Moving to London

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Expats will find few global destinations that can offer the grandeur and excitement of London. The city shines with possibility in even the greyest weather, and offers opportunities for career development and personal discovery unmatched elsewhere. Expats moving to London will encounter a multicultural, densely packed amalgam of people working feverishly against a backdrop of cutting edge technology and two millennia of history.
Tower Bridge in London
London might feel physically removed from Europe but is ideally placed to do some cross-continental sightseeing. London is also home to world class tourist attractions, magnificent architecture, incredible theatre, concerts and art, plus beautiful expansive inner-city parks for restive lunch breaks.

There is no denying that London is expensive – by some estimates it carries the third highest cost of living for expats across the globe, although the weakening pound is making the city cheaper for Europeans and Americans.

Many expats also struggle to adjust to the less than perfect weather patterns, with long English winters a trial for those hailing from warmer climates. The third and final expat complaint relates to one of London’s greatest accomplishments: its public transport system. Rush hour commuting on the tube or bus system can be unpleasant and almost certainly malodorous, but you will get to where you need to go without recourse to a car.
London has an enormous expat population. There are large, well established communities of Asians, South Africans and Australians, and a sizeable population of Americans and Caribbean immigrants. The result is a dynamic, energised environment that never ceases to surprise and always values people’s skills over their origins.

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