It has to be one of the biggest advantages of moving to London: the proximity to Europe and the reasonable rates for getaways. Before winter sets in for good, you need to get out for a mini-break and head to the continent for a whirlwind weekend tour of Europe. Europe is right on your doorstep when you are living here and you can be in Paris in a couple of hours when you take the Eurostar from London.

The Eurostar is a high-speed train that travels underneath the English Channel and it truly is your entry into Europe. It’s high-speed comfort all the way and is one of the most affordable options if you are dying to take a mini-break and discover the sights of Europe after your international relocation to London. Once you’re over here, there is no point in sitting round all weekend in your new rental admiring the view. You’ve made it all the way across the pond, now it’s just one-step further and you can add Europe to your playground.

The Eurostar leaves from St. Pancras International Station in the heart of London, and you can be pulling into the centre of Paris after a comfortable and exciting journey right under the sea. The Eurostar also travels to Brussels in Belgium and you can use the Eurostar as a starting point for your tour around Europe. The Eurostar company offers a number of fantastic special offers that can take you to Amsterdam in tulip time, the Alps for a bit of winter skiing, or just relax and enjoy the City of Light from your hotel room on the Left Bank in Paris. Despite the English/French penchant for seeming to loathe each other, the Eurostar is one of the many international joint ventures that these two great countries have done. Remember the Concorde!

Your relocation is your stepping-stone to experiencing Europe, the different cultures and the world famous attractions. Prices for a weekend whirl in to Paris on the Eurostar are very reasonable and you can book your ticket online, just remember to take your passport. You are entering another country!