Whether you’re looking to move for job opportunities or just to get hands-on experience of city living, even if you aren’t from the UK there is no denying the fact that London is high up on the priority list for many people looking to experience a slice of a city. So what are the main reasons that people are snapping up accommodation in London?
1. Transport in London
The available transport links in London are incredible, no matter where you are within the city there is always some form of transport easily accessible to you. Not only is there the famous underground connecting every corner of the city but you also have the overground trains, airport transfers, buses, ubers, trams and the DLR. This is perfect if you are planning to move to London for work as it will be easily commutable and likewise meeting up with friends in the city will be convenient.
2. Job opportunities
Did you know that over half of the UK’s FTSE companies and over 100 of Europe’s largest businesses have their head offices within London. This means that there is a hub bursting of job opportunities for those that are looking for employment within large businesses. If working for large corporations isn’t your cup of tea, London is also bursting with independent and smaller sized businesses, in 2021 alone there were 200,000 new businesses launched within the capital.
3. Social life
It is no secret that there is an abundance of pubs, clubs and restaurants in London to fill your time when you’re not staying in. However if you fancy something different there are also countless theatres, galleries, museums and gigs where you can choose where to meet your friends and family. Even though when you think of London you might not initially think of rolling hills and meadows, around 47% of London is actually green space, you just have to know where to find it. Across London’s boroughs it is estimated that there are around 3000 parks scattered around, meaning that if you want a break from the hustle and bustle to see some greenery then you have plenty of options.
Many people upsticks and move to London for a fresh start, maybe they’re sick of seeing the same 5 faces at their local pub or have been in a job for a long time and need a refresh. The great thing about London is that it is so diverse, with a population of over 950 million people. It is estimated that nearly 40% of people who now live in London were born outside of the UK meaning there is an incredible mix of cultures, nationalities and ethnicities, it has even been thought there could be more than 300 languages spoken within the city.
If you’re thinking about buying or renting accommodation in London then it is a good idea to research the city and see if you could see yourself living there long term. There are a number of reasons why people love living in London and there is no reason why you wouldn’t too.