Living here is exciting, fascinating and it may be a little different to what you are used to. Firstly, you will have to get settled into your new apartment and then you will have to start your new job, which will bring new challenges and learning curves. An advantage of working in the UK is that you do get much more annual leave, paid annual leave that is. It is not uncommon for employees to get between 23 and 30 days of paid leave per year. That is on top of the public holidays, which are also paid holidays. You’ll be able to explore your new city from the top of The London to the depths of the London Dungeons.
One of the biggest challenges though will be getting to work. There is a phenomenal transport system but it does take some getting used to. Even people who own cars prefer to use public transport to get to work. Driving is not only frustrating it is expensive. You will be charged up to £8 per day just to drive into the city from the suburbs. This is known as the congestion charge and you will have to pay it before you start your journey into the city or face a hefty fine. Parking is also nearly impossible to find in the small streets and narrow lanes that make up the centre of London. The best thing that you can do is make use of the public transport: the Tube, buses or trains.
The tube or underground is the English equivalent of the subway and is a massive rapid transit system that makes getting around London a breeze. Armed with your Oyster Card you will be able to get to and from work quickly and easily. Living here can take some getting used to, but remember that you are living in one of the biggest, most efficient and exciting cities in the world. Get out and seize the day!