Opening a bank account will be one of the hardest things you will do! You can't open a bank account without proof of address.... and you can't sign a lease without a bank account. It's a big catch 22!
We all manage to overcome it in many different ways. Where will you be staying when you first move over? If it's with friends or family, hopefully they will be okay with you setting something up in your name to get a piece of mail to get a bank account opened. If it's corporate housing and you are relocating with an employer, hopefully they will assist. If you are in a hotel-type accommodation, the letting agent should let you transfer your money from the US to the UK, though they may want six months rent plus deposit up front.
You'll get there, but it WILL be frustrating!