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20 Reasons To Live In London

20 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD MOVE TO LONDON World class music scene With over 300 venues putting on a staggering 17,000 performances a year, London is far and away the best place to come for anything music related. From club nights and sold-out performances to gigs and open mic nights, they've got something for every ear. Creative opportunities always Not only are there musical opportunities in London - the whole city is awash with creativity. If you want to break into an industry like singing, writing, acting, photography, art or design, you're more likely to make a mark here than anywhere else in the UK. Public transport galore London has transport covered, both inside and out. The tube, buses and Overground will quickly take you all over the city, while St Pancras is on hand for weekend trips to Paris. Don't forget all our airports too - Heathrow is one of the busiest in the world, so you can travel anywhere if you need to escape the city. Flights to the rest of Europe are so cheap, it'd be rude not to! Delicious variety of food The city is full of new restaurants, pop-up cafes, cookery schools, food photographers and culinary bloggers constantly re-inventing the notion of good food. London has some pretty brilliant coffee too. Thousands of years of history Architecture from the Roman, Tudor, Stuart, Victorian periods and more is still standing around the city, there are four Unesco World Heritage sites, and many events of worldwide historical significance occurred here too. Educational excellence A number of world-renowned institutions such as UCL, LSE and SOAS are based here, as well as specialised schools like Central St Martins and the London College of Fashion. They've also got some of the best state, grammar and fee- paying schools too, so your kids have no excuse not to get to grips with their times tables. Fashion is important You only have to look at the buzz around London Fashion Week to see that London is a pretty chic city. Home to supermodels Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Cara Delevigne, they pride themselves on innovative style and excellent shopping The Queen lives in London A number of world-renowned institutions such as UCL, LSE and SOAS are based here, as well as specialised schools like Central St Martins and the London College of Fashion. They've also got some of the best state, grammar and fee- paying schools too, so your kids have no excuse not to get to grips with their times tables. Pubs are everywhere To say that Londoners like a drink is a bit of an understatement. That's why they have 7,000 pubs and counting across the capital, so youre never far away from a cold glass of wine after a long day at work. It's a cultural place to be At least 37% of London's population were born outside the UK, which has led to a range of diverse communities in different areas. Indian, Vietnamese, Pakistani, Turkish and Chinese communities are particularly large, giving London a great internationally diverse atmosphere land some brilliant restaurants!) The strange laws Some of the oddest ones include it being illegal to: be drunk in a pub, die in the Houses of Parliament, slide on ice or snow, fly a kite in public, or handle salmon under suspicious circumstances (the Salmon Act 1986, naturally). Eccentricity is welcome As you can probably tell from the fact that Boris Johnson has been mayor' for 8 years, London welcomes eccentricity - the crazier, the better. Bizarre traditions include the Christmas Day Serpentine swim, the annual Goat Race and the Pearly Kings and Queens Festival. Boris Johnson is the mayor Some of the oddest ones include it being illegal to: be drunk in a pub, die in the Houses of Parliament, slide on ice or snow, fly a kite in public, or handle salmon under suspicious circumstances (the Salmon Act naturally). 1986, The rich history of literary Bookworms will enjoy the wealth of literary connections all over London. Some of the world's best authors have lived and worked here, including William Shakespeare, Sylvia Plath, Charles Dickens and Geoffrey Chaucer. You can visit the parks and pubs they loved, such as the George Inn and the Pillars of Hercules, and Kings Cross Station even has a Platform 9 3/4 in honour of Harry Potter! Christmas is simply magical From mid-October onwards the capital is a frenzy of Christmas cheer and events, with the Southbank Market, ice skating rinks at Somerset House and the Natural History Museum, the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland and big posh shops filled with amazing window displays. The parks are big and beautiful While we don't want to keep throwing superlatives around, we can't go without mentioning that London is the greenest major city in Europe. Not only do you get a buzzing metropolis when you move there, you also get access to miles and miles of beautiful greenery, including Hyde Park, Hampstead Heath, Kensington Gardens and Richmond Park Speak French if you want he feeling seems to be mutual as the number of French people in London makes it the equivalent of the 6th largest French city! Much of the francophone activity is centred around South Kensington, where the French Embassy and Lycée Charles de Gaulle are based. If you want to parler le francais, pop into one of the many bakeries on Bute Street or browse paperbacks in the French Bookshop. Perfect for culture vultures We've got three of the world's top ten museums, 1/5 of the UK's cinema screens, and some of the most famous artworks to ever be created. Culture vultures will be endlessly entertained by all the theatre, art, museums and films we have to offer, and best of all; all of our biggest museums and galleries are free to enter! You'll never be bored London never sleeps, so there's no chance you'll ever get stuck for something to do. Aside from all the usual attractions like museums and galleries, they also have loads of pop-up restaurants, weekend festivals, and celebrations for everything from cocktails to afternoon tea. It'll make other cities feel cheap We've got three of the world's top ten museums, 1/5 of the UK's cinema screens, and some of the most famous artworks to ever be created. Culture vultures will be endlessly entertained by all the theatre, art, museums and films we have to offer, and best of all; all of our biggest museums and galleries are free to enter! GLOBAL GUARDIANS Sources: www.investopedia.com/articles/mortgages-real- estate/08/home-seller-mistakes-selling- house.asp

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