“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life,” screams a pink neon sign in an hipster bar in Soho with faux-vintage décor, but which is sitting on multi-million pound real estate and is owned by a private equity firm whose suits wouldn’t be caught dead here.
It’s this kind of fakery that can make people tire of London. However, due to all its positive attributes (job prospects, shared language, visa eligibility and social connectivity) London remains the go-to for Kiwis embarking on the “Big OE”.
For most, without a British passport, ancestry visa eligibility or an employer willing to sponsor, two years is all you’ll get.
But what about those who find it flies by and want another bite of the cherry – or want to ditch the Kiwis in London stereotype altogether.