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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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How to have a smooth room share experience

Room sharing can be an interesting experience, especially if you aren’t used to it. But sharing a room doesn’t need to be awkward, and here at LHA London, a lot of roommates end up being friends for life! But even when living with friends, conflict can still happen sometimes. Check out our top 5 tips on how to have a smooth room share experience during your stay in London. Set

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How to Intern in London

Interning is a great way to gain work experience and get a foot in the door in the industry you want a career in. And London in particular has been attributed as the best city in the world for work, beating other popular cities such as New York, Berlin and Barcelona. But when it comes to interning in London, knowing where to start can be difficult. Where do you look

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New year’s resolutions that are perfect for hostel life

New year, new you? No, we’re just kidding! But the start of a new year is a great time to make some positive changes to your life. So, 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! Here’s a few we think

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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 LHA London Guide to moving to the UK

Whether you are just thinking about moving to London, or you’re counting down the days until you board that plane, there are some important things you need to think about before making the big move. So, before you get carried away with finding the best rooftop bars and Instagram worthy eateries, make sure you have a read through this handy guide covering all the essentials, along with some top tips, to

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