No matter how your first experience was, nor how awful or traumatic it felt, it’s important to give yourself some time before returning again, however, the point is to ACTUALLY return – and to give the place a second chance. Each time you visit somewhere, the experience will always be different than the time before, but it’s important have a well-rounded view, rather than to remain with a fractured misconception of a memory. The same can also be true when one has an amazing time, full of romanticized memories, to where the second visit is nowhere near as magical and memorable – but that’s life. The first time you had ice cream or pizza probably was life-changing, and while each time afterwards it was pleasurable and you enjoyed it, it will never have the same introductory surprise as the first time.
I don’t know when I will return to London again, but I know that I will give it another go – trying new things, meeting new people and giving it the benefit of a doubt. And if you can relate, you should too.