One of the most common questions asked by American planning their relocation to London is, “Will I like living in London?” The answer of course is entirely personal and every person making a move will have their own set of unique experiences about their relocation.
Often, people have frustrations and challenges when it comes to the physical act of relocation. If you have to spend six weeks looking for an apartment, your relocation is probably going to be soured somewhat. For people intent on making their relocation UK a smashing success, it may be wise to consider paying a little more and using one of the professional relocation services agents to help you with the basics of relocation to London.
Most Americans love living here and find that their time there is particularly rewarding and fulfilling. If you plan your relocation with the expectation that everything is going to be “the same as back home”, you’re going to be disappointed. If you plan your relocation with no expectations and a great attitude then you’re going to have the time of your life. It really is as simple as that.
What could help to make the transition smoother is having advice and help from people who understand where you are coming from (literally) and where you want to go. If you do want to use relocation agents then choose a company that has a tie to your home country as well as a firm foundation in London. There is a large community of Americans and Canadians living here, and for the most part, the language is similar. If you are homesick and need a dose of American culture there are numerous events and gatherings of expats.
Relocation may be a once in a lifetime opportunity, as well as a life changing experience. Not only do you get to explore another country on the other side of the world, but you are given the chance to experience many different aspects of daily life, an historic nation, and probably the world’s most culturally diverse city.