London is a great city to live in and explore.

Just click an item in the menu on the left to experience the city. 



Cost of Living in London

If you would like to get a rough idea about the cost of living in London, click here to view the prices for some common products and services. Please note that Expatistan is an external website. Neither Shell nor Outpost should be held responsible for the accuracy of the information.


Settling Into London

The link below is some FAQs about some basic steps to settle into London, such as registration with a GP, seting up utility accounts, opening a bank account, etc.

Top List of Things to do as a new resident


Helpful Links & Guides

The Expatriate's Guide to Living in the UK is a useful resource we provide in Outpost welcome packs, and it is also available online for your perusal. Launched in 2003, and published annually, this handy glossy A5 publication is distributed to expatriates having recently relocated to the UK. 

The 2017 edition is now published- click the link below to access the online version. To read the Guide, click the image once you have arrived on the webpage:

The Expat's Guide to Living in the UK - Online Edition

 Safety in London

Gov.UK Home Office Website

The Home Office leads on immigrations and passports, policy, and safety to ensure visible, responsive, and accountable policing in the UK. Home Office is a ministerial department, supported by 29 agencies and public bodies. Learn more by clicking here.


Last Updated:  3 August 2017

Driving Licence

Click Here to see if you can drive in Great Britain with your non-GB driving licence.

Exchanging A Foreign Driving Licence

Click Here to find out how to exchange your non-British driving licence for a British licence.

Applying For A Full Driving Licence

It is not required by law to obtain a UK driving licence through a registered Driving School, you may obtain it yourself by following these easy steps. We would reccommend that you take at least a few lessons from a DVLA registered Driving Instructor to familiarise yourself with the route especially if you are not familiar with the roads in the UK (and especially around your Practical Driving Test Centre!)

Step 1: Apply for your first provisional driving licence online

Step 2: Practise your driving with an accompanying driver.

Step 3: Take the driving theory test.


Step 4: Take the car practical driving test.

Step 5: Your full license will be sent to you automatically.

Car Insurance

Shell does not have any recommnded insurance providers. You may wish to check websites like and see where you can get the best deals. Banks do very good competitive contents insurance as well. You can check with your bank for a quote.

Click here (log-in required) for a list of some insurance companies, as suggested by other employees. (Please log-in first and then click the link)