London - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the air quality like at post (good/moderate/bad)? Are there seasonal air quality issues? Does the air quality have an impact on health?

I can’t think of any other city outside the U.S. where life is as good and as easy as it is here. The winters are dark and dreary, if you have issues with that get a SAD lamp. They help. - Jan 2024


We didn't really have any issues besides minor seasonal allergies. - Nov 2022


I have year around allergies for some reason here. - Aug 2022


Good/Moderate. The weather is fantastic and that helps. - May 2022


London does have air pollution, although this isn't obvious to me when I'm walking around outside. Spring can be hard on hay fever sufferers. - Jun 2017


London is a major city with a major pollution problem. It can be gritty and sometimes your snot will be black. The mayor is trying to improve the air quality, but it is definitely a trade off. I've never had breathing problems, but I could see those with asthma having issues. - Feb 2017


Good - Feb 2016


Fine. Doesn't bother me. - Nov 2015


Fine - Aug 2015


Fine. No noticeable issues. - Jun 2015


It's worse than I was expecting. Quite a bit of pollution in central London that sits on the ground in the winter. It doesn't rain as much as I thought it would, so all the vehicle exhaust hangs in the air. - Jun 2015


Allergies seem especially troublesome here. Lots of black mold. Otherwise, typical pollution of large cities. - May 2015


Moderate air quality. It's a huge city but clean. I was amazed at how clean it was for such a huge city. - Aug 2014


Good. Somewhat hazy at times, but generally good. - Sep 2012


Depends on the season. There is normal pollution as you would find in any major city. The allergies here are terrible. We've been sicker here than anywhere else we've lived. If you didn't have allergies before, don't be surprised if you develop them. - Jan 2012


Moderate ... allergies can be rampant, and you have all of the normal pollution you find in a city. - Aug 2011


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