London, I love you

The view of the London skyline from Aqua's roof terrace, overlaid with the Union Jack flag

One year ago today, I moved to London.  I came here before, in 2008, and while things didn’t work out that time I’d caught the bug and couldn’t imagine being anywhere else.  I’m so happy I took this gamble again; not once have I regretted my decision to come back and try again.  I love this city more every day and I’m especially grateful to have lived here during the incredible events 2012 has seen.  It’s been a particularly wonderful time to be able call myself a Londoner.

{ My London Pinterest board and all my blog posts about London. }

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  • Debbie Flores

    Great pic! I’ve only visited London once and LOVED it.

  • Hannah

    This is a lovely post :) I’m glad you were able to find happiness living in London, and that you found the courage to try again! x

  • Livi Law

    This is such a lovely post – I love London too and am for sure moving there… Thank god I’m only a short train journey away <3 xo

  • mat

    i need to take the risk again

  • Vivian

    I wish I could feel like you now! I’ve moved here 9 months ago and I’m still trying to figure out if I love it or not, if I want to stay or not. And of course finding your place here is really hard, there are so many people struggling to! I love it and when I think of going back home the only thing I can think about is: “oh gawd no shops, no art, no free museums, no so many beautiful people, no clubs, no london bridge”. I wish I was able to find a balance here and be happy to stay! In the meantime I’m staying anyway, I’m not ready to leave this magic place yet. :)

    • Becky |

      It can be a funny old place.

      I’m lucky to have come already having friends here, and to have majorly lucked-out work colleague-wise, but I’ve heard people say it can be lonely and I can imagine that to be true.

      Hoping you find your balance and your happiness soon! :)

  • chiaweb

    I lived in London for a year and a half 15 years ago… and it’s still one of my dreams to go back there.
    I miss London a lot!

  • Miss Stylicious

    After reading this I realised I have been in London two years now. It is a great city to live in isn’t it?! And I still feel like I haven’t even discovered 10% of it. Still excited to do more in the city.

  • Emily

    What a lovely photograph! I’m finally moving to London in September myself after eighteen months of working there. Can’t believe I haven’t been arsed to do it sooner..! x

  • Valerie

    It’s definitely great to feel home in any city, and London seems to be bustling at all times. I was just there before the Olympics, I can’t imagine how it must have been! x

  • Melanie

    Congrats to you! Good for you for persevering because it’s obviously turned out to be rewarding! Good luck on your future endeavors in London!

  • Lola

    Oooh cool picture! Congrats on one full year in my fave place in the whole wide world, it must have been pretty scary making the move and of course, surviving in london is tough!! Here’s to another year xx

  • Anna

    Same here – I’m a London addict. Absolutely love it xx

    South Molton St Style

  • Borjana

    Wow!This is absolutely amazing honey!Everything!;)

  • jo

    I love London sooo much too. I visit quite often as I have family there, i’m quite tempted to move one day. I was actually down in London this weekend, there was such an amazing atmosphere, even go to see a couple of public olympic events :) Hope living in London just gets better and better for you :)

    Jo. x