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5 pitfalls you should avoid when relocating to London

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After you land in London to start your new adventure, you’ll want to hit the ground running and settle into life here as quickly as possible. You won’t want to get caught out by the capital’s quirks, its inflated prices or the UK’s political turmoil. So, here are five top tips to help you avoid those obstacles that might trip you up when you arrive in this world-class city.

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The American’s guide to moving to London

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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...

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How to import your pet from Europe to London

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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.

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Simply London shortlisted in the "Best Destination Service Provider" category for third consecutive year

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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.

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How much time can be saved by using relocation services as opposed to organising it yourself?

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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!

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Tune into the new Simply London YouTube channel

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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.

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EU Settlement Scheme: 600'000 applications already

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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.

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Recycling in London: how does it work?

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Recycling is not the most glamorous topic, however it is a question that is often asked by our customers who have recently moved to London, and whose apartment or house is full of empty card boxes ... What to do?

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Notting Hill - elegance and charm in Central London

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This charming area, made famous by the film, is popular for both its English residents and expatriates alike.

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A day in the (never boring) life of a relocation agent in London

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Many people imagine the life of a relocation agent as a series of glamorous days where we accompany assignees to view luxury properties in the most sought-after areas of London, like Notting Hill and Mayfair. Nothing could be further from the truth...

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