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Why London is 'retirement nirvana' for pensioners

BBC Inside Out's Joanne Good discovers why many pensioners are choosing London as the best place to retire.

A survey by Britain Thinks reveals that many pensioners are choosing London because of its excellent public transport, vibrant cultural scene and excellent access to health care.

Inside Out speaks to two pensioners who believe that London is "retirement nirvana".

Steve Pratt has lived in London all his life and is now enjoying discovering the city's many attractions as a pensioner.

Mark Breese, who used to work in London, retired to tranquil north Devon but is planning to return to the city because he misses its lifestyle.

Inside Out London is broadcast on BBC One England on Monday, 15 September at 19:30 BST and nationwide on the iPlayer seven days thereafter.

  • 15 Sep 2014