Where should I live in the UK?
Where to live in London
To be close to fellow expats
It’s good to totally immerse yourself in your new environment, but some people prefer to live near fellow expats from their own country. New Zealanders and Australians tend to reside in certain areas of London such as Clapham, Fulham, Willesdon and Acton. Popular areas for South Africans are areas in South West London such as Earlsfield, Wandsworth, Southfields and Wimbledon.
To find your own special corner of London
For those wishing to explore new areas, deciding where to live in London can feel pretty daunting as a relative newcomer. Fortunately, there are a great selection of area guides on most UK property websites and London news sites. These two below are a good place to start:-
http://www.movebubble.com/2014/04/the-best-places-to-live-in-london/ – this guide gives a run down on the best London neighbourhoods to live by area. Each suburb has a useful guide featuring maps, history, transport links, cost of living, places to eat, and local amenities. We love their review of up and coming area Walthamstow, “also known as Awesomestow”.
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/peckham-tops-prestigious-list-of-best-places-to-live-in-london-2017-a3493501.html – London highlights of the Sunday Times review of the best places to live in the UK in 2017. Unbelievably (to an ex-Londoner), Peckham now tops the list of the best places to live in the capital.
Many property portals such as Rightmove feature tools to help you decide where to live in London based on how close you need to be to your place of work or other local amenities.
Where to live in the UK
To find work
If you’re thinking of living and working outside of London, this 2017 guide provides a review of the best places to work in the UK.
To achieve your ideal lifestyle
You can also check out The Sunday Times best places to live in the UK to discover the most attractive cities to live in 2017. Check out their quiz for recommendations on locations that fit your ideal lifestyle.
To feel welcome
If you’re wondering where to live in the UK with the nicest neighbours, this recently published guide on the friendliest places to live in the UK should help you find your ideal spot.