Your relocation to London is going to cost you more than you imagined. There are always hidden costs and extra charges when you are moving to London that you didn’t expect and possibly didn’t plan for. In spite of all your careful relocation to London planning and budgeting, you may find that you’re a bit strapped for cash during the first few weeks of living in London.

When you are moving to London you don’t want to be stuck at home watching telly after you have arrived in one of the most exciting cities in the world. London is not just about the tourist attractions and famous sights that you have to pay to visit. The intricacies and excitement of the city is available for next to nothing, if you know where to look.

Relocation to London – Out and About in October on a budget

Planning your relocation to London should continue even after you have made the physical move. Getting settled does not merely mean unpacking boxes and learning where the grocery store is. Part of relocation is the opportunity to delve into the rich tapestry of history, modern style, and the life that Londoners live. If you’re living here, you’re not a tourist anymore. Just this week you can get out of your new apartment and enjoy some of the fall activities that are planned for the city.

The First Thursday Art Bus is a tour that unsurprisingly runs on the first Thursday of each month. You can join a number of art fundis, writers and artists on a guided tour of a number of interesting art galleries. This month the tour will be visiting Degree Art, Next Level Projects and Gallery Café. The tour leaves from the Whitechapel Gallery at 7pm on Thursday 6 October. You have to arrive by 6.45pm. There is no charge for the tour but tickets are allocated on a lottery system. You can apply on the First Thursdays website before midnight on Monday 3 October.

On Sunday 9 October you should head down to Roots and Shoots in Kensington to help celebrate Apple Day. There are loads of different workshops and sights and it’s a fabulous fall activity for the whole family. Entry fee is a rather frugal £1 which will help with any restricted relocation sightseeing budget.