There's no denying it....London is an expensive city to live and play in (which big city isn't??) and teacher salaries are not six-figures - ok, they are barely five-figures!
So how does one survive in this incredible city as an inner city school teacher?
First of all, don't panic. Check out a past blog about beginning your teaching career in London and some tips on making it work: Don't Panic! How to Survive September as a Supply Teacher!
Secondly, our teachers make it happen all of the time. If you don't believe me, check out an interview with one of our teachers. She comments specifically on how she makes her teacher salary work in London: Shannon Shares her FAQs About Teaching & Living in London, England.
Finally, we've been hearing a lot lately about these new (or perhaps not-so-new-anymore) "crowd sourcing" discount sites and they seem like pretty good ways to get great deals on a wide variety of activities in and around London (or the city of your choice).
Here are the discount sites that have been recommended to me recently:
You can pick the city you're interested in receiving deal emails for. Or, Groupon describes it is as follows:
See your city in a brand new light with Groupon! New and diverse deals every day on restaurants, leisure, spa, beauty and sport guarantee excitement for up to 70% less! Just imagine the joys of an exclusive spa day or a four course meal for half price. Your Groupon experience can only take place when a minimum number of people buy the deal. It’s only possible to enjoy a high-end deal for a knock-down price when enough people buy it.