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Benefits of Getting a Private Hostel Room

The cost of accommodation in a major city like London can be prohibitive, especially for working students and budget-conscious travellers. The average overnight rate within the city ranges from £138 – £163. For this reason, many opt for more affordable options, with hostels being among the most popular. London hostels with private rooms are an ideal option for those who want privacy but also appreciate the opportunity to meet new people.

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The Year That Was 2021

I don’t know about you, but the year that was 2021 seems to have come and gone in a New York minute. Equally, it feels like a lifetime since the UK (and London Town) was in full lockdown, when in fact it was just nine months ago. Whilst it may have appeared gloomy, with true British stiff upper lip, we all soldiered on and there were some great moments of

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Room to Share

There’s no denying that we live in a world of sharing – whether it’s sharing social media posts and content, food, advice, knowledge, money, or friends – you name it – we share it. When it comes to moving to a new city for the first time, many of us choose to share accommodation or a room. Not only is it a cheaper, more affordable option (especially in cities such

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Getting your first job in London

Are you a student or a graduate looking for your first job? Are you excited by the prospect but, at the same time, worried about how to dive into the job market? Fear not. We know the feeling all too well which is why we have put together some useful information to help you succeed with your first job applications and interviews. 1. Understanding your passion London is a bustling

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What Makes London the Ideal Study Destination?

Simply thinking about studying in London can be a thrill! As renowned English writer Samuel Johnson once said, “there is in London all that life can afford,” and “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” It pretty much sums up what life can be like in London – exciting, fulfilling, and nothing short of extraordinary. Truth be told, there are plenty of factors that make

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A Place to Call Home

The Passage is London’s largest homelessness charity. For the past 40 years, we have been based in the heart of Westminster, providing practical support and a wide range of services to help transform the lives of people who are street homeless. We are guided by our Vincentian values and offer our clients the resources and solutions to end their homelessness for good, including routes to employment, benefits and accommodation. We

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Volunteering Week (1-7 June 2021)

Today (1st June 2021), marks the start of Volunteers’ Week – a time to say a big thank you for the contributions millions of people make across the UK through volunteering, especially during the pandemic. Not only does volunteering make a huge difference to communities, but also to organisations such as ours. For over 25 years, Volunteering at LHA London forms a huge part of our continued success and the

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The Great Escape Back to London

With university closures, the shift to remote working, job losses and furloughs – the current pandemic has meant thousands of young people were forced to leave London last year to return to their parental home. Although lots of young people moved home out of choice to enjoy lockdown in a bigger house, with outdoor space and with their families, many have since lost their jobs and now find themselves trying

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It’s ALL about the Experience!

Young apprentices can be some of the most dedicated workers, bringing fresh perspectives and new skill sets into the workforce. Not only do they provide opportunities for employers to ‘grow their own’ and develop a crucial talent pipeline for businesses, but they can also strengthen and diversify the workforce. As National Apprenticeship Week 2021 (8-14 February) gets underway, which aims to shine a light on the amazing work being done

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Meet the Volunteers – Laura

Name: Laura Age: 30 Country of Origin: France Hostel Manager at Railton House (Paddington) What brought you to London? When I first came to the UK, my aim was to stay for a short period of time. It has now been 10 YEARS. I am living in this amazing, cosmopolitan city and I feel very lucky. Why did you volunteer at LHA? I was so determined to improve my English

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