Living in London as a European
|Pride tunnel in Covent Garden|
Of course not. I am in the process of building up to being able to travel and see the entire world without being drained by the busy London lifestyle.
London is one of the busiest, most artistic and full of opportunities cities in the world. Since I’m actually European, it is also really easy to move here.
|Tight your shoelaces as it’s a long road to settling in London.|
-You can’t rent an apartment on your name unless you have a job and a bank account.
Yeah, I know, it’s like a magical circle, but there are a few loopholes.
Follow these little steps, so your relocation journey is smoother than mine:
National Insurance number:
|A beautiful wall in Walthamstow|
Check the number and other things you need to know HERE.
Getting an UK phone number:
Urgent as you will need to have a number for many of the important apps you’ll need to download.
When I first moved here, I went straight to Three and got a Pay As You Go SIM, however I quickly realised how the connection is horrible and changed to EE.
They offer the best coverage in the UK and soon they will be the first network with 5G.
I got a Pay Monthly deal for 22 pounds and 25GB data + unlimited call and text. The best part is that it works in all of EU as well at no extra costs.
|London’s Tower Bridge|
They only would need your passport and your home address. Remember that you can always change the address when you have your proof of address later on (utility bill, tenancy agreement).
Other option would be to open a Monzo account, which is online banking. That would ensure you being able to get paid and receive a Debit card within two days. Sign up with this link and you’ll receive 5 GBP for free!
It’s reliable and you can add it to your Google Pay or Apple Pay. I’ve been using it since my second day in London and I absolutely love it. It also gives you 5% off the public transport as cash back for the first 30 days of use and has no fees whatsoever.
|Beautiful West Hampstead area|
They will do everything for you, plus they will make an official tenancy agreement so you can use it as a proof of address for banks, etc.
|Even if you get to a dead end, just turn back and try another way.|
Two of the most popular job sites are Indeed and JobToday.
Make sure you have a killer CV and apply, apply, apply.
LinkedIn is another great place to look for a job, if you are looking something specific or on a higher level. Make sure your profile is on point and check what the companies you wish to work for are looking.
Check my post on where to find London’s best coffee HERE!
Lastly, please leave a comment with a question I haven’t answered in the post or if you’d like to add something extra! I’d love to hear from you!
October 10, 2019 at 4:14 am
Wow! Amazing post!
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