Author: Shara Tenner

How to be road smart in London

Coming to a big, sprawling city like London can feel a little overwhelming to a first-time visitor, especially for those wanting to find their own way around the city. Given that there were 18,477 reported cycling casualties in London in 2016, it certainly pays to be vigilant on the roads. However, the heavy investment put into road safety in the city has brought about effective safety measures, as well as many thriving bike and pedestrian-friendly routes. This means that there is ample opportunity for you to enjoy what London has to offer on the ground. Considerations when experiencing London...

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London Real Estate: Where should you buy a house in London?

London has been one of the most desirable cities in terms of property investments for many years with it ranking in first place in a 2016 study conducted by PwC. While demand for high-end central London properties has plummeted since the Brexit vote with boroughs such as Westminster, Chelsea, Kensington and Southwark recording the largest declines, all hope is not lost. Prospects for first-time buyers are looking better than ever thanks to the abolition of stamp duty for properties up to £300,000. The sky-high average asking prices in the capital, however, mean that the majority of properties remain out...

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3 steps to landing your dream job in London

There’s no better time than the present to find your dream job in London. With UK job vacancies reaching a record high this year, it’s important to strike while the iron is hot, as the saying goes. Whether you have just graduated uni or you are looking to start your career, London is an appealing place to find work if you look in the right places. For some, job hunting is a daunting process. With so many different career path and requirements from each, it can be challenging to know where and how to start. In order to stand...

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Will off-season traveling offer you the best version of London on a budget?

Up to 1.47 million North Americans visited London in 2017, which was 29% higher than the numbers reported in 2016, according to a Reuters article. If you’re planning to go on vacation in London, you should be ready to spend between £500-650 every week. This will include transport, food, shopping and even accommodation. The travel industry in London has three seasons: the peak, the shoulder and the low season. While each season provides its benefits to travelers, they will typically demand different budgets. In case you’re on a tight budget, then you should consider using money-saving apps among other...

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Hiking trails to visit near London

Nothing beats a great walk in the great outdoors, away from the city streets and buildings. But what if you are unsure where to go and how to even get there? With more than 60 attractions to visit, it is clear to see why over 2.8 million tourists visited the London in 2017, alone. If you are new to the concrete jungle of London town it might feel if you are thousands of miles away from the nearest hike. However, that may be far from true. Thanks to the city’s Green Belt Policy, there are plenty of rural lands...

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What to consider when new to driving in London

London is a vibrant city that is home to over 8 million people. Despite an extensive public transport system, many Londoners need or prefer to drive in the city. In central London, there are over 2.6 million registered vehicles, as well as licensed taxis and daily driving commuters. As a newcomer to London, what do you need to be aware of when driving in the nation’s capital? Low emissions in London Choosing which car to drive has become a matter conscience as well as finance. This year saw an increase of 49 percent of drivers choosing ULEVs (ultra-low emissions...

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