Candid76 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 743 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 848 times:
Quoting Gkirk (Reply 2): I'm just surprised that as much as 25% of Londoners are non English/British
This doesn't surprise me at all. Many of the inner city residents of London are likely to be workers in various service industries and are often migrants from other nations. Look how many you see at Heathrow in various capacities. Meanwhile many of the White British people you see working in the City actually lives miles from London and often commute long distances as they prefer to live in leafy country areas not in the city (and they can afford to!).
There is also a tendency for immigrants to head for London as there are large communities that most nationalities can look to for support. In other parts of Britain, many of the large ethnic communities are long established and tend to be from certain countries e.g. Indians in Birmingham and Pakistanis in Manchester and Yorkshire.
All this of course adds to the unfair bias towards the London airports when it comes to serving these countries from the UK.
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 846 times:
You drive around LHR and you won't see too many English people around there. Occasionally when I got to Heathrow for a flight somewhere I feel like i'm in a foreign country, it doesn't feel English (despite the weather ). It's no different from New York or Los Angeles though. London is a big city and England is a country that alot of people immigrate to. I'm suprised actually that the number is as low as 1 quarter!
SlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 815 times:
How wonderful to have such a strong sense of community and historical continuity as that.
In my state the majority of the voting population lives in a less-than two year old 2 bedroom apartment in Las Vegas, they work at a casino in an entry level job and they have lived in this state less than two years and have never visited any city here other than Las Vegas. (of course that is a pretty short list of cities)
How I envy the old-world stability of a place like London where three out of four are natives.
Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.