I have a love/hate relationship with the Underground. I love the fact that I can hop on and off a tube to get about town, that you only have to wait a couple of minutes until the next one arrives, and how it certainly helps avoid hefty taxi charges at midnight. I hate just how much I rely on them to get around and obviously those unpleasant crowded journeys. So when a tube strikes gets confirmed *insert despair…

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When I left Birmingham for London I had to say goodbye to my first and only car, an S reg silver Peugot 106 affectionately called Josh. I knew that when I lived in the capital, where public transport was so much more accessible and frequent (weekend closures and severe delays excluded), I wouldn’t really have need for a car. I also knew that with rent and an endless list of things to enjoy in London,…

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Budgeting is boring. It’s really not much fun putting limits on things in a city where there’s so much to do, see, eat and drink. And I doubt I’m alone in wishing that I could spend money without thinking about it. But in one of the world’s most expensive cities, managing your money is a reality for most and it’s a useful skill if you want to enjoy the big stuff (like a nice holiday)…

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London likes to throw challenges in our tracks every now and again, finding a flatmate is definitely one of them. I think it’s safe to say most Londoners will have taken this on (with reluctance) during their time in the city. Things are constantly changing and you’re pretty lucky if you’ve not found yourself in a situation where you need a place to live, rental contracts amongst friends don’t line up, or someone wants to leave.…

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I’m no expert in the rental market, but since coming to the capital from Birmingham I’ve moved three times, lived in the North and the South and have gone from shared living with randoms to with friends. I’ve definitely learnt a few things about renting in London along the way. As I survived the latest move and I’m starting to feel settled in my new home, I thought I’d share my tips for anyone who’s planning to move to…

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