Many of you on a UK working holiday will be tempted to live in London. The buzz of the city, with its bright lights,late-night shopping, trendy bars, West End shows and unique hangouts, is enough to keep anyone immersed. But youdon’t want to live just anywhere, so check out the coolest places to live in London while you’re here.
Most definitely a hip and happening place to be right now, Haggerston may not be as well known as a hipster mecca asthe likes of Hackney and Shoreditch. This mere fact makes it all the more cooler in many ways, of course. There’s a lotgoing on in Haggerston – in the springtime and summer months, Street Feast occurs in Dalston Yard on Fridays and Saturdays with an outside bar, live entertainment and pop-up stalls selling cutting edge street food to appeal to the most discerning of foodies. Haggerston Park plays host to the yearly Found music festival which features up-and-comingbands and DJs, adding to the overall feeling of a creative and cool community spirit.
Well established as one of the hippest places to dwell within England’s capital city, Dalston needs little in the way ofintroduction. Whilst some parts are veering towards gentrification, it cannot be denied that Dalston as a whole is a verycool place to be with its eclectic mix of students, young professionals and creative types. Legendary nightlife opportunities and a fascinating mix of contemporary and Victorian architecture also add to this area’s allure.
Possessive of an indelibly chic and vibrant multicultural vibe, Peckham is home to an assortment of creatively mindedfolks such as photographers, designers and writers. There are a multitude of cool bars and independent clubs to checkout as well as a yearly film festival, an acclaimed library, and food markets aplenty for all those organic hipster foodies.