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Saving Money in London: London on a Shoestring

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February 5th, 2013

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I believe one of the biggest misconceptions of London living is the cost. Yes, of course it can be expensive, but simultaneously no other city in world offers more for free than the ‘Big Smoke’

9 London Underground Secrets

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January 28th, 2013

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For any Londoner, the tube is a godsend that gets you from point A to point B. The thirteen colour-coded lines intertwine like an electrical diagram, and are the most efficient manner of transport across the city as you head across the river and to the four furthest ends on the giant mechanical snakes that tunnel under and over the city’s networks. But for those who have read Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere or China Miéville’s UnLunDun , we know that the Underground network holds a plethora of secrets from the commuters

5 Interesting Courses in London

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January 25th, 2013

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With all manner of craft markets and niche social gatherings to visit, not to mention a vibrant night life, London has earned its reputation as excitement central. It attracts visitors from far and wide, and often a casual visitor to London will find themselves setting down roots and calling it ‘home’. However, there’s more to the Big Smoke than simply satisfying the thrill-seekers and curiosity-hunters

Getting Around London: 7 Alternative Ways to Get Around Town

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January 11th, 2013

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For Londoners 277 is an important number, but most won’t have a clue why. It just so happens that 277 is the number of hours the average Londoner spends commuting to and from work each year.

Guide To Renting in London

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January 7th, 2013

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Tackling the rental market in London can be a daunting prospect.  London’s property is some of the most expensive in the world, yet this high value makes it a tempting investment, and both sales and rental markets in the city move extremely fast.  It is not uncommon for new properties to appear on the market and find a buyer or renter mere days, or even hours, later.  If you want to rent a corner of this city for yourself, you should be prepared for a challenge worthy of your very own episode of Location, Location, Location .  With a wide range of places on offer however, the savvier property-hunter should definitely be able to find what they’re looking for, so allow me to share a few things I’ve learned over the years as a  renter.

Helpful Blogs and Websites

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January 7th, 2013

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Arriving in a new city is always daunting. Arriving as a student with often limited funds can be even worse. Luckily for us, there are some great bloggers out there letting everyone know about the cool/cheap/free things to do in London

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