London is one of the world’s leading financial centres and so professional services is the main area of employment, although this sector has been hit hard by the global financial crisis. As of Mid 2010, the job market in London has recovered somewhat, it is best to check with recruiters and staffing agencies.

London is hugely popular as a working holiday destination – work in bars and the hospitality industry is relatively easy to find.

Wages are generally higher in London than the rest of the UK, although the cost of living is higher overall.