In here we have useful links for official Kiwi organisations as well as bars and bloggers who are here and know exactly what you’re going through!
Helpful Kiwi Bloggers in London!
Rebecca is Runaway Kiwi – if you want to know about coffee, brunch and how to survive in London, this should be your first point of call!
Georgia at Trip Tonight has great advice on travel and also tips for surviving in the UK!
Hannah over at Life Like Hannah is always happy to offer advice to people coming over and has loads of advice on her page!
Kate and her blog A Backpack Full of Dreams has tips and plenty of travel experience to read about too!
Sian at The Wandering Pukeko has a few great travel discoveries!
Tegan quit her job as a lawyer to chase travel, adventure and snowboarding… check out her adventures at Heels to Heel Edge
Cushla is the Pommy Kiwi! Check out her feelings of life in the UK
Kiwi (and Kiwi friendly) Bars in London – After all, you need to hear some familiar accents now and then!
The Chatsworth in Acton. This place has a beer garden, Kiwi beers and Kiwi music playing each week and we even have a shot named after Kiwis in London there…. this place is very popular with the community!
The Elk Bar – Home to Thursday mojito nights… Fridays at work can be interesting.
Gigalum – Probably the best DJ line up you’ll ever see in a bar in London. The type of bar that has hosted legends like Roger Sanchez and a number of top DJs every week.
Kiwi Organisations in London
Kiwis in Property UK – a business networking group for any kiwis working in the London property scene – investors, developers, agents, architects, lawyers etc. KIP run regular networking breakfast events featuring high profile kiwi speakers as well as social get togethers. They also help new arrivals find work in the property sector. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The New Zealand Society – these guys do a lot of good for the community and host their meetings in the rather enviable penthouse at New Zealand House, a view that all Kiwis must see while in London.
Kea – A global community of Kiwis and friends of NZ who help one another through networking. Some very prominent Kiwis are involved with Kea both here and around the world.
New Zealand Business Women’s Network – have connections to some of the most successful businesswomen both here in London and abroad. They meet regularly focusing on networking and the power of having a strong group of women who understand the unique challenges of succeeding in a foreign business world.
The New Zealand High Commission – We hope you don’t need these guys! However they are our very invaluable representatives here in London, working to improve rights to the UK for us. They also deal with passports, important NZ events and if you find yourself in a sticky situation while on your travels.