North of the river Thames you have classics like Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park, Camden Town's alt scene, dreamy Notting Hill, cafes and musicals dotted across Soho, and the epitome of British sophistication that is Kensington and Chelsea. But don't count Southbank out! I'm a fan of the underdog, even if it can't quite compare.
I lucked out with my apartment. I didn't get much guidance and, at the time, I didn't understand the layout of the city. Where was the best area to live? What neighborhoods have a gym, a metro station, a bus, and a corner shop? It was stressful. Super stressful.