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Obviously it's a great city but are there any doubts among Londoners?
but I put it down to having no job & not much money
the thing about that is i thought,"actually,*chuckle*,twas the canals!jokes on him"
It would also be improved if all the New Hoxtonites fucked off back to Dorking, Surbiton and Guildford.
I don't think I could ever live there it would do my head in how busey and expensive it is.
in that photo
least then y'can leave again
This is backed up by the amount of people from all over the UK, who live in London, moan about it, but stay.
public transport after 11pm or for less than a trillion pounds single.
plus 50p booking.
0.0055 pence per mile.
it stops in all the cultural hotspots and cosmopolitan wonderlands....Birmingham.... Preston....Southwaite Services....Glasgow....Inverness
Southwaite little chef really is the best place I find.
glasgow to inverness to aberdeen... not the most sensible route.
3 times the amount it costs me to go up holloway road on the bus.
£1.something per mile :(
talking in code and sleeping in the aisles, always with their own pillow, duvet and entire jimjam set seemingly.
Heck of a pricey though.
by national express, a Bargain !!
people just keep being rubbish (not especially toward me) when I'm there.
Abusing a disabled guy for being "on the wrong side of the underground escalators you retarded fuckwit" was a real peach few weeks ago.
who was on the wrong side of the escalator, it was rediculess... what a cunt.
Nothing you are doing is so important that you have to be so fucking obnoxious.
any other city in the land you can use escalators any way you choose and no-one is arsed but Londoners are all up tight about it, its really strange...
If you used the underground every day of your life with no end in sight, you'd berate the disabled too.
Personally, I'd have followed that guy out of the station and choked him. We can't let them think they can get away with standing on the left side of the escalator; we just can't!
"oh and look over there...on the opposite escalator, people are standing on the right and allowing people to walk up on the lft...ah well - sure I'll be fine here"
I then moved to the other side.
I love telling that story.
is one of my main problems with living here. people can often be really pushy/downright rude-especially on public transport/places like oxford street. for the most part its great, certainly wouldnt swap it for anywhere else in britain.
it's a fucking shithole and i know it.
but I've been there enough to imagine myself quite easily getting that way.
but I'd like to think I could a keep a distance from the less favourable sides of the city. Like the hordes who wear glasses as a fashion accessory.
There are parts I like, but the most fundamental and enjoyable things seem the most difficult in London
real detroit has bears savaging its toes and fire in its eyes.
Have you ever lived anywhere else for a significant period of time _vikram?
I like london as much as someone like me can like something, but its hard to tell how it really is unless ive lived somewhere else and can compare it (which I hope to do).
does that actually translate into a feeling other than a vanity? i dont mean that in a combative way.
not missing out on everything, like all the petty, sniping losers who live anywhere else have such a complex about
but for the most part, and this sounds terrible, everyone else is just jealous
there has to be a reason why anyone is here or stays here at all, and I suppose thats a large part of it
even having....current uncertainty hasn't dampened my ardour
and Oxford Street on a Saturday in July is a vision of Hell
try the xmas shopping period...
and certainly very low in my places to have fun list within the UK, its an overrated, over priced city full of cunts. Sure it has its pockets of good but they are just too hard to get at, especially after 11pm
at varying times, but i can't see myself leaving anytime soon.
and I could easily see myself living here for ever. The problem is that this scares me and I feel like I should probably go and live somewhere else for a bit to get a bit of perspective and pursue some other opportunities. I'm quite possibly going to leave next year.
and for the subject I want to study, none of the London universities are really that great.
I was quite unimpressed by it all. So much so that I ended up not hating it all, but worse, indifferent. It just seemed like a really big city to me.
We could use your stunning powers of observation here on a more permanent basis, one day.
Apart from maybe when waiting for a night bus.
London is alright. It's just made shit sometimes by all the cretins that come here from different places.
but like, then i go home for a day and miss london and stuff. actually i hate london air.
from the middle of fucking nowhere, white middle class hell with sprinklings of chavs, so i love london
with a friend from leeds
and he was talking to one of the barmen
and me mentioned i was "from" london
and then later i was stood on my own reading some posters
and anotherh barman
who had overheard that i was from london
came over and told me about how he'd visited london 4 years previously
and how it was pretty shit
and that his friend liked taking the digital pictures
so they went on the london eye
and that was ok
but everything else was too expensive
which is why i left and live in a city considered worse, but i much prefer it.
Rude, elitist people, pretentious, joyless art and music, constant blocks of concrete (I feel hugging a blade of grass if I see one), inexplicable rush to get places.
On the other hand, you can meet great like minded people, there's great music, films and exhibitions on all the time, and it's always buzzing.
but then I think about every other city in the country and laugh.
I got my mortgage on my flat secured for the next 5 years at an affordable level
my job is secure although it doesn't pay amazing it's alright
All my friends live here
Music scene, culture
Every time I go over the river on the bus I feel a bit excited like the first time
on buses over the river.
Especially at night. It's amazing.
I grew up here, did the teenage 'I hate my home town' thing and left for 4 years, then came back on my own terms and enjoy it because I have a job which pays monies, loads of friends here and independence.
people in London are rude and unpleasant. I think they compare favourably with the people of Manchester. I also feel much safer in west London than I would do in most other large cities in the UK.
That said, I'm sure it will hit me quite soon that I have no time to myself and that, despite living here for about 15 months, I haven't made friends with anyone yet.
it being a bit of a myth that everyone is rude and unpleasant. I feel safer here than I did living in Manchester. Also, who wants a friendly city? Not me. Its quite expensive living here, but I really like it so far and feel as though there's lots more to discover. Its a bit hard to meet people sometimes, but there's loads going on so I can't complain. And there's lots of nice old pubs too. I think that its important to leave the city every month or two though.
when i was living at home in wembley. i didn't leave or anything, i knew i wanted to study here. now i live in west kensington and it's much nicer, i feel safe walking around and i love walking down kensington high st and taking the bus through it.
i'll leave one day, but you have to don't you?
it can get pretty isolated and lonely sometimes. Having said that, I've always wanted to live here for a stretch so i should take the rough with the smooth.
One think I love about the place is that there seems to be something happening all of the time. I've only been here for two months and still feel like a tourist! Though i hate the underground now.
Srsly though, I don't think I've actually been disillusioned with the place since I moved down here. It's constantly ace, even if I do nothing but sit in the pub and watch Sky Sports. Just another place, innit.
because i don't live there, and never want to
but compared to somewhere like new york its pretty shit really imo.
Having said that, I've now got a 5 year plan sorted which is a start... I haven't had one of those for awhile.
I do love London but I'm very keen to move to the continent... I have lived ten lives in London in all sorts of areas, in all sorts of contexts and I'm eagerly awaiting the next installment.
only for the smug git in a ridiculous sweater behind the counter to say with a smirk "terribly sorry, we're not really looking for anything like this at the moment." "but the sign outside says you buy everything that's legal." "yes, well, i can offer you one penny for it. would you like one penny?"
i'm broke (obviously or wouldn't be selling clothes) and the night i just started running, arguably even moved to london having it in mind, has just been bumped nights for the third time to a fucking sunday.
yes, sometimes i get disillusioned with london.
I love it, even though I don't always make the best use of it.
All my future threads will have London in the title.
I'd just been to, they looked at me like I'd pissed on their shoes. This only happens in London. Still quite like to visit though, as long as its no more than 3 days.