New to London? Welcome! May we offer the following information to help make your transition to British living easier? We're here to help.

Top 10 Things to Take Care of Immediately

1.  Join the American Women’s Club and attend the New Member Information Session

2.  Set up a bank account. (Banking)

3.  Set up your television/cable/satellite. (Utilities)

4.  Forward your mail from the USA. (US Postal Service)

5.  Get an Oyster Card. (Transportation)

6.  Set up your computer with Skype, Vonage, Slingbox or other video conferencing software to connect with people back home and to send your favorite US TV overseas.

7.  Get a mobile phone. (Mobile Phone Companies)

8.  Register with your local NHS Doctor. (Medical and NHS)

9.  Buy salt for your dishwasher and softener for your washing machine – the hard water will cause your dishes to come out cloudy and your clothes to come out hard as a rock if you don’t!

10. Explore! The best way to get to know a new city is to get out there and hit the pavement! Call your area friend if you need suggestions for anything in your neighborhood.

Useful Resources for Newcomers


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