Jessica Tabinor london
London is considered one of the best cities to live in in the world. The lure of jobs, diverse culture and exciting social scene attracts many young professionals who want to develop their career whilst living in a vibrant city. Because of this London is home to a much higher proportion of 25-34-year olds than the rest of England at 24%.
There’s a lot to consider when thinking about moving to a new city, so if you want to know what it’s like to live in the big smoke, read on for our guide to living and working in London:
Living in London
Working in London
Living in London
London is the city of culture, known for its diverse array of people, events and locations – no matter what you’re into you’re sure to find something you like in the city of London.
It’s also one of the world’s top tourist destinations, meaning you can take full advantage of having some of the best attractions and events on your doorstep.
Being the capital city, London has some of the best transport links in the country. The London Underground connects all of the major areas in London and extends out to as far as Essex. There’s also excellent bus routes and most recently, bikes that you can rent around the city for a small fee.
There’s no getting away from the fact that London is expensive. Accommodation is one of the main stumbling blocks that people face when moving to the city and therefore a number of young professionals opt for living outside of London to save on rent costs. This is an excellent alternative as with the fantastic transport links that are mentioned above, you can be back in the city in no time at all.
House/flat shares are very common in London with young professionals to keep costs down. There are specific websites which match likeminded individuals in order to find accommodation.
Things to do in London
The list of things to do in London is truly endless. Although the tourist attractions are plentiful and great to visit when you first move, there are so many hidden gems that you need to see! A trip to the gentrified Borough Market selling deliciously fine wares should definitely be high on your agenda. The smaller Broadway shows where you can buy a ticket for £5 are also a must see too!
Working in London
London's Key industries
London is one of the world’s most important business and financial centres. The Financial sector is the most dominant industry in London, however, the creative, technology and manufacturing industries have a large presence too. At the heart of the UK economy, it is vital to the country's financial stability and economic well-being and therefore, a large number of people are employed in this industry to ensure it runs smoothly.
To the north of London Bridge and around Canary Wharf you will find the most important financial institutions, such as the Bank of England and the London Stock Exchange. Most large businesses also have offices based around the city too.
Top Employers in London
In London, when you think of a company you would like to work for, you can almost guarantee that they will have some sort of presence in the city of London or surrounding areas. Google was ranked the best UK company to work for in 2017 and has a headquarters based in London. They have also recently announced plans for a large new complex to be built near Kings Cross station. The BBC is another great place to work with opportunities to get involved in film, TV, Radio and everything in between.