London Living (Mike Warwick)

London Living

I've been living in London since January 2012 and have loved every moment of it, here are some of the things I've been up to.

London Living
  • Sights
  • Gigs
  • Olympics
  • Food And Drink


I love to walk around London and randomly wander upon famous landmarks, you soon begin to realise that London is actually pretty small. There's always something going on, and you never know what you may stumble upon, from a period film set down Brick Lane, or the opportunity to appear on Russel Howards Good News


Living in London has also allowed me to catch attend some very unique gigs, from the opening of Stuart Nicholls Subways photo exhibition at the Boogaloo, The Enemy's intermate gig at the Borderline to Maximo Park singing in the NME office


When the Olympic tickets first went on sale, I had no firm plans to be living in London, so did not apply for tickets. However living a mile and a half from, and passing the Olympic Park on my way to work each day meant I had to get in on the action.

We got tickets for the Opening Ceremony Hyde Park Concert, which had acts from all the home nations, Paolo Nutini, Duran Duran, Stereophonics and Snow Patrol, with the main event being the live broadcast of the Danny Boyle directed ceremony. I cannot bring to words the experience of watching this in a field with fifty thousand other people, other than a truly once in a lifetime experience.

Following this we also got Park tickets (which allowed access to the Olympic Park, but no entry into the venues) and tickets to the Mountain Biking in Hadley Farm. It wasn't until the Paralympics that we were able to experience an event in the Olympic Park, where we saw the athletics and wheelchair rugby.


Two things that have been confirmed having moved to London, a love of Craft Beers (especially Brew Dog), and a love of Gourmet Burgers (and no, not the £1.50 upgrade at Wetherspoons).