My friend's new landlord seemed pretty astounded when we told him we walked to his place but nevertheless turned out a nice guy and now Kuba, my buddy, has a nice place to stay. Couple that with getting a job in two days and it seems he's well settled in. Really enjoyed living in London half a year ago so I think he'll like it here even more.
Apart from him, there's another old school friend of mine living nearby. We all know each other so it's pretty fun having them live so close. And then again can't blame them, Britain is a very friendly place to lay down roots.