Life in London is unique. There’s a reason why the 1700s writer Samuel Johnson famously said, ‘When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life’. That’s because all life is here – every nationality and culture, ever kind of food, ever imaginable experience, every conceivable thrill and diversion. And for a city, it’s remarkably green, not only thanks to the wonderful royal parks in its centre, but the multitude of open spaces in every outer borough too. It’s a city with no end of interesting places to visit and where there’s never such as thing has having nothing to do. If you’re approaching retirement or you’re already retired, then it’s worth considering what London can offer. It’s true that in retirement, the direction of travel is usually the opposite – people leave the capital and head to sleepy rural idylls or seaside resorts. But there have always been people who bucked that trend and either stayed put or actually moved to London to live out their days.