What to pack

Use this checklist as a guide to ensure that you have packed everything you need before you come to the UK.

    Packing your hand luggage

    Make sure that you pack the following items in your hand luggage, so that you have them with you while traveling: 

    Packing your hold luggage

    When packing your hold luggage, remember to include the following:

    • label your luggage with your details in English
    • check your baggage allowance, exceeding this could be extremely costly
    • photocopies of all your important documents (passport, visa, etc.) and passport photos
    • clothes - British weather can be extremely unpredictable, make sure you pack items suitable for all seasons (if you are coming from a very different climate, it may be cheaper to buy suitable clothes when you arrive)
    • photographs of loved ones and reminders of home are a great way to brighten up your room and help you feel settled
    • electrical items, including a travel adaptor 
    • any other personal items
    • tip: you don't need to bring everything you own
    • take a look at our shopping section for further information on where to buy things when you arrive

    What not to pack

    There are some items that you will not need to pack, such as:

    Please note that our checklist is not exhaustive and should be used as a guide, you may find there are additional items you need to pack.