2018/04/25

11 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT LONDON


I've had my last presentation at uni and handed in my final project yesterday which makes me officially move on from being a fresher to a second-year-student (yay!). I came to realise that I've been living in London now for almost a year - crazy, I know! I think it's no news to you that time just flies when you're doing what you love, but I never thought that it could go THAT quick. This whole thought process made me really think what it actually is about this city that I love so much. So I've come up with a little list of 11 things that immediately crossed my mind.

  • People
I've been so fortunate that my parents travelled with me a lot since I was very little so I can say that I've seen quite a lot of different places and was able to have an insight into many different cultures up until now. I've rarely been to a place where people were this open, friendly and helpful as in London. 
A few days ago, while being on the tube, a woman just walked up to me and complimented my backpack, which (I know) is probably a really little and irrelevant thing to most people, but I really appreciated it. There were other times where I just lost myself, which (let's be honest) can happen quite quickly in a big metropolis like London: I've probably looked very confused because there were people who would walk up to me and ask where I was trying to go to, which I greatly appreciated as well.

  • Creativity
There are soooo many creative people around London, it's insane. Being at a creative university, I am surrounded on a daily basis by so much talent which then again, inspires me to push myself further and work on myself, too.

  • Opportunities
Having chosen to pursue a career in the fashion industry really reduced my choices of studying and later on, living. I feel like London is a city with so many opportunities and possibilities, no matter what pathway you choose - it's crazy.

  • Street style
I can't publish a post about things I love without mentioning fashion at all, can I? This point is going hand in hand with the previous few points: people are just so creative and innovative when it comes to their styling. Everybody seems to have their unique sense of style which I find so inspiring and makes me really excited to have chosen London for my studies.

  • Street musicians
I don't know about you but I find that there is nothing more inspiring and beautiful than watching creative and talented people pursuing their dreams and doing what they love. Seeing street musicians in the tube or out and about on the street just pouring their hearts out in their music always fills me with so much happiness and excitement.

  • Acceptance and tolerance
Growing up in a small country, I've always felt quite pressured to fit in. I felt very insecure about how I wanted to dress which resulted in me building up a closet with plenty of stuff I would never wear out of fear of being judged or standing out. Well, that fear is more than gone since moving here. People don't really seem to care and judge you for what you're wearing or what you look like. Uniqueness and individuality are encouraged, not repressed.

  • Tube
Okay, this one might be a favourite of mine for obvious reasons: I never had the option of taking a tube while growing up which is the main reason why I love it so much now. It's just so quick and easy to navigate (once you get the hang of it). Also, did you know that London has the oldest and biggest underground service in the world? The Metropolitan line has been active since the late 19th century and is still running strong nowadays.

  • Architecture
Be it the newer, sophisticated buildings like The Shard in Southwark, or the older areas such as Camden Market - I feel like the architecture, in general, is just impressive.

  • Coffee places and restaurants
Since London is such a humongous city, it's a given that you can find literally everything you could desire. Even though I'm currently having a break from my London Strolling series (I'm just having too much uni stuff and internship work going on to take a day per week off right now... it'll come back soon though, I promise!), I always try to find new and interesting places to share so definitely check that out if you're interested in seeing some of my favourite coffee and food places!

  • Tesco Meal Deal
Okay, let's keep it real here! Even though I'm trying to find cool coffee places and stuff to share, I'm still only a student/intern who has to somehow manage to eat on a regular basis without breaking the very fragile bank account. What better way is there than to take advantage of the Tesco Meal Deal?

  • Infinite choices
Seriously, no matter what you're looking for/what you like: it's probably in London! ... well, except for the good weather, but you know, you can't have it all. Also, let's be fair: we had some really sunny days last week so you see, there's still hope even on that front! It's just such a diverse city - there's always something to see and to do here!


What is your favourite city and why?

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  1. This post is so inspiring! I've wanted to live in London for a while now, and you've made me want to even more. Normally I don't think of London for these reasons, but I'm glad to know the city is such a wonderful place filled with so many opportunities and is full of creativity! :)

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    1. You should definitely consider it! I've lived here now for about 9 months and have never looked back since moving here - it's an amazing city! x

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  2. I havent been, i would love one day, in my bucket list!
    super cute!
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    IG @grace_njio

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    1. You should definitely visit it at some point, I'm sure you won't regret it!:)

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  3. I, too really appreciate the opportunity London means to a lot of people. It's amazing to look at the locals and think that they're probably exactly where they want to be and looked forward to living here for so long. While it's a bit too crowded and crazy for me, it's always a pleasure to visit. I love Brighton too much to move anywhere else!

    Rachel || anotherstationanothermile.com

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    1. I've never been to Brighton but I'm planing on visiting it over the summer now and can't wait! x

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