As many people will tell you, ‘student days are the best days of your life’. Add to that the vibrant atmosphere of the one of the world’s finest capital cities and you have all the ingredients to make your student life one to remember.
Choosing London as your base during your years of studying makes perfect sense. With many higher education institutions set in and around the city, London makes an attractive and convenient place to study and has so much to offer. It is a place where you will be inundated with images, culture, atmosphere, people and history. You can pick and choose, combining being a student, spectator or tourist, as everything is so centrally located. As a student, there are many opportunities to experience new culture, shops, events and people. Add to that two other student priorities, nightlife and food, which London has in abundance, with its plethora of food markets, eateries and pubs located in the centre, and you then have all the major lifestyle benefits of living and studying in London.
Furthermore, with an excellent, affordable transport network to get around, along with a multitude of museums and art galleries, (many being free), boredom will never set in, even for those students who are on the tightest of budgets.
If you are seeking greater independence and looking to start your career, London is definitely the place for you. London helps to connect people, with its proximity to the world stage. Its status as a leading city results in well renowned companies, like banks, publishers and media companies choosing to make London their headquarters. As a student in London, you can take advantage of such employers providing opportunities like interview training, work experience and internships. Graduate schemes are also available within the city, making your location and proximity to these ever more vital.
As an international student, initially student life in London can be daunting, although there are endless opportunities for not only boosting your education and career, but also for friendship and fun. This could be your ideal chance to combine furthering your education and living in one of the most influential and exciting cities in the world. With its fusion of cultures and unique multicultural character, communities from every corner of the globe have settled in London, bringing new cuisine, customs and influence to the capital, giving it a diversity and richness unlike anywhere else, making you want to stay, sample and explore.
Although studying in London is undoubtedly a highly attractive idea for many, the main factor for students in deciding whether to live and study in London, is their idea of what it will cost to live in the capital. London is a great city, but it can be expensive and it does falter when it comes to affordability. Students can find it hard to make ends meet, even when they are frugal with their money. Yet having a base in London is a real advantage, as its close to some of the worlds leading universities & colleges and especially if you're applying for internships and want real opportunities for employment.
Euracom aims to make student life in London as hassle-free, simple and affordable as possible, allowing you to focus on your studies. We specialise in providing student accommodation and student apartments, perfect for students wishing to rent an apartment in London and we have an extensive range of student apartments for rent to suit all budgets. The following apartments are a great choice for students wanting to study at university or college in London and looking for cheap student accommodation.
Euracom Study Abroad Student Apartments London, Zone 1
These study abroad student flats are conveniently located in the most popular student areas and are close to the major London universities like UCL and Kings College. Their central location (within London's 'Zone 1' transport system) allows easy access to the city’s theatres, museums, restaurants, shops and tourist attractions. With a full range of services including fully equipped kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms with Wifi, TV and DVD player, they make the perfect choice of cheap student accommodation for those on a budget.
247 Baker Street student accommodation London, NW1
This great value studio apartment is in a private block, located within walking distance of Regents College and a wide range of eateries, bars, bistros and local attractions such as Regent’s Park, the Sherlock Holmes and Beatles museums and the London Planetarium. Its prime location makes it ideal for both exploring London’s sites and for access to local universities. Utility bills, along with some furniture and whitegoods (washing machine) are included. A fully equipped kitchen and central heating make this apartment an excellent choice.
Cheap apartments for rent, London Bloomsbury, WC1
These recently refurbished, self-catering budget apartments are ideally located for a short term London stay on a budget, or for a central base to London's university district. They are central to major attractions like The British Museum, theatre land and Oxford Street. These simply furnished studio apartments sleep two in either double or twin beds. Services include- Concierge / security / reception and daily or weekly linen change, lifts, lobby/ waiting area.
These student apartments in central London are available for either cheap short / long term apartment rental with very competitive rates.
For more information contact us or call one of our reservation agents on: +44(0)20 8420 7666
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at 25 Nov 2016
Happy New Year! We hope the holidays were full of friends, family, food and gifts and you’re back to work or university raring to go! We are!
While this blog post is a nice throwback to years past, it would be remiss of us not to acknowledge and condone the horrific, inexcusable yet wholly unnecessary executions of the defenceless writers, journalists and cartoonists at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo last week. Here at Euracom, we cater for lots of French students and executives and our thoughts are with their friends, families and colleagues.
We digress. As we’ve alluded to, 2015 is a year absolutely jam-packed full of historical anniversaries so we thought we’d ease you into the year with a short(ish) but fun and memory-provoking trip down memory lane! Some will make you smile, some will make you sad and some may drive you into a seething cacophony of boiling rage…
The King, Elvis Presley would have been 80 this year. Winston Churchill died 50 years ago and 70 years ago in 1945, Auschwitz was liberated by the allied forces.
It’s been 25 years since Nelson Mandela walked free from Robben Island after 27 years, Bob Marley would have been 70 and 40 years ago, Margaret Thatcher was elected Tory leader.
Guitar demi-god Eric Clapton turns 70, Mikael Gorbachev became the leader of the Soviets 30 years ago and it’s been 50 years since US troops first landed in Vietnam.
Winston Churchill resigned 60 years ago due to his failing health, the liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp took place 70 years ago and Saigon fell 40 years ago.
The Lusitania was torpedoed by a German U19-type submarine called SM U-20 100 years ago this month, it’s the 70th anniversary of VE Day in Europe and 35 years ago, Joy Division singer Ian Curtis died.
200 years ago, The Duke of Wellington’s Seventh Coalition defeated Napoleon’s armies at the Battle of Waterloo. 600 years before that, King John signed the Magna Carta, a series of written promises between the king and his subjects the he, the king, would govern England and deal with its people according to the customs of feudal law.
Harry Potter’s mum, JK Rowling, turns 50; it’s the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the first major campaign to be fought entirely by air forces and it’s been 15 years since the Air France Concorde flight 4590 crashed minutes after take-off from Charles De Gaulle airport into a hotel in the small town of Gonesse, prompting the demise of supersonic flight.
Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi army invaded Kuwait 25 years ago, claiming they had both reneged on promises to waive the debt Iraq had run up fighting Iran and stolen oil and drove the price down by over-supply. In reality, Hussein wanted oil and access to the Persian Gulf and did everything he could to fulfil his objective. It’s been 75 years since the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki and the King of Bonds, Sean Connery, the most Scottish man in the universe turns 85.
In one of the most high-profile crimes of the 20th century, Patty Hearst, granddaughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst was arrested 40 years ago as part of an armed robbery of a bank in California after being kidnapped and brainwashed by the Symbionese Liberation Army. Coronation Street has been on our screens for 60 years and 45 years ago in 1970, four planes bound for New York were hijacked by the Python-esque sounding Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in what became known as the Dawson’s Field hijackings, so named for the airstrip in Jordan where two of the planes landed.
It’s been 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt, a major British victory for Henry V against a numerically superior French army in the Hundred Years’ War; it’s been 50 years since the Telecom Tower, one of London’s most iconic buildings opened and it’s been 85 years since the R101 airship crashed.
Thatcher walked out of number 10 for the last time 25 years ago and five years before that was the historic Reagan-Gorbachev meeting, known as the Geneva Summit.
25 years ago, English and French engineers met and shook hands under the Channel, the Chairman of the Board, Frank Sinatra would have been 100 and 2015 years ago, Jesus was born!
We hope you’ve enjoyed this look back through the ages and don’t forget, Euracom has a great selection of apartments in London from where you can see 2,000 years of history right on our doorstep!
at 12 Jan 2015
People from all over the world come to London for a million different reasons.
Some come to study, some come to work, some come to visit friends and relatives and some come simply to see what this most cosmopolitan of cities has to offer.
Just before we forget:
- If you are a student in London looking for accommodation, click here
- If you are in London to work and need accommodation, click here
- If you are looking for the best rental accommodation in London, click here
We have a world-class selection of restaurants, theatres, cultural events, markets, open spaces, architecture and attractions but the jewel in London’s crown has to be our collection of museums.
The British Museum
Founded in 1753 by physician, naturalist and collector Sir Hans Sloane who bequeathed his collection of 71,000 objects to King George II, the British Museum was established by an Act of Parliament.
It was the first national public museum in the world and as it does today, it granted free admission to all ‘students and curious persons’. Visitor numbers have grown from around 5,000 a year in the eighteenth century to almost six million a year today.
The major exhibitions you can see today include:
Ancient Lives, New Discoveries – a collection of eight mummies from Egypt and Sudan, each with their own unique story (£, until 30 Nov 2014)
The Other Side of the Medal – How Germany saw the First World War – this collection of German medals made by artists between 1914 and 1919 was designed to influence popular opinion against Germany’s enemies (FREE until 23 Nov 2014)
Exhibitions coming up include:
Ming: 50 Years that changed China – Builders of the Forbidden City and rulers of the global superpower from 1400 – 1450, the Ming dynasty created some of the most beautiful works in the history of art – porcelain, jewellery, gold, furniture, paintings, sculptures and textiles – and many have never been seen outside of China before (£, 18 September 2014 – 5 January 2015)
Germany: Memories of a Nation – this exhibition is a 600-year history in objects in the context of the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago. The show will use objects to investigate the complexities of addressing a German history which is full of both triumphs and tragedies (£, 16 October 2014 – 25 January 2015)
For all the information you need about the British Museum including opening hours, getting there and floor plans, please click here.
The Natural History Museum
Located in South Kensington in one of London’s most beautiful buildings, the National History Museum is a world-renowned museum and science research centre attracting over five million visitors every year.
The museum hosts 70 million natural history specimens and six million rare books and manuscripts and the scientists collaborate internationally on research, collections and information resources.
Entry is free but there is a charge for some of the temporary exhibitions, including:
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story – Experience the dramatic story of ancient Britain, its changing landscapes and the people who lived here. This major exhibition showcases more than 200 specimens, objects and life-size models (£, until 28 September 2014)
Neanderthal Survival – Neanderthals were exceptionally successful as a human species, surviving more than 250,000 years of extreme climates in Ice Age Europe. Archaeologist Beccy Scott explains what the traces they left behind tell us about their behaviour and how they managed to survive for so long (18 September 2014, 14.30 – 15.00)
There is also a huge amount of things to do for kids. For more information, click here.
For all the information you need about the Natural History Museum including opening hours, getting there and what you can see, please click here.
The Science Museum
Across the road from the Natural History Museum in South Kensington, the Science Museum was opened in 1857 ostensibly as a store of industrial and decorative arts and it has been added to over the years, including a Special Loan Collection of Scientific Instruments in 1876, and in 1883 a science library was established along with the addition of the contents of the Patent Office Museum.
Exhibitions at the Science Museum:
Fly Zone Studio – Make believe you’re an astronaut with the help of green-screen technology
Mysteries of the Unseen World – Explore a world invisible to the naked eye in IMAX style (£)
3D: Printing the Future – Discover how innovators use 3D printers to turn computer data into physical objects that could change your life.
For all the information you need about exhibitions, visiting and tickets, please clickhere.
London’s museums aren’t limited to these three! Here’s a list of museums in London for your entertainment pleasure!
Don’t forget that when you come to London, you’ll need somewhere to stay and here atEuracom, we have a comprehensive selection of apartments in London for tourists, students and corporate visitors.
Call us today on 020 8420 7666 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for the best accommodation in London!
at 17 Sep 2014
A report by Philip Pank last week in The Times suggests that London has cemented its place as one of the most visited cities in the world and here at Euracom, we might be biased but we already knew that!
Nearly 33 million people came to Britain in 2013 (over half – 16.8m – to London) and he suggests that the tourist spike is less due to economic recovery than our favourite topic of conversation, the weather! The sun shone bright in 2013 after the 2012 Diamond Jubilee washout.
Visitors are spending an average of £85 a day in the capital (Americans top the list spending an average £105 per day) and the nationalities with the biggest number of visitors were, perhaps unsurprisingly French, German and American.
With so many people coming to London (and, according to VisitBritain Chairman Christopher Rodrigues, inbound tourism will rise by over 6% a year over the next ten years), coupled with a finite number of hotel rooms, where is everyone going to stay?
Luckily at Euracom, we have the answer! We have a fantastic selection of holiday and vacation apartments in London. You can view them here and we have availability all over London in June, July, August and September!
Depending on where in London you want to stay, some of our apartments and residences have special offers so when you speak to our Customer Service team, don’t forget to ask about the different types of offers available and they’ll talk you through everything you want to know.
What are you waiting for? The summer is almost here and you should be too! Call 020 8420 7666 or email email@example.com NOW!
at 12 May 2014
It’s that time of year again! The summer term is winding down and students around the world are planning a summer full of backpacking/volunteering/working/sleeping/ *
*delete as appropriate.
For international students coming to the UK, another set of priorities manifests itself. Packing, organising visas and entry requirements, enrolling, organising bank accounts, finding the best late-night fast-food joints and of course finding somewhere to live.
With around 425,000 international students enrolling onto Higher Education courses in the UK this year (in addition to 2m British students), finding suitable student accommodation in London (and the other major university towns in the UK) is becoming increasingly difficult.
Luckily, here at Euracom, we have a fantastic selection of student apartments in London for students on degree courses, short-term study abroad programmes and students on work placements.
We have been providing student accommodation in London for over 25 years and our service is efficient, easy and responsive. Arranging your student accommodation through Euracom means that you can get back to the important things, like looking for the best pubs and clubs in the city!
We have a dedicated section of our website devoted to student accommodation in London here where you can read all about who we are, what we do and examples of our selection of student apartments and study abroad apartments in –
Baker Street NW1
Aldgate East E1 ***Special Offer prices are available until 13 July 2014***
George Street W1
Camden Town NW1
Please visit the website for a more comprehensive selection of accommodation in London and keep checking back because we are adding more apartments all the time, including residences for academic year bookings of 36, 43 and 51 weeks, dependent on your preference and how long you’ll be with us.
All our student apartments in London are in Zones 1 & 2 and each one is very well equipped to an international standard and range from traditional apartments sleeping 6-8, residence halls for all those wanting a more ‘international environment’, rooms for two students as well as traditional studio apartments.
We also have availability in our apartments throughout London for July and August so you’ll have plenty of time to get acclimatised and to discover what living in London is all about!
Also on the website we have given you a whole host of useful information about living in London, including advice and support, money and safety, useful contacts, a great entertainment guide and information about how to get around the city.
Don’t forget, we also have a great choice of serviced vacation apartments all over London but you need to be quick, places are filling up very quickly. They are all in the beating heart of the city, close to everything you’ll ever need for a great trip to London this summer!
All you need to do is call us on +44 (0) 20 8420 7666 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll talk you through everything you need to know about student accommodation in London.
Have a great month and we’ll see you in June.
at 7 May 2014