The almost twenty hours of flight from Sydney to London with just one stop in between will have you all sapped out when you get off. Jumping right into the buzz, traffic and activities of London would render anyone as good as dead. To avoid any sorry tale when you finally get on that flight, it is compulsory for you to read this post. Getting things right and easy is necessary for anyone that makes the move to London.

The first thing you need to get right after obtaining your Visa which is definitely the only reason why you would be reading this is to have your mind on finding an apartment as soon as you can. You can do this in different ways. The first is you can stay with a family or friend if you have one that is in London and willing to accommodate you. You can also rent an Airbnb to stay in till you can get your own place, get a relocation agency or company and lastly, book yourself into a hotel. I would personally suggest that you take your mind off ever getting into a hotel. It would take all of your money before you realize it. Whichever one you choose, you should know that at the end of the day, getting an apartment for rent in London would take the biggest chunk of your money.

Your budget for rent should be in the range of £1100 – £4000 per month depending on whatever area you choose to live in. A rental apartment in Marylebone or flats for rental in Islington would always pop up in a lease agent’s radar. If you or your cross country movers have a standing request, you will be notified. But make sure you are swift to make an offer if the apartment is one you like.

Can you live anywhere without moving around? If your answer is no then you have to know about transportation in London. As a general rule, it is better to ride the Overground than the Underground but then the Underground is cheaper and the tubes will get you to anywhere within fourty minutes. The buses are air conditioned and have free Wi-Fi plus you can sit comfortably. Since you are going to be new in town, taking a bus would be preferable as you would need to see as much of the city as possible at any time. Based on wherever your apartment is, your expenses on transportation would vary.

Fun places to visit in London are numerous. There are parks where you can go to relax. If you are relocating to London with kids or you have taken up a rental apartment that allows pet, there are residences with large parks where you can walk them. Free museums such as Wallace Collection, Victoria & Albert Museum, Science Museum, National History Museum, British Museum, The National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery and Tate galleries abound in great numbers. There are great restaurants to also try a variety of dishes. Arancina in Notting Hill Gate and La Petite Bretagne,a French Restaurant are some of the few you would not want to miss it.

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By BLOG | 31 Dec 2022 | London Tips & Culture