The classic way to think about London is either North vs South or East vs West.Generally speaking, West and North London are seen as more desirable areas than East or South London.
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Though I've never had anyone complain to my face about me being an immigrant, I have been involved in a couple of conversations where people complain about immigrants/immigration/foreigners in general.
When I've pointed out to them that I'm also a foreigner, they generally say something along the lines of Still, in my experience, this is an extremely rare conversation to have and it's one that you could have anywhere.
Most people I meet are more interested in complaining about the weather, talking about where they live, moaning about housing prices, or any of the million-and-one other things that people talk and complain about here that have nothing to do with immigration.
Basically, if you come to London from abroad to work, expect: to be asked about your home country a lot, to be teased occasionally about your vocabulary/pronunciation of certain words, to meet tons of amazing people, to have loads of amazing experiences, and to pay more for accommodation than you ever thought possible.First, if you're not a UK or EU citizen, then make sure you get your visa sorted before you leave.A tourist visa does not give you the right to live or work in the UK.There is lots of information about working abroad, but if you're coming to the UK to work and you don't have a UK or EU passport, you're most likely going to need a work visa.Students, on the other hand, only need a student visa.This brings me to the next section: Once you're in London, one of the first things you'll need to decide is where to live.