Have you just finished university or are you about to finish and want to add a work experience to your Curriculum? Do you want to improve the level of your English? Do you like traveling? London is definitely the place for you.

The largest European metropolis, with just under 9 million inhabitants, is the perfect destination for anyone who wants to make a career in any field, thanks to the several opportunities it offers.

Room Club, for over 10 years, has offered accommodation and thousands of internship opportunities in London thanks to its wide network of partnerships throughout London, putting the candidate in direct contact with many companies in different fields of study.

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THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT LONDON

Want to get the best experience in London? Getting informed before you leave is always the wisest choice, to avoid unpleasant surprises. Here are some tips for you that will help you better organize your transfer and save money.

      1. Accommodation
      2. Visa
      3. Transportation
      4. Airports
      5. English courses
      6. Bank account
      7. Transferwise
      8. National Insurance Number

1. ACCOMMODATION

If you are planning to move to London for an internship you will definitely need a room. There is no easier, faster and safer way of Room Club. You can easily choose from a wide range of rooms at the best conditions on the market, all directly online and before departure.

 

How to rent a room?   click here

2. VISA

For anyone who comes from a non-European country and would like to do an internship in London, another step in the process is needed. It is necessary to obtain the VISA Tier 5, a document issued by the British Council which gives permission to enter the UK and stay there for a limited period of time.

In the link you can find an explanation of the whole process.    How to get the VISA

3. TRANSPORTATION

London is huge, but it is really well connected. Are you wondering what are the best ways to move? Be aware that London transports are among the fastest and most efficient in the world, but they are also among the most expensive.

 

Here is a guide that will help you save.   Transportation

4. AIRPORTS

London is one of the cities with the most flights connections in the world, thanks to its 5 airports. Excluding City Airport (most used for business flights), which is in the center, the other 4 airports are quite far from the city and all require a second means of support with which to reach the city center.

 

Here more detailed information timing and costs involved in each airport.   Airports

5. ENGLISH COURSES

Improving English is certainly one of the primary goals when you have an experience in London. Finding the best most suitable course among thousands, offered by many similar schools is not easy. Consider the start level, the cost, the timetable of the lessons and many other variables. Thanks to internet it is certainly easier to make a skimming on the best options.

Improving English for free can be done, just read the guide.   Free English courses

6. BANK ACCOUNT

Using your national credit cards could be very expensive, in terms of commissions, for example for paying for groceries, paying rent money and much more. Consider also the exchange costs, due to the different currency. The best choice is the digital banks, very useful for saving money.

Here a guide that will help you choose the best digital bank.   Bank account

7. TRANSFERWISE

Transferring money from one coustry to another, from one currency to another, can be a huge expense. Transferwise is the solution for those who want to break down the fees charged by banks in complete safety.

 

How to send money abroad thanks to Transferwise?   Transferwise

8. NATIONAL INSURANCE NUMBER

The National Insurance Number (NIN) is an identification code necessary for anyone who works in the UK and receives a salary. We specify that it is not mandatory for those who do an internship of a few months, but could be useful in case the internship ends with the hiring. In London the probability of being hired following an internship in London is very high.

This brief guide will explain how to get the NIN.   How to get the NIN

What are you waiting for? Start an internship in London now!