City Life

City Life

The Different Ways to Rent in London

October 20, 2020 - Read time 2 mins

So you're looking for your next home, and BAM suddenly you realise there's loads more to consider on top of the usual where to live, price points, and who to live with.

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City Life, London

Cost of living in London

February 24, 2020 - Read time 10 mins

If you take a look at any expat forum or Quora board about Britain (as this writer will often do when researching his blogs!) you'll often see the question 'Is it expensive to live in the UK?' - the answer is, depends on where you live!



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City Life, Moving, Advice, London

15 best places to live in London as a young professional

January 29, 2020 - Read time 10 mins

It's a big decision finding your first place to live in a new city. You don't want to be too far from work, but maybe you want some greenery or to be close to the action. Absolute minefield. Getting it wrong can really ruin your relationship with..

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Wellness, City Life, Advice

The High Costs of Living Alone in Cities

November 4, 2019 - Read time 6 mins

On TV, living alone is seen as pretty glamorous. We grow up thinking that we’re going to move to the city and suddenly be living the Carrie Bradshaw or Harvey Spector dream, in a swanky pad, complete with panoramic city views and a seemingly..

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Area Guides, City Life, London

The Star of North London - Lyvly's guide to Angel

September 19, 2019 - Read time 9 mins

Obviously any neighbourhood called Angel has a lot to live up to. But with a buzzing mix of culture, food and history, Angel goes above and beyond what you’d expect. Which is exactly why it’s one of London’s most sought-after areas.

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Member Stories, Area Guides, City Life, London

Why I love Brixton - by Lyvly member ellie

September 9, 2019 - Read time 1 mins

Favourite thing about Brixton? 

"How incredibly easy it is to get to anywhere in London. You're at the end of the Victoria line, so there's a double advantage of getting a seat every time and being able to get across London so quickly."

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Area Guides, City Life, London

South London’s Sleeper Hit: Lyvly's Guide to Balham

August 26, 2019 - Read time 8 mins

You know how the cool kids are the ones that don’t have to shout about it? That’s Balham. With Brixton to the east, Clapham to the north and Tooting to the south, some neighbourhoods might get self conscious. But with its own culture, community..

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City Life, Moving, Advice, London

Finding somewhere to live in London on a graduate salary

August 21, 2019 - Read time 10 mins

In 2019, the average graduate salary is around £22,000 - and with your first proper salary also comes a whole host of bills and responsibilities. One of the biggest expenses that graduates have to contend with if they move for their first job is..

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Restaurants, Things to do, City Life, Community

A Lyvly foodie's 12 favourite London restaurants

August 5, 2019 - Read time 8 mins

Sometimes it can feel like there are almost too many things to do in London. Where do you even start? We believe food is always the best place to begin your initiation to city life. Long-standing member and Lyvly Ambassador Mike Stead is a..

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Area Guides, City Life, Moving, London

Industrial Cool in South London: Lyvly's Guide to Deptford

July 29, 2019 - Read time 7 mins

Tucked between Bermondsey and Greenwich, Deptford’s industrial charms tend to fly under the radar. But while everyone was looking the other way, this historic neighbourhood has been building its own unique community and vibe.


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Area Guides, City Life, Moving

Regeneration Station: Lyvly's Guide to Lewisham

July 26, 2019 - Read time 7 mins

Like much of South London, Lewisham is in the process of major regeneration. But unlike other areas, new buildings and residents are fitting into the old landscape rather than replacing it.

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Area Guides, City Life, Moving

The Beating Heart of South London: Lyvly's Guide to Brixton

July 24, 2019 - Read time 8 mins

Brixton: The Beating Heart of South London

Brixton is one of the most iconic neighbourhoods in the capital. Synonymous with culture, music and food, it’s no surprise that businesses, families and hipsters alike are all setting their sights on..

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