If you’re thinking of joining the thousands of people that come to live in London every year, there’s a whole host of reasons that could help you make the final decision. Whether you’re coming for the night life, to study or to work, London is a wonderful place to make a life, which is why
“195,000 people relocate to London from elsewhere in England every year, and a further 175,000 emigrate here from abroad!” – Moving to the UK stats 2012-2013
Here’s just a few of the most popular reasons for moving to London…
Architecture & history
London is one of the oldest cities in the western world, with a rich and colourful history for you to explore. From the Houses of Parliament and the Tower of London to the Natural History museum, you’ll be surrounded by beautiful architecture that can’t fail to inspire you. And if you’re more interested in modern feats of architecture, you will be living in the shadow of The Shard and The London Eye and within easy reach of the world famous Science Museum.
Worldwide transport links
Whether you’re moving here from abroad, or from elsewhere in the UK, London has one of the best developed transportation systems, allowing you to explore as much of England as you want, as well as being served by 6 international airports that can take you all over the world.
London is also one of the trade and financial capitals, so travel and commuting for business as well as arranging international meetings is much easier if you’re based in the centre of a thriving city.
City & nightlife
London has an exciting club scene, filled with unique music venues, emerging artists and DJs, boutique bars and an array of unusual entertainment to pique your interest.
Whether you enjoy comedy, theatre or music – there really is something for everyone in London and with such a bursting social calendar, from the Wireless music festival in July, to the Pride Parades in June and festive ice rinks and markets over Christmas, you can see the appeal for all age groups, all year round!
Diverse cultural environment
London is a city of culture that is so diverse more than 35% of its population were born overseas – so it’s only natural that throughout the year there are thousands of events to celebrate different cultures, religions and festivals.
One of the most famous, and largest of its kind – is the world renowned Notting Hill Carnival in West London. People of all races and religions come together to experience an amazing street festival of costume, food, music and dance with traditional steel bands and calypso music, but where you’ll also hear reggae, R&B, funk, house and much, much more.
Employment opportunities – centre of trade
Living in London can be expensive – and finding a job anywhere can be difficult, but whether you’re a professional, a graduate or an entrepreneur, London has a wide range of sectors that you can make a living in.
As one of the trade capitals of the world, if you’re in finance, law or marketing, there’s plenty of opportunity, and not forgetting that as London has such a varied cultural scene, whether you’re a musician, artist or chef – you’re sure to find a home for your talents!
Written By Clockwork Removals London – Local, National and International moving & storage.