London Living – Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
Moving to London for studies, a new job, a new life chapter, or even just to experience this bustling metropolis is a BIG decision for anyone. A decision that needs careful planning and a bit of confidence to make that next leap.
For many people, some of the biggest concerns are where to live, the cost of living, and the cost of accommodation. Rightly so, London is expensive with flat rentals and flat-sharing far higher than anywhere else in the UK. However, the good news is that there are affordable accommodation providers such as LHA London based in the heart of the City in places such as Lancaster Gate, Paddington, Southwark, Canary Wharf / Westferry, and Belsize Park. This means you can live safely, securely, and centrally – with no contracts or faff that often goes with renting. What’s more, you get to meet lots of people from all over the world under one roof and, if the mood takes you, you can move on to another LHA property in another part of London. This way you get a real taste of local living as each area/borough has a different feel and vibe. It’s all part of the experience after all!
Oh, and if money is a bit tight, there is always the option of volunteering. The contribution of volunteers at LHA (who receive free shared accommodation and full board whilst assisting with the day-to-day running of hostel operations), allows the charity to keep its accommodation affordable. It’s a great way to get established in London and gain valuable experience. If you fancy giving it a go and lending a hand, visit our volunteering page – we’d love to hear from you.