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Moving To London? Learn The Unwritten Rules Of Life In The Capital

Tuesday March 27, 2018 (07:36:17)

Moving to London can be a daunting prospect. London is a densely populated city and English people have a reputation for being notoriously hard to read. We’re not an unfriendly bunch, per se, but we’re possibly not the most approachable either! In public situations, particularly with strangers, the uninitiated may often find themselves making a bit of a social faux pas. These awkward situations may not have dire consequences but can leave you feeling a bit embarrassed. To the English, a public humiliation is on par with social death. You may perhaps not even feel it, but everyone around you will be cringing inwardly in silence.   more ...

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Moving To The UK? Get The Paperwork Right!

Wednesday March 14, 2018 (09:50:19)

If you are planning to move to the UK, you may find yourself preoccupied making arrangements for your new job or education course whilst also trying to figure out what to wear in a country where the weather seems to change almost hourly! However, you will need to get your paperwork right as well, otherwise you’ll be stopped at the airport.   more ...

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The New American Embassy In London - What Expat Services Does It Offer?

Monday March 05, 2018 (11:41:41)

America has a new home. But don’t panic; there’s no need to go checking maps! The entire United States has not shifted from its traditional spot between the Atlantic and Pacific. Instead, the US embassy in London has re-opened in brand new buildings, leaving its famous Grosvenor Square location.   more ...

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London At Christmas: A Guide For New Expats

Friday December 15, 2017 (14:59:11)

The festive season is now upon us!

Christmas is fast approaching, and so we have compiled this Christmas guide for all of you expats who may be spending it in London this year.

We’ve explained English Christmas traditions and customs, and given you some great ideas whether you’re alone this year and looking to meet fellow expats, or searching for family friendly activities to do with the kids during the holidays.   more ...

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Feeling Low In London This Christmas? Samaritans Can Help

Friday December 08, 2017 (14:10:50)

As a time when friends and families get together to celebrate the winter season and bring in the next year, the festive period can be a particularly difficult time for expats, especially if you've only recently moved abroad.   more ...

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Language Exchange Meetups In London: A Guide For Expats

Thursday November 30, 2017 (15:23:58)

Are you an expat living in London looking to practice your language skills? The main issues people experience when learning a new language are usually to do with confidence, and not being able to get enough real life practice. It’s all well and good using a fancy app with voice recognition software to correct your pronunciation, but it’s much better to practice speaking with other people.   more ...

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Homeware Shopping In London - A Guide For New Expats

Friday November 10, 2017 (14:19:56)

You’ve moved into your new home and perhaps it’s a little empty; you want to fill your new space with colour and style, but you’re on a budget after your move. Or it could be that you want to find some unique interior accents or antique pieces to really make your new abode stand out?   more ...

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The Best Places In London To Celebrate Bonfire Night

Friday November 03, 2017 (15:02:32)

The 5th of November is a day of historic significance for the people of the UK. More than 400 years ago, back in 1605, 13 conspirators planned to blow up Parliament and kill King James I in what is now known as the Gunpowder Plot. One of the plotters, Guy Fawkes, was arrested by the police while guarding the explosives that had been placed in a cellar beneath the House of Lords. The rest of the conspirators were seized shortly after that, and disaster was averted. That very night, Londoners celebrated the defeat of the conspirators by engaging in street festivities and lighting bonfires.   more ...

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Interview With Tania Bearsley, Regional Director UK/Europe, Kea New Zealand

Tuesday October 10, 2017 (07:18:53)
Tania Bearsley
How long have you been an expat?

12.5 years, we moved to London in 2005... we only intended to be here for 4 years


Why did you chose to move to the UK?

We had come to a crossroads in our NZ lives, and were presented with the opportunity to apply for a UK Ancestry Visa.   more ...

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From Small Town Australia To London’s Big City Life

Friday October 06, 2017 (07:10:37)

I was born and raised in Australia, in a small town called Thornton just north of Sydney. The Great Southern Land is the envy of many for its warm weather, wide open spaces and abundance of possibility but it has its downsides too, one of those being isolation. Being so far from the rest of the world makes it time consuming and expensive to travel, so for a long time Australia was all that I knew. My parents took my brother and I on a couple of trips to Thailand when we were kids but Southern Asia was as far as I'd been.

At the age of 20 I decided it was time to spread my wings and venture further afield. I'd dreamt of adventure for as long as I could remember. Stories like Robinson Crusoe and The Famous Five had a big influence on me, so when the idea of venturing into the big wide world began formulating in my mind it didn't take long for it to become a full blown plan. I'd travel across Europe for a few months and then settle in London for a while. I began saving, got my UK visa, and it was all I could think about for an entire year.   more ...