working in London on Holiday

  Is London and the UK calling you for a working holiday?

Hi, I am Sharyn McCullum and I went on a working holiday to London and the UK. Before I left I was nervous and anxious and needed questions answered on such a working holiday like.

When is the best time to go to London on a working holiday?
What short-term accommodation is available in London for my arrival?
How do I get from Heathrow Airport in to Central London?
Where will I live in London?
What is a BRP?
What is NI and why do I need it?
How much money should I take on my working holiday? Should I take pounds?
What work is available in London? And if I don’t want to work in London where else can I work in the UK?
What is the best way to travel around London and other UK centres?
Should I take out travel insurance for my working holiday in London?
What useful items should I take?

You probably have loads more questions. I have founded this website/blog with the aim to provide you with those answers to help you make your working holiday happen. All the information is based on first-hand experience.

By the way, you can find all the information you need for your London working holiday in my ebook LiveWork&Play in London & the UK. It was first published in 1993 and has been helping travellers plan their working holiday in London and the UK since then. Get the latest edition as a downloadable PDF.



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PS: Sort your London & the UK Adventure

Sort everything out all in one go? Ensure you have bought appropriate travel insurance,  compared hostels and hotels, reserved an unbeatable rental car price, booked a great flight deal, considered an organised tour or a European Rail Pass, organised your London sightseeing and don’t forget to read the ultimate working holiday guide.

Then add an adventurous attitude. Find your own path and enjoy your London and UK working holiday.


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