What I love about living in London

I’ve been living in London for over 8 years now and am still loving it. In the beginning it took some time to adjust getting used to a new way of life. Walking in the rain, swapping my heels for flats, carrying all my grocery shopping and learning to navigate the underground are some of the things I’ve had to learn to adapt to. I never thought I would stay here for as long as I have. But I am now proud to have the “red book” and consider myself South African British or as someone else called it recently, an “Afri-Brit” 😉

I love London - St Pauls
Shaun the Sheep by St Paul’s Cathedral

For me, the good things far outweigh the negative and these are some of the reasons why I love living in London:

  • The convenience and ease of public transport
  • Long summer days
  • The amount of opportunities available in whatever your heart desires
  • A reliable postal service from Royal Mail
  • Online shopping and next day deliveries
  • Broadband speed and being able to watch movies and series online instantly
  • Amazon Prime membership
  • Tower Bridge, looking at the bridge always make me feel like you’re in a storybook setting
  • The amazing street art in East London
  • The vast amount of restaurants to try
  • The possibility of discovering a hidden treasure, such as an old pub or a square or a hidden garden
  • People are less concerned about image
  • The mixture of modern architecture and old historical buildings everywhere
  • The annual walking trails which constantly reminds me what an amazing city I live in
  • The number of wonderful afternoon teas to try at the many different hotels
  • How cosmopolitan and multi cultural London is
  • There is always something happening and there’s no excuse to get bored!

Hopefully you will get the chance to experience some of the wonders of London…

“Keep calm and go to London.”


  1. 15th March 2016 / 5:21 PM

    🙂 keep calm and go to London:) great!

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