Between 2008 and 2016 the number of freelancers in the UK increased by 43% to around 2 million workers. It’s probably no surprise that London is home to a good many of these entrepreneurial souls (21%, according to the good people at IPSE) and if you’re one of this number, you’ll know that while it’s a great way to work, it can also have its pitfalls. It’s no coincidence that the rise in the number of freelancers has a great deal to do with the increasingly higher tech world we inhabit and so, even when it all gets a bit stressful, there are some brilliant apps, companies and services that can make life that little bit easier for London’s freelancers.
We speak to a lot of collectors here at Boxman. One thing we’ve noticed is that often there’s an infectious enthusiasm in the way they speak of their treasury – whatever might be in it.
London’s a great city. It’s bustling, cosmopolitan, full of unfound corners and secret spaces, but if you’re newly arrived it can also be really, really intimidating. There’s the issue of where to live, who to live with, how on earth to even begin to find your way about.
Mercifully, long gone are the days where looking for a place to rent in London meant poring over ads in the paper. Naturally these days we have a plethora of apps at our disposal to make the process of finding your new London pad that little bit more straightforward. Not sure where to start? Well, it’s your lucky day. We’ve rounded up our pick of the most useful. Happy housemate hunting!
We love a good collection here at Boxman – of course we do! And since we pondered some of the more eccentric ones recently we’ve also been thinking about the largest. Here in the UK we have a passion for amassing some truly astounding and quite museum-worthy collections of things, and so we felt it was high time to celebrate that… weirdness. Kudos, folks!