A famous person once said, "My momma always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." Ok, so Forrest Gump was a fictional character but he would be exactly right if he were talking about our house hunt in London.
You really don't know what you are gonna get. To start with, you don't rent there. You let. From there it just gets more confusing. Prices are in pounds not dollars, so I guess, kids, you do need to learn math! Also, every house seems to come with a garden of one size or another but that is because that is what they call their back yard! I thought it sounded very aristocratic to have a conservatory until I found out it was just an ordinary sun room. It also seems that they prefer bidets for showers. I had to look that one up and I guess our feet will be very clean! A lot of homes we see on the internet have gated entrances. I am not sure if that is to keep people out or us in :). The girls and I want a very "english" looking house all aframe and ivy covered but I guess I will tell them the same thing Forrests' mom told him. You never know what you are gonna get.