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London Travel Guide

Business in London

As you know England is one of the most important countries in the world and it is also one of the most stable in the UK. When you decide that your next stop is London, you may find some inconvenient during your business visit to London, such as:

  • A businessman usually does not know for how long you will be in another place, but sometimes he/she can stay in a hotel for long periods of time. In those cases, it is better to rent a flat, apartment or house and even buy a property. Finding an apartment is not as easy as it looks, you got to be always careful. Here are some steps that will help you while you’re looking for an apartment.

    • First, whenever you are convinced of taking a trip to London, it is better if you look for an apartment on the web, in local newspapers or through estate agents. London properties are on the web; just surf a little and you will find one.

    • Second, once that you find a house that suits your needs, contact the owner and ask many questions as you can since it is better to know all about the property that you want to buy or rent.

    • Third, once you’ve contacted the owner, you are going to fill a form of the Real Estate company. Most London estate agents are listed and you can consult their background with the manager of Real Estate company.

    • Fourth, for your safety it is mandatory to verify the conditions of the property that you are going to acquire. Contact a professional to ensure that you’ve invested well into this new property.

    • Fifth, read carefully the paper that you are going to sign and enjoy your new house.

    • Sixth, if you any have troubles during the transfer, moving companies can facilitate the moving process. There are a lot of moving companies around the world.

  • Once that you are installed in London, another issue that you might encounter is the transportation, London has a well designed transportation system. At first, it will not be easy to understand if you are new in town, but you will get used to it. In every bus, subway or train station you will find maps in order to not get lost on your way. You might also need to know that people in the UK drive on the left side of the road.

  • No one knows if everything is going to go as it was planned, and you got to always have a backup plan. If you are going to do business in London and that doesn’t work, what are you going to do? The first thing that you have to do is relax, think calmly and analyze your options. The second is to organize your belongings and look for a resume and a cover letter template; on the internet there are many resumes and cover letter examples. After that you’ve created your resume, you can start looking for a good job. Always be calm, and do not take everything for granted.

There is important information that a businessman/businesswoman always have to take into account:

  • Airport transfers.

  • Bus and tube info.

  • Hotels and restaurants for all budgets.

  • Government offices.

  • Doctor's phone number.

  • Hospital address

  • Where to hire a suit.

  • Where to find formal wear etiquette.

  • Where to hire a car.

  • How to contact graphic designers

It is important to know the London opening hours. Banks in London are open:

  • Monday to Friday between 9:30 and 14:30

  • On Saturday between 9:30 and 12:00

  • They are closed on Sunday

But banks of the City of London have other hours of opening:

  • Monday to Friday between 9:30 and 15:00

  • They are closed on Saturday and Sunday

Government offices are open:

  • Monday to Friday between 9:00 and 16:30

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