The 5 Best Ways to Meet People in London

Quick tips based on helping people relocate to the UK

We regularly ask assignees what aspect of moving to London they found the most difficult.  Surprisingly they tell us repeatedly that it was making friends locally.

Based on these conversations and their personal experiences, our London team to put together their 5 top tips for fun and unique ways to meet people in London.

  1. Become a regular

London is full of neighbourhoods with fantastic coffee shops, local pubs for a cold pint in the Summer and Friday night drinks with colleagues will help you to start feeling a part of your community.

  1. Pick up a new hobby

If you’re looking to meet new people, now’s the time to take a cooking course, learn a new language or join a regular gym class.  Picking up a new hobby is one of the fastest ways to make new social connections.  Need some inspiration?  Check out City Lit, The Cass or UAL

  1. Use an app

Citysocializer is an app that helps young professionals and re-locators to London make new friends and explore the city.  You can use the app to organise after-work drinks, gigs, trips to exhibitions and other get-togethers.

  1. For the foodies

Check out Grub Club, a platform that connects foodies with the best pop-up restaurants and supper clubs in London.  These adventurous dining experiences can range from a sit-down meal in a beautiful apartment in St Pancras clock tower to Christmas Day lunches for people who are on their own during the holidays.

  1. Join a social group

Meeting people who are already looking to make new friends means it’s easier to build a connection fast.  Popular social groups like thinking bob or Spice London hold fun social activities all over the city like pub quiz nights, escape room events and camping weekends.

If you want a more in-depth analysis be sure to check out our London Area Reports for more information. 

These are just a taste of some of the options in London to think about as you get ready for your relocation to the UK.  

Saunders 1865 has been the top provider of international relocations for over 30 years and can take care of any questions you may have about your move.  

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