our living in London guide
if you're moving to London, or living in London and need a hand getting sorted,
we can help. we're nick and belle, two aussies who moved to London and learnt the hard way.
so, what is moving2london? it's all about London advice and tips and for a start it's free, it's visual
and do not fear, there isn't a big giant blocky book in sight!
the idea is simple. we investigate like mad, talk to loads of official types, get the word from the locals and other travelers with London advice, and compile it for you here, at moving2london.
Check out the living in London video runthrough >
- living in London guides, maps, to-do lists
- types of UK Visas and how to apply for them
- hostels, bars, suburbs + more
- things to do outside London
- London advice on saving money
- London tips and tricks on getting a job
- and advice on finding accommodation in London
informative London videos
taking the stress out of moving to London
we bring you up-to-date and relevant info about where to live in London, how to get a job, how to catch public transport, where to party, how to save money and where to get help when making the transition. we can help consider details, for instance, whether storage units are right for you if you do not want to take all of your possessions abroad or even help you get the best price on hotels in London. If a hotel in London is not your thing, then we can organise hostels, apartments, flatshares and more.
And with thousands of people in our London database and on Facebook and Twitter we hope to get all your questions answered in one community.
After making the descision to move to London, you will need grab a few essential items, before you leave home and after you have arrived. These days a lot of planning and purchasing of these items can be done before you have even packed your bags and boarded your flight to London. Obviously before you leave, you will need a Visa, Flight, Travel Insurance and ideally a place to stay, like a hotel in London or a hostel on your first few nights. But you can also organise a UK Bank account, buy your travel cards and get issued with UK mobile simcard so you can literally hit the ground running.
|London Starter Pack (1st Contact)|
|UK Bank Account (HSBC/Travelex)|
|Travel Money Card (28 Degrees)|
|London A-Z (Pocket Map of London)|
|Visa Application (VisaFirst)|
|Oyster Card (London Transport Card)|
|Travel Insurance (World Nomads)|
|Transfer your Money (Tranzfers)|
|Find a FlatShare (Spareroom)|