"Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London"; thus spake Dr Johnson. Today that's more true if you come from overseas than if you're UK born. Research from the Halifax shows that between 1998 and 2007, 1.6 million people moved into London from other parts of the UK while 2 million Londoners made a break for the suburbs. In fact, London is the only part of the UK that saw a net fall in internal migration. Can't take the pace, clearly. If you're wondering why there's not more room on the Tube, that's because 1.8 million people moved here from abroad in the same period, lured by this incredible city.
When A Man Is Tired Of London
Last Updated 05 January 2009