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Cool Britannia or not so hot? Expatica encourages you to share your experiences of living in the UK, valuable to other expats as they settle into their new country, and to browse our existing blogs and see what other expats have to say.
We’re interested in content on all sorts of topic for our Blogs & Photos section, from politics, local events, local food recipes and photos to restaurant, film and book reviews. The choice of subject matter is up to you!
'American in Britain' Alan offers invaluable guidance on practical matters as he learns how things work here – and learns from his mistakes – doing his best to explain the 'Mind-boggling British tax system', while Meagan muses on the emotional side of moving home and making a life together with a partner from a different country.
'Singaporean in London' Kelvin shares his explorations of the country's capital including, for example, where to get lunch, as well as a tackling the important question of how much it costs to live in London. Ukranian artist Olya Pryymak likewise leads us round London, but shares what she finds through her daily paintings, taking us on a tour of London in spring and English period interiors at the Geffrye museum, for example.
Visa paperwork Whether you're relocating to the UK or just visiting, it's important that you find out in advance whether you need a visa.
Expat mortgages and everything to do with buying a UK property might sound complicated, but there’s plenty of help out there for you.
You can access the UK's National Health Service (NHS) in a range of ways. Here is an overview of the main services available to help you get the treatment you need.
Just moved to the UK? You'll need a bank account to effectively manage your money while you're here. Cliff Govender explains the UK banking system, including facilities that may come in handy down the line.