AE wasn't always a bad place to work, it did become worse recently and I've felt I stopped learning at least a year ago. So it was time for me to move, and they were happy as well, given the changes they are going through as well.
The location of the UK offices were always a problem for me. It took me over an hour to get there each day, and then almost 2 to get into central London for anything, including my weekly boardgames meets.
Further, it's by the airport there's nowhere to go for lunch except MacDonalds or a hotel. It was terrible location, that offered nothing to do during your lunch break or after work, it was drain commuting back into London afterwards with tourists and it seriously curtailed my social development whilst living here, since I wasn't really available to meet people after work, and definitely not during work.
The new job, is based in Kentish Town, it will take me about 50 minutes door to door, but I will be able to occasionally meet up friends during my hour lunch break, I will be able to organise to meet people in the evenings after work. I will look to take up sports knowing that I will be able to get to mid week training sessions. And it will take me 30 minutes to get to games after work.
In addition, I will be able to go the bank or post office if needed, I will have options at lunch for where I eat, or continue to eat in the office, not a problem, but I'd like the option.
And most importantly, I will have to learn an awful lot in the new job, and that excites me.