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CultureShock! London is the all-essential guide designed to immerse you in the real London. Full of practical information and settling-in tips, this book will help make your stay in this vibrant city as smooth as possible. Find out how to choose the right accommodation, the most effective way to get around the busy roads, and how you can do your banking efficiently in this fast-paced metropolis. Get acquainted with the nooks and crannies of this exciting capital, and discover the quiet parks and local haunts that...
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Overview

CultureShock! London is the all-essential guide designed to immerse you in the real London. Full of practical information and settling-in tips, this book will help make your stay in this vibrant city as smooth as possible. Find out how to choose the right accommodation, the most effective way to get around the busy roads, and how you can do your banking efficiently in this fast-paced metropolis. Get acquainted with the nooks and crannies of this exciting capital, and discover the quiet parks and local haunts that are hidden from most tourists, and which reveal a different side of London. Discover what makes Londoners tick and how you can break down the famous English reserve and build fulfilling friendships with colleagues and neighbors. Whatever your length of stay, CultureShock! London will equip with you with the tools and confidence for a successful and pleasant time in this cosmopolitan place.
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Table of Contents


Introduction     vi
Acknowledgements     vii
Map of Great Britain     viii
Map of London     ix
First Impressions     1
Speak English!     2
Mind Your Manners     3
Form a Queue     4
Think Left     4
Keep Your Shirt On (Or Not)     5
Is This All There Is?     6
London in a Nutshell     8
Where is London?     11
Where in London?     11
The Long Shadow of the Past     16
Geography and Climate     17
Who Runs London?     21
The Lay of the Land     23
People     36
Refugees and Asylum Seekers     38
Economic Migrants     39
The Unmelting Pot     40
The View from the Home Office     40
The View from the Street     42
London Types: A Field Guide     46
Socialising with the Locals     50
Cultural Norms     51
A Place for Everyone, Everyone in their Place     51
The Way They Do the Things They Do     53
Who Do They Think They Are?     56
Finding Your Niche     57
Settling In     59
Getting In, Out and Around     60
The Packing List     60
Airports and Air Travel     63
The World via London     65
Riding the Rails     66
Coach Travel     71
Driving in London: A Test of Nerves     72
The Legal Aspects of Driving, Walking and Cycling in London     77
Public Transport     82
A Roof Over Your Head     96
Agents     112
Advertising     113
To Buy or Not To Buy     113
To Rent or Not To Rent?     116
Buying: Step by Step     119
Your Mail and Your Address     123
Utilities: Electricity, Gas, Phone and Water     124
Home Insurance     128
Finding Your Home on the Internet     129
What To Do With All That Money     129
You and the Taxman     136
How to Spend     138
You and the Nanny State     150
The Benefits Bandwagon     162
Getting a National Insurance Card and Number     165
The National Health System     166
You and the Council     167
Studying in London      171
Food in Your Belly     177
The English Have a Name For It     178
The Meal Plan     180
Drinks     183
Food Safety     185
Where to Buy Food     187
Eating Out     194
Eating In     198
London at Play     202
The Media     203
The Arts     210
Entertaining     211
Continuing Education     211
Sports     212
The Sporting Life     217
The Great Outdoors     218
The London Pub Scene     222
The World Beyond London     224
Nightmare London     224
A Year in London     226
Calendar of Festivals and Holidays     235
Learning the Language     237
Speak English?     238
Which English?     238
Learners' Toolkit     240
Beyond Words     241
Sentence Substitutes     241
Death by Submodification     242
London at Work     243
The Culture of the Workplace     244
Starting a Business in London     249
London at a Glance      253
Famous Londoners     256
Acronyms and Abbreviations     259
Places of Interest     261
Culture Quiz     266
Do's and Don'ts     272
Glossary     274
Resource Guide     277
Further Reading     288
About the Author     290
Index     291
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