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

Top five areas for families to live in London

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From the pastoral idyll that is Richmond to the vibrant inner-city buzz of Highbury, London has somewhere that appeals to every family’s lifestyle requirements. Our rundown of the top five areas for families to live in London shows you where to find them.

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Your checklist for moving from Australia to London

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Whether you’re moving from Sydney to London, or relocating from Melbourne to London, before you can swap barbeques on the beach for roast dinners in the local, you’ll have a long list of things to arrange. Our moving to London from Australia checklist will help you plot your path to a successful life in the UK capital.

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Your checklist for moving to London from the US

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Are you ready to swap burger and fries for fish and chips, American football for rugby and yellow cabs for black taxis? Before you can call London home, however, you need to organise everything from visas to removals. Our checklist for an American moving to London will help you realise your dream. 

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Post-lockdown relocation landscape: finding, securing and moving into a new home

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The coronavirus crisis has spawned a collection of new buzzwords that have already become part of the common vernacular. This got us thinking what the future holds for your assignees during the relocation process, in a world where ‘business as unusual’ is becoming the ‘new normal’.

Sorry, buzzwords are great for grabbing people’s attention, but they can be awfully confusing and often lack substance. So, let’s provide some clarity by exploring what the ‘new normal’ actually means for three of the most important aspects of any relocation – finding, securing and moving into a new property – now that we are slowly navigating a path out of lockdown using the government’s roadmap.

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Finding a home in London: what could ‘the new normal’ be post-lockdown for the home search process?

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All the talk during lockdown has been about what our ‘new normal’ will be once restrictions are eased...

When it comes to relocations, the process of finding and moving into a new property will look quite different because of ongoing social restrictions.

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The top family areas in London, Zone 3

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Simply London presents its favourite top three family quarters, a little more remote than the heart of Central London, but well connected to central London, and with a “village” atmosphere.

With properties located in zone 1 & 2 often inaccessible due to the market price of rental properties, these areas are excellent options to combine affordability and access to Central London.

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Renting in London with a pet

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Whilst finding the right home in London can already be a challenge for incoming expats, it becomes even more difficult if expats come over with a pet (cat or dog). We thought it might be useful to summarise what happens in these circumstances, and what to know before starting a London home search.

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St Albans: London’s number one commuter town

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. Located just 21 miles from the heart of the capital in leafy Hertfordshire, this historic city has it all – from the schools, restaurants, cafés and lively arts scene that can be found on its attractive streets, to the verdant countryside, nature reserves and waterways that surround it. 

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The 5 steps to finding a (good) state school in London

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This is probably the most frequent question from expatriate families, before coming to London. How do I find a good state school in London for my children? But what is the answer?

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"How hiring a relocation agent can save your sanity": an interview of Simply London's founder by "The Portable Wife"

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We love the title of this interview by Chelsea, a.k.a. The Portable Wife, with Sylvie Froger, Simply London's Founder and Director.

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