London is a city in Southern Ontario. It is mostly populated by blue-collar, working class people. It does have a small, educated and rich minority who live mostly in the north, near the university or the Hyde Park area. Outsiders think that London a conservative city but in actuality it is very left-wing and socialist. People who offer essential services, like bus drivers, are known to go on strike at a moment's notice when they risk losing their $26/hour salary and lifetime benefits that would rival a civil servant's pension.
London's claims to fame include the University of Western Ontario, lots of trees and a "world class" hospital, though that doesn't change the fact that the emergency room has third world class waiting times.
Places to hang out include Richmond street and its many drinking establishments. There isn't exactly a vibrant night life. Fun is what you make of it.
Safety in London is not really an issue unless you're a drug dealer or a prostitute. Just don't venture into some areas EOA (East of Adelaide) and be careful when in areas like Kipps Lane and the White Oaks if you don't want to come across groups of immigrant kids who like to beat the shit out of people just for the fun of it.
Overall, London is one of those cities that is only worth living in because of you got a nice job or because you have to go to school there. Nobody moves to London because they are attracted to the London lifestyle, if there is such a thing.
Dude 1: Hey man where are you studying?
Dude 2: I go to school in London
Dude 1: Do you go to Oxford?
Dude 2: No, I meant London, Ontario. I go to Western.
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