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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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10 Tips on Making Friends at University

You’ve just received your A Level results and you’re over the moon to be going to university! But you also have a lingering feeling of anxiety about the idea to moving to a new place and making new friends. Don’t worry, it’s totally normal to experience mixed emotions about starting your new life at university. That’s why we’ve gathered a list of ten handy tips to make mingling with new

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A Guide to: Belsize Park

Nestled cosily between Camden, Primrose Hill, Hampstead and St John’s Wood, Belsize Park is slap bang in the middle of one of the most beautiful and trendy neighbourhoods in London. Home to one of our north London hostels, Belsize House, there are a lot of great gems in this area that makes it great place to live. Here’s everything you need to know if you’re thinking of staying in Belsize

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Festivals in London You Need to Check Out This Summer

The weather in London is heating up, and with that comes many outdoor events to make the most of the glorious (and often rare!) sunshine. Festivals form a key role in British summertime culture, but there’s no need to venture far. Here is a list of our top 5 affordable festivals right here in the capital that you can’t miss out on. Citadel There is still time to get in

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Outdoor Cinema You Can’t Miss This Summer

Outdoor cinema in London has become increasingly popular over the years. With summer 2019 just around the corner, everyone in London is gearing up for another season of outdoor film screenings. We don’t want you missing out on the best outdoor cinema in London, so here are some venues you NEED to visit in the city this summer… Southbank Centre This summer at Southbank Centre (only a 15 minute walk

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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 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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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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