London Life

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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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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The Feel-Good Factor of Volunteering

Many of us know that volunteering is a great way to gain new skills and experience, meet new people and make a difference to local communities. It’s also a brilliant opportunity to explore a new country or city. Take for example, LHA London’s volunteering programme which has provided the first stepping stone for many young people from all around the world to build a base in London. British Citizens, EU

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LHA Friendships: Eva & Noemi

It can be tough moving to a new city, but with LHA London’s shared accommodation, lounges and workspaces, you’re sure to make friends and settle in quickly. We spoke to our residents Eva and Noemi who both moved to an LHA hostel alone, but have become the best of friends! Eva tells us… I am an Italian exchange student at UCL here in London. I first arrived here at Holland

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6 New Year’s Resolutions for London Life

With a renewed mindset on January 1st, most people set themselves some new year’s resolutions. It’s important to ensure these changes fit in with your current lifestyle and are achievable, otherwise sticking to them will be difficult! Make sure you’re one of the 8% that actually do stick to their resolutions! Here are a few realistic suggestions we think would be great for 2020 and are all easy to fit

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5 things to do when you can’t go home for Christmas

We’re getting ever closer to the season of Christmas jumpers, fairy lights and family rows!  In case you’ve been living under a rock, Christmas is on it’s way and many of our residents will be heading home to spend the festive period with their friends and families. But what if you’re not able to head home this year?  The thought of spending Christmas alone in London may not be a

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