Is London an expensive city?

Yes, you are planning your relocation to London which is undoubtedly one of the most expensive cities in the world.

Should I do some research before I arrive?

Yes, when you are moving you need to make sure that you’re going to be able to afford living there.

Should I make a budget before my relocation?

Yes, making a budget before your relocation is vital. Accommodation, transport, utilities and groceries should be budgeted for before you even consider packing your bags. One of the best ways to budget is to contact a  relocation services company and let them help you find a home that fits your budget. Once you have an idea of your basic costs for accommodation and where you will live, other figures like transport, utilities and tax will fall into place.

Can I enjoy this city on on a budget?

The answer to that question is a resounding “YES!” Despite rising costs and an economic recession, you can have a fantastic time and it won’t cost you very much. The trick, of course, is to know where to look. Locals can be secretive about their best budget beaters, but if you want to explore and enjoy your new city for no money at all, check this out:

Just in this week alone, you can explore on foot on a guided walk that is absolutely free. Walk London has arranged a series of walks called ‘Autumn Ambles’. There are over 50 walks that take in a number of interests and abilities. From the tunnels of ‘Subterranean London’ to the cobbled streets of ‘Shakespeare and Dickens’, the walks are presented by knowledgeable guides. They also offer evening walks and longer walks for nature lovers.

On Tuesday 27, September you can catch a series of horror and sci-fi short films at the Crystal Palace International Film Festival. It’s free.

You can take to the floor and dance at ‘Tango @ Spitalfields’ for free on Thursday the 29th of September.

If you know where to look, living in London becomes a fascinating journey; and enchanting adventure and a beguiling tease. You don’t have to get bogged down with budgets and numbers after your relocation. Get out of your new apartment and live a little. For free!