Hey, you made it here! You got the visa and you’re about to live your best life here! I promise you that it may not start so easily for you, but if you connect with our community, attend our events and try and make friends it can become much better. However the winter months, the long dark days and grey weather can definitely get at your mental health. We get it! Make sure you put your hand up in our group and you will be inundated with cool people to hang out with!
I AM A LITTLE NERVOUS ABOUT COMING HERE, MAKING FRIENDS, GETTING EVERYTHING SORTED… SHOULD I PAY A COMPANY TO HELP GET ME SET UP
Yes and No. There are a few companies out there that charge a lot of money to give you “peace of mind” but are only taking advantage of your fears. We created Kiwis in London to help you, but we understand that sometimes it’s still scary. If you want to go with a company to help get you set up, we recommend BritBound. They can sort the visa, get your bank account and national insurance sorted and heaps more. Plus they have a legendary social club built into their service and a cool office to hang out in, check emails etc whenever you like. We like to call it, “emotional insurance” and if you are going to part with any money to do this, they’re the only ones we feel happy to recommend.
HELP! I AM FEELING SHIT. LIFE IS NOT GOING TOO WELL FOR ME HERE IN LONDON. I NEED TO SPEAK TO SOMEBODY OR GET SUPPORT…
We all go through this for obvious reasons and the Kiwis in London Chat group is always here to help. If you feel brave enough, write onto the page and ask for some support. Every single time somebody has done this, there has been a huge very friendly response. You are NOT alone. If you’re not ready to ask the community, pop me a PM at Kiwis in London and I will help! You are NOT alone!
DO YOU RUN ANY EVENTS?
We sure do! And we try to make them all a little different. Every event we run can be found on our Event guide here! We run our famous monthly drinks around the bars across London. We are currently running chilled pie and coffee sessions for those who may not like the ragers we throw every month, or for those homesick or just new to town.
And we also run a very famous big Xmas party that sells out over 1200-1400 tickets every year. It’s not to be missed! We also run music events with Kiwi bands now and then too! Here is that link again!
I LOVE GOING OUT WITH MATES BUT DO YOU HAVE ANY DEALS WITH BARS TO SAVE US ££££?
It’s like you read my mind! We have relaunched our famous Kiwis in London Card (app) for you to get!
It has deals across some really cool bars across the city and you’ll start saving immediately.
Here is the link to get your hands on this app.