My roommates and I have fully settled in at our new flat. For the next few months I will be living in Camden Town, a small borough north of the center of London. I am sharing a flat with two other students who also attend the University of Pittsburgh.
Our flat consists of one bedroom, one bathroom, a kitchen, and a living room. While the apartment is quaint, it is homey and very nice! I could not have asked for a better location to live.
Not only did I move into a new place, but I have made new friends as well. A few girls in my building have become close and we hangout almost every night. Whether we are getting dinner or sitting and watching an abundance of Netflix we are always laughing. Having new friends who live right next door is amazing.
My flat is approximately 30 minutes from school and 25 minutes from my internship. The commute allows me to ride the Tube (London’s underground railway system) and commute with fellow Londoners. The tube makes my commute so easy and simple.
Camden is known for a lively nightlife and an amazing market. Camden market is constantly crowded with both tourists and residents of London. The market consists of many different stores and restaurants. You can find almost any type of food you want from Italian, to Mexican, to American, to Indian. The market also has The Cereal Killer Cafe, a famous cereal bar. You will find the market most crowded on weekends during the day.
My favorite thing about Camden thus far is the amount of stores and restaurants there are to go to. You will never be bored, there is an abundance of things to do. The other day we even found a restaurant that would play American football games. The Londoners in the restaurant were into the game as well which was pretty cool.
When I decided to come to London I figured the culture would be the same, but I was wrong. While the cities are very similar I have trouble crossing the street. I forget which way to look and quite honestly, have almost been hit multiple times.. oops. They even have signs telling you what way to look because they know foreigners, like myself, never know which way to look.
I will write again soon to discuss my classes and internship a little more in depth. Maybe I will have a good story about something, who knows what will happen! London is a big city with lots of things going on!