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  The Expat’s Guide To (Affordable) Renting In London

Articles - United Kingdom (UK)

London: the home of cockney rhyming slang, jellied eel pies and world-famous football clubs.

Whether it’s for the promise of increased job opportunities or the brilliantly multicultural feel, London draws in thousands of new residents every year from across the world, keen to get stuck into the world of employment, as well as give back to their local communities. The National Office of Statistics revealed that in 2014 London was the only region across the whole of the UK that saw a migrant population increase of over 10% (13.8%). There must be something in those pies!   more ...

  A Guide To Tipping In London: Who, How Much, When And Where?

Articles - United Kingdom (UK)

Tipping is one of those minor but important customs that is different everywhere you go and is rather tricky to figure out. For expats, it’s among the bigger of the small challenges. Should you or shouldn’t you tip? How much should you tip? What’s a good way to tip? Going against tipping etiquette can be quite embarrassing, and it could make you less welcome at your favorite restaurant.

The UK doesn’t have as much of a tipping culture as the US or Canada, but in some situations it is seen as traditional, while in others it’s just the polite thing to do. Depending on the total bill, it might be seen as considerate to leave the change behind. And of course, if you’ve received exceptional service, it is fair to offer a generous tip. Conversely, if you’re unhappy with the service, you are not expected to leave a tip.   more ...

  Why Moving To London Will (Probably) Make You Happier

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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

Articles - United Kingdom (UK)

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.


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 ...


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