Relocating to the UK

Last year over 1 million expats relocated to the UK, with London being named as the financial hub of the world. Besides London, the UK is home to some incredible destinations thriving with business opportunities and bursting with culture, all ready to be explored!


Key Information (Based on London)

Flight Time: Around 8 hours from US East Coast

Currency: Pound Sterling (£)

Language: English

Time Zone: GMT


Working in the UK

The UK economy is heavily fuelled by the strength of its service sector, equating to 80% of total GDP. The most prominent service sectors are banking, insurance and business. 


To work in the UK, Expats need a valid work visa with a job offer in hand. Unfortunately, you’re unable to search for work while in the UK if you enter on a visitor’s visa. The best way to find work is to contact recruitment agencies within the UK or use networking sites such as LinkedIn. 


Here are 2 recruitment agencies to use for expats moving to the UK:

Adecco - Founded in 1997, Adecco have helped recruit over 30,000 people moving into new countries. They also help with relocation and can organise language training!

Michael Page - With their incredible reach into a vast number of industries, from fashion to finance, and an office network spanning six continents, Michael Page are worth contacting for an initial chat.

There are a number of different Visas you can apply for if you're wanting to relocate to the UK depending on the reason for your visit. For example, if you’ve studied in the UK you can extend your stay with a Graduate Visa which allows you to stay and work for two/ three years after your study has finished.


For a full list and breakdown of UK visas and which ones apply to you, take a look at the Government Website.


Benefits of Living/ Working in the UK

The UK offers free access to healthcare and education for all within its borders. Living and working within the UK means Expats have access to top quality health care in case of accidents and emergencies, while also paying a minimal fee for routine check ups, due to the government subsidising costs. Children also have access to a free education at schools across the UK, with it also being home to world renowned Universities including Oxford and Cambridge.


Paid holiday is another benefit of living and working in the UK, regardless of the job you do, as long as you earn a salary you’ll be entitled to paid time off. Perfect for exploring a national park within the UK, or hopping out on a high-speed Eurostar train to Europe.


With flights taking off everyday from UK airports to all corners of Europe, the UK is convenient for enjoying those long weekends at the beach in Barcelona and exploring underground caves in Budapest.

Where to Stay?

Here at Livinc, we offer properties all across the UK. These properties are fully-furnished, meaning you don’t have to worry about pots and pans. One monthly payment which includes all bills - we’ll sort them, don’t worry. Not sure on the length of your stay? We welcome you from one night to a year, it’s up to you!! Staying in a serviced apartment means regular housekeeping, it means having everything you need to live provided for you, and it's more homely and spacious than a hotel.


Here is a run down of some of our locations - 



As we said, there is so much more to the UK than just London, but it would be wrong to start with any other city. With a population of over 9.5 million, no two weeks in London feel the same. Endless restaurants and bars, attractions, parks, and activities make this city feel like it has everything for someone.


Take a look at our properties here - 


Fitzrovia Apartments

The serene location of this property is ideal for those looking for a prime spot in the UK's capital. A diverse residential area dominated by 18th & 19th-century buildings right in the heart of London, closely situated near galleries, West End theatres, old school pubs, lively bistros, and cafes. Each apartment has been decorated and furnished to the highest standard with a luxurious double bed and an additional sofa bed in the lounge for hosting guests.


Cedar House Apartments

These apartments offer three, two. and one-bedroom apartments and some have en-suite bathrooms. The building is just a stone's throw away from multiple stations including Cambridge Heath and Bethnal Green and also close by to markets and restaurants. Situating you in the thick of the action. Retreat here after a busy day exploring the sights, or unwinding after a long day at work. 

Bloomsbury Serviced Apartments

The building offers studio and one-bedroom apartments, beautifully decorated and appointed. The on-trend exposed brickwork, high spec furnishings and attention to detail in the décor have received many positive reviews from guests.Close by are many pubs, restaurants, theatres and outstanding shopping opportunities.



Leeds is one of the most accessible cities in the heart of England, with rail access to every corner of the country.. West Yorkshire has a population of almost 2 million, with Leeds being the largest city of almost 1 million inhabitants. Bursting at the seams with culture and economic vibrancy, the city has a jammed packed schedule of events and festivals, as well as a shoppers-dream with the state of the art Trinity Shopping Centre and more traditional shops in the Grand Arcade. Home to national corporations such as PwC, EY, KPMG, Asda, and Yorkshire Bank, Leeds creates a cosmopolitan space to enjoy culture, music, arts, and retail therapy.


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City Island Serviced Apartments

This is an exclusive apartment complex, overlooking Leeds’ striking urban landscape. City Island is not just a place to live, but a unique lifestyle choice as the development is nestled amongst the beautiful Leeds waterways, which offer two-bedrooms with modern finishes. With the train station only a short walk away, its perfect place to set up base, along with the plethora of shops close by. 


Northern Street Serviced Apartments

Two-bed, two bath apartment situated in the heart of Leeds City Centre, next to the outstanding new urban quarter of Leeds which houses the most prestigious clients, making it perfect for business travellers and families relocating alike. With endless job opportunities with the centre of Leeds and surrounding areas it’s the ideal place to call home. 


Luxury Apartments Headrow

The headrow is a prime location in the centre of Leeds, it's nearby plenty of bus stops for you to easily get around. With many offices within walking distance, the commute to work will be a pleasant one. With three different rooms types available there is one to suit your requirements, in size and budget. The location is perfect with the airport being a 30 minute drive away, meaning you can easily hop on a plane for your next adventure. 



The capital city of Scotland is full of magnificent historical buildings and monuments, all linked with the notable cobbled streets. The city has lots of exciting attractions including Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Zoo, both favourites with the locals and tourists. Edinburgh is also home to renowned Universities, the standard of education is very high. The city also ranks high in the quality of life survey meaning you’ll be sure to enjoy your time here. 


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Stafford ST Apartments

This apartment is located within the West End area of Edinburgh, just off Princes Street which is flooded with shops and eateries. Waverley Railway Station is just a 20 minute walk away, making it easily accessible with direct trains to London. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom spacious flat is light and airy. It also has large Georgian-style windows throughout which add to the character. Included are all the kitchen essentials, along with dishwasher and washing machine. The perfect place to set up base.


Tay ST Apartments

Plenty of fabulous coffee shops, restaurants and bars within a short walking distance. These apartments are situated in a quiet area near Bruntsfield, Fountain Park leisure complex (Which includes a large cinema, Starbucks, Pizza Hut, Nandos, 5 boys burger, and others) It's a beautiful historical three-bedroom apartment with a classy interior finish. Spacious living room with plenty of amenities to give relocators, families, contractors and travellers the full 'home sweet home' experience.



This city has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sports, and is continuing to be a beacon of culture in the modern era, with it being such an exciting place to visit and welcoming to all. The city centre is jam-packed with restaurants, bars, cafes, museums and so much more, all waiting to be discovered. The city is highly connected with efficient transport links including trains, buses and trams. Located in the south of the city is Manchester Airport which in recent years has increased the locations it flies to including America. Super convenient for getting around. 


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Knights Bridge Court Apartments

This two-bedroom apartment in the heart of Greater Manchester is the perfect spot for those seeking a temporary home from home. Whether travelling for business or pleasure, this apartment puts you in the thick of everything the area has to offer. Close by is The University of Salford, a great location for those studying or visiting family/friends who are studying. Also not too far is the AO Arena which is full of performers, including Chris Brown and Lizzo. 


Lampwick LN Serviced Apartments

This stunning one-bedroom apartment is a paradigm of contemporary Manchester living. Besides the unique structure of the building, the apartment accommodates guests with beautiful views of the canal from the balcony. Consisting of a cosy bed and spacious feel, the perfect location to be involved with what Manchester has to offer.


Church Street Aparthotel

Inspired by the vibrancy of Manchester, Church Street Aparthotel features bold interiors rich in bohemian style. Sitting in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, an area known for its bustling nightlife and music culture, right in the middle of the action. On the doorstep is Manchester Arndale, every shoppers dream - great for them late night shopping trips. This property is also pet friendly, so bring your furry friend along. 


So, if you’re planning on relocating to the UK make sure you take all this information onboard, including your desired location. There are hundreds of work opportunities within all of these four locations, which are just the tip of the iceberg. Make sure you check out our website to see all of our other locations.Or many landmarks and sights to see if you're travelling for leisure. Maybe you don’t want a big city or are looking for a specific location, our Livinc Agents will be sure to help accommodate you, get in touch today to start your journey!