Possibly the most important part of moving will be to get yourself an area guide. Having a small guide to neighborhoods will help you choose your new home. Finding the right area to live is not merely about being close to work, or finding a home in the right area. If you are here for a couple of years then you do not want your moving to London to be characterised by having to move every few months because you do not like the area. A good moving to London area guide will help you gain some more insight into the different residential areas of the city. This city is quirky and each suburb has its own personality, pros, and cons.
Once the stomping ground of the Sloane Rangers, which is not the name of a Gang, although some would consider these urban debutantes somewhat feral at times, this suburb has become one of the most sought after areas, and the price tag on most of the properties is testament to that. This area has some of the best museums and is known for its wide streets as well as the parks and public spaces that offer a Londoner the chance to get away from it all for a while. Interestingly enough, although this is one of the priciest suburbs it is also one of the most culturally diverse, having a large population of Europeans as well as Middle Eastern residents.
Having an area guide map will give you a good understanding of the different types of neighbourhood. South Kensington is the playground of the uber rich and ‘South Ken’ does not really mind how you got it. Living in South Kensington is like living in the very heart of London, which is why many of the people who work in ‘The City’, which is the financial hub of London choose to live in this area. Shopping is one of the truly stunning activities of this suburb and you will be hard pressed to decide where to go first: haute Couture to hot deals. Antiques to quaint objets. This area of London has it all.
The best thing you can do after you are armed with your moving to London area guide is to spend some time in areas that you like to get a feel for your new home.