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The London Bustle
Thanks to the nature of the vast rail network in the South East, London is easily accessible, often within an hour. Those living in Kent also have the additional option of the high speed rail network which travels into Stratford and London St Pancras from two main hubs at Ebbsfleet and Ashford. From Ebbsfleet International in particular, the journey into the centre of the capital takes just a staggering 17 minutes.
The South Eastern and Southern rail networks, which operate and cover much of the region, predominantly transport passengers into London Bridge or London Victoria stations, both in the heart of the city. Thus meaning that you can be in the very centre of London in just one journey without the need for multiple changes.
From there, any onward travel is also a breeze – the London Underground network and bus route connections are excellent, so wherever it is you need to be, it is never too far of a trek. The efficient rail networks are what make the South East a real commuter hub and in turn, means that those who want to live a rural or semi-rural existence, can do so without having to leave their workplace in the capital for pastures new.
For those people who travel a lot due to work commitments or otherwise, the South East is a fantastic place to live. With all of the region’s primary
Airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and London City) just a short drive or train journey away, you’re close enough to a terminal for it to be convenient, but not so close that you’ll be affected by the busy international flight paths.
It isn’t all about work though. With London being metaphorically speaking, on your doorstep, weekend excursions to visit the wealth of options that the capital has to offer, are rarely as accessible as they are to those residing in the South Eastern counties. In addition to the railways, the expansive road network in the South East means that even driving into the capital is easy and painless enough to attempt for even the most novice of drivers.
Many people may be aware of the wide range of attractions that London is home to, but for those who are not, the below may well be a brief insight. Being a capital city, London has an exquisite fine dining and bar scene, with no less than 67 Michelin Star restaurants on offer.
If history is your thing, then London has it all. From the world’s oldest prison (The Clink museum) to the Tower of London, and all the stunning architecture in between, the city is steeped in it.
And for those looking for something a little different, there is no end of quirky tours and activities to explore and broaden your horizons.