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 Bars in London
Sadly the days of packed Kiwi bars full of familiar accents have gone! However there is one that sits on hallowed turf in Acton (West London) an area famous for the Redback before it shut down, and a thriving Kiwi community, and that is the Chatsworth!
The Chatsworth 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!
Compulsory place to head to for rugby and other big Kiwi sporting events!
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. However, too many people are told to “go contact the embassy” when needing help, but we recommend asking us first if it’s UK Visa related (the embassy does not do UK visas) 😉
Engineering New Zealand – UK Branch They provide members of Engineering New Zealand who are resident in or visiting the UK, and other interested individuals, the services provided by Engineering New Zealand to its members, including acting as a vehicle for members to contact and meet each other. The branch committee organise a number of events each year including social gatherings, technical meetings and visits to sites of engineering interest
Sending Money home?!
Kiwis in London has Partnered with Halo Financial to offer Kiwis in London members great exchange rates and no fees for sending money home, to the UK or anywhere in the world.
Geraldine Collett, Business Development Manager for Halo Financial (also a Kiwi in London) says “It’s fantastic to be able to offer fellow Kiwis an easy, friendly, cost effective service for transferring money worldwide!”