Arriving soon in the UK? 💂

Our cheat-sheet to settle in the UK:

 😎 A list of our links and tips to live in the UK. Only the best!

Accommodation

🚨 Find your accommodation - avoid scams: never sending money before you visit the flat. 

🏠 Our tips: check Homie.rent / French Touch Properties / Do It Yourself on Zoopla

🌱 Once arrived, switch to greener and cheaper energy with Bulb and get £50 free

Banking

💷 Open a free UK Bank account before your arrival - Use this link to get your FREE Revolut card to transfer your € in £ for free and immediately

>💡 Use your UK phone number and address so that you can top-up in £ locally and use it as a day-to-day debit card. 

 

💸 Bigger money transfers? Use Transferwise 

💰 Best rates for cash in a bureau de change in London? Thomas Exchange

 

🏦 The simplest process to create a traditional UK bank account? METRO Bank

📃 Bring 2 proofs of residency and go to the nearest agency, done in 30min. 

Communication and broadband

📞 Flexible SIM card and cheapest tariffs? - GiffGaff

⚡ Get a Universal adaptor before you arrive 

📡 Switch for Sky upon arrival, best offers and greatest connection

Health

🚑 Register at the National Health System (NHS) - Through Babylon

📍 Or directly find your GP (médecin généraliste) and go without an appointment  to the Health Center with your proof of residency

Transports (In London)

💳 Use your UK Contactless card for your first rides, it is cheaper than the Oyster. 

💡 Later, get a Travelcard/year with CommuterClub: one month free. 

📲 Better maps than Google Maps in London? Citymapper

 

🚕 Free Taxi in London? Viavan - Get 3 rides for free

 🚖More free Taxi in London? Bolt - Get £8 upon activation with the code 1UM9P

 

🚲 Rent an electric bike to discover the city - Lime get a free unlock through this link. 

🚲 Santander rental-bikes is the official bike-rental system for London.

Going out

🎵 Buy tickets for concerts and know the best music spots in London​? Dice app

💎 The finest selection of the coolest places to eat in LDN (tested and approved)? My Hungry Valentine

Gym

🔥 Looking to try Gyms before registering? Try any gym before going for a year with Hussle

Eating at home? 

 

🍔  Get your meals delivered and eat healthy with Gousto.  

🍆 Get your organic veggies delivered at home every week with Abel&Cole

 

Pharmacy

💊 Find the best of French Pharmacy products on The French Pharmacy

💸 10% on all your orders through this link or with the coupon code KITCREAM. 

 

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