Here is our Mission…
Broke in London is here to help new, old and soon to be Londoners who face the seemingly impossible challenge of surviving on the cheap in the capital. We have compiled a comprehensive list of all the best websites available to help in your search for; jobs, budget accommodation, food & shopping, bargain transportation and entertainment as well as any other awesome money saving offers that land on our desk. We have all the inside info, all in one place… and we know how much you need it because we need it, too!
So, quit daydreaming about winning the lottery and start learning how to live large – while still being Broke in London.
…and here is our Story
So, naturally, you may be wondering who we are and why we are giving you these amazingly helpful tips! Well, this is our story.
Manolis left University and landed in the same place everybody else did. Broke, with nowhere to live.
While couch surfing from one friend’s place to another, he spent all his free time and energy trying to find a decent job as well as affordable accommodation. On his way back from the local fruit and veg market one day, he received a message from Liila – who had recently found a new love with star-signs. She wrote him that she had read his horoscope, and that’s where it all began…
“You have to take advantage of this dismal period of life and transform it into something creative and resourceful.”
This is when Manolis came up with the idea of sharing all the information that he had gathered through his house and job hunting. So he decided to stop his search, and instead began to write down every website and resource he had found.
At first he thought it would be an easy task, but soon found that London was a big place, and that there are a heck of a lot of job boards and accommodation websites, and even more that offer great deals and important information for those who are counting the pennies and shaping their CV’s. So, he assembled a team and scoured the net for all the best info out there – and eventually organised all of it into one useful website. Broke in London!
See it as your one stop survival guide; if Rambo was a Londoner, he would definitely use it!
Some things to consider
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Who are we?
Manolis – Chief
Manolis is the father of Broke in London. He conceived the idea and gave personality to the website. Besides orchestrating the team of Broke, he is a passionate electronic musician, a crazy cook and an incubator of (crazy) ideas.
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Liila – Officer
Our very own Italian Philosopher, no not Gallileo, Liila is the brainchild of the website. Thanks to her love for signs, horoscopes and fate, Broke in London was created.
Kelly – Blogger
Kelly the Kiwi, moved from a quiet city in New Zealand to settle in to busy London life six years ago. She spends most of her free time exploring the city with her newly founded tour group, venturing through museums and travelling around Europe. Being a coupon queen, she has always got a tip or voucher to ensure she gets the best deal possible.
Steph – Editor / Social Media Assistant
Steph is a freelance writer that take great pleasure in turning her dedication to eating into a paid pursuit (and making others jealous with her foodie snaps). She is Londoner, born and bred and therefore feels complexly proud and hateful of the city simultaneously. She is currently in the process of building her own website, Take The Biscuit London which offers up to date news on new restaurant openings and deals. Steph is currently our editor and social media assistant.
Jen – Blogger
Jen is a Texas girl who has found a new home in London. A self-admitted culture junkie, she fills all her free time with shows, gallery visits and lectures at the RSA. You can also find her at the rock gym on Friday nights. She loves Estonian rock bands, coconut gelato, and pressing “snooze” on the weekends.
Sophia – Blogger
Sophia is a freelance writer/blogger who has lived in London all her life and despite the ever increasing rent and beer prices she really can’t imagine living anywhere else. She loves culture and travel and is always looking for cheap things to do at home and abroad. When she’s not traipsing around the world Sophia works as a travel/ghost writer, she runs four of her own blogs and she loves cooking with chickpeas and drinking gin.
Special thanks to:
Angela for designing our beautiful logo, as well as all our past awesome family members: Tara, Joanna, Katerina, Gemma, Rosemarie, Afroditi, Josh, Adam, Kath, and all of you beautiful BrokeinLondoners who support our project!