According to the London Evening Standard, London has been ranked 16th in a global league table of the best places for millennials to live in.
I put out a request on twitter asking millennials how they feel about this ranking and this is the response that I received:
Overall, I think it is evident that millennials are concerned about the cost of living in the capital and the prospects of getting on the property ladder. The Connection (an online platform that promotes positivity) held a poll yesterday asking “What needs major improvement in London?”. ‘Affordable housing’ received 70% of the votes:
On a positive note there are always events to attend and things to do in the city. Millennials have fresh ideas and with the development in technology they have made London the creative buzzing hub that it is. London provides many opportunities for people and is a very desirable place to work for graduates as it offers the chance to work for many of the world’s largest companies.
London is also very culturally diverse and millennials living in here are more accepting of this diversity. It is refreshing to be surrounded by many different races and religions. This is something that can be taken for granted. The Office for National Statistics (2015) revealed that 3.1 million people in London were born outside the UK. This cultural diversity allows there to be a wide variety of food available in London, which is something I highly appreciate!