10 Habits You DEFINITELY Pick Up When Living in London
Living in London is an exciting adventure everyone should experience at least once. But by slowly becoming a Londoner, you actually develop some habits you might never do in other cities. London is all about time management, tube etiquette, and how to survive it on a budget.
Here are 10 Habits You Will DEFINITELY Pick Up When Living in London
1. Internally screaming when you can’t move past a slow walker. Tourists vs Non-tourists in London never mix well.
2. Strategically walking to a certain spot on the platform so you can reach the exit of your destination platform faster. Anything you can do to spend less time underground.
3. Avoiding the tube rush hour as much as possible.
4. You don’t walk – you march. With an impressive speed. And it looks damn weird when you go back home and can’t shake off the walk.
5. Embracing the tube etiquette: headphones in, eyes down, no eye contact. And definitely don’t smile at strangers. Don’t even try doing anything different.
6. Financial anxiety each time you need to pay your rent, bills, and council tax. Having frequent “how can I afford this” breakdowns.
7. Sometimes the best and most affordable lunch you can get is the M&S and Boots’ lunch deals. Also because it’s usually the closest to your work and 10x cheaper than eating out in a restaurant.
8. Not bothering bringing an umbrella. It’ll rain. It’ll stop. And it’ll be too windy for an umbrella. Raincoats are the way to go in London.
9. Avoiding the Oxford Street rush whenever possible. Even if you work there, you know how to break free from crowds of shoppers – ninja style.
10. Always. ALWAYS check the TFL updates site. Engineering works are a thing, and they’re especially alive on the weekends. Most of your travel plans revolve around whether or not the TFL site shows engineering works.