I don’t have bad experiences about London. Of course I will never forget the feeling as I arrived, full of hopes, but also anxiety and uncertainty (aren’t we all many Paddingtons?).
But day after day, I got to know this city better and better. And if you know the city, you can play following its rules. And if you are a good player, there is no limit at what you can win. So, everything becomes a success: getting a job, meeting new people, finding a house, and becoming part of this society more and more.
I think this city is like a mirror that reflects what you really are. And if you don’t like your reflection, it gives you the way to go into yourself, know your strengths and weaknesses, change and become a better person. Or – if it’s not for you – you can just quit and go back to Italy.