Moving to London in the summer is a great idea because it will give you a chance to experience the unpredictability and fickle nature of the weather in the city. Your London relocations agents will have you settled into an apartment in a couple of days, your bank account will be opened quickly, and you’ll be starting your grand London adventure in no time at all.

There is only one thing that you need to remember when you are moving to London, and rest assured that it may become the single most important item in your wardrobe and home.

A Necessary Accessory

Always carry an umbrella when you are out and about in London. It’s not a quirky, quaint British tradition; it is an indispensible part of your international relocation and living in London.

The weather in London is unpredictable and changes without warning. What looks like a sunny day in summer at 7am can rapidly turn to clouds and rain by lunchtime, back to summer heat in the mid afternoon with a special shower thrown in as you are running to catch a bus after work. Having a ‘brolly’ with you is going to become as important as having your oyster card and you house keys when you leave for work in the morning.

Brolly Bargains

When you’re shopping for an umbrella you need to invest a fair amount of time in the process. Your brolly should be sturdy enough to withstand the wind of the city streets as well as provide you with enough coverage so you do not get wet, which is the point after all! You also want to choose an umbrella that fits comfortably into your handbag or tote bag so you’re not burdened with an extra item while you’re out shopping or on the tube.

You can find umbrellas at most high street stores, and you can even get a couple in different colors to match your wardrobe. A good umbrella that will last you through a couple of years will cost you about £15. Of course, if you want to go all out, you can get a bespoke umbrella from one of the posh stores like Harrods, but you don’t want to leave it somewhere and waste your money.

An international relocation involves many small details and learning as much as you can before you leave. Now go and practice opening and closing your brolly on the bus!