London is home to some of the world’s most iconic landmarks, from Big Ben to Buckingham Palace to the London Eye.

Moving to London

But what if London is also about to become home to something else … you and your family? You’ll have lots to consider before making your move to England’s capital city.

First, don’t worry about those tourist attractions. Stonehenge isn’t going anywhere and you’ll have plenty of time to explore once you get settled. As with any move, the sooner you get things in order, the quicker your new geographical locale will begin to feel like home.

Fortunately, plenty of resources exist to help you get acclimated with London and its surroundings. Websites such as and can help you find easy links to some of the key things you’ll need to take care of before you move, including ways to transfer your money and where to set up your UK bank accounts, and general tips and advice to consider before leaving.

You’ll also need to think about where in London you’ll want to reside. London is essentially a major city composed of 33 smaller “cities,” called boroughs. Each has their own government, schools and unique culture, and using a resource like to get more information about each borough will help you make an educated decision on where to find residency. From Hillingdon to Havering, it’s all there. The site also has helpful information about local entertainment options, attractions, and more.

Moving anywhere can be a challenge, but when it comes to Moving Money for Better, Western Union makes it easy. With more than a half-million agent locations in 200 countries and territories, we’ll be ready to help, even on the foggiest of London days.

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