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

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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Hampstead in North London

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Hampstead is one of the well-known areas of London, not just amongst residents of the City, but also from expats looking to move to a family-oriented, elegant area.

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How a grammar school can add value to your child’s education in London

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The English education system can be a little tricky to understand for anyone new to the country. For example, when you hear someone talking about a public school, they’re actually referring to an independent private school – confusing right? So, if state schools are government-funded schools and public schools are private schools, what are grammar schools?

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10 top tips to help you settle into life in London

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Ah London: that tireless innovator of art and culture; that proud custodian of iconic history; that cosmopolitan champion of modern multicultural life... Throw in some fine food and good times and it’s easy to see why so many people choose to move to London from overseas.

But what is everyday life like there: the transport, the lifestyle, the culture, the social scene? Before you can make the most of London’s infectious rhythm, you’ll need to focus on settling into your new home. These top tips will help you live like a local in no time.

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