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I was there for a week living in some (weird) family and i was dissapointed by it. Ofc london looks awesome and everything, really lovely city <3 but i was surprised how poor-looking (not saying poor cuz the families might be rich) are the houses there. i was living in some house with like 10 people, the whole family tree living there, + some random people just cleaning the house. then the garden was basically one big trash can. also the bed were so bad, broken, the only thing holding them were some carton boxes. THen animals. ofc i love animals but there were 3 freakin dogs barking all the time and one cat ive seen only once the first day i was there. food was lasagna. they had only one car, ford pickup with non-stop flashing fuel lamp with some garden stuff on it. is this normal life in london, exactly croydon?
2019-02-16 10:44
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United Kingdom xTheDeadPixel 
Croydon is one of the poorest parts of the country, lots of trash people there.
2019-02-16 10:59
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Slovenia kivoJ 
Is Worcestershire good?
2019-02-16 11:02
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United Kingdom xTheDeadPixel 
West-Midlands is mainly farming land, mountains and villages. Never been there myself but I'd assume it's a lovely area.
2019-02-16 11:06
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Slovenia kivoJ 
What place you'd recommend if I was to settle down in the area like you described but with relatively quick way to the towns and suburbs?
2019-02-16 11:09
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United Kingdom xTheDeadPixel 
If you have the money, anywhere south of London. Brighton is a beautiful city on the ocean with a rich nightlife. Otherwise I'd stick to the Western side of the North. Places like Bristol and Warrington are cheap cities.
2019-02-16 11:15
Thanks. What about Kent and within-sites of Wrcstr. like Kidderminster? I suppose I ask for too much? Places should be really quiet but not too far away from the city lights.
2019-02-16 11:17
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United Kingdom xTheDeadPixel 
Kent is an area like London that has smaller towns within it, but nicer. Don't know much about Kidderminster, sorry. If you want somewhere quaint but not far from the city, I'd recommend the Meads area of Eastbourne. Expensive, but it's a community that seperates itself from the rest of the town so you have a completely different kind of people there.
2019-02-16 11:20
Many thanks. UK, England more certainly so, is my favorite country. I want to settle there and I wish someday I will. Your music can win the heart of any person.
2019-02-16 11:21
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United Kingdom Breezeeh 
Ignore what he said and move to Dorset or Devon instead
2019-02-16 12:10
Would your thoughts on the Worcestershire or Kent be the same as his?
2019-02-16 12:11
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United Kingdom Breezeeh 
Don’t have much of an opinion on them to be honest but in my experience, Dorset and Devon (and to an extent Cornwall and Somerset) have areas that can be secluded and quiet, whilst still being close to the large towns, so you’re never far away from anything
2019-02-16 12:15
Thank you. I love your country despite the current policy that's so depressing for far away fans.
2019-02-16 12:22
I live in Herefordshire the county next to Worcestershire!
2019-02-16 18:27
What can you say about it? Kidderminster and roundabouts?
2019-02-16 18:28
I'm not a huge fan of the area! Worcester itself is nice to the eye but look into the daily life of people its very miserable! Not many opportunities for the youth! It has a university so pussy is on tap! What exactly are yopu looking for from the UK?
2019-02-16 18:32
Quiet spot for a settle-down with the nature untouched but not too far away from the city lights. Something like that. Some average hills and mountains with a couple of lakes or rivers, virgin woods. Plains. But not detached completely. Can I find it somewhere?
2019-02-16 18:34
Where I live, Hereford! Good road networks to Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff. Rail networks all over the UK. Brecon beacons 1 hour journey away, Malvern Hills 30 min trip. Forest of dean is 30 mins away LLangorse lake is 30 mins away! I have travelled all over the world after being in the Army for 8 years, I keep coming back home because I love the place!
2019-02-16 18:37
Sounds cheeky peeky. Hereford? Should I pronounce it as if two words were separate? Here-ford or there's a special way to deal with it? Thanks for the insights. I like UK, your music can breathe new life into doggone.
2019-02-16 18:39
Yeah its more liek hairy -ford not Here-ford welkl thats what it sounds like
2019-02-16 18:43
Somehow I thought it would be exactly like that. I will keep this mind!
2019-02-16 18:45
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Vietnam t4y 
You will be so far away from any major Cities.. Hertfordshire is exactly what you've described and has easy links into London ( around 20 mins on the train ) also direct trains no changes to Brighton
2019-02-16 19:01
Herefordshire, is it in the West or the East? I really must look into it.
2019-02-16 19:02
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Vietnam t4y 
Her"t"fordshire is outside of North London around the M25 . Care for the spelling as they both are different locations
2019-02-16 19:12
So it's not what the guy right above us was talking about? Herefordshire and Hertfordshire are different locations? Damn, that shire will put me down.
2019-02-16 19:13
There is HEREFORSHIRE, and HERTFORDSHIRE
2019-02-16 19:40
How many shires one isle may have!
2019-02-16 19:48
pretty much every county xD
2019-02-16 19:51
just stay away from the north of England
2019-02-16 19:51
Why?
2019-02-16 20:02
Nothing good to say about the north of England just eh general living conditions are far worst then in the south!
2019-02-16 20:58
Thanks for all I heard. Wish you all the best!
2019-02-17 03:27
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United Kingdom _twb_ 
no mountains in the midlands
2019-02-16 12:13
#42
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United Kingdom xTheDeadPixel 
Hills/mountains same thing
2019-02-16 12:37
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Denmark tHm 
I mean, I think Cornwall is the poorest area of the UK right? I think that place looks very nice all around, very charming area. But yea Croydon is an actual mess
2019-02-16 11:59
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United Kingdom Breezeeh 
Not sure where you got Cornwall from when talking about Croydon lol
2019-02-16 12:11
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tHm | 
Denmark tHm 
You said Croydon was ugly because its poor. My counter argument was that Cornwall is poorer, yet pretty.
2019-02-16 12:13
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United Kingdom Breezeeh 
Fair enough
2019-02-16 12:16
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tHm | 
Denmark tHm 
Um cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/corn.. Yea no, its wealth central
2019-02-16 12:17
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Denmark tHm 
Point being, Croydon and places like Slough and Luton and such, isnt ugly just because they're poor areas. Its mostly a matter of location being in such close proximity to London, making real estate sky rocket, and there's a lack of jobs/too many people in such a small area. If anything, the lack of wealth is a result of the things that make it ugly.
2019-02-16 12:20
Yeah, if its poor AND a dense urban areas then it will generally be really shit. Not too bad in cornwall or whatever because houses arent as expensive
2019-02-16 19:43
I know alot of super rich people in devon and cornwall
2019-02-16 12:26
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Netherlands K1nexCS 
tl;dr please
2019-02-16 11:02
london sucks
2019-02-16 11:10
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Netherlands K1nexCS 
true
2019-02-16 11:14
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United Kingdom XDisco 
he only saw croydon, which to be honest isnt even London anymore. Its not even within the boundary of Transport for London operations. If he tried north London, or central it is a much nicer place.
2019-02-16 12:00
london sucks
2019-02-16 13:15
ok
2019-02-16 19:44
london sucks.
2019-02-16 19:47
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United Kingdom seaan 
the suburbs of london are dirty, most pictures of london are taken in central london which is a much nicer area
2019-02-16 11:05
/close
2019-02-17 03:33
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Sweden face_baby 
londonistan
2019-02-16 11:17
swedenistan
2019-02-16 19:48
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Sweden face_baby 
flag checks out
2019-02-16 19:52
flag checks out
2019-02-16 19:53
I only lived there for an year but everywhere we went the houses were tiny, had no parking spaces whatsoever and generally were just so claustrophobic. There's not really much you can do about it since it's a tiny country but still, it was just weird for a big family like us. Here in Australia houses are much bigger and spread out it's actually unreal and we can actually park our three cars with room.
2019-02-16 11:19
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North America ikskwizit 
London is like that because there's too many people there. If you move further North houses are much bigger with much more space. London is a place to visit, I'd hate to live there.
2019-02-16 11:26
I lived in Coventry. I only visited London, Birmingham, Manchester & I visited some family who lived in a small town. All of the cities above seemed to be plagued by my housing problem. The best houses I saw were actually in that town (forgot what it was called) but it was very peaceful, VERY green and everything wasn't so damn cramped together like all the cities we visited. If I ever was forced to live in the UK, I'd do it away from a city. Two things I will NEVER miss about the UK are the houses and the weather!. I miss the ice cream trucks though.
2019-02-16 11:59
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Brazil raoGOD 
Croydon is nearly outside London, and you expect it to be like Central London? lol Every city has their bad and good areas, but the fact that you said ''is this normal life in london'' and youve only lived in Croydon tells me that youre a big ignorant to assume everyplace is the same.
2019-02-16 11:21
Wasn't it because shaggy_was_there?
2019-02-16 11:23
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United Kingdom LFX 
Yeah the houses we have here are way to expensive and are shit, just look at what £300,000 Will buy you in the UK vs somewhere like Australia or America, it's insane
2019-02-16 11:57
Using Australia is not that great of an example. Our housing markets are pretty expensive and unstable. One thing that is good is that regardless of where you are, whether your house is expensive or cheap, they all seem to be much, MUCH bigger than what I saw in the UK. 300k pounds can get you a really nice house in most of Australia though. That's a fuckton of money.
2019-02-16 12:03
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United Kingdom LFX 
Exactly, it's shit, everything we buy apart from like food is way more expensive and worse
2019-02-16 12:03
One thing that I know that 100% was much cheaper in the UK and in every other country that we lived in compared to Australia was Network & TV . Whether it's home broadband, TV channels/online streaming services or mobile data. Australia is OVERPRICED as fuck. Our family in Toronto have a 300mbps connection that they pay $50CND for. We pay $56.8CND for a 15mbps connection and we are with the cheapest ISP in the area. Most of voting Australia just simply doesn't care. Labor proposed an actual decent internet plan, but everyone including the liberals said it was a joke and unnecessary and completely fucking ruined it. Now the whole country pays $60-$100 for unstable & slow internet and they cry. Most of the country is still using copper ADSL wires one way or another. The max anyone can get in Australia is a *alleged* 100MBPS connection that they have to pay $90+ a month for.
2019-02-16 12:18
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United Kingdom LFX 
We don't even get 300mbps or even 100mbps where I live, where I am right now they're paying around £35 for internet and that's just because they don't wanna get ripped off, and we can barely pass 3mbps on a good day
2019-02-16 12:23
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United Kingdom Hamshanks 
Well of course if you live in London it all costs a fuckton?
2019-02-16 18:24
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United Kingdom LFX 
I don't live in London though
2019-02-16 18:40
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Vietnam t4y 
Try Hertfordshire the avg house price is £508k
2019-02-16 19:07
yeah they look poor cus in london everything is expensive af, especially housing land costs so much and people from other countries by houses in london and never let people use it so there's a housing crisis. So people who may earn a lot per year may be stuck in a really shit home 😎😎😎👍
2019-02-16 11:57
London is the biggest shit hole in England behind Liverpool
2019-02-16 12:00
I can name 5 bigger shitholes than London: Derby Bradford Leeds Birmingham Manchester
2019-02-16 12:19
No chance I'd say even Hull is nicer than London
2019-02-16 18:22
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United Kingdom Hamshanks 
LOL Birmingham > London?????
2019-02-16 18:25
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United Kingdom sc4rycs 
Leeds > London Bradford's about on par but due to the amount of stabbings in london, ill still say its slightly better even though i wouldn't go for the life of me, (i'm 12 miles away from bradford)
2019-02-16 19:42
Every city has it's rough areas
2019-02-16 12:14
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GuardiaN | 
Iran NGOD 
no im not okay i swear :(
2019-02-16 12:15
croydon is a dump... like most major cities you will find nice areas and not so nice. some nice places include richmond, hampstead, bermondsey, fulham, notting hill etc etc. the house prices are pretty high though! i'd recommend living in one of the Home Counties (counties that surround London). There are plenty of nice towns near me where you can get into st pancras / kings cross within 30 minutes. In hertfordshire there is st albans, harpenden, hitchin. You will find similarly nice places to live in Essex, Kent or Surrey.
2019-02-16 12:38
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United Kingdom sc4rycs 
you need to come up north pal, where the real brits live! the people who made this country!
2019-02-16 19:41
Total BS. I don’t even think you can buy ford pick ups in UK
2019-02-16 19:47
croydon lmao. Only poor ass romanians and polaks live there.
2019-02-16 19:48
Because you went to london, the rest of the uk knows its a trash city.
2019-02-17 08:40
Feminism man.....
2019-02-17 08:44
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