Are you moving to London?

We are the moving company that takes pride in offering an exceptional moving experience. Along with our global network of relocation experts, we work to provide moving services of unrivalled quality. Whether you’re moving to or from London, our friendly team of move coordinators will always go above and beyond to ensure a seamless journey.

We can help manage each aspect of your move, including cost-effective storage solutions, local area orientation, and pet relocation. Whatever you need for the perfect moving journey, we’ll work with you to realise it. For more information on our services, visit our services page to find out more about our bespoke options. You can also find out how much your move will cost with our free moving quote. We are Santa Fe Relocation, your one stop moving company. We make moving home easy for you.

 

London: the highlights

• Incredible history, music and culture
• Rich variety of places to live
• World-class restaurants, entertainment and amenities
• Excellent employment opportunities
• Abundant green spaces
• Capital city and home to the royal family

London: history of the capital city

The UK’s capital city has undergone several transformations, creating the multicultural and historical city of today. The ancient city of London was founded by the Romans (and named Londinium), almost 2,000 years ago. However, the Roman city lasted less than 15 years, before it was burnt to the ground by Boudicca, the legendary Celtic queen. A bigger and stronger city rose in its place. That London has also long since crumbled, continuing a theme of destruction and rejuvenation.

The city was destroyed once again by the Great Fire of London in 1666, which saw much of the city’s then-wooden architecture completely destroyed. But the city once again rose from the flames, growing into the impressive and sprawling metropolis that would become modern day London.

Today, London thrives as one of the world’s most important cities, attracting people from all walks of life. Everything from its world-class cuisine, renowned buildings, to the fascinating history, makes London a truly special place to live.

If you’re looking to move to or from London, choose Santa Fe Relocation and our quality moving services. Our expert local knowledge, and 120 years of removals experience combine to bring you efficient and tailored solutions that make your move as seamless as possible.

 

Why live in London?

Many people around the world dream of living in London. Maybe it’s the diversity, which sees over 300 languages spoken by the city’s multicultural population. Perhaps it’s the dining opportunities: London is home to no less than 71 Michelin-starred restaurants. The architecture is staggering too, whether it’s the grand Georgian town houses, striking skyscrapers, or chic penthouses. Whatever the reason for living in London, you can be sure this iconic city has something to offer everyone.

 

What’s the best part of London to live in?

The best location in London for you will be dependent on your lifestyle and personal requirements. Do you need green spaces? What about great entertainment? Or do you want the best education for your children? How close do you want to be to work?

Often, house choices will centre around schools, proximity to work and how close you are too a good tube station. Areas which are serviced by one of the key tube lines are often more desirable, as it makes commuting and exploring the city convenient.

If you are planning to live and work in London, but don’t know the city, a move can seem daunting. Our local experts are on hand to help you get to know areas that we think meet your requirements during an area orientation.

Want to know more about the different London boroughs? Our expert local guides can help you choose where to live in the capital.

The cost of living in London

It’s no secret that the cost of living in London is higher than the rest of the UK, and a good deal of the world as well. The city’s economy counters this with significantly higher wages, meaning savvy individuals could end up generating a decent nest egg. Additionally, moving to London means being aware of the property prices which, like the cost of living, are generally higher than elsewhere.

Of course it depends where in London you move to; at the top end of the housing market, house prices in Chelsea could see you pay up to £3,000 per square metre. As a rule of thumb, properties in Zones 1 and 2 are more expensive than properties on the outskirts. Treat the word ‘outskirts’ with a pinch of salt though; London’s excellent public transport makes getting anywhere in the city pretty easy.

 

Transport in London

London has some of the most impressive transport links of anywhere in the world. The system of buses, trains and the underground system running almost constantly, you will be able to get anywhere and everywhere by public transport.

All of London’s buses, underground and overground trains use an electronic payment ticket called an Oyster card. You can either order one online, or pickup one from the many different shops, kiosks and newsagents across London. When you need to top it up, either use the Oyster card machines present in every London train station, or do it on the Oyster card website (Transport for London). Our personal advice? Catch the bus a few times before you use the tube. It’s a great way to get a clearer picture of London and it’s cheaper!

Moving to London is a life changing experience. Trust Santa Fe Relocation and our team of dedicated move coordinators to provide a moving journey of unrivalled quality.

If you are moving to London from overseas, there are some extra things to consider. Why not read our guide on moving to the UK for more information?

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