South Africans in London
Are you a South African in London or someone looking to experience South African culture in the capital? If so here is where you will find everything that is South Africa in London.
Estimated South African population in London: 100,000
Main Areas: West London - Wimbledon, Earlsfield, Southfields
Embassy: South Africa House, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DP. Ph: 020 7451 7299
Famous/inspirational London Stranger: Kevin Pietersen is a professional cricketer from South Africa, who became eligible to play for England and went on to Captain them.
South African Community in London: South Africans have settled well in London with Southfields Tube station nicknamed 'South African Fields'.
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South African Bars and Restaurants
The Wandle (Earlsfield) This pub is arguably the best pub in London to watch Springbok games because of the large local South African community in the area. The pub is home to a great beer garden, offers excellent food and always has some sort of entertainment happening whether it be a movie night, sport on TV, live music, pub quiz or their famous steak night.
South African Food/Deli's
Limpopo (Acton): Is a South African butchers that will satisfy all your needs from back home. Arguably the best boerewors in London, 14 flavours of biltong, chicken flatties, marinated ribs and a large variety of steaks. If you want exotic meats such as Zebra, Crocodile, Ostrich etc this is your store. They also stock all the other foods, drinks and groceries you miss from home. If you want to have the best Braai in London this year make a visit to Limpopo.
South African Services in London
The South African: Free newspaper for expats with SA/UK news.
South African Removals: South African Removals specialise in moving to South Africa, delivering your personal effects and household goods safely by sea from the UK direct to your residence in South Africa. They also offer a recipricol service from South Africa to the UK. South African removals offer a cost effective and professional service which is great value for money. Click on their name with the blue link for more information and contact details.
South African Friendly Recruitment Agencies in London
Smart Teachers: is a boutique teaching agency in Covent Garden helping New Zealand 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 email@example.com, or join the gang on Facebook.
South African Groups/Associations in London
SA Business Club: Run by the South African Chamber of Commerce this is a great forum in which to source business information and network with other businesses for business development opportunities.
Africa Centre: Based in the heart of London they are the custodians of African Arts and Culture in the UK. They run a lot of music, fashion, arts, film, theatre and literature events.
South African Sporting Clubs/Associations in London
Springbok Supporters Club: Supporters club for South African Rugby fans.
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 women's netball league, run by netballers for netballers. Ideal for both individuals or teams looking for a game.
Other Sports playing information: Go to our Play a sport in London page.