The London knowledge base

Everything you need to know to prepare your move to London

Whether you’re looking to find the right neighbourhood or the best schools, we’re here to help. Browse our extensive catalogue of articles and videos to help steer you in the right direction. Our quizzes can help you find some of the answers you might be looking for.

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17.10.20

Next free webinar: Brexit, impact on Europeans moving to the UK

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16.10.20

How to move to London successfully

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09.10.20

How to find the best relocation agent in London

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02.10.20

Brixton: the Soul of South London

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25.09.20

The best private schools in London

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20.09.20

Next free webinar: State schools and Private Schools in London

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18.09.20

Your checklist for moving from Hong-Kong to London

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11.09.20

The 11-plus exam for grammar schools: tests delayed until November?

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04.09.20

Your checklist for moving to London from Canada

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08.08.20

Top five areas for families to live in London

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30.07.20

Your checklist for moving from Australia to London

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17.07.20

The top state schools in London

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10.07.20

Your checklist for moving to London from the US

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26.06.20

Bursaries: how your child could attend a private school in London for less

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19.06.20

A very special French Lycée in London

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12.06.20

How to find a London school online

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10.06.20

The best commuter towns near London

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05.06.20

The London rental market post Covid-19: benefits & drawbacks for tenants

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27.05.20

Applying for Schools in London for September 2020: the deadlines

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15.05.20

How Covid-19 has impacted the London rental market

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01.05.20

The top family areas in London Zone 3

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24.04.20

The best London neighbourhoods for state schools

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17.04.20

British schools features, without the clichés!

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27.03.20

Renting in London between £2000 and £3000 per month

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20.03.20

Free guide to relocating employees to London

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20.03.20

Free guide to Schools in London

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18.03.20

Renting in London with a pet

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13.03.20

St Albans: London’s number one commuter town

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11.03.20

The 5 steps to finding a (good) state school in London

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28.02.20

Families moving to London: why you should start with secondary schools

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21.02.20

Crouch End: an urban village with an artistic twist

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14.02.20

When shall I apply for a London school? Take the quiz

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14.02.20

State or private school? Take the quiz

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14.02.20

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

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07.02.20

“How hiring a relocation agent can save your sanity”: interview of Simply London’s founder

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31.01.20

London’s best sixth form colleges

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24.01.20

The five best parks for families in London

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17.01.20

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

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10.01.20

East Dulwich: relaxed residential living with an urban edge

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01.01.20

Do I need a UK address to apply for a school in London?

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01.01.20

When can I apply for a place in a London school?

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01.01.20

London schools: How difficult is it to secure a place in a London school?

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01.01.20

London schools: Are private schools better than state schools?

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01.01.20

London schools: area or school first?

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01.01.20

Top tips to choose a London neighbourhood

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01.01.20

West Hampstead

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01.01.20

St John’s Wood

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01.01.20

South Kensington

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01.01.20

Richmond

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01.01.20

Notting Hill

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01.01.20

Marylebone

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01.01.20

Maida Vale

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01.01.20

Hampstead

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01.01.20

Hammersmith

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01.01.20

Fulham

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01.01.20

Ealing

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01.01.20

Clapham

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01.01.20

Chiswick

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01.01.20

Balham

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01.01.20

Angel

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06.12.19

The best primary schools in London

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29.11.19

Simply London website and brand get a fresh makeover

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22.11.19

Denmark Hill: the hidden gem of South London

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15.11.19

Renting in London: private living vs co-living

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08.11.19

Public transport in London: getting around has never been so easy

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01.11.19

Learn how and when to apply for a London school

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25.10.19

The best places to live in London as a Young Professional

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18.10.19

Hampstead in North London

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11.10.19

Grammar schools in London: the best state secondary schools

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04.10.19

10 top tips to help you settle into life in London

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27.09.19

Paying a holding deposit to rent in London

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20.09.19

Richmond-Upon-Thames: Living riverside

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13.09.19

5 pitfalls you should avoid when relocating to London

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06.09.19

The top 5 universities in London

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30.08.19

The top five areas to live in London

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09.08.19

The Chiswick area in West London: where country village meets big city

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02.08.19

Storing bulky items when renting in London

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26.07.19

Introduction of the Ultra Low Emission Zone in London

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19.07.19

The trendy area of Marylebone

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28.06.19

How to import your pet from Europe to London

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21.06.19

Kentish Town: a dynamic and diverse London neighbourhood

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17.05.19

EU Settlement Scheme: 600’000 applications already

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17.05.19

Tune into the new Simply London YouTube channel

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10.05.19

Recycling in London: how does it work?

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10.05.19

The Top 5 global mobility trends: #5 Permanent transfers

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03.05.19

Notting Hill – elegance and charm in Central London

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03.05.19

The Top 5 global mobility trends: #4 Flexibility

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26.04.19

A day in the (never boring) life of a relocation agent in London

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26.04.19

The Top 5 global mobility trends: #3 Data protection

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19.04.19

The Top 5 global mobility trends: #2 Technology to enhance

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12.04.19

The Top 5 global mobility trends: #1 The rise of the assignee experience

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05.04.19

Understanding UK bank holidays

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05.04.19

Simply London shortlisted in the “Excellence in Employee and Family Support” category for the 2019 Relocate Awards

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29.03.19

UK Estate agents forced to implement client money protection schemes

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08.03.19

East Village London E20: The new paradise of East London?

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01.03.19

Update on the EU Settlement Scheme

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22.02.19

The Top 5 questions about finding rental housing in London

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08.02.19

Highbury in North London: a town of elegance

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18.01.19

Applying for state schools in London: the things to know

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11.01.19

Borough Market in London: Much more than just a foody’s heaven!

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04.01.19

Do rental leases always start on the first of the month?

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21.12.18

Confessions of a Relocation Agent in London

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07.12.18

Bayswater: a popular London neighbourhood

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30.11.18

How to appeal a London primary school decision

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23.11.18

Travelling with children in public transport in London: our tips

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15.11.18

“Terraced”, “Detached”, “Semi-Detached”: How are different houses described in England?

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09.11.18

Blackheath village in London: the gem of Greenwich?

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26.10.18

Childcare in London: what you need to know!

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26.10.18

UK’s independent schools: a great option for families

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19.10.18

Importing a vehicle into England

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08.10.18

Are furnished rental properties more expensive than unfurnished ones?

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05.10.18

Visiting a London school: a checklist for parents

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28.09.18

Battersea: does this London area have everything?

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20.09.18

Simply London shortlisted in the “Best Family Support Programme” category for the prestigious FEM EMEA Awards

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07.09.18

Looking for a private school in London for 2019? Get ready for the Schools Open Days

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31.08.18

Belsize Park: the little sister of Hampstead in North West London

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17.08.18

Grammar Schools: UK government gives the green light for further investment

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10.08.18

Searching for a property in London: how to work with estate agents

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27.07.18

The Barbican: one of the most debated areas of London

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13.07.18

Is it better to rent a fully furnished or an unfurnished apartment when living in London?

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06.07.18

Summer Camps in London

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29.06.18

Balham, the up and coming area of South-West London

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22.06.18

Parks in London

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08.06.18

The 5 Top Surprises when renting in London – by a New Zealand expat

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25.05.18

What are the best groceries stores in London?

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18.05.18

The GCSEs Grading Reform explained

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11.05.18

The 5 Top Surprises when renting in London – by an American expat

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04.05.18

King’s Cross: the new “Manhattan” in London?

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27.04.18

Do you need a car in London?

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18.04.18

Simply London shortlisted in the “Excellence in Employee and Family Support” category for the 2018 Relocate Awards

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23.03.18

Richmond: the beloved suburban area for expat families in London

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16.03.18

Hammersmith, an overlooked family-friendly area in London

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23.02.18

How to park a car (legally) in London

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16.02.18

New upcoming energy standards in the UK rental market

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09.02.18

The Chelsea area in London: from Punk to Posh

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26.01.18

Private school or state school in London?

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15.12.17

Christmas British traditions: what is Boxing Day?

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01.12.17

Primary State Schools League Tables 2017: London schools perform well

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24.11.17

How is the Council Tax in London calculated?

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10.11.17

London State Schools: applications for Reception and Secondary

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03.11.17

Living in Soho in Central London: living the high life?

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27.10.17

The legend of the Black Cab “Knowledge Exam”

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20.10.17

Why floorplans for rentals are so difficult to find online

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13.10.17

As an expat family, are State Schools a good option?

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07.07.17

Summer schools: a fun way to improve your children’s English

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30.06.17

What are your school options in London if you have children with Special Needs?

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23.06.17

Can you change your NHS General Practitioner in London?

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16.06.17

What are the landlords’ obligations in the UK?

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09.06.17

Lambeth: the heart of London

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30.05.17

Simply London has been nominated in the “Best Destination Service Provider” category by the Association of Relocation Professionals for their 2017 awards

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22.05.17

Simply London supports Southwark Council’s mentoring scheme for young people

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11.05.17

The rise of State Schools for family relocations to London

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10.05.17

How long are tenancy agreements for in London?

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05.05.17

Islington: the “Kensington” of North London?

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28.04.17

The expat’s survival guide to “pub etiquette” in London

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21.04.17

The 5 reasons why Camden is ideal for young expats in London

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14.04.17

Renting in London: do kitchens come fully equipped?

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07.04.17

Maida Vale, the “Little Venice” in London

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31.03.17

The rules for children’s absences in London State Schools

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24.03.17

What happens if a rental property is purchased by a new landlord?

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10.03.17

Can Canary Wharf be a family-friendly area in London?

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03.03.17

National Offer Day for London state schools

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24.02.17

Is there such a thing as free childcare in the UK?

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10.02.17

Pimlico, The new American area in London?

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03.02.17

Protection of tenants’ rental deposits in London: how it works

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13.01.17

The Top 5 Surprises for expats renting in London for the first time (and they are not all bad surprises)

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09.12.16

Estate agents fees to be banned by UK Government

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25.11.16

How has Brexit affected the London rental market?

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04.11.16

The Grammar Schools reform in the UK, an ideological debate?

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27.10.16

Simply London announces EuRA membership

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14.10.16

The changing face of Fulham in South-West London

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07.10.16

The night tube in London: finally!

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30.09.16

Are “Basement flats” an option when renting in London?

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23.09.16

The British schools “11 + Exam” explained

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16.09.16

The difference between an NHS and NIN number

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02.09.16

Focus on St John’s Wood in North London

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08.08.16

Should London tenants pay their rent on a weekly or monthly basis?

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28.07.16

The UK school holidays headache

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15.06.16

Simply London named Relocation Agency of the Year 2016

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02.06.16

Do estate agents work for landlords or tenants?

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11.05.16

What makes a good estate agent in London?

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05.05.16

Greenwich: a seaside-like atmosphere in the middle of London

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20.04.16

What makes a country attractive for international mobility?

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13.04.16

Are estate agents in London useful?

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05.04.16

Buying a car in the UK doesn’t have to be daunting, does it?

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22.03.16

End of tenancy in London: the points to be aware of

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15.03.16

Parking in London: useful instructions (and a bit of a laugh as well)

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08.03.16

Clapham: the “Little Chelsea” of South London?

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03.03.16

“Right to rent”: what does it mean for London tenants?

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17.02.16

Ealing: a bright future for this West London neighbourhood

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26.01.16

3 good reasons to take the bus in London

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19.01.16

A tour around Angel

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12.01.16

The importance of postcodes in London

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