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

Meet Marie from Simply London!

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We asked Marie, our long-standing Simply London team member, to tell us about her own relocation to London (with two children and a busy husband). What she then reveals will resonate with most families relocating to London!

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Simply London shortlisted in the "Excellence in Employee and Family Support" category for the 2019 Relocate Awards

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We are thrilled to announce that Simply London has been nominated in the “Excellence in Employee and Family Support” category for the Relocate Awards, the prestigious annual awards of the relocation & mobility industry.

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Understanding UK bank holidays

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We thought it might be useful to explain what “Bank holidays” are in the United Kingdom, as it can seem to be a strange name for what other countries around the world would call “national holidays” for example.

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UK Estate agents forced to implement client money protection schemes from April 2019 onwards

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From April 1st 2019, all estate agents in England will have to be members of an approved client money protection scheme. If not, they will face fines and sanctions.

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Simply London launches Virtual Tour of London neighbourhoods

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We are thrilled to announce that Simply London has launched its virtual tour of the 15 most popular neighbourhoods in London, for expatriates looking to relocate to London. Composed of 15 videos, this unique tour was created by Simply London’s film crew, who travelled across London to shoot the areas at street-level, giving it a realistic perspective for viewers.

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Visit of the ACS Hillingdon

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We had the pleasure of recently visiting the ACS Hillingdon, an international school offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum for pupils aged 4 to 18.

This school, located on the edge of London, but still inside the M25, offers a green setting worthy of the English countryside as we can imagine it from postcards.

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East Village London E20: The new paradise of East London?

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Although East London is not always thought of as a paradise, this is what comes to mind when you visit the East Village London - the ex-Olympic village where the athletes stayed during summer 2012, which has now been converted into a residential quarter.

If we ignore the fact that most rental properties are in a group of tower blocks, the East Village has a lot going for it...

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Update on the EU Settlement Scheme

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Early February the UK Government issued an update on their test phase for the EU Settlement Scheme. The test has been successful so far, and the scheme will be fully live at the end of March 2019.

We have included the official summary form the Government below, as well as links to the Scheme's website pages. As of today, EU citizens and their families have until 30/06/2021 to apply.  

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The Top 5 questions about finding housing in London

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We have compiled a useful list of the Top 5 questions asked by our clients about searching a home in London, and dealing with estate agents.  

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How Simply London helped a family find the perfect home, near the perfect school, for all three of their children

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For an expatriate’s children, relocating overseas is an equal dose of opportunity and upheaval. When it comes to starting a new school, the ideal scenario is clear: move during the summer holidays, giving the kids time to settle in before starting school at the beginning of the academic year. Unfortunately, relocations can’t always happen at the most convenient time for everyone involved. Thankfully, Simply London Relocation is on hand to help.

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