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London Undiscovered has been around for 6 months.

For our mid-year anniversary, we thought we would give you an idea of the types of questions we were asked and to which we provided some answers since our humble beginnings. This will hopefully show you the wide range of queries we can help you with so you can feel confident you can ask us (almost) anything.

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Is £30000/annual (before tax) enough to start a life in London?

It is enough but you will have to be careful with your spendings.

£30k annual before tax means about £1,800 AFTER tax. Usually, the accommodation will cost you between £500 and £1000 per month (with bills). This depends on different factors such as: are you happy to share a flat/house? Do you want to live close to Central London? etc.

Transport is also an important cost. Usually between £100 and £200 per month depending on how much you have to commute to go to work.

In your example, you could live fine if you don’t eat take-aways every night or party every night.

But if you want to enjoy the London life still, there are countless things you can do on the cheap. Read this article for ideas: 33 Ways to save money in London – London Undiscovered

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What will be the best place at London Airport to get assistance for any disabled person? 

Which airport will you arrive at?

We give you the information for several of them:

Also, you could ask the company you will fly with for any advice.

Finally, know that there is a guide you can use once you are in London:

Time Out Open London: An inspirational guide to accessible London: Official Travel Publisher to London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games: Amazon.co.uk: Time Out Guides Ltd: 9781846702327: Books

It will give you some good information about which venues are Disabled Person friendly.

Where should a tourist stay in London?

It depends on what you like to see and do and on your budget because the closer to Central London you will be and the more expensive it will be too.

One platform we can recommend is Airbnb: Vacation Rentals, Homes, Apartments & Rooms for Rent – Airbnb

Airbnb is really good, easy to use and it will give you the possibility to stay with some locals. Usually they are nice and they will give you some useful tips.

Also, read the followig guide as it will give you a lot of great tips about visiting London:

Visit London in 3 days – A guide for first timers by true Londoners – London Undiscovered

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I will soon visit London, should I get a Visitor Oyster Card?

Since you will be a tourist, we highly recommend you do.

The Visitor Oyster Card can be sent to your home address wherever you live in the world (you cannot do that with the standard oyster card). This means that you will be able to save money as soon as you arrive in London and you willl not have to queue at the ticket office when you arrive in London (some days this can be really time consuming and frustrating)

There is another reason why it’s good to have a Visitor Oyster Card:

  • the Visitor Oyster Card will also give you discounts on restaurants, shops and entertainment venues (which the travel card does not do)

You can get the Visitor Oyster Card by clicking on this link: london visitor oyster card

If you have any London related question, why not ask us? We will be more than happy to assist you. We want to make “You ask, we answer” one of the core principles of London Undiscovered so help us help you….by asking questions!

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