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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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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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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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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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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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Don’t be a millennial who lives at home

There are many benefits to living at home: you don’t have to cook, worry about London rent prices or do your own laundry. Even if you do contribute to bills and food, your living costs are dramatically reduced, which means you can save a good chunk of your salary each month. Not to mention that your mum can no longer complain about why you don’t call her more often; you’re

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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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