London is one of the biggest cities in the world and if you are facing a move here then you might be feeling a little apprehensive about what to expect. Moving to any large city in a country that is very different from the one you have known, can be daunting, and if you do not have any friends or know a single person it might seem like you will be swimming in a sea of indifference and loneliness. The good news is that London is a city that is filled with travellers, so there are thousands of people who are in the same situation as you are in. While it might be tempting to cling to the familiar and to people who are also living in London as expats, it is also a good idea to get out and about and find your own way in this cosmopolitan and yet charming city.

London is actually one of the easiest cities to get settled into and finding your feet will be easier that you think it will. There are many people from all over the world who are in London for a few years to work and travel and there are many places that you can visit that will make you feel right at home in no time at all. Despite their reputation for being aloof and distant, Londoners are very friendly and will go out of their way to make you feel at home.

The first thing you have to do is to get out and start doing things that locals do. Visit the museums and tourist attractions so you have a good idea of what is available hereand you have a better sense of how the city is laid out and how to get around the city. Just walking around the city will give you an excellent idea of how it is laid out and there are even great walking tours you can go on if you feel you would like to have some guided commentary about the city that is now your home. You will never be bored, with the myriad of things to do, places to see, and events that are happening on a daily basis.

If the thought of city living is getting you down, then you will be able to escape for a while to the parks that are spread across our city. Each one has its own charm and is an oasis of green amid the hustle and bustle of the city.. Another reason that makes living here so great is the proximity to the continent. Fancy a weekend jaunt to Paris? Portugal or Spain for a couple of days, to escape the weather? The whole of Europe is never more than a couple of hours by aeroplane or train and they have excellent special offers for travel and accommodation so you can indulge in a weekend away. You will be surprised at how much you miss London when you are not there.

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