All the information you need for your relocation to London: Renting in London, Schools in London, Practical Tips for Expats moving to London
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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?
This charming area, made famous by the film, is popular for both its English residents and expatriates alike.
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...