Living In London – The Really Useful Pocket Guide To Being a Foreigner In London (Part 1)

You’ve taken plenty of time planning your European adventure and have really prepared yourself for moving to London. Or maybe you’ve made it across the pond to begin your new life living in London. Most people want to get a good idea of what they need to do to rent a London apartment, how to get to the London Eye and how to open a bank account. This pocket guide in three parts will give you a crash course in how to survive living in London and what you can expect.

Relocating to London – ‘Turn on the Telly’

Television in England is very different from television programming in the States or Canada, and if you are moving to London then you will want to get set up as soon as possible. One of the first aspects of television viewing in London is that you’ll have to pay a television licence for the privilege of watching the TV. This licence fee is the way that the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) finds the funding for all of their programming, which is among the best in the world. The company is completely reliant on this fee, and does not have any paid advertising during their programming which means uninterrupted viewing. The fee is payable per year and will cost you £142.50 which is a small sum compared with the cost of cable or pay-per-view channels.