How to park (legally) in London


One of my first memories as a London expat started on a glorious summer day in the relocation consultant's vehicle that accompanied us for the day in Marylebone area.

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New upcoming energy standards in the UK rental market

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From April 2018 onwards, landlords will not be allowed to let any property, under a new tenancy, with an energy rating rated F or G.

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Chelsea: from Punk to Posh


Part of the Borough carrying the same name, Chelsea is often less known than its neighbor, the French area of South Kensington.

Although undeniably a “chic” and “bourgeois” neighborhood, it has kept a bohemian and artistic side that gives it a mot more charm than other world-famous neighborhoods such as Mayfair or Knightsbridge.

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Simply London Relocation celebrate their 5th birthday

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On Wednesday 24th of January, Simply London Relocation, the leading relocation agency for family relocations to London, celebrated their 5th birthday at the glamorous University Women’s Club in Mayfair, London.

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Private school or state school? It's not just about the cost for London expats...

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As a world city, and the centre of British Education, London offers many options for international expats moving with school-aged children. State schools (meaning free, public schools), private English schools, and private International schools are the main options available.

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The rental market in 2018 and beyond: what to expect

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After a clear slowdown of the London rental market since Brexit (June 2016), it is time to ask the question whether that trend will continue. First, a market slowdown isn’t necessarily bad news for tenants – on the contrary. 

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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

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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 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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