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21. Posted by cookieyum (Inactive 75 posts) 12y

Well what can i say? Somerset isn´t given enough credit!Yes ally, am craving the wurzels, scrumpy cider and a bit of "how´s ya father?"!!!;)

22. Posted by kody (Respected Member 234 posts) 12y

Hi all,

Just got this page after so long.
I'll be heading to UK somewhere at the end of March next year as a Working Holidaymaker for 2 years.
I'm really excited and nervous. And I do believe for each new comers like me, it ain't easy for us. Normally it will be covered with doubts, and worries.

It's always not an easy task for the 1st few weeks or months.
Getting deal with weather, peoples, accent, high living cost, worrying about getting a job, food, shelter and so on.
Afterall, I do believe that, there's ain't a place is perfect in this world. But it's always the best to choose the comfort yet near to best one to reside. I'll be temporary residing in my gf's aunt's house in South London, a place known as Tooting Broadway. Not too sure how's thing going on down there such as jobs availability, transportations, accomodations, ppls and all. But will take it as a challenge.

Well, stated in this topic about places like Bristol, Brighton, Oxford, Cambridge, London, Birmingham and even up to north of Edinburg. Definitely it'll be great if I could experience
them. But in this case, I'll need some circle of friends to help me out then. I don't have many friends in UK, only have 1 in Wales and another in Midlands (Birmingham). I think I'll need to start knowing more UK friends now.

Lastly, I really hope to feel easy, fearless and close to this country...UK

Nick ;)

23. Posted by IMonaghan (Respected Member 431 posts) 12y


I am really hoping to move to the UK about the same time that you are. If things do work out in a way that we move there around the same time, what do you say to splitting an apartment for a bit? Are you planning on getting an apartment, or are you going to do some sort of exchange program?

Let me know, we could do "The Real World: Travellerspoint Style"

Ian Monaghan

24. Posted by kody (Respected Member 234 posts) 12y

That's great "The Real World: Travellerspoint Style" huh?
Are you coming alone or with your family, friends, or loves one? And where you plan to reside?
I'll be holding a 2 years Working Holidamaker and my main purpose is to get backpack around other European countries
such like France,German,Czech,Sweden & etc. I'll set England as my residing country b'coz of the permit that I "soon" be holding and also that English as the main spoken language & it will be much convenience to me.

Afterall, my main concern & priority will be definitely to get a job that can prolong me to survive there, and who knows if I got a work permit within the 2 yrs, I might opt to stay if UK living style really convince me Lets see how things go then.

How about you? Let me know more about you then.

25. Posted by Nannie (Budding Member 3 posts) 12y

I am from Montréal (Canada) and I think I am sso lucky to live here. It is very cheap.

But we will probably moving to London by the end of the year and I am a bit scary. We don't want to live to far from the center (maybe an hour by train or tube). We don,t want to share a flat; we would like to have a baby soon and be together with no stranger. (I know, I am a bit difficult )

We tought to move to Wmbeldon, Morden or Chatham....but maybe we are completely wrong. We are looking for a quiet place, with all accomodations, no crime, ...

Could you help me??? I need advice


26. Posted by Marg (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y

After my husband and myself searched around Paddington to find a hotel we came across the Hyde Park Radnor hotel. It was a 4 diamond bed and breakfast. The price was cheaper than alot of 3 diamond hotels we'd seen. The room was newly decorating and most accommodating.
The staff we friendly overall our stay was most enjoyable.

27. Posted by adamsru7 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y

Hello all, I just wanted to maybe get some advice from anyone who knows what they are talking about. I am currently living in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania(U.S.) and am going to be moving to London in January. I was born in London and moved over to the states when I was 10. I have completed a teachers degree here and was planning on teaching in London. I have a place to stay(at least untill I get a job), since my entire family basically lives there. My question's are is it true that there is a teachers shortage over there and will that make it easy to find a teaching job? Also my other question is which neibhorhoods are cheapest, yet not runned down areas for a single person to live in. I guess I would have a teachers salary. Thankyou for anyone who can give any advice.

28. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 612 posts) 12y

Just to throw another spanner in the works.
I haven't heard anyone mention Sheffield.
Now there's an industrial city with few tourists!
Seriously, though, two friends of mine haved been to Uni there and loved it. One (a southerner indeed) adopted Sheffield United as his football team, and the other never came home, getting married and settling there.
If you're into climbing at all, it is the centre of that particular universe in this country. There is good countryside around, and it is fairly central in the UK, for travel up and down.:)

29. Posted by littlesain (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y

London. Great city, but as you've noticed. Very expensive. Best to live somewhere else and come down to London for holidays and crash on a mate's floor.

As for other cities... You have to weigh up availability of jobs versus affordability of homes. Newcastle is a great city (my home town), but alas very few jobs. I had REAL problems getting a summer job there, while a students.

As a general rule there is a better job market in southern cities like Brighton and Bristol, both great places. But unfortunately house buyers have noticed too and they are really expensive.

Further north, Leeds and Manchester are good for jobs. They can have expensive areas for housing, but you'll probably still find somewhere you can afford.

I would personally suggest Sheffield. There might not be loads of choice for jobs, but you should find some casual work/temping quite easily. Housing is fairly cheap, a few hotspots apart. There are some really nice places to live - Crookes, Hunters Bar, Walkley Hillsborough. But it is not a place that you'd love at first sight - it grows on you. There is a great nightlife, though and it is really close to the Peak District... The mountineerers' capital of England.

30. Posted by Mai Brown (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y

Nobody has mentioned Liverpool. I'm an Aussie who's travelled a bit, and I reckon Liverpool's the friendliest city in the world, as well as being very affordable.