Having a broken heart isn’t easy wherever you are, but if you’re going to have a broken heart anyway, you may as well have it somewhere fun. Although moving to London isn’t going to reverse your heart break, it might help glue the pieces back together. These are the reasons why you should move to London after you’ve had your heart broken!
1. If you want a change of scenery, you can really get one in London.
People say that there’s nowhere in the world like London, and it’s true. There’s a reason why it attracts tourists from all over the world. It’s busy, multi-cultural, up-and-coming, fashionable, and just about everything else you can think of. But it’s not just all this – it’s also beautiful. From well-kept, sprawling parks to impressive architecture and wonderful sculptures, you will never have lived anywhere like London before. How’s that for a change of scenery?
2. If you want to discover more about yourself, this is the place to do it.
Everything is right there at your fingertips, so it’s really easy to try new things. Whether it’s life drawing, pottery, salsa dancing, cocktail making, or just soaking up history at the British Museum, whatever you want to do, London will have it. And this is something that just cannot be said for many other towns and cities! You aren’t just moving to a new city, but creating a new you.
3. Missing having housemates? The city is so expensive that most people share.
Okay, okay, so maybe we’ve tried to brighten up the fact that London is expensive, but the truth is that having housemates can actually be a really great thing after a heart break. Maybe in your current town or city, you and your ex-bae shared a flat. Now, you’re by yourself and it’s normal to feel a little lonely. Having housemates is basically like having live-in friends, which is definitely a good thing for your broken heart.
4. Two words: job opportunities.
It’s no secret that if you want to fast-track your career, London is a good place to start. Not only are there more jobs, but the best jobs are here. Get ready to go full career-girl, because is there a better way to feel better about a broken heart than personal success?
5. Your wardrobe will have never looked so good.
London is the fashion central of the UK – there’s a reason that London Fashion Week is such a big deal. Not only does London have niche fashion brands, but it has the biggest high street stores in England; meaning that you have the best and biggest choice of clothing possible. Pro tip: look out for sample sales, because the city is full of them.
6. Your hair will have never looked so good either.
Unsurprisingly, London is also home to some of the best hair stylists and hair companies. Heard of the Bleach London brand? Well Bleach London has a London salon so you can stop leaning over the sink doing it yourself and start having it done by some of the most talented professionals in the country. And new hair makes you feel good. There’s a reason so many people hit the salon after break ups.
7. Distraction won’t be a problem – there’s always something to do.
People always talk about keeping yourself busy after a heart break, and that’s pretty easy to do here. Aside from the usual array of things on offer such as museums, parks and galleries, there’s always something fun going. This could be a show, an installation, a street performance, a pop up shop or actually, just about anything – it’s London! You’ll be so busy your heart will forget why it broke.
8. There are many cool bars and cafes to meet your next beau.
Just because someone broke your heart doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try again. Bars are a great place to start. If you like a well-crafted cocktail, try WM Barker & Co., or to drink in a gorgeous plant-ridden conservatory, try Power Keg Diplomacy. Either way, you’re bound to find someone with good taste.
Did you or anyone you love make a major move after a heart break!? Share in the comments below!
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Harriet is a 22 year old English graduate from the University of Southampton. When she's not writing, she's crafting, weight lifting, or continuing her search to find the world's best vegan brownie recipe. Like most other 22-year-olds, her other interests include dogs and Instagram.