THE SIMPLY LONDON BLOG

All the information you need for your relocation to London: Renting in London, Schools in London, Practical Tips for Expats moving to London

Relocation to London for families: why your secondary school search should be top of your to-do list

Secondary schools in London

For anyone moving to London with a child in their early/mid-teens, the school search will play a huge role in achieving a successful relocation for the whole family. Because there are considerably fewer secondary schools to choose from compared to primary, it is essential that you begin your search at the very beginning of the relocation process. 

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Crouch End: an urban village with an artistic twist

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Rather than being overrun by tourists and the high street chocked with chain stores, Crouch End has managed to retain a unique community charm thanks to this semi-seclusion. You’ll find young professionals rubbing shoulders with bohemian types – actors are ten a penny around here – in its relaxed leafy surroundings.

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Renting in London: top tips to give you a head start

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In a city with around 9 million residents, this means there are a fair few people vying for position in the rental market. To compound the issue, anyone moving from another country must also contend with head scratch inducing rules and regulations. Fear not, we’ve come up with some top tips to help you navigate the vast and daunting ocean that is the London rental market.

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"How hiring a relocation agent can save your sanity": an interview of Simply London's founder by "The Portable Wife"

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We love the title of this interview by Chelsea, a.k.a. The Portable Wife, with Sylvie Froger, Simply London's Founder and Director.

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London’s best sixth form colleges

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If you’re moving to London with your children, you’re opening the door to an education system that’s admired the world over. This includes those crucial two years between school and university. So, help them choose a sixth form that can propel them into adulthood with the experience and qualifications they need, by reading our guide.

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The five best parks for families in London

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London is punctuated by more green space than most other world capitals – from its bustling centre to its suburban edge. With space such a premium, families that move here will find themselves gravitating to these pockets of leafy calm in their spare time.

With so many fabulous parks of all sizes to choose from throughout London, picking our favourite five wasn’t easy.

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Can I rent an apartment in London if I don’t have a visa?

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As many of our clients have to apply for a visa to relocate to the UK, or are in the process of obtaining one, they often want to know whether they have to wait until their visa has been obtained in order to rent a place in London.

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East Dulwich: relaxed residential living with an urban edge

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This south-east London gem is intriguingly sandwiched between Middle England-esque Dulwich Village and urban cool Peckham. The best bits of these two juxtaposed areas have clearly rubbed off on East Dulwich, which skilfully combines the former’s leafy calm with the latter’s vibrant diversity.

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Relocating from London to London: a walk in the park?

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Imagine moving into your new home in London only to be made to move out just a few weeks later. Thankfully Simply London was on hand to help a family that was forced to do just that. 

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Our favourite primary schools in London

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We have put together a selection of the best options from around the city to reassure you that your children's education is something to look forward to when you touch down in London...Needless to say these are not the only good options in London, but they are the ones that represent the best a family can hope for when looking for a school in London. We have also made sure there were private and state schools in there, to allow for all budgets.

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