Useful Resources

Here are a few helpful links to plan your move and set yourself up in London:-

Visas
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration

Cost of living
https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/ - compare cost of living in different cities around the world

Exchanging money
https://transferwise.com

Where to live
https://www.findproperly.co.uk/ (search for properties by commute time or station)
http://www.londontown.com/LondonStreets/

Finding accommodation
http://www.zoopla.co.uk/market/london/ - property portal for rentals and buying
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent.html - another property portal with a good tool to help you decide where you want to live
https://www.gumtree.com/ - the UK's most popular classifieds site with a good selection of rentals and room shares
https://www.spareroom.co.uk/london - the UK's most popular house share website
https://uk.easyroommate.com/ - another great flat/ house share website
http://www.moveflat.com/ - website offering flat shares and flat rentals

Getting around
https://tfl.gov.uk/ - Transport For London website
https://citymapper.com/london - helpful website and app providing bus, train and tube maps
https://www.thetrainline.com/ - main web portal for booking train tickets around the UK

Setting up utilities
https://www.uswitch.com/ - utilities price comparison site

Applying for a National Insurance number
https://www.gov.uk/apply-national-insurance-number

Getting a UK driving licence
https://www.gov.uk/exchange-foreign-driving-licence

Great places to hang out
http://thealmapubn1.com/home  (great pub popular with Kiws and Aussies)
https://www.facebook.com/BarossaFulham/  (Aussie coffee shop)
http://www.wimbledonslug.co.uk/  (Antipodean sports bar)
http://www.belushis.com/bars/london/shepherds-bush (international sports bar)
http://lantanacafe.co.uk/ (Aussie café)
http://sacredcafe.co.uk/ (Kiwi café)
http://www.therylston.com/ (Fulham pub popular with Kiwis and Aussies)
https://www.walkaboutbars.co.uk/venues (A Kiwi/Aussie institution)

Places to buy Kiwi & Aussie stuff
http://www.sanza.co.uk/ (online shop selling all your Aussie and Kiwi favourites)
https://westindiaquaycentre.co.uk/attractions/hot-news (good selection of news and magazines from down under)
http://www.scottiescoffee.co.uk/ (NZ coffee van)
https://www.gbk.co.uk/ (great NZ burgers)
http://thenewzealandcellar.co.uk/ (NZ wine – yum!)

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