If you have been offered the opportunity to spend a couple of years living in London, then you should grasp the opportunity. Many people with young children and growing families are worried about uprooting their children and don’t know how they are going to raise their children in “The Big Smoke”.
Moving to London with your family can be one of the most enriching times that you will share. It is always great for children to get a different perspective on life in other countries. As soon as you are settled into your new rental they can be enrolled in a local school. Education in England is of a high standard and they will benefit by being enrolled in a local school. School entry is determined by where you live, so be careful about choosing your suburb if you have school age children.
Many people think that London is a huge city and their children will not have the benefits of a small town atmosphere. Yes, this is a big city, one of the largest in Europe, but the unique aspect of London is that it does have a feeling of being in a village at times. The city of London is divided by massive parks and green areas which provide a huge amount of entertainment and exercise for the whole family. Within most neighborhoods you can find quaint little parks and gardens to explore. Everything is so close, that your kids will be out and about discovering the neighborhood in no time at all.
Most of London is extremely safe and well managed. You will find that there is a great system of social activities for children in schools that encourage cultural diversity and interaction. This is also a city of travelers, so there are literally thousands of people from every country in the world to welcome you to the expat community.
Don’t hesitate to move your family if you get the opportunity. Living here will be an experience that they will treasure for the rest of their lives.