Living in London, UK, can be an amazing experience and there is no doubt that London is one of the most exciting and cosmopolitan cities in the world. With approximately 8 million people, a good number of them expats, London fits the profile of one of the world's most welcoming cities for expatriates. Reports of 300 languages gracing the airwaves of the capital daily can only mean that people from all over the world feel welcome here.
Relocating to any city can be quite daunting and one as large and busy as London can present challenges to even the most seasoned traveller. The Expat Info Desk relocation guide aims to help with this by providing comprehensive insights, information and advice about living in London across the following topics-
The expat guide to living in London contains full details of all the visas that are available to live legally in London. We provide you with information about the application procedure, documentation requirements and renewal process thus providing you with everything you need to cut through the British bureaucracy and enjoy a longer, more rewarding stay in London.
London is a vast area with many different suburbs that are all very different in look and feel. The Expat Info Desk international relocation guide to London contains practical advice on how to rent or buy a home that fits with your need and budget. A thorough survey of popular residential areas throughout Greater London is provided together with our lowdown on the local population, amenities and neighborhood environment.
Moving to a new city can be quite daunting and it can seem that you have an endless list of tasks ahead of you with no real idea of how to start. Our guide to living in London contains comprehensive lists of everything you will need to do to establish your day-to-day life. From setting up utility providers, mobile phone contracts and insurance, through to finding schools, places to worship and shopping areas. Everything you need when moving overseas is in one, straightforward guide.
London is a thriving city with lots on offer. Our expat guide to living in London contains complete entertainment listings with details of places to eat and drink as well as cultural attractions such as museums, galleries and theatres. Our expat gives you the full lowdown on where to go to let you hair down as well as pointing you in the right direction for making friends and expanding your social network.
London is a great city but, as with many other major cities around the world, there is a large amount of crime. Our expat gives you an insider’s view of methods of staying safe in London and how best to protect yourself and your family. We also provide details about the National Health Service, what it includes and who is eligible for it together with details of privately available health clinics and hospitals.
Fitting into a new city can be very challenging. The Expat Info Desk international guide to London provides the extensive details you need to make your move and stay in London a positive experience. The guide comes from an expat who knows the ins and outs of the city and the true notion of what it's like being a foreigner in a global urban center.
Living in London is one thing, but moving there with the mindset and tools to make your time a success, and a pleasure, is something ultimately different. This informative guide gives you those very tools to make your London experience as an expat exceptional.
Our guide was written by Solange Berchemin and last published on Friday 11th March 2011.
|01||Pick up Time Out magazine weekly and take advantage of London's fantastic entertainment choices and cultural activities.|
|02||Unless you intend to drive in London, find an apartment close to local transport, ideally less than a 15 minute walk to a bus, train, or tube station.|
|03||You need a license to own a television in the UK, otherwise you will be fined. Obtain a license when you arrive from any UK post office.|
|04||London is vast and each area within it is unique. Make sure you visit several areas before you make a decision about where you want to live.|
|05||A large number of residential areas in London require a parking permit. Even if you live there you may have to pay large annual fees to park your car.|
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