All the information you need for your relocation to London: Renting in London, Schools in London, Practical Tips for Expats moving to London
Situated near the West End, between Regent’s Park and Oxford Street, Marylebone has become a super-trendy area in the heart of London. In the space of a few years, the main area, Marylebone Village, has transformed itself into one of the trendiest areas of the Briitsh capital.
The famous “special relationship” between the UK and US dates way back to 1785 when they established diplomatic relations with each other. Throw in a shared language – with the odd difference in spelling and pronunciation of course – and it’s easy to see why so many American citizens relocate to London. However, 234 years of bonding aside, there are subtle differences to life in London compared to a US metropolis that take some getting used to – and these stretch beyond how you spell or pronounce aluminium/aluminum.
To ensure a smooth relocation process, here’s a quick heads up of those quirks that might catch out an American moving to London...
It doesn’t matter how much you love your job or how excited you are about calling London home; if your children are relocating with you, they will be your priority. Choosing a school that matches your family’s requirements will, therefore, be one of the most important decisions you make during your move. So, where should you focus this search to ensure you live within the catchment area of high-performing schools?
Moving day D-15: you signed your lease, registered your children in school and found the perfect au-pair for your baby, but have you thought of your pets? It would be a shame to realize, the day before your move, that your pets must stay on the “continent”, for lack of preparation.
Simply London explains the rules and the formalities you will have to comply with when coming from Europe with pets.
Kentish Town, located in North London, between Camden and Hampstead, is an area full of surprises. Often underrated, and probably not served by the look of its High Street, it still has plenty to offer.
We are thrilled to announce that Simply London has been nominated in the “Best Destination Service Provider” category by the ARP, the Association of Relocation Professionals, for the third consecutive year.
If you are looking to relocate to London for the September school start this year, you might be wondering: is it too late to apply for a school place? is it too early? When shall I apply for my children?
Using relocation services can often be perceived as being an unnecessary, avoidable cost.
As a relocation services provider, we will of course be advocating in favour of using relocation services providers like Simply London. However, there are two things that make us feel confident with this point of view: the personal experience of our team (who are all expats), and…maths!
Accessing and consuming vital information throughout the relocation process can be a laborious task. And with so much to arrange before, during and after the move, time becomes a finite commodity that must be used wisely. To help manage these constraints, Simply London Relocation has launched its very own YouTube channel.
The UK government has recently sent an update on their EU settlement scheme, following the completion of the pilot phase, which saw 200'000 applications processed. The Settlement Scheme is now fully in force, with 600'00 persons having already applied.