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Your Guide to All Things Christmas in London

Christmas is fast approaching, and if you want to get into the Christmas spirit (why wouldn’t you?!) then there are plenty of things in London to help you. London is buzzing with festive fun at this time of year, from Christmas lights to ice skating, to cinematic experiences and quaint markets. So, make the most of the lead up to Christmas and tick off some of these must see and

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Our insider tips on what to see & do in London

If you want some top tips on things to see and do around London, then our Hostel Managers are the ones to ask. So, we’ve done the hard work for you, and compiled all their favourite spots and top tips into one handy guide. Read on to find out their personal recommendations, all conveniently located near our 13 Central London properties. 1) Queensway and Westbourne Grove – Leinster House Take

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Top 10 tips to become a true Londoner

So, you’ve made the move to London, now you just need to follow our top tips on how to become a true Londoner. Don’t worry, we’ll have you feeling like a local in no time! 1. Mind your manners Good manners are a big part of British culture. Saying “please and “thank you” will go a long way. If something unfortunate has happened, or you bump into somebody in the

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The LHA London Guide to moving to the UK

Whether you are just thinking about moving to London, or you’re counting down the days until you board that plane, there are some important things you need to think about before making the big move. So, before you get carried away with finding the best rooftop bars and Instagram worthy eateries, make sure you have a read through this handy guide covering all the essentials, along with some top tips, to

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The most instagrammable places in London

London is the most Instagrammed city in Europe, and with so many amazing sights, it’s not hard to see why! We have pulled together some of our favourite Instagrammable spots in the capital so you can ensure your followers are kept entertained and envious throughout your time here. Time to get hashtag happy… 1.    Bar Elba The entrance to this rooftop bar is tucked away behind Waterloo station and boasts

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How freelancers can survive and thrive in London

Working as a freelancer in the heart of London can be both a fulfilling and challenging experience for a young professional…   And this is especially true for someone who comes from another part of the country, or another part of the world. Not only will you have to generate a regular income; but you will also need to create and follow a realistic plan to live comfortably on a

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Why is staying in a London hostel better than a house share?

Looking for a long-term place to stay in London? Why not save yourself a load of money and stay in a hostel instead! There are plenty of reasons as to why hostels are better to stay in than house shares for a long-term period, and at LHA London we can tell you why. Hostels are welcoming When you stay in a hostel, there are always plenty of people to socialise

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What to expect when living in a self-catering accommodation

Affordable accommodation that makes you feel at home gives you a sense of security and comfort when you’re living and working away from loved ones. If you are staying in London, you have a wide choice of accommodation, from hotels and hostels to houses and flat-shares. If you opt to live in self-catering accommodation, here are a few things you can expect: Some Facilities are Provided If you have an

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LHA London Resident Returns

Mr Kang visited Belvedere House a few weeks ago after 20 years since he was a resident of the self-catered accommodation in South Kensington.   He recognised the manager, from his time at Belvedere House two decades on and sent us the following: “First of all, I appreciate your staffs’ kindness while I was staying there. I guess it’s same in 20 years. Also that is a special memory that

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My intern experience with LHA London

I am a politics student at The University of Sheffield, going into my third year. I started my internship at LHA London in summer 2017. Due to my role, as ‘marketing assistant’, my job roles involved; working on social media projects, writing a blog and producing sales reports. Alongside this, I managed daily website updates, and the company Live Chat. I secured this internship through a Sheffield ex-alumni networking event

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