How Intlmovers.com works
How to use Intlmovers.com for your move from California
- Using the easy drop down menu, select where you
are moving from "California"
- Select where you are moving to "UK - London"
- Review the listed international movers and request
- Complete the simple online quote request form
Using Intlmovers.com for your international move
from California to London
- The movers have years of experience with moves to
- Avoid the stress, the movers do all the hard work
- They have contacts in London which can make your
Benefits of using Intlmovers.com
- Saves time, saves money!
- Completely obligation free
- Compare in just a few easy steps
- Receive customized quotes directly
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About moving from California to London
Visa requirements when moving to London
If you happen to have dual citizenship, and one of those
countries that you hold a passport for is a member of
the EEA (European Economic Area) or EU (European Union),
then you do not need to obtain a visa for your stay
in London, or anywhere in the UK.
For those seeking a UK visa for their move to London,
the following visa options are available:
- T1: the visa for investors and recent UK graduates;
- T2: the visa for skilled workers who are offered the
- T3: the visa for temporary low skilled work;
- T5: the visa for temporary workers and for people aged
between 18 and 30.
Employment in London
London is the host of the Olympic Games in 2012, and
so the employment market in London has received a huge
boost. London is preparing for one of the world’s
largest and most watched sporting events. This helps
further bring London under the global spotlight and
also brings a number of additional employment opportunities.
London has historically been a major centre for business
and innovation. Today, the strategic location of London
makes it not only a central hub for the UK, but also
for Europe as well as global connections. Many major
companies have head offices located in or close to London
across all areas of business, including investment,
finance, insurance, government, fashion and more.
It is reported that there is a skilled workers shortage
in London, with the most affected areas being in the
vocations of engineering, medicine (including dental,
nursing), science and teaching.
Cost of living in London
As the capital city of England, not only is the cost
of living in the London considered relatively high in
comparison to other UK locations, but it is also considered
to be one of the most expensive cities in the world.
The price of real estate is considerable and weekly
rental costs vary across the city, depending on your
distance from the centre of the city and which area
you choose to live. The more expensive areas of London
are considered to be Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Chelsea,
Kensington, Mayfair, Holland Park, South Kensington,
Hampstead, St John’s Wood and Regents Park.
Eating out in London is also quite expensive, although
you are presented with a myriad of choices across all
types of cuisines. The typical British pub food options
of fish and chips, shepherds pie or peas and mash could
be your cheap eat solution for around £7-10, in
comparison to some more exotic Asian, European or South
American dining choices in the popular areas such as
Most people who
live in the USA request moving quotes from California, New York and
International moving quotes
Intlmovers has partnered in helping people find the
right international moving company quote since 2003.
Intlmovers sends thousands of international moving quotes
per day for people that are moving from anywhere within
the USA to anywhere in the world!
Below are some examples of quotation requests submitted
for international moves:
Moving from California to London
(Quotation date: 04/027/2012 09:27:15)
We have a three bedroomed home that we need to completely
move. Each bedroom includes a bed, chest of drawers,
side table; 3 piece sofa setting with coffee table,
dining setting with 6 chairs, assorted kitchen &
assorted personal items (perhaps 40 boxes in total).
Moving from California to London
(Quotation date: 05/18/2012 18:27:04)
1 x double bed, 2 x single beds, 1 x cot, 3 x chest
drawers, sofa plus two loungers, 3 x book shelves, dining
setting with 8 stools, 25 x assorted sizes boxes
Moving from California to London
(Quotation date: 06/10/2012 13:25:38)
We began packing a number of unused items and already
have a stack of about 20 boxes, and feel like we have
barely made a dent! Allow a total of 60 boxes, plus
beds that we will need wrapping for.
Tips for moving from California to London
Tip 1: G. Maxwell moved from California to London one
There is a real pub culture here which I found a little
difficult to get used to, but now I find that it is
a natural option to go for a pint after work, I just
make sure that I keep it in moderation – of course!
Tip 2: J. Edwards moved from California to London nine
I started taking the bus in preference to the Tube when
I arrived, because I found that it helped me find my
way around the city a lot better. I was above ground
and I could see more and make the connections of what
was where. The Tube is great for getting somewhere but
you pop up and you’ve missed everything in between.
Tip 3: L. Summers moved from California to London six
The first thing I did was arrange my Oyster card for
travelling around and it was so much easier. I think
the public transport system here is fabulous, but then
I’m lucky that where I live and where I work are
pretty close to each other too.
Tip 4: F. McEvoy moved from California to London four
I just can’t get in to the whole cricket thing,
but the football culture is a whole other story. Whilst
I’m not a fanatic, I do find it interesting, especially
with the EK just around the corner.
Tip 5: R. Rest moved from California to London eight
I found that it has been a real eye opener moving here.
I’ve encountered really friendly people who do
go out of your way to help you, and other people who
are just out and out rude. But you get that in big cities,
no matter where you go. My advice is to always remain
friendly, no matter what!
Tips for obtaining your visa for your move to London
Tip 1: L. Kelly moved from California to London one
We just went straight to the Embassy and got the right
information up front. We were able to save time by not
having to go back and forth with the wrong documents.
Tip 2: R. Clarke moved from California to London ten
Be patient and be polite, it is not that complicated
to arrange your visa but having the right attitude will
make the whole process a little less stressful.
Tip 3: A. Yaris moved from California to London six
I decided to try one of the agencies that I found online.
Okay, I did pay extra for the service but I think it
was worth it in the end.
Tip 4: P. Quinn moved from California to London four
I was able to arrange most of everything directly with
my work, so that was a real bonus. If you have that
opportunity, it can really save you a lot of headaches
and let you focus your energy on getting other things
Tip 5: P. Denham moved from California to London six
I came here with a study visa which was able to be handled
with the help of my school at home, which really helped.
I was glad to have their support and guidance to get
my visa organized so quickly and easily.
No cost, no obligation
All requests that are made via Intlmovers are completely
obligation free, so no matter how many quotation responses
you receive you should only accept one if it meets your
expectations. Submitting your request with Intlmovers
can be done completely risk free! It costs you nothing,
it is quick and easy to use, and there is no obligation
– so why wouldn’t you use it?