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Finding international communities in the UK

Moving to the UK is a great adventure. However, living in a new country can leave you feeling a little homesick. If you’re looking to spend time with familiar accents and share memories of home, there are a few international communities in London that you could join.

 

AUAustralian communities

Advance

Described as Australia’s global community, Advance is a community of global Australians who are able to make a difference for Aussies, Australian companies and Australia around the globe. With networks across over 90 countries, you can find their European and UK community here.

Australian Expats in London

Whether it’s a catch-up over a beer or playing a game of cricket or footie in a park, this Facebook group offers a variety of opportunities for fellow Australians to meet in London.

London Swans Australian Rules Football Club

If you’re an “expat who misses having a kick on Sat'dy since relocating to Old Blighty”, then the London Swans is the club for you. Established 1991, and formerly known as The Sussex Swans, all players are welcome to join this social club.

Walkabout Bars

Allowing guests to experience the “awesome spirit of Australia”, Walkabout Bars are dotted throughout the UK, sharing the Aussie way wherever they are located. They offer burgers, live sports and can be rented out as events and function venues.

Aussies in London

Whether you’ve just arrived in London or been in the city for a while, Aussies in London can help you meet fellow Australians. Need some advice about life in London or looking for a room? This is the group for you.

Australian Times

For and by Australians in the UK, the Australian Times is Britain’s only media outlet specialising in connecting with Australians living in the UK. Covering news, sport, careers and more, this site covers the unique issues and opinions of Aussie expats.

Australians living in London

This is a page for fellow Aussies that have gone walkabout and ended up in London. Australians Living in London provides news, events and banter for the Australian community in London.

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The New Zealand Society

The New Zealand Society provides opportunities for people living in the UK with an interest in New Zealand to meet socially. Hosting a varied calendar of events throughout the year, both members and non-members are welcome to attend.

Kiwis in London

Boasting thousands of members, Kiwis in London can help you find a place to stay, look for a job and more. They run monthly events at various bars around London, giving members plenty of opportunities to mix and mingle – especially for those who are new in town and are in need of a familiar accent.

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The Africa Centre

Opening its doors in 1964, the Africa Centre serves as a home-away-from-home and cultural hub for Africans in London. The centre hosts monthly events, including panel discussions, African film screenings and cultural partnership events.

InterNations

A global community, with hubs in over 390 cities, InterNations has a dedicated chapter for South Africans in London. Allowing you to meet with other South Africans, exchange questions and knowledge or simply meet socially, InterNations has a strong network to help you settle in.

 

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Antipodate

If you’re looking for more than friendship, Antipodate can help connect you with other international travellers in the UK and beyond. This site has thousands of members and offers a variety of events throughout the UK.

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