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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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A Guide to: Canary Wharf

What’s Canary Wharf like to live in? Many people are unfamiliar with the area, but it’s one of the main financial districts of London, after The City. Home to many banks, international offices and skyscrapers, Canary Wharf is where many young professionals in London spend time doing business.  With many new developments around the docklands area, along with additions of shopping centres and restaurants, it’s a cool place to hang

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A Guide to: Stoke Newington

Stoke Newington is one of north London’s villages, located in the London Borough of Hackney, and is where you can find LHA Newington Court. N16 has been trendy for the last decade, but back in the 17th century it was little more than countryside. Now, residents of Stoke Newington are overwhelmed with choice, having the best of all worlds – with quiet, leafy neighbourhoods, a vibrant high street and excellent

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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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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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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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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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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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