Once the Facebook group started, the collective panic set in. Everyone seemed so worried. Which bank is best? How will I get a Giffgaff SIM card? How will I ever find a flat? Relax, it’s really not that difficult.
Coming to LBS, coming to London, is not nearly as stressful as it may seem from a distance. Getting a bank account is simple with a letter from the school. Getting a phone set up is a piece of cake. Finding a flat… well that does takes some patience, but it’s much easier after finding housemates first.
LBS is incredibly welcoming and the school massages you into the thick of things quite slowly. All of your questions will be answered as soon as you arrive, so as long as you get through Heathrow with a legitimate visa, there is no need to worry.
My first few weeks were filled with plenty of alcohol infused “social events” and felt much like a holiday. In fact, it was almost annoyingly slow-paced. But then it all changed and now my mouth waters thinking about all that free time I used to spend hanging around the Marylebone pubs.