THE SIMPLY LONDON BLOG

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

Simply London announces the launch of "Bienvenue! The French-speaking International Relocation Network"

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It is with great pride that we announce the launch of "Bienvenue! The French-Speaking Relocation Network", founded by Simply London, together with 14 other relocation companies across the world.

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Bayswater: a popular area

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Located between Hyde Park, Paddington Station and Queensway, marking the start of the famous Notting Hill, Bayswater is a rather popular and extremely central area. Although Bayswater isn’t extremely idyllic, it is an affordable option located on the other side of the major junction at Edgware with easy access to Hyde Park, the City, Soho - basically all the major office areas in London.

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How to appeal a London primary school decision

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London’s primary schools are full – this is the reality. Even if the Brexit situation has eased the pressure ever so slightly, many parents see their first choice(s) for their children’s primary school turned down. Especially for parents relocating to London from abroad, the timing of the applications, and the necessity to show a proof of UK address at the time of the application make things even more difficult for them to obtain their preferred school(s).

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Travelling with children in public transport in London: our tips

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Travelling by public transport in London can be costly – London has one of the most expensive public transport systems in the world. However, it is extensive and covers huge distances (on the plus side). So what is the cost of travelling with children and how does it work?

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“Terraced”, “Detached”, “Semi-Detached”: How are different houses described in England?

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If you are lucky enough to look to live in an authentic London house - which is a luxury in the centre of London - you will certainly have heard estate agents using different words to describe the houses here.

Here is an explanation of the specific housing terms, which can sometimes be confusing.

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Blackheath village: the gem of Greenwich?

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Hidden in the centre of the huge area of Greenwich in East London, Blackheath has the appeal of being a village close to the City.

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Childcare in London: what you need to know!

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When considering moving to London with very young children, it is inevitable that the question of childcare and which solutions are available in the UK will come up.

Simply London presents you with the different options to help you make the right choice.

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Importing a vehicle into England

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Is it a good idea to import a European/foreign car into England?

Generally, unless the vehicle that you want to import is built to drive on the left-hand side of the road, importing it is a very long, laborious and expensive process. 

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Are furnished rental properties more expensive than unfurnished ones?

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Given that this is the case in many European countries, this is a frequently asked question.

However, as with many other things, England is the exception.

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Visiting a London school : a checklist for parents

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If you are searching for the right school for your children in London, you will surely have planned to visit some of the schools you are considering. We have compiled a useful list of things to think about and to look out for when visiting a school in London.

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