In 2014, via the youth mobility (tier 5) visa, I had moved to London without a job or a place to live. I packed my bags in a couple months and hoped for the best. Looking back there’s quite a few things I would have done to prepare myself for a smoother transition. I hope whoever reads this will find it helpful should they choose to make the same kind of journey across the Atlantic.
It’s been about two months since I moved to London. Priority number one is to budget my funds! As an avid RFDer (RedFlagDeals) user, it’s only natural my first instinct is to find the cheapest stuff possible with the best possible value as well. It’s quite rough out here. In comparison to Toronto, almost everything here is much more expensive.
The infamous Tower of London. If you’re really into the history of London it’s definitely a must see museum. I’d highly suggest getting the audio guide you can rent for 4 pounds, which you can find after you walk through the first gate. There also the Yeoman guides you can follow. You should probably do this first. Without this manned guide you cannot enter the churches unless you’re going to the churches to attend service.
This is Covent Garden. The central meeting ground for anyone in London and probably one of the most entertaining places in London. The area is relatively easy to get to. There are a ton of tube stations and several bus routes that go through the area.