Why come to London? 

According to a recent survey of over 200,000 people from 188 countries, more people want to work in London than anywhere else in the world.

It’s easy to see why – the British capital offers outstanding career prospects, is truly multicultural and boasts unrivalled arts, entertainment and spectator sports.

UCLH is located in the heart of central London, which makes it perfect for those planning to commute. It also has easy access to the West End’s world-famous theatres, bars and restaurants, shopping and parks.

Arguably the biggest headache about living in London is the high cost of accommodation. We therefore have a dedicated accommodation bureau available to UCLH staff seeking advice on finding somewhere to live. We can also provide single-person accommodation located within walking distance of UCL hospitals. Rents are fully inclusive of bills and UCLH employees can have rent deducted directly from their monthly salary.

For staff who plan to commute into work, we offer interest-free season ticket loans to allow them to gain maximum discounts on their travel.

Find out more about London life

One of the best (and easiest) ways to find out what’s happening in London is to pick up a free Time Out magazine outside any Tube station on a Tuesday morning.

Time Out rounds up everything that is happening in London within the coming week. It also has special articles focusing on specific areas such as ‘100 best bars and pubs’, ‘Great bits of London’ and ‘Monthly Highlights’ while picking the best up-and-coming restaurants, pubs and shops.

Time Out is frequently updated and has also expanded to offer great discounts, competitions and offers on theatre tickets, concerts and attractions.

Another great website dedicated to what’s happening in the capital is the Londonist. It specialises in offering information about cheap things to see and do all across London.