How (and where) to find your new home in London:
Now that you are vaguely familiar with the Greater London nomenclature (see my London Orientation post), let’s start picking an area or two for your house (and school) hunt. Here are factors to keep in mind:
- Neighbourhood feel and people
- Connectedness (aka can I walk places?)
- Greenery and Parks
Easy! It’s a lot like the Anna Karenina principle: “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” A happy expat gets all of these factors more or less right; a single one gone wrong may spoil the adventure (or make the spouse / kids resent you for the rest of your life). So where to start?
My plan is to work my way through this list in the coming weeks, keep your eyes open!