One of the many positive aspects of London is the drive to make progress. We’re finding new and innovative ways to reduce waste and recycle. If it can be used by someone, then it’s better to try and reuse. And as a result, rather than throw old furniture away, the materials are either being reused or restored in full. In addition, a lot of the furniture has a touch of creativity thrown in to produce some unique pieces of furniture or art.
The way we approach our work spaces evolves and moves with the latest trends. Over the last few years, the typical office setting has been rethought, and coworking spaces are now the ‘in thing’. This innovative approach has seen several coworking spaces spring up all over London, and it encourages freelancers to collaborate or just find their space within a working environment that suits them more than an office.
Following on from our first article – now that you’ve started to look for a suitable area of London to relocate to, what sort of property is right for you? There are upmarket townhouses if you have the funds, some amazing warehouse conversions in up and coming areas. New developments are an excellent way to get onto the property ladder and London’s famous terraced housing in never goes out of fashion. London has a lot of choices when you are property hunting.
London has a lot of great places to live; each area has its own unique identity and things to do and see. If you’re planning on moving to London or you’re already a Londoner, and you’re looking for a change, then we suggest that you shop around to do as much research as possible. It’s essential that you find the best area and property to suit you.
Sometimes we all need a change of scenery – life changes mean you might need a bigger or a smaller property, you may have just started a new job, and you need to relocate, or you’re changing career, and you need to use your home as an office. During these times it might be wiser to consider leaving the city to get more value for money and space for your pounds – what are the options available within a commute from London? Read more…
Aussie covers the whole of London and because we’re on the road a lot we often have to eat when we’re on the move. Because of this we’ve become well acquainted with many of London’s sandwich shops and we always like to pass on tips where we can. With that in mind, we’ve decided to put together a quick list of places where you can grab a great sandwich from – sound advice for those who’re only in the city for a short period and need something nice to eat.
This is the second blog in our ‘tips for saving money’ series, this time it’s about saving money to put towards a deposit for a house or apartment in London. Getting your foot on the property ladder isn’t easy but it’s a good investment for your future; you’re paying a mortgage instead of paying rent every month and getting nothing in return, and you have a place you can call your own – which is something to be proud of.
It’s not the life for everyone, and it comes with some hardships that might deter some of us, but moving to a houseboat in London also has some distinct advantages. There’s the chance to slash your outgoings by more than half, see the city a different way, enjoy summer evenings on the water, and move about instead of being fixed to a set of bricks and mortar. It also enables people to do some of their living in handily central areas like Camden, Maida Vale, Little Venice and Angel and have vastly diminished utility bills. If you’re prepared to do what’s known as cc-ing (continuous cruising), you can taste life in a variety of Zone 1 locations provided you’re prepared to move every fortnight.
It’s always worth remembering that if you’ve got a cat (or cats), then the moving process won’t just be stressful for you; your little whiskered friends will also potentially be suffering. Cats are not known for embracing abrupt changes to their living environments and the first inkling they’ll get that something’s underfoot is on moving day itself, so they’re bound to be unsettled or even shocked since they’ve had less time than you to prepare. But there’s nothing to worry about because with a little forethought, you can mitigate the stress and upset caused to your furry feline companions and ensure that everyone gets settled in the new home in good time. Here’s how:
So you’ve finally succumbed; the thought of having your own fluffy little friend has at last got the better of you. Who could blame you? Few of us can resist the heart-melting sweetness of a dog and welcoming one or more of them into our families is a rite of passage of which no one should be deprived. After all, what could be better after a long, challenging slog at the office than the unquestioning love and devotion you’ll be shown every single day by your furry acquisition? It’s a loyal, dependable love that can sometimes be hard to find in London. The only problem, or at least one of the most significant ones, is that your London home may be a potential death-trap once your canine companion moves in, especially if he or she is a puppy and given to excitable behaviour. So here are some important provisions to make so that everyone can be safe, sound and very, very happy: