedal away.
–CRIME RATE: The crime rate in London is low compared to my home country, Is like comparing death to sleep if that makes sense.
–AMENITIES: Social amenities such as schools, hospitals, playgrounds are what you would expect living in the third best country in the world according to World Economic Forum, I do not take these amenities for granted.
SAFETY: You can move around freely without the fear of getting robbed or kidnapped. You can pretty live your life without bothering anyone.
NATURE: I love the parks in London, There are so many parks and open spaces to go to unwind, to spend time in nature. I recently went to a park close to my house it was breathtaking, quiet, lots of trees, and there are even standard gym pieces of equipment at the open space.
MULTICULTURAL: London city is very diverse in culture, No matter where you are from, you are bound to come across your tribe.
TRIPS: You can have a family day out trip without breaking the bank because most of the museums are free. British museums, Science museums, natural history museum and a whole lot of them. There are over 20 attractions you can go for free. Visit http://www.visitlondon.com and http://www.timeout.com for guides.
I have learnt over the years to focus more on the pros
UNFRIENDLY: People are not friendly, trust me, If you are the chitty chatty, and you like to say hello to everyone, you will be disappointed. If you say good morning to your neighbour and all you got was an awkward silence, just brush it off, that’s just the way things are. People keep to themselves a lot.
WEATHER: The weather in London could be unpredictable, is a bipolar kind of weather, It can change its mind on you without warnings. You can’t really dream of having a sunny summer, you will be disappointed.
If you live in London and your cons are same as mine, Just get on with it, as I have.
Go out more.
This life is not a rehearsal, this is it!
Enjoy life and stay committed to you.
I love you