Making Plans to Leave London
One of our members shared their story with us and we thought it might be interesting as we feel sure there are others in the same or similar positions. You never know if it might be handy for you to talk to each other...and hear of similar experiences.
Have you moved North after living in London or are you in the same boat, biding your time and doing your research before a huge life change....
We'd love to hear from you - do give us your comments, share your feedback below.
I signed up on Life After London to try to find out more about people's experience of moving from London up to the North West.
My boyfriend and I are both 30 and have recently bought our first house in Brixton. We both live very full lives, both professionally and socially, and are therefore adamant we will either live relatively centrally in London so we can fit everything in/minimise commuting time, or we will live somewhere else entirely - we will not 'do the commuter thing'. Yet the pace and chaos of London life is suffocating, and it seems unless you're in banking or law it's hard to imagine how you can bring up the next generation in anything like the way we'd like to, or the way we were brought up, given the cost of everything down here.
So we are exploring / hatching a plan to live here for around 5 years, hopefully start a family during that time, and then make a new life for ourselves in Greater Manchester or Lancashire. But it would be quite a shift (especially for me as a born & bred South Londoner) so we'd like to do lots of research before we take the plunge.