That I love London Town..I’m sorry but I don’t, and I have never quite understood the deep attraction to it. Don’t get me wrong it’s an exciting and fascinating city full of dreams and fantasies to those who meet its seductive eye. But also one full of misery and high rise prices that one chooses to ignore because it’s the city of dreams.
So where am I from you must wonder? Yes it is in fact London. Richmond upon Thames to be exact. A leafy somewhat quiet Royal borough known for its famous inhabitants of Rock stars and Actors.
My problem is not with London itself but with the false hope that those believe before they choose to move to the city. In which they believe their life will suddenly change as soon as they step off Kings Cross station. If only one could step onto platform 9 and 3/4!
As a Londoner I saw England in a new light when I moved to the North for Univeristy 5 years ago, opening up a possibility of cheap rent, ridicolous drink prices and people who talk on the trains..sorry I meant metro!
Richmond will always be my home town, but Newcastle is where I want to be..I don’t know maybe it’s just because I’m a Londoner.