If you’re an American moving to London, then you’ll have to get used to fact that you’ll be using public transport while you’re living in London. Having a car in London is almost out of the question; not only is it exorbitantly expensive, it is also completely unnecessary.
As soon as you know you are going to be moving to London you should start learning all you can about getting around your new city. The biggest aspect of living in London is learning about how the transport system works. Don’t bother to think about cars in London, when you arrive your first job is going to be getting around London using the public transport system.
It’s been said a number of times that living in London is expensive and driving in London is a nightmare. If you do have a car though, and the wherewithal to brave the traffic, there are a number of extra costs you’ll have to factor into your budget. Fortunately, there are quite a few ways that you can save money if you’ve got your London smarts about you.
If you want or need to change your driving licence for a foreign driving licence, you can visit your nearest Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA for short) and complete the D1 application form.