Moving to the UK is a popular destination for Kiwis and comes with some fantastic lifestyle changes. You’ll have opportunity to live in a country with rich and diverse history, access to great healthcare and will have the incredible job market to explore to further your career.

If you’re considering moving to the United Kingdom, you’ll need to find a city to settle in. New Zealand Movers, the international moving specialists, share the top 5 cities to move to in the UK.


London is an exciting and diverse city with plenty of employment opportunities. It’s the mecca of many global business like HSBC and Barclays. People at the top of their career-game move to the UK capital to further their career and take on higher roles. London is a bustling city with a rich history and world-class public transport, so you’ll have no trouble exploring. This stunning city has a large population of expats, which makes it so multicultural and vibrant and a fantastic place to raise children to be open minded and worldly.


It isn’t just the “artsy city”; Bristolians have been making waves environmentally. It was the first UK city to achieve Green Capital status and is the most bike-friendly city in the UK. There are fantastic education opportunities with the University of Bristol being recognised as one of the UK’s most prestigious universities and is even renowned internationally.


With a wealth of history, Edinburgh is a great place to settle. The locals are super friendly and there’s a real sense of community. When the sun’s out you’ve got countless parks to choose from, as well as the iconic Arthur’s Seat hike to stay active. One of the biggest perks is tertiary education is completely covered by the Scottish Government for Scottish residents if they’ve lived in Scotland for at least three years.


Just a quick 30-minute train ride to Central London – it’s easy to see why so many people are moving to Reading. Once an industrial town, Reading is now a popular place with families. Purchasing a house in Reading is much more affordable in comparison to surrounding areas. Reading’s average property price is £400,000, where as a similar house in London goes for a big £670,000. Outdoor activities such as rowing on the River Thames and cycling are popular in this green, leafy town.


This charming city is considered quintessential Britain; with grand, gothic style architecture throughout the city, it’s hard not to feel like you’re teleported back in time. Oxford is home to one of the world’s oldest and prestigious universities. Besides having elite educational institutions, large companies such as BMW and Oxfam are located there, so employment opportunities are strong.

Getting excited to make the switch to an array of museums and Sunday roasts?

New Zealand Movers are the only people to trust when making your move to the UK. They’re highly experienced in moving Kiwis to the UK and are New Zealand’s most reputable team in overseas relocations. Get in touch with the team today and start your the next chapter of your journey, call: 0800 000 022 or request a quote online.

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