Moving to London 2022: The Ultimate Guide

Author: 
Ray Victor
Last Updated:
December 11, 2022

Here are some tips, suggestions, and ideas about what to expect if you're looking to move to London in 2022. Planning to move to any part of the world requires a lot of planning and dealing with tons of problems that come with moving. Fortunately, we have packed everything we know into this article, so your move can be swift, easy, and hassle-free!

Keep reading to make moving to London in 2022 easier for yourself!

Preparing for your move

Getting your documents ready

The first thing you need to determine is what kind of visa you need to study or work in the UK.

Make sure your passport is still valid after that before relocating to England. Otherwise, you'll need to plan a time to renew your passport. If not, you'll need to locate your nation's embassy in London and proceed from there, but it will take longer than if you did it at home.

Budgeting

Budgeting is a vital part of relocating overseas.

Because it is the capital, London is quite expensive. More so than other cities and towns in Britain. 

Here's a breakdown of your estimated expenses while living in London:

Rent

Apartment with one bedroom in the heart of the city, 749.78 $

Apartment with one bedroom outside of the city center, 614.61 pounds

Transport

Monthly bus pass: 65 pounds

One liter of gasoline costs £1.26.

There’s always the option of moving into a shed if this is out of your budget. 

Leisure

Monthly gym membership: £25.00

Cinema - £ 10

A cheap restaurant meal costs £12.00

Plan your meals for the week to save money on groceries. This will help you buy conveniently and choose wisely while preventing food waste.

Booking your flight

As soon as you decide to go to the UK, try to research flights and their prices to get a sense of how much you'll shell out for travel.

Instead of worrying about the travel, book it as soon as you can so you can focus on the other tasks you need to do before relocating overseas.

Opening a bank account

Opening a bank account is mandatory in the UK, especially if you intend to work there.

However, you must open an account in the UK to make things easier and prevent losing money in the currency exchange. We would not suggest closing your current account in your home country, but retain it just in case you move back or go there for a vacation.

Finally, moving your belongings.

It may be difficult and costly to move your stuff to the UK. However, the availability of a wide range of transportation choices is a plus.

Avoid transporting more significant furniture items because most of these solutions are pricey and charged by weight.

Did you know? I Like to Move It Move It Removals & Storage have been helping Londoners relocate to their new homes & offices for nearly a decade.

They move 1000's of new customers every year and take pride in doing all they can to offer you stress and hassle-free move. So whether you are moving from a 2-bed apartment, to a 5-bed mansion, or relocating the whole floor of your offices, get in touch with their experienced and friendly removals team to discuss how they can help you move.

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