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Live, Work & Travel in the UK & Ireland


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Living in the UK & Ireland

Real Estate and Resources for Staying Long Term

Arrive and Thrive in the UK - A guide for immigration, however temporary, to the UK.

BBC Homes - Good quality information about buying, selling and improving a property undoubtedly drawing on the experience of all those daytime programmes.

Diggers and Dreamers - A guide to communual living in Britain. - Provides free UK immigration eligibility assessment. An independent online source for personalised advice on migrating to the UK and UK Immigration Law.

Property Auction Zone - Information and database of both residential and commercial properties available at auction with guide prices, results, and catalogue request facilities with advance property search section.

UK Yankee - For expat Americans living in the UK.

Travelling in the UK & Ireland

Accommodation & Getting Around

Accommodation for Students - A search engine for student accommodation in the UK. 

The Backpacker Tour Company - An established British company commited to offering the most extensive range of quality backpacker tours of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

Dublinconnect - A guide that includes travel tips, cheap restaurants, accommodation and night life.

Essex Tourist Guide - Information and resources for all types of tourist needs in the county of Essex.

Flypark - Compare Airport car parking prices at all UK airports.

Homes For Students - Student accommodation in the UK. Find private sector housing throughout the country or use the free student only flatmate finder system to find roommates.

Homestay Friend - Offer short term homestay accommodation to students, interns and travellers coming to the UK.

Housepals - A one stop shop for all your flatshare, flatmate and house sharing needs and it's free to advertise a room.

Ireland - YES! - Jump-start your trip to Ireland. Insider tips from "Ireland Expert" Michele Erdvig on planning your perfect trip to the Emerald Isle: B&Bs, pubs, restaurants, transportation, driving, food, lodging, live weather page, top 10 list, packing, budgeting, itineraries and more.

Leeds Homestay Services - Safe homestay accommodation in local homes in Leeds, home to two universities, night life, shops and beautiful countryside. They say it is much cheaper than London. - Free online journey matching service.

London - A guide to restaurants in the London area. - An internet service that lets you search for ride sharers. Automatic matching within 30km.

National Carshare - A rideshare information service with free driver/passenger matching.

The Pass - A free travel magazine, you can either read online or have delivered to your door.

UK Airport News - The latest news for any UK airport, plus a news archive.

Visit Britain - Official tourist site.

Other Useful Websites

Culture, News...

Access College London - Study in Wimbledon, London.

BBC Radio1 - Youth and new music radio station.

The Best of British - Welcome (Howdy) to the American's guide to speaking British.

Eden Project - Recreations of tropical and arid environments housed in the world's biggest greenhouse. - A search engine for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as different professional trade courses. It has over 10,000 courses located all over the UK.

English Language Training - A language school in a fashionable area of London specialising in English language courses for au pairs and overseas visitors.

The English Studio Language School - British Council accredited courses in London.

The Football Association

InterStudent - A large online resource for prospective students in the UK, written by students for students. Its city-by-city focus will help this year's crop of prospective students find information on the best places to live, shop, study and party in each University town, as recommended by the students who are already there. The site also includes advice on banking, loans, insurance, gap years, health, travel and accommodation, and services available on the site for recent graduates such as CV writing advice, temporary and permanent job search facilities, accommodation information and testimonials from other graduates on how to make the step into the working world.

Irish News - Newspaper.

Isle of Wight Festival - Music festival.

Language - Spanish language courses in London for companies and one to one courses for individuals.

Learn Spanish London - Cactus Language offers Spanish Language Courses in London. Courses are available in the evening for all levels and all ages.

Life Coach Directory - Life Coach Directory was set-up in order to raise awareness of coaching and to enable visitors to find the most suitable qualified coach for their needs. Coaching is the process of guiding a person from where they are to where they want to be. Often people use life coaching when considering a year abroad as it allows them to talk through their travel plans and address any fears or anxiety they may have before leaving.

The London Daily - Provides the latest news stories from a variety of sources and includes a guide to the capital.

Mayfair School of English - Helping students from all over the world to improve their English and make the most of their time in London since 1986.

My UK Mail - Members receive their own UK street address to receive mail and parcels while mail is forwarded on, wherever you are in the world.

Paddywagon Tours - Ireland's number one tour company. They also have hostel accommodation on both sides of the border. If funds run low and your face fits there is also the possibility of working for your keep in the hostels.

Palmers Lodges - Recently voted one of London’s best hostels, Palmers Lodge Hillspring promises to be the stay you will love and never forget. There's another hostel in Swiss Cottage. We stayed in and liked both.

PocketDialUK - Make instant low cost international calls from your UK landline.

Saint George International - TEFL and TESOL certificate and diploma courses in central London. British Council accredited language school.

Sprachschulen in London - International English language school in London.

Streetmap - Lost in Britain?

Study in England - A guide for students who need information about England's education system, covering accommodation, study, cost of living, and much more besides.

T in the Park - Music festival.

UCAS - Universities and Colleges Admissions Service and purveyors of confidential information.

Womad - Folk music festival.