Making friends in a new city can be tough, especially if you’re working all the time. So it’s great to hear that 43% of the people flatsharing we surveyed became friends with their flatmates, while 23% said they’ve kept contact with former flatmates after moving on.

While moving in with a group of strangers can seem a bit scary at first, remember, you’re all in the same boat and the best way to break the ice is to hang out together, have some food and knock back the wine!

Of course, if you’ve been flatsharing for a while you’re bound to meet some people that you just don’t click with, but don’t let one bad experience put you off getting to know your flatmates in the future. After all, you don’t want to be the person that spends all their time in their room, trying to avoid bumping into anyone in the hallway or in the kitchen, no one wants to be that guy!

So while it might be a good idea to make some friends outside of your own front door, being friends with your flatmates can be a great way to start your life in a new city, especially if they’ve just moved here too.

What better way to get to know London, than by exploring it with someone else?