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

Can I rent an apartment in London if I don’t have a visa?

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As many of our clients have to apply for a visa to relocate to the UK, or are in the process of obtaining one, they often want to know whether they have to wait until their visa has been obtained in order to rent a place in London.

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East Dulwich: relaxed residential living with an urban edge

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This south-east London gem is intriguingly sandwiched between Middle England-esque Dulwich Village and urban cool Peckham. The best bits of these two juxtaposed areas have clearly rubbed off on East Dulwich, which skilfully combines the former’s leafy calm with the latter’s vibrant diversity.

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Relocating from London to London: a walk in the park?

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Imagine moving into your new home in London only to be made to move out just a few weeks later. Thankfully Simply London was on hand to help a family that was forced to do just that. 

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Our favourite primary schools in London

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We have put together a selection of the best options from around the city to reassure you that your children's education is something to look forward to when you touch down in London...Needless to say these are not the only good options in London, but they are the ones that represent the best a family can hope for when looking for a school in London. We have also made sure there were private and state schools in there, to allow for all budgets.

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Simply London website and brand get a fresh makeover

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Simply London pride themselves on streamlining the often-convoluted relocation process for their clients. This appreciation and application of efficiency have inspired the recent rebrand of their website, clours and logo. We are delighted to introduce this makeover, which extends from the aesthetic to the informative.

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Denmark Hill: the hidden gem of South London

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Surrounded by some of south London’s most vibrant areas, Denmark Hill is an oasis of residential calm, where large period properties stand alongside their contemporary neighbours. 

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Private Living vs Co-Living: What are the differences?

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Over the past few years, co-living spaces have been popping up all over London to offer young professionals an alternative to the expensive and complicated rental market of the city. But how do they work, and how do they compare with the more traditional way of renting in London?

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Public transport in London: getting from A to B has never been so easy

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London’s public transport infrastructure is like a well-oiled machine – and the options available to you are as diverse as the city itself. For example, did you know that 1.37 billion journeys were made on the London Underground in 2018 – the equivalent of 18% of the world's population taking one tube journey. So, let’s find out how you’ll be getting from A to B when you relocate to the British capital.

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Learn how and when to apply for a London school

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Relocating to London with children? Having decided what type of education path you want them to follow – state, grammar, independent or international – it’s time to secure that all-important place for your nearest and dearest. So, channel your inner academic and prepare to learn how and when to apply, depending on your family’s requirements.

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The 6 best places to live in London as a Young Professional

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There are so many options for young professionals when choosing where to live in London. Throughout the city there are pockets of areas where young professionals like to rent, attracted by new and cool restaurants, cafes and bars as well as green spaces and good transport links for a relatively affordable price. We have rounded up our 6 favourite areas for young professionals looking to rent in London. 

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