The UK remains a top destination for those looking to make a move, and with good reason. Whether you’re in search of nightlife, culture, or natural beauty, the UK offers all and more in spades. Here are 10 reasons to consider relocation to the United Kingdom.
1. The history
Everywhere you look in the UK, you’ll be surrounded by thousands of years of history. A simple walk down the street can turn into an impromptu history lesson as you pass historic churches, homes, and even castles.
On top of the amazing history at your fingertips, upon moving to the UK, you’ll be on the doorstep of some of the top museums, best music, and even greatest sports teams in the world. The UK is also a well-known melting pot, which makes for a unique and exciting place to explore.
Once you become a legal resident of the UK, you’ll have access to the National Health Service and free healthcare, a program not many other countries can claim. Britain is also a world leader when it comes to medicine and research, and boasts some of the best hospitals you can find.
4. Geographic location
With 24 commercial international airports, travel to and from the UK is a breeze. Because of its location, it’s a geographic hub, which makes trips elsewhere in Europe, as well as fast overseas travel, a piece of cake.
The concept of higher education practically originated in the UK, and they still have some of the best schools in the world. If you’re looking to pursue a university education, you’d be hard pressed to find schools better than those offered here, such as Cambridge and Oxford.
6. Natural beauty
The outdoorsman or woman will be right at home with all the beautiful country Great Britain has to offer. You’ll be able to hike mountains, stroll through the fabled countrysides, and enjoy a coastline that is beyond beautiful.
7. Pubs and food
The idea that the food in the UK is the worst in Europe is a thing of the past. Cities like Edinburgh and London are on the cutting edge of the culinary scene, and you’ll find some of the best restaurants in the world there. If a lower key atmosphere is what you’re after, the pub culture in the UK is second to none, with great food, sporting events, and camaraderie, as well as ales and ciders on tap!
If you work a full time job, you will be privy to the 28 paid days off per year that are mandated by law in the UK. They also have nine unpaid bank holidays and continue the custom to close up shop over the Christmas to New Year holiday, which means you’ll have plenty of time to travel to all those great places that are so close by.
9. The language
If you don’t speak the local language, you’ll find yourself at a huge disadvantage in your new home. If English is your mother tongue, however, you’re already all set (once you’ve got the accents down, that is).
10. The people
Whether they’re from Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, or England, the people of the UK are known for their kindness, welcoming nature, and yes, sense of humor. The famed dry wit with a heavy dose of sarcasm is ever present, from the TV shows to the pubs, but it’s the big-hearted nature of its people that really shines through.
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Einat Mazafi is the owner of NY International Shipping, an International Shipping and moving company based in New York. She is also a specialist in providing the best relocation solutions to clients worldwide.