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 have recently settled into your new London rental apartment after relocating to London, you may still be getting to grips with the city’s transport system. Apart from the underground system, know as ‘the Tube’ and the ubiquitous ‘black cabs’ there are a number of cheap ways of getting around the city. Don’t be afraid to get out there and explore the city by different means, you’ll gain perspective as well as experience.