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Getting Used to London Living: Everything you Need to Know

Getting used to London Living: Everything you need to know

Itchy feet got you ready to move to the Big Smoke? Whether you’re a first-timer to London living or an old hand going back for more, living in the capital comes with swings and roundabouts – not to mention how tricky getting there can be in the first place. We’ve rounded up the handiest tips and tricks you need to choose your new home, move your belongings safely and securely, and get settled in below. 

Moving to London

Taking up a spare room in a flatshare, or searching for your family’s perfect first home? Whatever reason you’re relocating for, it’s safe to say moving to London is a big task that shouldn’t be underestimated. Enlisting the help of a trusted removals team will ensure your move goes smoothly, setting you up to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the City with your belongings safe by your side. In a city as constantly busy as London, local removals teams who know their way around parking restrictions and rush hours will help you find your feet on time, safe in the knowledge that you and your belongings are in good hands. 

Choosing Where to Live

Whether you’re a new graduate looking to move to the Big Smoke for the first time, a family looking for a change of pace or you simply want to try something new, London living is a great opportunity for all kinds of people to explore a new adventure. From Notting Hill to Crystal Palace, the wide variety of atmospheres and vibrant communities across London mean you’ll never be stuck for choice when it comes to making your mark on the city. With over 32 boroughs making up Greater London and rapidly growing numbers of people flocking to experience the delights of the city, this sense of excitement is only going to keep on growing.

Getting used to London living: everything you need to know

As a student…

With four big universities in the city spread out across Central London, experiencing the city as a student means you’ll be sure to find like-minded people in no time. If you use the long holidays to get some breathing space from constantly pounding the streets, you might want to consider placing your uni belongings in short term storage before you move to new student accommodation for the next academic year. Rather than carting your possessions back to your parents’ home for the summer, packing the contents of your uni room in secure storage gives you the peace of mind that you’ll have everything you need at your fingertips when September rolls around. 

As a young professional…

Almost a quarter of new graduates have moved to London in recent years, and with London filling with more people and becoming more eclectic every day, it’s easy to see why. If it’s the perfect start to your career you’re relocating for, or simply because you enjoy a non-stop lifestyle, beginning working life in the Big Smoke will be an experience you’ll be sure to remember. If you’re struggling to find the perfect flat for you and your friends, placing your belongings in short term storage while you go to flat viewings will give you time to mull over the best place and location for you, without the worry of damaged belongings hanging over you. 

Getting used to London Living: Everything you need to know

As a family…

If you’re anticipating the thought of moving into London with a young family, you’re right to be excited. But with a range of free museums and activities, city farms, parks and different areas of the city to explore, raising your little ones in the hustle and bustle of a new city is something none of you will ever forget. Taking a look at catchment areas for schools, suburbs with parks nearby and checking out how long your commute will be are all ways you can ensure you can adjust to family life in a big city without any bumps in the road, allowing you to get comfy in your new place sooner. 

Can’t get the thought of city living out of your head? Whether you’re new to London or a born and bred Londoner looking for a new adventure, our friendly team will be there to help you pack up, move in and get settled as soon as possible. Give us a call to find out how we can help make your moving dreams a reality.

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