This week, we’ve been discussing the issues surrounding being and accompanying a partner to England for a relocation of a job or employment. Relocation to London is a great opportunity as well as an exciting adventure; it can also be a challenge if you’re one of the many partners or spouses that have relocated to London.
If you’re moving to London as part of a relocation jobs secondment then you will be settled in no time. Many companies use relocation agents to settle their employees. After you’ve fixed the drapes and unpacked your belongings you’ll want to find something to do with your time.
Many blogs list associations and groups that partners can join to enable them to get out of the home, and have the chance to make new friends. Far too often the major listings are for women’s groups and associations. What if you’re not a wife or girlfriend? Are there any clubs that cater to men who have followed their partners across the ocean to make a new life in London? If joining the DAR in London is not really your tipple then we’ve prepared a list of great associations for guys moving to London.
Expatriate Clubs for Men
Casual, fun, informative and even sporty. We’re talking about men getting together to share experiences of being an expat, exploring the city and settling in as fast as possible. While it is true that most accompanying partners are women, at London Relocation Services we like to provide a full relocation to London package.
The American Expats in London is a great place to start. They hold regular meetups and offer advice to families and partners on how to really enjoy London. American Expats in the UK also has a number of resources for men who have joined their partners or wives here.
There are not many formal clubs for male expats, (opportunity knocks for a savvy expat) since The American Club closed during the 1980’s, but the best place to meet other Americans who have successfully completed their relocation is to join a sports club or head out to the gym. There are a number of sports clubs that focus on American sports – Baseball, Football and Basketball. Even if you’re not a player, you can enjoy the company of other male expats and the social side of things.
North American Connection offers a mentor program and may help with networking and business after your relocation to London.