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Finding international communities in the UK

If you’re looking to connect with expats from your home country, there are a few international communities in London that you can join. Below you’ll find a brief description of some of the major communities you’ll find in the UK.

AUAustralian communities


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.

Australian Expats in London

This Facebook group offers a variety of opportunities for fellow Australians to meet up 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.

Australian Times

The Australian Times is Britain’s only media outlet specialising in connecting with Australians living in the UK. Covering news, sport, careers and more.

Australians living in London

Australians Living in London provides news, events and banter for the Australian community in London.

New ZealandNew Zealand communities

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 meet fellow Kiwis - 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.


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.


Essential resources for life in the UK

South Africa

Cape Town

Regent Square
Doncaster Road
Kenilworth 7708 +27 (0) 21 657 2120


25 Richefond Circle
Umhlanga 4320 +27 (0) 31 536 8844

United Kingdom


One Croydon
12-16 Addiscombe Road
Croydon CR0 0XT +44 (0) 20 7759 7514



9 Yarra Street
South Yarra
VIC 3141 +613 (0) 8651 4500

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