In my previous post, I addressed the difference between the cultures from a language perspective. When you have made your move to London and are settled into your new London apartment, you will have to start getting out and meeting new people. It might be tempting to stay ensconced within your own circle of expat friends, but you will be missing out on the rich experience of meeting new people and immersing yourself in a different culture. If you are determined to get out and enjoy your time in England, then you might want to be aware of some of the subtle difference in culture and style so that you are not shocked or feel out of place if someone asks you if you would like some more “spotted dick”. It’s a pudding not an STD!
If you are in the process of moving to London with your family, you might be concerned at the thought of raising your children in the city. While living in London does have all of the elements of big city living, it is also a remarkably child friendly city. This is due to the fact that London is one of the world biggest tourist destinations and that means that the children need something to do and see. Once you are all settled into your London apartment, then you will probably want to get out and explore the city with your children.