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Shockingly enough, London ranks 27th on largest cities in the world, but if you stroll down the streets of London you would think it ranks much higher than that with a population of 8 million plus the millions of tourists who are constantly visiting the busy city every single day!
I decided to move to London when I was 22. Both of my parents originated from Europe, and I wanted to explore my roots. I chose London because it was an English speaking country with a major airport to easily travel throughout the rest of Europe. 
Through an agency I saught work as an Au Pair (Nanny). I had the opportunity to live in the heart of London in some pretty fancy dancy 3 story houses. I lived in London for 13 months and will hands down be my favourite city in the world.
I loved the buzz of everything. Met incredible friends along the way and I even met my Australian boyfriend while living in London!

I lived in London for 13 months and I swear I still didn't even see a quarter of it! There's so much to see and do!  Who doesn't want to arrive in London and jump straight into a old hackney carriage or a double decker bus!
Some of my favourites were people watching in Trafalgur Square, picnicing in Hyde Park (ps, you're allowed to drink in public in [most of Europe] in London! So feel free to bring a bottle of bubbles and macaroons with you.
Camden town is super hipster and has a maze full of streets filled with markets and food stands.  
I also loved walking across Westminster bridge looking up at Big Ben and the London Eye.
Piccadilly Circus is a very touristy area with bars, shopping, and souvenier hunting. There are a lot of theatres around as well if you want to watch a play or a broadway! 
In London there's always different Festivals taking place such as Notting Hill Carnival, Polo in The Park and Winter Wonderland (such a nostolgic place to visit during the Christmas Holidays with hot chocolate, carnival rides and outdoor iceskating).



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Transportation

The transportation system in London is out of this world, you can get anywhere, it's incredible! I grew up in a small city in the country side where public transportation doesn't exist, so it was overwhelming at first, but there are some great apps such as "City Mapper" that you can download that can help you get around the city by bus, train or subway. 
When possible, try to avoid taking taxis and ubers if possible - you literally sit in traffic for years.
You can also get around the main city centre by taking ferries across the River Thames.
You can purchase an Osyter card (your travel card for transportation) from most stations or conveience stores. Some stations and busses even let you tap your debit card to get on but you can't use change to get on the bus, just a heads up!
You can get through the rest of the country by train or even take the EuroStar (underwater train) to get to Paris in less three hours!

Of course you have to do the touristy things like visiting the Buckingham Palace. Certain times of the year you can actually book a tour and go inside as well!
Strole across London Bridge, walk across the top of Tower Bridge, take a cruise across the river Thames, visit Stonehenge (a wonder of the world!).
Take a ride on the London Eye. Fee the squirrles and have a picnic in Regents Park and people watching at Trafulgar square is always fun!


My favourite night clubs  and bars in London were :

Tiger Tiger Night Club 
Sway Bar & Night Club
Sugar Cane Night Club


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W eather

Entrance Visa

I moved to England in July 2015. The weather was quite warm, but still consisted of having a light sweater at times when the sun dissapeared during the day or if a gust if wind came through.
It was very stuffy and congested when using the Tube. 
​Come September the weather really started dropping in temperature and sun would go down at 16:00!
It was a little depressing I found, since it would be this way until about Easter.
I always left the house with a light rain jacket and an umbrella for those surprise rain showers.
Even in the month of August I never found it quite warm enough to lay at the beach in Brighton. 

An Entrance Visa is not required for entry into the UK for Canadian citizens.
All visas have different regulations and differ from country to country and may require a processing fee. 
Be sure to check the immigration website to determine whether you may require a visa to enter the country. 

Australian citizens do not require a visa to enter the UK but for further information, click here.

For information on working and living in London on a two year working holiday visa, click below.
Cost $450.00 CAD.

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