Live and work in England
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Mar 14, 2013 9:46 AM Last Post By: sineadhanna
Feb 28, 2013 2:55 AM
Live and work in EnglandHi, so I'm making plans to travel to England in April to live and work for about four months. As I've never been to England before I would like to get some kind of idea of some good places to go, especially where I should look to base myself. I'm 19, Aussie, and I would like to find somewhere that is pretty and historical, but also has access to some good nightlife.
I've organised my work and living via the London Pub Company, so also wouldn't mind getting some opinions on the company from people who have gone through them before, if possible.
Any ideas? I've been searching and I'm really stumped on where I could go! All help much appreciated.
Feb 28, 2013 5:23 AM
1Yes, I was going to ask that too.
Are you from a big city and used to that sort of life or from a rural area, or small town? Do you want to live in a city or town or country?
You could, obviously, start with London and lots of people do and love it but going on your criteria, a small city such as Winchester or Salisbury might suit your needs better - both are pretty and historical but both have good night life - particulalry Winchester as it's a university town and there are lots of young people. Both have loads of pubs.
But I don't think you'll find it easy to get work for just 4 months, unless you don't tell them it's for such a short time. Even seasonal work in the hospitality trade usually employ staff for a minimum of six months of the 'summer' season - April to October.
Feb 28, 2013 8:27 AM
Feb 28, 2013 10:58 AM
Feb 28, 2013 9:35 PM
4I do come from a small town, yes, so I am used to the smaller towns. However I'm quite happy to try something new and see a different way of life, so I was thinking a large suburb rather than a little town?
I would love to go to London, however with the work that I will be doing I do not have the experience to work in the major city of London. Day trips will have to do me!
Thanks everyone, very helpful. Looking forward to my trip!
Mar 1, 2013 4:34 AM
5I don't know whether bar work is any different in London from in other cities...the type of venue probably makes more difference.
Mar 14, 2013 9:46 AM
6I can vouch for Canterbury, as it is a wonderful place to live and work. It is very pretty, stepped in history, has fantastic entertainment and nightlife, and has something for everyone.
While it's technically a city, it is more of a large town and has everything you need - you'd find it very easy to rent somewhere or get a house share as the universities guarantee a steady stream of students, as well as professionals and commuters.
There are lots of excellent restaurants, and plenty of pubs and bars - most stay open pretty late, but there are 2 or 3 dedicated nightclubs too - and they cater for all tastes, from micro-breweries and wine bars to rock bars and boho cocktail lounges.
One of the biggest draws these days is the high speed rail link to London, which gets you to the centre of the capital in under an hour. And you're only 15 minutes from the seaside too!
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