If you are going to be making the leap over the pond and moving to London soon, then you will want to know as much as you can about living in London before you get there. Of course, nothing can substitute the experience you will get when you are actually in the city and cosily ensconced in your new London apartment, but a bit of intel before you leave will mean that you can be settled that much faster.
Tips For Tippling
London is a vibrant city and locals have active social lives that usually involve quite a bit more drinking than you are used to. It is very common to go out for drinks with the lads after work, any day of the week. It is a form of bonding and can carry on quite late into the night. If you are starting a new job, this is a great way to get to know your colleagues and co-workers and it will help you fit in and feel like you are part of the team.
Sometimes it can even be a part of the working day and it is quite acceptable for a work team to go to a pub at lunchtime and discuss business over a couple of pints and a pie. While drinking during the working day is a dismissible offence in many countries, it is the norm to have a tipple during working hours.
Boozy Tip: Do not try to keep up with the amount of alcohol that Londoners can consume. They are notorious for being able to really put it away and still walk straight at the end of the evening. Four pints of British beer will have a decidedly greater effect on you than the same amount of American beer, which has lower alcohol content.