Life in London is many things, but boring isn’t one of them. I’ve been living in Central London for about six years now – always in Zone 1, but in five different flats. My journey started off in Kings Cross, took a few detours via Goodge Street, Mornington Crescent and Lambeth North, and eventually ended in good old dodgy Vauxhall, where I’ve been spending a good chunk of my time in London so far.
Who knows what the future will bring! I certainly don’t. But what I do know is that I thoroughly enjoy London. Sunbathing in St. James Park, the view from Waterloo Bridge at night, the food stalls at Borough Market, the street performers in Covent Garden, and, of course, the hustle and bustle of Regent Street and Oxford Street, where poor husbands are dragged along by their wives just to be going home with two hands full of clothes for the missus and an empty bank account.
London is full of fun things to do and see, no matter what your definition of fun is, and whoever is tired of London must surely be tired of life? Yes and no. If somebody has gotten tired of exploring the city’s offerings, they sure won’t find happiness anywhere else. But actually living in London is a whole different story. Every time somebody asks me how life in London is, my answer is the same: loud, dirty, expensive, crowded and dangerous, but it is full of the most beautiful corners and there is always something to do.
Life in London can indeed be tiresome. Don’t ask me when the last time was that I slept longer than 5am on a Saturday or Sunday…it never happens. There’s always some noise that will wake me up and prevent me from falling asleep again. And don’t even get me started on the exorbitant rent I’m paying for all this noise. Oxford Street is the most polluted street in the whole wide world, and if you want to cross the road, queuing is imperative…yes, it is that crowded. And let’s just say that I’ve witnessed more than one violent crime right in front of my bedroom window.
So all in all, I understand how people could get tired of living in the city. Unless you can afford to be choosy it is not always a walk in the park. I guess some people are made for it and others aren’t, but no matter how many negative things I have to say about the city, the positive things will always prevail.
BLOUSE – H&M (similar here)
JUMPER – ASOS
JEANS – ASOS
SHOES – Converse
BAG – Zara