Moving to London unlocks so much opportunity. It is a city of prospect – so if you are looking to move there, you won’t regret it! People are quick to criticise the costs of living in the capital, but if you have the means to do so, or are moving for a job, then you shouldn’t feel deterred.
Things to consider before moving
If you are new to the city, or just want to get some insider-information on it: you’ve come to the right place! London seems to have a culture unique to itself, so it’s useful to keep these four things in mind:
- Be prepared to reconsider your location – you may have an ideal area in mind of where you want to live, but the reality of house prices and demand is tough. It’s okay to even start off in somewhere you are not completely sure of, as many providers offer short-term rents and you can have an experience living in one place and then move on!
- Think family – if you are moving as part of a family, you should consider schools in the local area and what will be the best option for your child.
- A network of neighbourhoods – it can be easier to think of London not as a single-city, but as a number of individually identifiable places as part of a whole. These are often little boroughs with their own infrastructure so you don’t have to immediately panic regarding how ‘close’ you are to the centre of the city!
- Go for a walking tour – walking is typically the best way to get to know London, and a surprising amount of the city is pedestrian friendly. It allows you to get a real feel for the place too!
Want to make the move?
If you’re planning to move to London or around London, it helps to have the right advice.