Moving to London with Kids: Top Tips for a Family-Friendly Transition

Making the transatlantic move with your family is an exciting adventure, but we know it can also feel a tad overwhelming. Not to worry, we’ve got you covered. With our top tips for a family-friendly transition, your move to London can be as smooth as a ride on the London Eye.



1. Preparing the Kids: Talk it Through
Moving home can be a significant change for children, especially when it’s across the Atlantic. Start by having open and positive conversations about the move. Discuss the new opportunities and experiences awaiting them – from exploring historic castles to watching a football match in one of London’s famous stadiums.



2. Research Schools: Choose Wisely
London is home to a variety of fantastic schools, from state-funded to independent institutions. Look into the British education system and choose a school that best suits your children’s needs. Websites like the “Good Schools Guide” can provide valuable insights.



3. Finding the Right Neighbourhood: Location, Location, Location
Certain areas in London are more family-friendly than others. Richmond and Kingston are perfect for families with their large parks, good schools, and community atmosphere. If you prefer a more urban setting, Islington and Marylebone are known for their mix of city life and family amenities.



4. Healthcare: Register with a GP
The National Health Service (NHS) provides free healthcare for all UK residents. Register your family with a local General Practitioner (GP) soon after your move. You can find your nearest GP surgery on the NHS website.



5. Fun and Adventure: Explore Together
Turn your move into a fun adventure by exploring London together. Visit famous landmarks like the Tower of London, take a stroll in Hyde Park, or visit the Natural History Museum – which is not only educational but also free!


6. Making Friends: Join Local Clubs and Activities
Help your children settle in by encouraging them to join local clubs and activities. Whether it’s football, dance, drama, or a scout troop, these can be great ways to make new friends and feel part of the community.


Moving to London with kids is undoubtedly a big step, but with the right preparation, it can be an exciting family adventure. As you navigate this transition, remember that at Move to London, we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

Ready to embark on this thrilling journey across the Atlantic and make London your family’s new home? Don’t navigate these waters alone!

Our team at Move to London is eager to assist, ensuring your move is both exciting and stress-free. Contact us today and let’s create a memorable and joyful transition for your family, transforming London into your new family nest.

Because at Move to London, we don’t just move your belongings; we move lives. Let’s start this adventure together!




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