What is it like being tamil in the UK?Watch
It's good. Being in London is great as it's really diverse so you fit in fine. However I have experienced racism in other parts of the UK and do feel uncomfortable going to places that have barely any non-white people.
Oh ok the lifestyle is different isn't it compared to other parts in Europe. I went to London once and teenagers spoke slang and the girls acted different too like confident a little bit rude and hard to talk to. The guys were intimidating.
I get you, some people are like that, they feel a need to be "cool" but you can just avoid them. There are plenty of down to earth people so you should be fine. Although you will definitely find more friendly people in other parts of Europe.
It's pretty much like anyone else growing up as London is a pretty cosmopolitan place compared to other parts of the UK. I went to uni just outside of London and although the uni was okay, you could tell it was a less accepting and diverse place than the main city but most people are themselves pretty chill.
The teenagers speaking slang might be chavs or just local youths and you do get the ladette type girls. Wouldn't paint everyone with the same brush though..
Oh, go for it, you'll definitely find many Tamil people and Indian people + people from many cultures. It's central London so you will feel extremely comfortable. I live quite near LSE and it's great.
Sri Lankan Tamil here, brought up and live in London. Honestly there's so many of us in London, especially at London universities so don't worry. There are so many tamil societies, most London ones collab with other unis with their events so you'd deffo meet so many other Tamils. The Tamil scene in London is quite mad, so many events and such a tight-knit community. Overall positive experience, but obviously not everyone is completely nice, some are gossipy and try hard to be popular. If you want any specific advice just ask
Ohh ok. I guess you'll be better with some practice. Just be very smiley and ask questions. People like talking about themselves. Also find some common ground to relate to and build up conversations on it. Remember the worst that can happen is you have a short conversation. No one would ignore you or anything... just some people don't click with each other and that's fine. Just keep approaching people with a smile till you find the right group of friends! Dw I can totally relate to you, it took some time to build up social skills but pls start the whole awkward small talk and be chatty so the process can be quick. Took me faaar too long lol