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    Just been reading the thread on living in London, and as most of my unis are either near London or Liverpool, I want to hear your views on which is best! Most of my friends say Liverpool is a rough place to live, but that's just from passing through or the media, so I want to hear from people who actually live there! Pros and cons?
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    London is good. I like London. Only two cons I can think of: expensive and TfL.
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    (Original post by Cultivated)
    London is good. I like London. Only two cons I can think of: expensive and TfL.
    TfL? :o:
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    (Original post by 99 Red Balloons)
    TfL? :o:
    Transport for London = London's transportation system .. Delays and traffic when I'm in a hurry :sad:
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    Liverpool is not a rough place to live and I have no idea where such opinions come from. :facepalm:

    Pros
    - General living costs are relatively cheap
    - Amazing nightlife
    - Lots of nice restaurants/bars
    - You're spoilt for choice with shopping; there's the main high street area as well as many upmarket shopping centres (Metquarter, Liverpool One, Cavern Walks)
    - Beautiful city with some magnificent architecture
    - Lots of museums/galleries.
    - Culturally diverse and famous for its music (COC 2009 :tongue:)
    - Everywhere you may need to go is within walking distance

    and most importantly:
    - low crime rate for a major city

    Cons
    - You may find the city compact, although I see this as a positive
    - There are some inner-city districts you should avoid (although this goes for every city and you wont be travelling to them anyway)
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    (Original post by Cultivated)
    Transport for London = London's transportation system .. Delays and traffic when I'm in a hurry :sad:
    Today was Horrible, they closed the district line and Hammersmith line in my area...So a journey that should have taken me half an hour took me around 1 hour and a half and i was late for my belt grading
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    London's a place like no other. Liverpool is awesome, the atmosphere's great, but it doesn't compare.
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    Both, although I'd lean more towards Liverpool than London due to the expense.
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    (Original post by PurpleMonkeyDishwasher)
    Liverpool is not a rough place to live and I have no idea where such opinions come from. :facepalm:

    Pros
    - General living costs are relatively cheap
    - Amazing nightlife
    - Lots of nice restaurants/bars
    - You're spoilt for choice with shopping; there's the main high street area as well as many upmarket shopping centres (Metquarter, Liverpool One, Cavern Walks)
    - Beautiful city with some magnificent architecture
    - Lots of museums/galleries.
    - Culturally diverse and famous for its music (COC 2009 :tongue:)
    - Everywhere you may need to go is within walking distance

    and most importantly:
    - low crime rate for a major city

    Cons
    - You may find the city compact, although I see this as a positive
    - There are some inner-city districts you should avoid (although this goes for every city and you wont be travelling to them anyway)
    agreed!
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    london, for sure - do you really want to be surrounded by horrid liverpool accents?
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    (Original post by PurpleMonkeyDishwasher)
    Liverpool is not a rough place to live and I have no idea where such opinions come from. :facepalm:

    Pros
    - General living costs are relatively cheap
    - Amazing nightlife
    - Lots of nice restaurants/bars
    - You're spoilt for choice with shopping; there's the main high street area as well as many upmarket shopping centres (Metquarter, Liverpool One, Cavern Walks)
    - Beautiful city with some magnificent architecture
    - Lots of museums/galleries.
    - Culturally diverse and famous for its music (COC 2009 :tongue:)
    - Everywhere you may need to go is within walking distance

    and most importantly:
    - low crime rate for a major city

    Cons
    - You may find the city compact, although I see this as a positive
    - There are some inner-city districts you should avoid (although this goes for every city and you wont be travelling to them anyway)
    This.

    Also, the people in Liverpool are a lot friendlier than cold Londoners!
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    (Original post by chloeee!)
    london, for sure - do you really want to be surrounded by horrid liverpool accents?
    Yes!! Omg I love them :o:
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    in terms of job opportunities which one is better Liverpool or London?
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    (Original post by FinalFlash)
    Today was Horrible, they closed the district line and Hammersmith line in my area...So a journey that should have taken me half an hour took me around 1 hour and a half and i was late for my belt grading
    I sat in all day so it's OK, as long as they don't close my Bakerloo line which they do everytime there's an event at Wembley Stadium :rant:

    And come on, half hour late? Being 30 mins late is part of my/every Londoner's life :awesome: I love London.
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    (Original post by PurpleMonkeyDishwasher)
    Liverpool is not a rough place to live and I have no idea where such opinions come from. :facepalm:

    Pros
    - General living costs are relatively cheap
    - Amazing nightlife
    - Lots of nice restaurants/bars
    - You're spoilt for choice with shopping; there's the main high street area as well as many upmarket shopping centres (Metquarter, Liverpool One, Cavern Walks)
    - Beautiful city with some magnificent architecture
    - Lots of museums/galleries.
    - Culturally diverse and famous for its music (COC 2009 :tongue:)
    - Everywhere you may need to go is within walking distance

    and most importantly:
    - low crime rate for a major city

    Cons
    - You may find the city compact, although I see this as a positive
    - There are some inner-city districts you should avoid (although this goes for every city and you wont be travelling to them anyway)
    Thanks! Definitely made Liverpool seem like the better choice I like the sound of a more compact city aswell! Though I have to get into the uni first.. :cool:
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    (Original post by MazalTov89)
    This.

    Also, the people in Liverpool are a lot friendlier than cold Londoners!
    so true :yes:
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    Laaaaanndddaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan
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    (Original post by Cultivated)
    London is good. I like London. Only two cons I can think of: expensive and TfL.
    i'd say that you are the other con.

    :awesome:
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    I live in London and go to Liverpool uni so have experienced both

    Liverpool is an amazing city and I love it there. People saying its not safe are talking ********. Theres a big student population so lots of good club nights etc (as this is in gen uni discussion I assume you're considering this from a students pov?), great shops, great historical and touristy bits to do.

    London is my home and I love living here. Nothing else compares and its impossible to try and compare the two cities in general terms. London is so much more bigger and theres a lot more to do but IMO its just not a place for students. Too big and not very student oriented at all.
 
 
 
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