- Public transport - between all the different modes of transport London has got this down pat. You can literally get anywhere in London using public transport. It's easy, quick, reliable and reasonably-priced
- Consumer's dream - customer service is much better here than Australia. With most online retailers you can get free shipping or pickup from one of their stores. Their sales are more impressive too. Not to mention a lot more variety/options.
- Public spaces - they have loads of parks and public spaces where you can sit and eat lunch/read a book/people watch. Just a shame that it's not park weather for most of the year :(
- At the current AUD/GBP exchange rate everything is soooooo expensive. From my AUD$7 small takeaway coffee to my AUD$850 500 thread count sheet set (also - bedding is hideously expensive here - no idea why).
- It's cold. Yes I'm being a baby about it. But I caught a cold one week after summer ended. What is up with that.
- Ok. Where do I start. I am currently living in a room in a flatshare. I'm paying £330/week for a room that's half furnished, about 3m x 4m, in a flat that doesn't have hot water or wifi, has a broken (ie warm) fridge and broken furniture. Oh I forgot to mention the toilet that's blocked/when you flush it, it comes back up the shower drain into the shower. A fortnightly cleaner was promised who hasn't come in 6 weeks. The door to my room is broken and I can't close my bedroom door. I'm sharing the flat with an inconsiderate couple who have not washed their dishes in about 5 days, who leave yoghurt and ham out for days on end, who have made the floors in the flat black with god knows what. Not loving real estate agents right now.