Moving on the 10th Oct 2014

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    Feb 08, 2014 7:47 AM GMT

    Hey All,

    So I have a few questions for those who have made a move to London from and international place of residence.
    Im from NZ lived there for 22 years but have been living in "Straya" (Australia) for the last 5 and a bit years.

    Firstly what are the okish places to live, and what I mean by that is not flash but not a dump and what type of weekly rent would I be looking at, ideally would want a 3 bedroom place as two mates are also moving over earlier though.

    I have a British passport so therefor I don't believe I need a Visa?

    What did you do for accommodation the day you arrived or what would you suggest?

    and transport from the airport?

    I guess a lot of it I can research myself but what are the things people usually forget to do before they arrive.

    Also would like to get to know some cool guys before moving. purely for mates.

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    Feb 08, 2014 4:17 PM GMT
    Don't have a clue as to most of your questions, but as to getting to central London from the airport (if it's Heathrow) you can take the express train to Paddington. Expensive, (privately run) but fast and comfortable.
  • kew1

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    Feb 09, 2014 9:34 AM GMT
    Or take the Piccadilly line ,slower but much , much cheaper. It also connects to the other underground lines going to most of the rest of London ( the south east isn't connected because the soil is the wrong type for tunneling ). You won't be renting a place in central London .
    If Gatwick, the train is quicker but you can get a coach ( national express or easybus ).
    Get an oyster card when you arrive, bus journeys are cheaper in London using one.