London skyline

We want to take this opportunity to welcome you to Imperial College London. These pages contain helpful information to support you in your preparations to join us and during your first few months here in London.

The topics below cover items most frequently asked by new members of staff who have relocated to London.

If you have any specific employment queries, please contact the HR Staff Hub, who will be pleased to help you.


Your essentials

  • Accommodation – Imperial’s guide to finding accommodation in London
  • Banking – a website explaining how to open a bank account
  • Healthcare - a link to the National Health Service website. Alternatively, you can read this blog which explains how healthcare works in the UK.
  • Take-Home Salary Calculator – an online tool that calculates how much salary will one takes home after pensions, taxes, and other deductions

Living in London

Household bills



General Advice

Schooling and Childcare

Pre-school and childcare


Support for Partners & Families

Online Resources to assist partners with work in the UK

Working at Imperial