This can be seen in the growing popularity of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) and fringe groups such as the English Defence League (EDL) and British National Party (BNP).
Even the ruling Conservative Party has pledged Thus, coming to work in the UK is likely to become even more difficult in the years to come.
However, in my personal opinion, this way of thinking about London does little to capture the reality on the ground.
There are plenty of places in the North or West that I would consider less desirable than places in the South and East.
You can either try to rent a place before moving to London or try to find a place once your feet are on the ground.
First, if you're not a UK or EU citizen, then make sure you get your visa sorted before you leave.
A tourist visa does not give you the right to live or work in the UK.
As a white Canadian male (who also has British citizenship), I get asked where I'm from on a fairly regular basis.
I also feel as though I occasionally get mistaken for a tourist when out in Central London.
Postcodes are a common way to identify roughly where you live and they correspond very loosely with compass points from the City of London.