All the information you need for your relocation to London: Renting in London, Schools in London, Practical Tips for Expats moving to London

Christmas British traditions: what is Boxing Day?

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The best time of the year regarding bank holidays in the UK is probably Christmas time, where people will get 3 public holidays almost in a week.

These bank holidays are Christmas-Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

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The tradition of the Christmas Jumper


With Christmas approaching rapidly, we would like to introduce you to a very British tradition: the Christmas Jumper.

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Primary State Schools League Tables 2017: Schools in London are performing very well


Each mid-September, the British Department for Education publishes data of the test sat in May by Year 6 pupils. The test is known as SATs and is a National Curriculum assessment. This test is used in all government-funded primary schools in England to assess the attainment of pupils against the programs of study of the National Curriculum. 

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How is the Council Tax in London calculated?

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The local tax in London, also called the Council Tax, covers a range of services offered by the Councils to its residents: education, cleaning, recycling, etc. It is due whether residents rent or own their property. The Tax varies depending on where you live in London. How is it determined?

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State Schools - Admissions calendar for Reception and Secondary transfers


In a British parent’s life, at least two milestones are unavoidable: the first one is the entry into Reception class, which is the first compulsory school class at Primary stage, the second one, at the end of Year 6 is called Secondary Transfer.

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Living in Soho in Central London: living the high life?


Historically known for its nightlife, synonymous with smoky bars and clubs, Soho is reinventing itself as a new neighbourhood where the movie media industry mingles with trendy city dwellers.

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The legend of the Black Cab "Knowledge Exam"

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Whilst Uber drivers in London rely solely on GPS positioning, the legendary Black Cab drivers rely on something commending a lot more respect: their memory and knowledge of London streets. Whilst you might think that anyone can become a black cab driver, this is actually entirely wrong.

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Looking for a rental property in London? Why floorplans are so difficult to find online

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Finding a rental property online can be adventurous and treacherous. But finding a floorplan telling you the size of a rental property can be even more difficult!

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As an expat family, is it a good option to send my children into the State Schools system?


As the Education Specialist at Simply London, a number of my clients often ask me the same question: what type of school would be the best for my children, State (free) or Independent (private)? The answer is not straightforward...

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Summer schools: a fun way to improve your children’s English

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If you are a family moving from abroad or planning to move and English is not you mother tongue, Summer schools can be a good option to improve your children English level.

Most of the summer schools take place in the campus of prestigious boarding schools, empty during the summer and consequently offer all the facilities in terms of classroom, catering equipment, boarding provision and most of all superb outdoor facilities.

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