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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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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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LHA Does Volunteers’ Week

In honour of Volunteers’ Week, a national celebration of the fantastic work of volunteers across the country, we thought we would take the opportunity to say thank you to our own volunteers here at LHA. With our Volunteer Program, we give young people in London the chance to live and eat with us free of charge, in exchange for as little as 20 hours of work a week. Our volunteers’

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Meet the Residents! – Antonio, Leinster House

Want to move to London but don’t know where to start? Maybe you don’t know where to live, where has the best amenities or where is safest? Or perhaps you’re just worried about finding cheap accommodation in London? Moving to a new place can be daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. Here at LHA, we are all about providing students and young professionals affordable accommodation in London so that

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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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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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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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Why is staying in a London hostel better than a house share?

Looking for a long-term place to stay in London? Why not save yourself a load of money and stay in a hostel instead! There are plenty of reasons as to why hostels are better to stay in than house shares for a long-term period, and at LHA London we can tell you why. Hostels are welcoming When you stay in a hostel, there are always plenty of people to socialise

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What to expect when living in a self-catering accommodation

Affordable accommodation that makes you feel at home gives you a sense of security and comfort when you’re living and working away from loved ones. If you are staying in London, you have a wide choice of accommodation, from hotels and hostels to houses and flat-shares. If you opt to live in self-catering accommodation, here are a few things you can expect: Some Facilities are Provided If you have an

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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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