Moving to London is basically a ritual for us Kiwis. Whether you’re fulfilling your OE, moving for work, or relocating with the family, there is something for everyone in London.

London is one of the world’s cultural capitals – a huge metropolis with a population that’s almost double that of our entire country, sitting at almost nine million people. In this article, we’ll give you the rundown on our top reasons to move to London and what you need to get you there.

Why move to London?

There are plenty of solid reasons to call London home, whether you’re a young professional, couple, or family. Jobs, education, culture, and entertainment are all among the top reasons.

Job opportunities

London is a big place, and the job market is booming, there’s a high demand for workers in retail, healthcare, education, science, technology, engineering, creative studies, and hospitality.

Whether you’re young and adventurous and plan to do casual work or take the next step in your career London is the place to do it.


Some of the world’s most prestigious and famous universities are located within an hour from London, including Oxford and Cambridge Universities. There are plenty of other universities in the city of London too, like University of London and University College London.


Living in a different part of the world is an enriching experience, and when you live in London, there’s plenty to enrich you. As one of the cultural capitals of the world, you’re never short of an art gallery, concert venue, sports stadium or anything else that will make you go, ‘wow.’

Family life in London

Families who move to London enjoy greater job opportunities, fantastic educational facilities and a high quality of life.

Popular areas for family living in London include Richmond for its strong community feel and top-rated schools. The suburb has breath-taking open green spaces and public gardens, perfect for family picnics and outdoor activities.

And we can’t forget Sutton, a suburb with one of the lowest crime rates across all of London. With high quality schools, and wonderful green spaces it is no wonder residents rank as some of the happiest in London.

What you need to move to London

Moving to London is quite easy for Kiwis. First, you’ll need to apply for a visa; Kiwis have many options for visas in the UK, including student, work, and spousal.

It is recommended you apply for your visa at least three months before you intend to move.

And, finally, you’ll also need an experienced team of professional movers who specialise in overseas moves. New Zealand Movers ship Kiwis and their possessions all over the world, having helped countless New Zealanders become bonified Londoners.

With the right expertise and affordable rates, New Zealand Movers make your international move as smooth and efficient as possible. Contact the team to learn more today.

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