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  Why Moving To London Will (Probably) Make You Happier


Articles - United Kingdom (UK)

London is considered to be among the world’s most desirable cities for overseas workers. In a 2014 survey, London topped the list of popular cities beating other major international cities like New York, Paris, Sydney, Berlin and Rome. London is also a beautiful destination with fascinating architecture, a thriving music scene and great art and culture opportunities. Here are some of the reasons why moving to London may make you happier.

Lucrative job opportunities

Expats who move to London with the intention of securing employment will be glad to know that the city has a thriving business culture. Professionals with varied backgrounds and skills will be able to find excellent job options with the prospect of further growth.   more ...

  5 Things You Should Know Before Moving To London


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As the capital city of the UK and England, London seldom fails to live up to expectations. London seems to have it all, from tranquil parks and towering buildings to some of the best restaurants in the world and a chic but colourful nightlife. As an expat, the change can sometimes be overwhelming, so it helps to be prepared. Here are 5 things you should know before moving to London.

1. Cost of Living in London

The cost of living is much higher in the cities while the surrounding countryside and provinces are comparatively cheaper.   more ...

  Cost Of Living Facts For Expats Moving To London


Articles - United Kingdom (UK)

It’s a known fact that living in London can be expensive. But it’s also true that wages in the capital city are higher than they are in other parts of the country. Expats moving to London can keep their costs in check by selecting their accommodation wisely as city center areas tend to be more expensive than other areas. Here is an overview of how much expats can expect to spend once they move to London.

Accommodation

Many expats get their accommodation as part of their employment contract. But for those who have to look for a house on their own, the London Property Watch website is a useful resource.   more ...

  Dealing With Landlords In London - What Expats Need To Know Before Renting


Articles - United Kingdom (UK)

Expats can choose to rent an apartment in London either through a letting agent or privately. Letting agencies usually take care of the framing of the tenancy contract and deposit. The Association of Residential Letting Agents must regulate agents and you can find listings on the association’s website. Those who choose to rent privately need to deal with a landlord. While not all landlords are difficult, there are some who may refuse to abide by the tenancy contract. This occurs due to the fact that landlords in London are unregulated.

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  Make The Most Of Your Time In London - 5 Things To Try Before Returning Home


Articles - United Kingdom (UK)

London is a charming city with many attractions. It is modern and multicultural, but also celebrates its rich history and culture. There are several things to do and see in London and here’s our list of five experiences that are as unique as the city itself.

Secret Cinema

Secret Cinema aims to create ‘experiences’ around popular movies by incorporating the storyline into an event before the actual screening of the film. Everything, including the locations, is kept under wraps, except for the one standing instruction – Tell No One.   more ...

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