22/03/2015

The Sunday Topic No.6 Living in London


Hey guys so first of all sorry for not posting a TST in a while I've been super busy recently and this series is a big thing for me. Each post takes quite a while for me to write as I want them to be informative but also interesting. Also I'm not the type of blogger to pre-write posts and schedule them no no no I usually just write them on the day as I have no time to do that. Even when I do have days off they are usually spend relaxing and catching up on homework. 

The Sunday Topic:
I wanted to start a series that I'm going to be running for the whole year one that's going to inspire people, make people happy and make them realise how beautiful life actually is!! So each Sunday I'm going to be posting a lifestyle post about something. This could be anything from good topics to dark topics that no one ever really talks about. By doing this I hope to open peoples eyes about how beautiful the world is but also how dark and lonely it can be. 

Living in London
Many people think that living in London is somewhat glamorous and amazing. I guess it can be in some aspects but I'm going to share with you my view of living here. In my opinion living in London is just like living in any other city it's full of unique people, opportunities and things to do. However there are some downsides to living here it's expensive for one a cinema ticket will cost  you around £12 if you're an adult and the traffic is unreal at times.

My story
I moved to London when I was 13 so that's five years ago which is quite a long time when I think about it. When I first heard that I was going to move to London I honestly couldn't think of anything worse. We used to live by the beach so moving from there to a big city was terrifying for me and all I wanted to do was stay by the beach for the rest of my life soaking up the sun and eating 99p ice creams. 

However now I've lived here and experienced living in London for 7 years I couldn't imagine living anywhere else. I have met some life long friends and I've had so many opportunities handed to me which I wouldn't have if I had stayed in the small town where I grew up. I love living in here and I can honestly say with a hand on my heart that I do. It's been such a unique experience whether or not I will live here forever who knows but for now it's amazing.

Some things I recommend doing in London (Personal preference)
- Visiting one of the markets (Campden, Borough, Brick Lane, Covent Garden or Portobello Road)
- Go to a show (my faves are Billy Elliot, The Lion King or Wicked)
- Visit a museum (Either the British or the Natural History they both have breathtaking architecture) 

- Go for afternoon tea
- Visit Harrods or Liberty (Even if you're not going to buy something these are great places to window shop!!) 
- Go on the London Eye
- Walk by the Thames at night (especially by South bank & Tower Bridge)
- Visit the Shard

Some things I don't recommend doing (Personal preference)
- Going to Oxford Street at peak times (It could drive you crazy)
- Don't go to Hyde Park (it's one of the most obvious parks everyone goes there) go Regents park it's a beautiful park and you almost feel like you're not even in London.
- Going to Madame Tussauds (Personally I don't like wax figures)

10 Thing I love about London
- The public transport is amazing although not at peak times
- The atmosphere in Summer is unforgettable
- Any food you fancy you can have at your door step within 45 minutes
- The Christmas lights 
- We are one of the most diverse city ever 
- The black cabs are pretty good here (unless it's raining then you might struggle to find one)
Sarcasm is our forte 
- Tube stations write quote of the days on their boards sometimes which I like
- We know how to party
 It’s a city of infinite possibilities, and everyone is welcome

10 Things I hate/dislike about London
- Rush hour on public transport 6-9 am & 5-7 pm 
- You hear sirens constantly 
- Sunday travelling can be a pain as there are lots of rail works
- People can be very rude for no reason 
- Sometime tourists annoy me when I'm in a rush to get to work and they are just standing in my way taking photos (Asks politely to move)
-  Nobody ever says thank you to the bus driver any more (including me) it's not that we are rude it's because we are often rushing off somewhere we forget or don't have time to
- When it rains everyone becomes miserable (Yes this is true)
- When there is a transport strike getting around London is near impossible
- The air is humid/stuffy at times it can also be unbearable 
- There's always a queue (for restaurants, attractions & so on) but we always seem to wait 
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