London - Post Report Question and Answers

What are the particular advantages of living in this city?

I love the ability to walk everywhere - Aug 2022

You'll never explore the whole thing and there's always something to do! - May 2022

It's a world class city where you can find almost anything. The city alone has loads to do, but you're also on a fascinating island, where nothing is too far away (by American standards!). You have easy access to Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, and it's easy getting back to the US. London is diverse and you can experience any culture you choose as you travel around to different neighborhoods, theaters and restaurants. - Jun 2017

Easy access to travel, excellent food, great shows and sights. - Feb 2017

London is a vibrant, HUGE, dynamic, multi-cultural, 21st-century international city. It is steeped in history and culture. There are wonderful museums, venues for music and drama, and tons of shopping (expensive!). It is easy to get around the city and the UK. One can take the Eurostar to western Europe or cheap flights throughout Europe. It's like living in NYC. London is a world-class city. - Feb 2016

It's London! It's a truly international city with tons to do, and travel to other places in Europe is easy and not horribly expensive. - Nov 2015

There's nothing you can't find in London. - Aug 2015

Very little culture shock. London is an amazing city, and is never boring. Amazing restaurants, free museums, theater, shopping, history - basically everything you could want. On top of that, you're able to travel to the continent very easily and see so much of what Europe has to offer, and the UK itself has a ton of amazing, beautiful places to visit. - Jun 2015

Where do I start? It's London! Local, regional and European travel, so much history and culture. Modern first-world amenities. At the center of world events. - Jun 2015

Easy access to European travel. Mild weather year round. Excellent healthcare available on local economy. - May 2015

London is an awesome city for sight seeing. There is tons to see and do. Great museums, shows and food. Good luck saving money, but you are also living in one of the coolest cities in the world and in the best areas. - Aug 2014

(The contributor recently finished a two-year assignment with the Canadian government, a first expat experience.) - Sep 2012

Everything!It's an easy transition into the Foreign Service for kids. It's different than the States, yet similar enough to not be a huge shock. The tourism alone is amazing!You can get fairly cheap flights to anywhere in Europe, or take a train. - Jan 2012

They speak English! Its wonderful to be able to communicate freely. You can really become part of the community here. Great countryside, lots to do, and plenty of travel opportunities. - Aug 2011

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