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Eight reasons why London is the best city after a breakup

Jordi Sinclair

Despite his experiences of heartbreak, sex and dating blogger Jordi Sinclair has learned to always look on the bright side of London life.

I've gone through breakups all over the world – lucky me, right? I've cut the cord in Koh Samui (what a wonderful two-week holiday that was) and cried floods by the river Arno in Florence, but as far as heartache goes, there's no better place in the world to go through it than in London. So, it's time to dust yourself, play the 'Dawson's Creek' theme song  and have a sob on the city's shoulder. Here are eight reasons it's the place to be when you're newly single.

1. There's always a distraction

While most cities are ghost-towns during the week, London just doesn't let you stay in. There is always something cool going on so you don't have an excuse to stay home feeling sorry for yourself.

2. It's got the Thames

Because sometimes you just want to sit next to a stretch of water, plug in a little Boyz II Men's 'End of the Road' and watch the world go by.

3. There's PLENTY more fish in the sea

'But they were one in a million'. Great! That means there are ten others just like them in London alone.

4. There are thousands of pubs

Drinking can help heartbreak, or numb it at least. And there's plenty of delicious anaesthetic here.


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5. It's easy to get a change of scenery

How amazing is it that you can move from one side of London to the other and feel like you're in a completely different world without having to change jobs or leave friends? 

6. It's big enough to get lost in

London is so huge that you can go on with your daily life and not have to worry about bumping into your ex. Unless you work together, in which case it might be time to get your transfer request in.

7. It's easy to leave on a jet plane

Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, City – even Southend. If you need a city break, London won't get jealous. Hell, with so many airports it's almost as if it wants you to get away for a while.

8. A new flame is just a swipe away

If you're bored of the single life and keen to meet someone new via your phone (heaven forbid you meet someone organically these days), London seems to spit out a new dating app every week. Each one is completely different to the last, of course.

It could be worse: Londoners share their break-up stories.

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