Guidelines if you are considering moving to London.
I decided to give you some good pointers if you are considering moving here.
- Rent is very expensive in London – if you compare London with other countries London is always the most expensive place to rent or buy apartments. I have heard Paris is expensive as well. NYC, LA, Miami and Dubai are cheaper than London. I live in Zone 1, the most expensive place in London, I live in Mayfair. I live here because it is the heart of London – the most central place. Comparing it to Copenhagen you could say, I am located at Kongens Nytorv. It is difficult to compare it to Copenhagen because London is SOO different. If I didn’t live in Mayfair and I had to choose another location I would recommend Knightsbridge, South Kensington, Chelsea, Nothing-hill, Maida vale and Marylebone nice locations and central, lovely places. London has different zones, zone 1,2,3,4,5,6 – zone 1 is the most expensive and located most central. The higher the numbers get the rent gets cheaper and the location further away from central. I would always recommend living in zone 1 or 2 if you can afford it. It is the best locations because you are close to all the most exclusive clubs, restaurants, museums, tourist attractions, shops, oxford street( the famous shopping area) hotels and spas. Zone 1 and 2 is also the safest places in London, the further away you get from central the more ghetto areas you will encounter. I only see the ghetto areas if I have a casting some where away from central or if I visit some friends that live there. I blend in with my curly hair, ripped jeans and sneakers hahaha.. 🙂 In the ghetto there will be more crime and less security around. 12 million people live in London, therefore you will encounter all types of nationalities and all types of people, poor people included. Like all big cities London has ghetto areas and crime. I never see any poor people in my area, except the bums that hang out on the street asking for coins. I never experienced any unpleasant situations ever. I never got attacked or followed. But I never do stupid things like, walk around on my own at night, or walk home from a nightclub. I live on a street where they have security cameras everywhere, high positioned political people have apartments around my area, therefore the security is on point, security is very prioritized in my area. Living in Zone 1 you save money on transportation because you can walk everywhere and you always feel safe. On top of that you will never be alone, always loads of people of the street whatever the time might be. Zone 2 is also cool you will be close to everything. You can jump on the tube and it will take you 2-3 stops to get anywhere you want around central.
- Living with Room Mates, where ever you those to live you will have to prepare yourself for the room mate life. It is very strange at first because it is different from what you are used to. You can find a friend to rent with and share the expenses. I would recommend that – or those your own room mates like I do. Living on your own will be very expensive. To Live in Mayfair on your own in a tiny Mayfair apartment, 1 small bedroom, 1 small living room, kitchen and bathroom. You will minimum have to pay around 2000 pounds, 20.000 kroner per month. The living expenses will be on top of that. I live in a 3 bedroom apartment in Mayfair – I have my own Suite, that means I have my own private bathroom. Overall in the apartment we have 2 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms and a huge living-room and kitchen. Living with room mates can be great and it can also be annoying, it really depends on the people you live with. I became great friends with my last room mate, he is a dream come true. He cleans the whole apartment once a week, cleans my stuff in the kitchen, haha.. and he is always positive and fun to be around. I prefer choosing my own room mates, you will probably not have that option, therefore I suggest renting together with a friend. I like having room mates because London is such a big hectic city, it feels good to have people around. I don’t feel the same way when I am in Denmark. I would hate having a room mate, living in Denmark. Anyway most people don’t have a choice, if you would like to try the London life, you will have to get used to the thought of living with a room mate or room mates.
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