Hot summer nights: are you ready, London?

Forget about Brexit, Wimbledon, and even the football World Cup; instead for the next three months it will be all about the heatwaves.

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Don’t feel expat shame when you need to let your homegrown hair down

Believe it or not, Australians are not the only expats in London. We aren’t the only ones who like to make a bit of homegrown noise every now and then, so there’s no need to be embarrassed about it.

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How much does it cost to live in London in 2018?

London can be one seriously pricey city to live in. However, there is some good news: due to the weakening British pound the cost of living in the capital has been falling. It might just be the right time to make the big move.

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How to prevent your antipodean London sharehouse becoming dosser hell

Every Australian who has lived in the UK has experienced the delights and horrors of sharehouse living; particularly when it comes to overseas guests. You need t work out a policy early with housemates to ensure your expat sanctuary doesn’t become a 24/7 motel.

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Do I belong in the UK more than I belong in Australia?

Had I finally found where I was meant to exist in the world? Did I belong in the UK more than I belong in Australia?

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The things you seriously miss about London after you’re gone

Home is beckoning and you are ready to pack up and leave London. Before you do, think about all the things you’re going to miss about the city and make the most of the time you have left. Or if you are long gone, here’s some reminiscing.

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Will some Brit ‘posh boys’ always dismiss Aussies as ‘convict stock’?

They are the pompous type that treat Aussies and Kiwis as though we are Neanderthals with little to no knowledge of history and culture.

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The changes you really do make when moving to London from Australia

When you make the big jump for a stint in the UK, there’s a lot in your life that is going to change and you will need to adjust in a major way. Here’s some top advice on how, from someone who has taken the leap.

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The major differences between an Aussie and British Christmas

Christmas can be a surprisingly different, new and fun experience for Australian expats in the UK.

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Don’t make friends with travellers – they’ll only love you and leave you

Is it really worth the effort of making new friends with other travellers if they are only about to wave goodbye?

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Attention all Aussie MPs… You should probably read this

What the recent brouhaha in Australian politics has shown us is that there are many more dual citizens living Down Under than most would have thought. If you’re an MP, this is bad news, but if you’re a regular member of the public, this could be great news.

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Five ways you didn’t know you could claim British citizenship

What many people aren’t aware of – and just ask a few Aussie politicians, hey – is that there are over 100 ways to claim British citizenship. Here’s just a sample…

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Bonfire Night: Guy Fawkes and fireworks explained (and what ever happened to the Aussie Cracker Night?)

With fireworks set to explode around Britain, Paul Bleakley explores the magic and meaning of Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night for the uninitiated Aussie and wonders what became of our own fabled Cracker Night.

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Starting a new life in London is a challenge for expats, but it is worth persevering

THE EXPAT MIND: If you have come to London to develop your career and establish a new life, making progress socially or professionally can be tough at first. Living here is rarely boring, though.

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10 great things about living in London expats actually do love

What Aussies in London really like are also the things they’re too ashamed to admit to friends and family back home, or things they just won’t get.. like Primark, Jeremy Kyle and Snakebites.

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