One of the most common frustrations of Americans moving to London is balancing a new budget. Since groceries are a must for any budget of any size, finding ways to feed one’s family and stay within budget when dealing with a new currency can be difficult. London relocation agents often advise new expats to try their grocery shopping online until they get the hang of the British grocery store and the British pound.
You’ve successfully completed your relocation to London. Which means you are living there. This means that you’ll most likely have a place of your own. Which in turn means that you’ll need to stock it with the basic essentials. Which means only one thing: Going grocery shopping.
Relocation UK – Getting the hang of English food
Let’s start with chips. Many American moving to London spend quite a while figuring out that chips are actually French fries. English fries are much larger than the skinny chips of potato that you may be used to. They are also much fattier and usually come doused liberally in salt and vinegar from you local ‘chippy’. A chip butty is a sandwich made from white bread, lots of butter, hot oily chips and tomato sauce! It’s a treat to be sure, but not for the faint of heart or the strictly health conscious. It’s a guilty pleasure!
If you’re living in London there are a million reasons to get your groceries delivered, and you can use these handy excuses for the folks back home when they ask you why you don’t go grocery shopping any more:
Living in London means that you’re joining the population of one of the world’s busiest cities. Londoners are always in a rush to get somewhere, and even if they have nowhere to go, they are still in a rush. When you have moved into your new London apartment you’ll want to take time to enjoy your new home and neighborhood.