Most people I meet are more interested in complaining about the weather, talking about where they live, moaning about housing prices, or any of the million-and-one other things that people talk and complain about here that have nothing to do with immigration.
Basically, if you come to London from abroad to work, expect: to be asked about your home country a lot, to be teased occasionally about your vocabulary/pronunciation of certain words, to meet tons of amazing people, to have loads of amazing experiences, and to pay more for accommodation than you ever thought possible.
As a white Canadian male (who also has British citizenship), I get asked where I'm from on a fairly regular basis.
If you fail to get the correct paperwork, you are breaking the law and you should expect consequences if you're caught.
Other important websites: You can find more about visa fees here: https://uk/visa-fees Or apply for one here: https://uk/apply-uk-visa In recent years, the UK has made it more difficult for individuals from outside the EU to immigrate to the UK, and public attitudes towards immigration and immigrants in general have become increasingly negative.
My best piece of advice for anything to do with immigration is to go straight to the source: the GOV.
UK website will tell you in plain English what type of visa you'll need and the requirements that go along with it.
However, there are a lot of important things you need to know before making your move.
London is one of the world's best cities and a truly unique place to live.
Nevertheless, public attitudes towards immigrants/foreigners are on the whole vastly more positive in London.
This might have something to do with the fact that over 1/3rd of Londoners were born outside the UK.
I've written this guide to try to clarify the process by addressing the most important issues you'll likely face when moving here.