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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As a landlord, what expenses can you claim on your UK property?

This can be a complicated area and landlords are often surprised at the expenditure that can and cannot be claimed.

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Where in London and around the UK is it best to live if you are an Aussie expat?

Thinking of moving to the UK? Is it best to live where other expat Australians have gone before or would you prefer to trailblaze further afield and leave old London town behind? Find some answers, here…

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Good news: UK Home Office announce changes to family migration

The newly amended UK Family Migration rules should be a positive change for families and spouses.

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Drinking culture in boozy London: the ‘even on weeknights’, bingy truth

Don’t remember what happened last night, or the night before? Or the night before that? Drinking in London is a nightly affair rather than a weekend pastime, which makes attempts to sober up even more difficult.

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This is what six whole weeks of London rental house hunting hell is really like

Finding a room, flat or house to rent in London is mayhem. It doesn’t matter who you are, what you offer, or how much you are willing to pay, the entire process sucks.

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Preparing for your return home to Australia: the countdown is on

Having witnessed it happen to many others before me, I decided to prepare well in advance for my return to Australia. But you get lost in the London life and suddenly months become weeks and the last-minute panic sets in.

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Falling in love in London could become a very big problem for an Aussie expat

THE EXPAT MIND: If you fall in love with someone from overseas and the relationship becomes serious, it may create a real dilemma about your future. Why and what should you do about it?

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The psychology of living overseas: Is home not your home anymore?

THE EXPAT MIND: Do Aussies who venture overseas to live do so because they don’t feel entirely at home in Australia. Are they are looking for something or somewhere different – a place where they feel that they might actually belong?

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Top tips for a smooth UK visa application

Do you need to know how you can ensure a smooth application for a new visa to live and work in the United Kingdom?

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10 things I wish I knew before moving to the UK

You might know what flip flops are, but do you know what they call undies? LAURENCE DRISCOLL helps us traverse those first few months in the UK when you come from the land down under.

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I have absolutely been spoiled by London, and it may not be a good thing

‘Culture shock’ is the term usually used for an immigrant or tourist becoming disorientated when experiencing an unfamiliar way of life. But could it apply in reverse when you are trying to integrate your way back into life after returning home?

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Best park life in London: It’s the place to be for summer sun frivolity

LONDON’S 10 TOP GREEN SPACES: The concept of ‘going to the park’ in Australia conjures up images of children’s birthday parties and unruly teenagers looking for a place to drink after dark. In London, the park stands for something completely different.

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Kebabs in London – a late night revelation

Why have they given me a fork? Kebabs aren’t meant to be civilised!

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