If you’re reading this, perhaps you’re interested in making the move to London – and what a great option! But while moving city is exciting, it can be equally as daunting.
Here’s our succinct guide on how to seamlessly move into, and make the most of this city.
To live and work in Britain, you need to have the right legal documentation, whether it be a VISA, or an EU passport. It’s worth having a look at the GOV.UK website to understand the details. While people can travel through London and Britain, if they’re found working without the proper documentation, there can be real ramifications. Dot the i’s and cross the t’s here, so you don’t find yourself in hot water.
You need somewhere to call home, right?! Check out websites like Zoopla, SpareRoom, Rightmove and PrimeLocation. They’re aggregators of local real estate lettings and places for sale, so no matter your budget, you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for. In the UK you need to pay your deposit, rent in advance, and potential estate agent fees prior to move in, so factor that into your plan.
Take a look at the tube map to familiarise yourself with different parts of London. People travel on average for an hour, door to door, to get to work. So don’t be too perplexed if your work and home aren’t within a stone’s throw of each other.
It may be no surprise here, but using an app like Jobandtalent really takes the stress off moving. Not having a steady income can be fairly daunting to new arrivals, so alleviate what can already be a stressful time by downloading the app to match with local businesses and find work instantly.
You’ll never be short of things to do, places to go, and people to see. This city buzzes into the wee hours of the morning, and all day long. If you’re moving alone and don’t have friends already based here, no problem – there are meet ups and social groups aplenty. Even take a look at Secret London as a way to get off the touristy beaten track, and check out our guide to seeing the city on a budget.
Hopefully these easy tips will facilitate a smooth transition into one of the world’s greatest cities! Good luck!