[VIDEO] Born in Costa da Caparica, a beach town near Lisbon, João Costa was forced to leave his home country when he found himself jobless during the financial crisis. Like himself, many other teachers were left unemployed. In 2007, João took matters into his own hands and moved to London, where he now works as an Assistant Headteacher.
[PHOTOS] Born in the Portuguese capital, Ludmila has family from both Guinea and Cape Verde. But, over 10 years ago, she moved to the UK, where she completed high school and graduated with a French and Political Science degree from the University of Leeds.
[VIDEO] Not all scientists wear lab coats. Brazilian Anderson Brito proves it. The 31-year-old, who moved to London to do his PhD at Imperial College, studies how molecular interaction changes over time – but all using a computer.
[PHOTOS] Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Olympic diver Tom Daley were some of the celebrities who joined in the celebrations. But there were also Portuguese-speakers among the crowd.
[VIDEO] Now in London, Rui has just graduated with a Biochemistry degree from Kingston University. But even though he enjoyed his studies, Rui’s passion is somewhere else – in the world of entrepreneurship.
[VIDEO] As a child, Inês Sequeira was inspired by her mother, a former school teacher, to explore and discover the world of science.
[PHOTOS] Through a series of photographs, Rui tells us about his entrepreneurial ventures, his passion for American Football, and what motivates him to succeed.
[VIDEO] Being from the same country is not the only aspect connecting the two. Inspired by their family roots, Estevão and Mena love cooking.
[VIDEO] Born in the Portuguese city of Viseu, Fátima Veloso was left with no option but to leave her country when the factory she owned closed down. In 2003, she packed her bags and moved to the UK with her 4-year-old daughter. A year later, Fátima’s husband was able to join the family in London – where they have lived ever since.
[VIDEO] When you walk into O Cantinho de Portugal, a restaurant located in the heart of Stockwell, you might wonder if you are still in London. Owned by Francisco and Carla Durães, the restaurant looks, smells and feels like Portugal.
[VIDEO] In 2005, João Jesus moved to London simply because he wanted “to make music”. Originally from Lisbon, the 31-year-old singer and songwriter has produced two albums so far – the second one was released this month.
[VIDEO] Seven years ago, Joana Jesus left Lisbon and moved to London. Since then, she has been involved in a handful of projects – from developing her own curriculum module to starting a YouTube channel.