Why you should consider moving to South East England

Why you should consider moving to South East England

Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex and Kent

The South East of England has always been a popular place to live and work and it’s easy to see why as it doesn’t matter if you dream of living by the beach, in the middle of the countryside or a thriving historical town, the South East of England can provide it all.
Indeed, the South East of England offers a wealth of scenic countryside and mesmerising coastlines from the rolling hills of the South Downs to the ancient woodlands that make up the New Forest.
It really is a thriving area and one of the most visited in the UK and can offer something for everyone and its location certainly doesn’t hinder its popularity either.
Surrounding the city of London, its location makes it a very popular choice for commuters and it is very much considered the economic powerhouse of the UK which means there are lots of career opportunities throughout the region.
It really is easy to see why the area is known as the Beautiful South.

Career Opportunities

The South East of England is an economically prosperous region, second only to London and almost every part of it is within commuting distance of London as the area has some of the best public transport links in the UK.
Several national motorways and its proximity to Gatwick Airport, the UK's second-busiest airport, has led to the area becoming a major economic hub and its coastline along the English Channel offers frequent ferry crossings to mainland Europe.
The region is also home to seven thriving cities: Oxford, Brighton and Hove, Southampton, Canterbury, Portsmouth, Chichester and Winchester as well as the bustling areas of Reading and Milton Keynes all of which have flourishing economies.

The Area

The South East of England is home to some of the UK’s most recognisable sights including the world’s largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, Windsor Castle, where you will know if the Queen is in residence if the royal standard is flying.
The area is also where you will find the ultimate symbol of Britain, Dover’s White Cliffs, and two of the most enchanting national parks, the New Forest and the South Downs and eight designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The region's cities have something to offer everyone; from Oxford, one of the most well-preserved medieval cities in the United Kingdom as it was lucky to have been spared from German bombs in World War II, to the wonderful city of Portsmouth with all its maritime history and of course the ever-popular bohemian city of Brighton.

Eating and drinking

The South East is home to Kent often referred to as the "Garden of England" and therefore it is no surprise that the region is served by renowned Chefs and their restaurants including Heston Blumenthal's The Fat Duck in Bray, Berkshire which has three Michelin Stars and the title of "best restaurant in the world" and Raymond Blanc's Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, a hotel and restaurant with two Michelin Stars in Oxford.


The South East continues to be a popular place to live and property in the area has continued to see growth. Rightmove’s latest House Price Index shows a 0.7% increase in the average asking price in the area since January 2019.


The South East of England is home to some of the UK’s and indeed the world’s finest schools, both state and private, including the ancient public school of Eton College.

Oxford is of course home to the oldest English-speaking university, founded in the 12th century, The University of Oxford and its buildings dominate the area.

Buckinghamshire, Kent and Slough still maintain a fully selective education system which makes the area very popular.

If you are looking for domestic staff for your home or estate in the South East, please do not hesitate to contact us. We have an extensive database of available candidates who are looking for jobs locally, or we can even undertake a proactive search for your ideal candidate according to your specific requirements. 

Alternatively, if you are a domestic staff professional and looking for your next role in the South East – check out a sample of our available roles here and contact us today.

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