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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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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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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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My intern experience with LHA London

I am a politics student at The University of Sheffield, going into my third year. I started my internship at LHA London in summer 2017. Due to my role, as ‘marketing assistant’, my job roles involved; working on social media projects, writing a blog and producing sales reports. Alongside this, I managed daily website updates, and the company Live Chat. I secured this internship through a Sheffield ex-alumni networking event

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25 years’ service celebrated at Sandeman-Allen

LHA marks 25 years’ service for Laurent Nolfo – Manager at Sandeman-Allen House.   Most managers of LHA London can recall when they first met Laurent during his time, which includes positions at Bowden Court, Railton House, Leinster House, Sandeman-Allen as an Assistant Manager, Holland House and then back to Sandeman-Allen as a manager. Sandeman-Allen is a central, catered accommodation with some of the best customer feedback scores for customer

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Bringing life to rooms at Halpin House

Is this a postcard sent from Kew Gardens?   Not quite, these are some of the rooms that residents at Halpin House have made into their home from home; turning shared spaces into communal living at it’s best. At Halpin House, the team are always encouraging residents who typically stay 1-6 months whilst studying, working locally or completing an internship to put a touch of green in their living space. There have

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