London is such a big city and also very expensive, the houses market is absolutely insane with the rental prices 61% higher than the national average. Despite this, our beloved city holds a really high number of people renting privately (about 670K) which means a higher proportion compared to the national average (14.2%).
Not too far please!
I personally live in a quiet residential area of North London in zone 3, but we all know that most of the cool people would rather live in zone 1 or 2 max, with easy access to the tube and to work (possibly in Central London).
This is because the main factors when choosing a flatshare are indeed the distances to the local amenities, such as restaurants and bars and I don’t blame it! It takes me at least 10 minutes by bus to get to the closest supermarket and coffee shops, in fact I was thinking that I should probably move closer to those.
Flatmates: Yay or Nay?
This can be an hot topic, finding a flatmate or a room in a flatshare can really be exhausting and nerve-wrecking. But let’s be honest, the rewards are infinite: you can make really good friends, enlarge your social network, expand your horizons, experience different cultures!
Of course there might be highs and lows when sharing a flat with strangers, but I personally believe it’s a cool experience which is really worth of doing.
I share my flat with Sophie, an American who loves London and Katherina, a sweet Greek girl. God knows how much we laugh together!
Show me the way?
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