Camden Town, which is considered the capital of music in the UK, has been the place that I have called home for the last three weeks now. The area is extremely lively, and there is always something going on no matter what day of the week it is. Famous singers such as Billie Eilish and Halsey have already both been here to perform during my stay, and events like that are what makes the area so exciting to live in. Camden has numerous things to explore: the Camden Market, the Canal, the Jewish museum, Regents Park, Primrose Hill, and plenty of pubs are all within walking distance of my flat.
The flat that I live in is located in the heart of Camden Town, and I share the space with three other girls. The living situation was set up by Pitt, and the flat is extremely spacious and a homey place to live for the summer. My actual roommate that I share a room with, was my random roommate at Pitt freshman year. We continued to live together for sophomore year too, and it has been amazing getting to share this experience with such a good friend of mine. Since we are both accounting majors, the classes we take are the same and our internships are very similar. Because of that, the adjustment to living and working in London has been as smooth as it could possibly be. My other two roommates are also business majors at Pitt, and it has been really fun to meet new people that I have so much in common with. The four of us try and explore a new part of Camden each night of the week after work or class, and we have gotten ourselves lost multiple times because of how much there is to see here.
Some challenges that I have faced in this new living situation is adjusting to how many different types of people live in the area. From young college students to middle aged professionals, Camden is full of characters and you never know what you are going to run into. It can be frustrating at night especially, because the town is always noisy, and it can be hard to fall asleep depending on what is going on outside. At the same time however, it is also one of the things I love most about Camden. The opportunity to experience so many different types of people all in one area is exciting, and I have never once been bored living here.