Moving to London – Understanding the Tax on Your Telly

When you make a relocation to London, you’ll readily discover there might be different taxes you have to pay in the UK than you’ve had to deal with before. It goes without saying that the UK has its own income tax structure that includes contributions to NHS, etc., but the ones that usually catch expats moving to London by surprise are council tax and TV license. Today, I’ll explain the latter… [read more]

Relocation to London – Top 10 British Films For This Week's Holidays

If you’re moving to London and following this blog, you might recall that the other week I mentioned compiling a list of recommended Halloween movies set in London or England in general (see “Relocation to London UK – Top 5 Halloween in London Posts”). I myself had almost forgotten! Well, if you’re planning your London move and trying to imagine what life will be like walking its streets, don’t worry, they’re not as horrific as what’s depicted below (not that the London property market isn’t terrifying at times…). This is just for a bit of fun as you prepare to live in the historic and atmospheric UK that lends itself so well as haunting backdrop to all sorts of spooky lore.

Happy Halloween – enjoy!

Relocation UK – The United *Magic* Kingdom

Visiting home after moving to London has always been a treat for me, and a trip to DisneyWorld is the ultimate! Not only has this vacation reunited me with my family and childhood joys, but it brought me back to the UK as only Disney could do so well…

The other week, I shared a link to that described the inspiration for Epcot’s UK pavilion. Now en route back to Chicago before I fly back to London on Monday, I’ve already visited the UK pavilion myself and can report on what it got right. First of all, it was pouring the day I went there, so tick one box for UK authenticity! 😉
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