Have you been dreaming about moving to London? Don’t dream any longer, take this opportunity and move there with My International Movers. How much do you want to become a part of its vast history or the English way of life? We can show you some of the most notable traits of the city on the Greenwich, and transport you there in no time.
Our crew is happy to help you with packing, and our experts will give you advice on managing your moving budget, obtaining moving supplies and choosing the right transportation service, air or ocean freight. The main rule is that ocean freight is a lot easier on your budget but it takes longer to deliver. Usually, large shipments are the ones to go by sea, and smaller more urgent ones are transported by air. If you are in a hurry and there is no time to waste, there are solutions for you as well. Depending on the size of your cargo, our experts can give you advice on which services are better to use, without hidden costs.
To move out of the state, you are going to need a long list of things, but mainly a moving company you can trust. We like keeping our customers informed of every step of their moving process, up until the very point of the delivery. Use our 24/7 Tracking Shipment service to know what your shipment’s current status is, at any given moment. My International Movers has years of experience in this kind of transportation, and our goal is your satisfaction. There is no company out there that works with the level of professionalism we maintain here. My International Movers is just the kind of long distance moving company you need if you were looking for an efficient and affordable way of moving.
Next on our agenda is to show you why you should be moving to London as of this week.
London is a global city, located on the River Thames, in the Southeastern part of the Island. It is the biggest, most visited, and most prominent city, and has been so for centuries, in the United Kingdom. It is also the state capital of England, and is historically split in 5 regions, Kent, Middlesex, Essex, Surrey and Hertfordshire, which makes up Greater London area.
London’s weather, in comparison to Los Angeles’, can be a rather drastic change. Many people are quite acquainted with London’s rains and cloudy skies. Interestingly enough, the precipitation in London isn’t any more common than in Seattle, Rome, or even New York, it’s quite the opposite. These three towns, among a handful of others, receive more rain annually than the city on Thames. Anyhow, if you don’t mind that it rains more often than not, you have nothing to worry about. The adjustment from going to 25 rainy days per year to around 150 might prove difficult in the first year, but it will eventually come. Average temperatures are lower in London throughout the year, and mostly far from the ideal 75 degree. Summers are generally warm and sometimes hot. July’s in London have seen temperature soars of 86 degrees F, but the usual temperature is somewhere between 75 and 77. Winters are generally cool and damp with little temperature variation. Snowfall occurs occasionally and can cause travel disruption when this happens. Snowfall is more common in outer London. Spring and autumn are mixed seasons and can be pleasant. As a large city, London has a considerable urban heat island effect, making the centre of London at times 9 °F warmer than the suburbs and outskirts.
London’s neighborhoods are various, some say there are over a hundred, most say around 50 official ones, that are distributed between 32 London boroughs in addition to the ancient city of London.Sometimes the words ‘neighborhood’ and ‘borough’ are used interchangeably. Here is why: London’s vast urban area is often described using a set of district names, such as Bloomsbury, Mayfair, Wembley and Whitechapel. Such names have remained in use through tradition, each referring to a local area with its own distinctive character, but without official boundaries. These are either informal designations, reflect the names of villages that have been absorbed by sprawl, or are superseded administrative units such as parishes or former boroughs.
Since all of these have their own unique character, cultural background and history, you may want to do some research and see where you might fit in best. Here are some of the most basic traits of London’s boroughs for you to consider:
- Soho – Chinatown, Hip & Trendy, Fashion, LGBT Friendly, Foodie, Multicultural, LivelyCulture, Trendy, Alternative, Curry
- Wimbledon – Wimbledon Tennis, Quiet, Theatre, Dog Friendly, Restaurants, Expensive Living, Private Schools
- Chelsea – Small Town Atmosphere, Wealthy, Flower Show, National Army Museum, Saatchi Gallery, Exclusive, Football
- Mayfair – Expensive, Elegant Hotels, Exclusive Shopping
- Kennington – Residential, Cinema Museum, Gin Distillery, Parks, Farmer’s Market, Family Friendly, Pubs
- Clapham – Parks, Victorian Residential Houses, LGBT Friendly, Night Life, Independent Shops, Expats, Students, Markets, Cultural
- Brixton – Up & Coming, Lively, Markets, Alternative, Arts Galleries, Pop-up Restaurants, Victorian Architecture
- Paddington – Paddington Train Station, Shops, Touristy, Victorian Architecture, Multicultural, Hyde Park, Independent Markets
- Stepney – Residential, Classic Pubs, Churches, Relaxed, Historical, Green
- St. James’s – Royal, Galleries, Buckingham Palace, Green, Parks, Expensive, High Tea, Exclusive Shops, Antique Markets
- The West End – Theatre, Modern, Touristy, Expensive, Busy, Noisy, Historical
Population & Stats
London has a diverse range of people and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken in the region. Its estimated mid-2015 municipal population was 8,673,713, the largest of any city in the European Union. The city’s metropolitan area is one of the most populous in Europe with 13,879,757 inhabitants, while the Greater London Authority states the population of the city-region as 22.7 million. London is the world’s leading investment destination, hosting more international retailers and ultra high-net-worth individuals than any other city. The unemployment rate is around 8,1% and the population density is naturally high, at 14200 people per square mile. Its annual population growth is at 1,4%. London is home to 21 universities and its international student population of around 110,000 is larger than any other city in the world. London is a proud capital of museums with 240 in its city boundaries. Also, it has a Bike sharing system, for those passionate about saving the environment.
To make a move to London, all you need to worry about is a responsible, reliable international moving company. With the help of My International Movers’ team, you can be on the next flight to London with all your belongings packed, and safely stored during and prior to the move. Our goal is customer’s satisfaction, give us a call and we will show you just how effortless it can all be.