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My Fun Trip To London & Why I Would Love To Move There (But I Won’t)

Hi lovelies! I know I promised you this post a week ago, so I finally got some time to edit the pictures I took in my short trip to London. And yeah, the title might seem a bit too unrealistic, I probably won’t actually move to the UK any time soon, but I’d be damned if I wouldn’t love to.

I was impressed by this beautiful city and its amazing architecture, but also by the British people and their accent (you know, I’m a sucker for British accent, I absolutely love it). London is the first major European capital I’ve ever been to, and I loved everything about it.

I think what I liked the most is the cultural diversity, you can see a lot of different people that speak different languages and belong to different cultures, leading different lifestyles. I was also fascinated by the fashion sense that a lot of people seem to have. The streetstyle scene of London is beyond expectations, I spotted so many awesome outfits and styles, so many well-dressed people. I can only imagine what happens during Fashion Week 🙂

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Why I would love to live here? Well, for multiple reasons. I know it sounds cheesy, but I felt like that is the place where all your dreams can come true, the place where you can just be yourself, without the fear of being judged or hurt for your choices. But then again, that’s just something I felt during the 5 days I’ve been there. I can’t make big statements about it, but I can definitely share with you my excitement and happiness.

I loved every minute of my trip (even if it was for business purposes, not a city-break), so I’m grateful and I honestly can’t wait to visit London again, because there’s just so much more to see.

I spent a lot of time at the office, but I also got the chance to eat dinner in some amazing places, visit some of the main touristic attractions and make some shopping. So I can’t complain 🙂

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I has the most amazing time at Skygarden London, a restaurant located on top of a 35 floor high building. As you may imagine, I got to see London from a whole new perspective. The food, the company, the view… everything was just perfect.

I explored many stores from Camden Market and Oxford Street, I visited the Big Ben, the London Eye, London Bridge (where all the cool action movies place their heroes – remember James Bond, Mission Impossible, etc?), China Town. We had a lot more on our list, but didn’t get enough time to visit all of them.

As for the shopping part, I didn’t get a lot of new things, but I think I did some pretty good deals. I bought some clothes from Primark, some make-up and beauty products from Superdrug and Boots, some books from an antique shop. Basically, you can find anything you want in London, regardless of your budget or preferences. I’m sorry I didn’t get the chance to find a vintage shop, because I really wanted a unique printed silk shirt, but maybe next time.

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The only crazy thing about London is the traffic… it was really hard to get used to their driving habits. And it’s super crowded all the time. I guess that can get exhausting at a certain point. But otherwise, I think it’s an amazing city and I can definitely understand why so many people I know decided to move here and never come back.

Realistically speaking, moving to the UK is not something that I plan to do right now. The cost of living in London is really high, you need a very well-paid job to survive there. Plus, I have other plans in Cluj, which I can call “home” now. My career, the blog, everything are going well at the moment. But you know the saying… never say never!

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YOUR TURN: Have you ever visited London? Do you live there, or did it ever cross your mind that you could actually move there? Or what are your thoughts about this city?


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4 Comment

  1. Hi,
    I went in London for a trip in 2005 and I loved it… so I moved there three years ago and stayed for 2 years.
    Well… visiting is another story than actually living there… If you’re not in the higher places like in the city centre, you’ll be living not nice situations… I found a job as hairdresser assistant and earned so little comparing to what I had to spend… I lived in an area far from the centre and I paid £375 a month for a tiny little room in a house with other 4 people and one bathroom… plus the bus everyday to go to work was £120/month… to eat… very expensive… £80/month if I only ate simple and cheaper things… Dirty people on the bus… fancy corners on the streets… I was so stressed and it wasn’t worth it. Unless you have plenty of money and can afford the beautiful things It’s degrading to stay there… I was lonely too. I won’t live there again, because it’s not living in London, it’s just surviving!

    1. Hello Erika. Thank you very much for your comment and for sharing your experience with us. I’m sure it’s not easy to survive there, especially if you have to start from scratch and begin a new life. I heard the rent is very hard to afford, plus all the other expenses. However, if I were to relocate with the job for example, that would be a whole different story. I agree, you need a pretty good paycheck or at least a good financial stability to be able to really enojoy what the city has to offer.
      Have a nice Sunday! Kisses

  2. Aw really lovely post about my city! I’ve been living in London for just about 2 years now and totally get the traffic thing. I have had the most amazing 2 years here as it is the perfect place for a blogger to be!

    1. Thank you, Lauren! That’s amazing, I definitely agree that it’s the perfect place for a blogger. You can get so inspired there, there are so many stores and events… so I totally get it. I would love to live in London, that’s for sure <3
      Have a great weekend, lovely! Kisses

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