Americans moving to London can’t help but have a preconceived notion that it’s always the rainy season in all of England. As qualified London relocation agents will inform Americans moving here this is nothing more than a stereotype. London’s climate can be compared to that of the Northeast United States, and unlike it’s portrayed in many films (made by foreigners) it’s not always dark and rainy.  Those who have already finished their relocation to London should already have figured as much. This is not to say that one should not be prepared.  Americans moving here may want some particulars as to what to do to prepare themselves for the eventual rain which will fall in all seasons. There is only one thing to remember when moving to London, and rest assured it may become the single most important item in a wardrobe and home.

Once commuting about this city begins one will notice that most people do carry an umbrella. A mistake would be for one to get a monster umbrella.  While it may do a fabulous job of keeping a person dry, fellow riders on the Tube won’t appreciate it much, and most people quickly find they are too cumbersome to carry. Americans moving here soon realize they do far more walking in London than ever in the states and traveling light is the key. One should be aware that an umbrella is most often referred to as a “brolly”. Considering one will need to access their oyster card, whatever items they need for the day, and keys to the great place the relocation services found, having an umbrella that is light to carry and preferably one with a Velcro closure instead of a snap is the best choice. While not as important in the summer months as in the winter, it’s a good idea for Americans moving here to invest in some slip over rubber shoe covers or galoshes type of footwear. Considering the infrastructure was laid out for the city hundreds of years ago, water collecting in walkways is a common occurrence.