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London At Christmas: A Guide For New Expats

Posted on Friday December 15, 2017 (13:59:11)

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

Posted on Friday December 08, 2017 (13:10:50)

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

Posted on Thursday November 30, 2017 (14:23:58)

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

Posted on Friday November 10, 2017 (13:19:56)

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

Posted on Friday November 03, 2017 (14:02:32)

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

Posted on 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

Posted on 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 ...

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An Expat Guide To Finding A Tutor In London

Posted on Wednesday September 13, 2017 (08:19:00)

With ever-mounting pressure upon children to achieve good grades, there is a high demand for private tuition. Yet with no independent rating system to judge how qualified a tutor may be, how can parents hope to pick the right person to provide their children with the necessary academic skill set to excel?   more ...

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The Latest Brexit News For Expats In The UK

Posted on Monday September 11, 2017 (08:21:20)

Brexit is the term used to refer to the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union. On 23rd June 2016, a referendum was held in which 51.9% voted for Britain to leave the EU against 48.1%, who voted to remain. More than 30 million people took part in the referendum. Following the vote, former home secretary Theresa May took over from David Cameron as the new Prime Minister of Britain.   more ...

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Summer Holiday Getaways Within The UK: A Guide For Expats

Posted on Friday August 18, 2017 (14:54:00)

It’s the final few weeks summer and you’re in the mood for a getaway. Why not stay within the shores of the UK and bypass the annoyances of long drives to the airport, delayed flights, and the difficulties of conversing in a foreign language? Going overseas means you will miss out on all that the UK has to offer. Here is our expat guide to summer getaways within the UK.   more ...