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London is one of the most famous cities in the world and with its cosmopolitan lifestyle it comes as no surprise that it is also one of the most multicultural capitals competing with New York and Toronto. It is thought that London’s greatest draw is its people but what is the key factor that makes approximately 0.1% of the world’s population want to live in the Big Smoke?

International flat-mate finding experts have an array of foreign users looking for property within London but after recent findings from data and research into the census it appears that a pattern has emerged when looking for a place to reside.

When choosing a region to live in it appears those of a foreign nationality mainly look for areas close to their culture and contain people of a similar background.

In a city that hosts over 150 nationalities, speaks over 250 languages and can provide for over 70 religions it has now become apparent that there are significant location trends as to where these nationalities choose to live. For example it is noticeable that Australians prefer Earl’s court and Shepherd’s Bush yet migrants from a French or American background choose South Kensington.

With Australian bars such as Walkabout, Canadian hang-outs such as The Maple Leaf bar and the range of Chinese establishments in Soho, the city holds a wealth of choice for international culture but London as a multicultural city noticeably has a plethora of restaurants, bars and cultural activities so one would assume that it is not the range of entertainment that groups a migrant nation together.

In a similar situation there are countless religious establishments around the city with over 40 Hindu temples, at least 25 Sikh temples and around 150 mosques. So are certain minority groups bound together through religion whereas others are bound together through a shared experience?

Through research and interview it has become evident that it is a combination of all of these factors with a connection between people through personality, religion and their culture. It is the united love for their country of origin and the understanding of its lifestyle that bonds a nation of migrants to feel secure and together in the vast city.

As a migrant whether you are travelling, working or wanting to move to London the same issue arises – the property prices in London! With the current financial market in turmoil can provide you with all the answers.

Flat sharing is the one way to make life long friends, save money and live in the “City of Dreams”. Every week in a central London location hosts Flat Night Fever events where you can go along and meet like-minded individuals from all over the world and find your dream property and flatmate all under one roof, in a safe, friendly and relaxed environment.

Fernado has been using EasyRoommate’s Flat Night Fever event to find a flat in town and explains why he moved to the UK and wanted to live in the city: “I came from Columbia to study English. I have friends here who have done the same journey previously, so I knew I was making the right move.

So many people back home talk of coming to London for the academic and social life. The one thing that everyone told me though was how expensive it is to live in London but through meeting these guys at Flat Night Fever and sharing a flat with others I am able to afford to stay here and study”

One thing is for certain, the world loves London and all it has to offer and with property services from those such as the desire to live in “The City of Dreams” can become a reality.

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