Jan-Peter van Tijk
Living in London, from Netherlands
"I wish I'd found InterNations sooner: It would have made my first few month as an expat in London much less overwhelming."
Living in London, from Ghana
"For me, the InterNations events are the best part. I attend almost every get-together and always get to know lots of friendly fellow expats."
InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in London
- Build up valuable contacts with like-minded London expats
- Find reliable information and trustworthy tips about the expat life in London
- Join top-class InterNations events to meet fellow expatriates in town
Welcome to Our London Expat Network!
Welcome to the InterNations London Community for expats and global minds! The InterNations platform is designed to provide you with all the resources you need to ease you into life in a new city. Our aim is to make things easier for you as you plan your move and settle into your new life in London. Draw on the experience of other expats who have already gone through a similar move and understand the challenges which you are facing.
Once you've joined InterNations you can access all the information about London, contributed by experienced and trusted members of the InterNations community. Whether you want to know the best areas of London to live in, or what the congestion charge is, you'll get the answers you need on our forum. With London's reputation for being one of the most expensive cities in the world to live in, you may be looking for how to get the most from your money while living in the UK's capital.
You can also seek advice on the best schools in the area, how to manage your work-life balance in a city known for its work hard, play hard culture, and where to shop for those all-important foods you're missing from home and can't find in your local store.
A visit of our community for Hong Kong Expats is recommend if other InterNations chapters across Western Europe are of interest for you. Or your next business trip takes you to our Expats Brussels chapter…
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London Expat Guide
Beginning Your Life in London
London has been named the world's most popular city five times in the last seven years, welcoming nearly 19 million visitors each year. One of the most exciting and vibrant cities in the world, London has a wealth of history and culture, and is home to hundreds of museums and art galleries, including the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), the Natural History Museum, the Tate, and the National Gallery. Theater-goers are spoilt for choice in London's West End, and there are restaurants to please every palate. London currently boasts over 60 restaurants which hold one or more Michelin stars.
All this, combined with a strong economy and plentiful employment opportunities for expatriates, draws many foreign nationals to work in London. Employment laws are more flexible than in many countries; expats can find employment in a broad range of sectors, from financial to medical, and career development opportunities are good. For many years London has had a strong cosmopolitan atmosphere, and today it is home to a large expat population.
Connect with Fellow Expats in London
The InterNations community is made up of expatriates who all respect our guiding principles of trust, helpfulness, and a friendly and welcoming demeanor, creating a safe environment in which you can interact with like-minded people from other countries. Use the forum to ask any question about life in London and you'll be sure to find someone who can provide a helpful answer. Whatever your question relates to, from work permits to leisure activities, you'll be tapping into an expert knowledge base.
InterNations members can also join local InterNations Groups and attend all sorts of social events. A wide range of activities are organized through the platform. In addition to the regular networking events organized by InterNations, there are numerous clubs and groups, arranging activities from picnics to music concerts. Whether you want to have a go at samba, join a book club, help out with a volunteer group or go wine tasting, you'll find something of interest. Whether you want to continue your favorite hobby or try something new, joining groups and finding time for activities can be the perfect way to get to know some fellow expats and start to feel more at home in London. Integrating into life in a new city can be hardest for your family members, but expatriates who have families living with them in London can meet other parents and children through the Family & Kids events.
Take some time to explore all the opportunities and resources on InterNations and you'll soon feel at home in London.
Also get to know InterNations worldwide and have a look at Expatriates Khobar (Eastern Prov or any other of the over 250 communities. Or you could take a peek at our community for Expatriates Riyadh instead!
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