I have the opposite reaction to big cities. They feel like coming home. Though that might have something to do with moving from a relatively crowded country (the Netherlands) to a town in rural Sweden so boring they made a film about it ("Fucking Amal").
How are you getting around the place, Tube, bus, black-cab or car? It's strange knowing someone from Sublevel & an internet 'name' is just up the tracks from me. Big holler from East Croydon, it's half tempting to journey up into town to see what these internet related gigs are actually like.