I'm a student still in my last year of college but I'm currently contemplating whether I should decide to live in a shared flat or whether to live on my own in a studio during my first year in London (Starting my course in September). I can just about afford to live in a studio, but sharing flats also seem to be around the same prices anyway in most accommodation halls that I've been looking at online. I love the idea of building relationships with complete strangers, but then there's the worry of living with people you'll become less tolerant with over time...It could even be the other way around, as I'm going to be studying Songwriting and will be playing guitar and singing for some hours of the day everyday. I'm just worried it might become annoying to potential flatmates soon after moving in!
But besides that, can anyone give me some of their opinions on living alone or sharing flats? Will I miss out on a lot if I live on my own? Or is living alone just as good? I'm just completely stuck right now, and I want to start looking around accommodation soon, so better to sort it out now rather than later!
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- Thread Starter
- 14-04-2013 15:19
- 14-04-2013 23:53
Move into a shared flat in halls. Living with, and learning to get on with, others is all part of the experience and it provides an instant group of friends. Most people are adult enough to get on with things, even if they aren't best friends, and if you really hate your flatmates then you can invariably move into another flat in halls.
Of course, you will have to be considerate about when you decide to sing and play guitar, but I don't see this being any more of a problem than if you were in a studio. Either way, you'll still have your own bedroom with party walls through which noise can penetrate.