Are you an Australian in London or someone looking to experience Aussie culture in the capital? If so here is where you will find everything Aussie in London.
Aussies and London: London is a home away from home for many Australians who choose to settle here as its a great base to explore Europe from and have a lot of fun. Sharing a similar culture and language to Britain means there are a lot of excellent career opportunities for Australians particularly those with ancestory residence rights who can settle here without the restriction of a Holiday Visa. Those on working holiday visas can obtain work with reasonable ease provided they have a flexible attitude.
Australian Population in London: Estimated 50,000
Main Areas for Aussies in London: Fulham, Putney, Clapham, Acton, Shepherds Bush, Shoreditch, Lounge Room (Sleeping on your couch)
Australian Embassy in London: Australia House, Strand, London WC2B 4LA, Ph: 020 379 4334
Famous Aussie London Stranger: Character actor/comedian Barry Humphries is our inspirational Aussie London Stranger as his alter ego Dame Edna Everage was chosen to perform at the Queens Jubilee concert in 2002. As Sir Les Patterson he has assisted with diplomatic relations between Australia and Britain and then there was the 1972 cult cringe film he helped produce and star in called the "Adventures of Barry McKenzie" about an Aussie backpacker coming to London.
Major Celebrations/Events: AFL Grand Final (Sept 29,2018), Australia Day (Jan 26 annually), Anzac Day (April 25 Annually)
Looking for a bit of Australia in London? Here is where you will find it
Australian Bars in London
Alexandra (Clapham Common) - "The Alex" while predominately being a Irish sports bar has a strong Southern Hemisphere touch being a bar that shows all sports including Aussie Rules and Super 15 Rugby. They are also long term supporters of the Wandsworth Demon's Australian Rules football club.
Australian Coffee Shops in London
Australian's are helping bring good coffee to London!!!....and with it smashed avocado.
Flat White (Soho) - Aussie/Kiwi cafe that serves outstanding coffee
Milk Bar (Soho) - Sister to Flat White and has similar reputation for serving outstanding coffee.
Lantana (Fitzrovia) - Very popular Australian cafe famous for the quality food and coffee they serve.
Salvation Jane (Shoreditch) - Sister to Lantana and also very popular for the same reasons, great food and amazing coffee.
Australian Services in London
Arrive Homes: Helps mainly New Zealand, Australian and Canadian expats settle in London by providing friendly, clean, shared households with other like minded professionals. Excellent value for money accommodation with own room, all bills included and close to train stations.
Australian Friendly Recruitment Agencies in London
Smart Teachers: is a boutique teaching agency in Covent Garden helping Australian teachers and TAs find work in London. Sign up for free CPD training and a generous referral scheme of £100 per teacher referred; refer 5 and we could be flying you to New York. If you’re a professional teacher with a sense of fun, join Smart before you miss out!
Vibe Teaching -The biggest 'little' teaching agency in London! Ask around … we just love making people happy! We place Teachers and TA's in Early Years, Primary, Secondary and SEN for Supply, Part-time and Full-time positions … and only in schools where we've taught ourselves! If you're after friendly service, a great job and excellent pay, drop us a line on 02031782000 or at firstname.lastname@example.org, or join the gang on facebook.
Australian Community Groups/Associations in London
Australian Women's Club: Social network group for Australian women.
Australian Business: Networking group for Australian businesses in the UK.
Australian Times: Australian news for expats living in London.
TNT Magazine: Free monthly magazine for Aussies, kiwis and South Africans living in London.
Ozzies in London Facebook page - Connect with other Aussies for jobs, flats and other matters.
Aussies in London Facebook page - Connect with other Aussies for jobs, flats and other matters.
Kiwis in London Facebook page - Connect with other Aussies/Kiwis for jobs, flats and other matters.
Australian Sports Clubs in London
Australian Football in London
London has a thriving Aussie Rules competition in London established around 30 years ago. Clubs welcome both Aussies and Non-Aussies with open arms to play their sport. See clubs below.
Putney Magpies Aussies Rules Football/Netball Club: Is a friendly and social club based in the ideal location of Putney, Fulham and Hammersmith in West London. Those seeking a game of footy, netball or even just a beer should always get one here.
Wimbledon Hawks: The Hawks are one of the founding clubs in the AFL London competition.
West London Wildcats: London's most successful Aussie Rules club in London.
Wandsworth Demons: Based in the heart of Clapham Common.
Nth London Lions: The club to play aussie rules football in Nth London.
London Swans: The club to play aussie rules football in the City.
Kanga Footy: Is a fast and fun, minimal-contact version of Australian Rules Football, which is played mid week at Clapham Common, and designed to not only keep you fit but be social as well with mixed teams. Check it out and get a team together.
London Broncos: London's professional Rugby team based out of twickenham and playing at the top level.
London Touch Rugby: Touch Rugby competition based in West London that runs both a mixed and mens competition to help you avoid the Heathrow injection.
Action Netball: Value for money and friendly mixed and womens netball league, run by netballers for netballers. Ideal for both individuals or teams looking for a game.
Other Sports playing information: Go to our Playing Sport in London pages.