London Life

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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Why Affordable Co-living is Essential in Cities Like London

Co-living spaces are becoming increasingly popular across the world as young people start to realise the value of sharing affordable living spaces. In places like London in particular, it has proven a great way to make friends, save money and feel less lonely, something that young people new to London often struggle with. Co-living is community. It’s a brilliant, relatively cheap and extremely enticing concept to more and more people

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Budget-Friendly Things to do in London

Think living in London is too expensive? Thank again! There are plenty of things to do around the city either for free or on the cheap, so whether you’re a student or just like to be frugal, here are some of the best things to do around London on a shoestring budget. The memories will be priceless… Travel If you haven’t already and are eligible for one, get a 16-25

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Should You Go Catered or Self-Catered?

Here at LHA London, we have 13 properties that have a mixture of catered and self-catered facilities. Both options have their benefits, but what will suit you better in the long run? We’ve compiled a list of things to consider when picking out which LHA hostel will fit your lifestyle the best, helping you to find the best long-term London accommodation to suit your needs. Do you want to cook

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Ending Loneliness with LHA London

Everyone gets lonely, but we don’t always feel comfortable to admit or talk about it. Humans are social by nature, so it’s understandable that even the most introverted person needs company now and then. This week, it’s Loneliness Awareness Week, a campaign started by Marmalade Trust in 2017 to raise awareness of loneliness amongst people in the UK. And because LHA is a home away from home for many residents

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