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Bring potato cakes and a wad of cash: Advice on moving to London

Irish centre in London asks emigrants what tips they would give to those moving to the UK capital.

Source: London Irish Centre/Twitter

THE IRISH HAVE always been a huge community in London and – with outward migration continuing to grow here - it continues to be considered a destination for many leaving our shores.

The London Irish Centre has been canvassing its followers on Facebook and Twitter for tips they would share with the latest Irish newcomers to that city. Cost of living, homesickness and red tape are all major preoccupations, as one would expect.

Have a look through some of these – and feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments section, if you have lived/live in London.

Do your homework on where to live

It’s not going to be cheap

Source: Barry McGee/Twitter

Source: Martin Mc Hugh/Twitter

Brace yourself for red tape

Source: Andy Monks/Twitter

Source: Jamie Ralph/Twitter

Find a way to connect

Source: Sarah Moore/Twitter

Source: Declan Rodgers/Twitter

Source: Frances Harkin/Twitter

Source: Barry McGee/Twitter

Or just read this guy, who covers all bases:

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