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
It’s August. The likelihood is that you are either a) on holiday in the sun surrounded by boat parties, booze and loud music, b) volunteering on a children’s camp or preserving an ancient Inca site in deepest, darkest Peru, c) working in a pub or d) asleep, but when it’s time to get back into the lecture hall as an international student, what effect are you having on the economy? The answer may surprise a lot of people…
First, let’s start with the numbers (all from 2013-14, the most recent available figures courtesy of the UK Council for International Student Affairs – www.ukcisa.org.uk):
- There are over 435,000 international students in the UK from all over the world including almost 273,000 ‘new’ or first year students
- The most represented nationality is China with 87,895 students, followed by India with 19,750
- University College London has the largest number of international students in the UK with 11,850
- 38.7% study Business & Administration followed by Engineering & Technology (32.7%) and Law (25%)
- The male/female split is virtually identical, with 50.9% female and 49.1% male
If you’re in that number and you’re coming to London, it’s not too late to find your perfect apartment. All you need to do is browse our selection of student accommodation in London and contact us!
The fact is that the UK (and London in particular), needs international students. A report by business lobby London First and PwC, one of the world’s largest firms of auditors aimed for the first time to economically quantify the costs and benefits of non-EU international students studying at London’s universities to London’s and the UK’s economy.
There has long been an argument centered on anti-immigration rhetoric that close to half a million international students coming to the UK every year put an unnecessary – and to some, unwanted – strain on public services and housing.
That argument, while still being waged, has been proven to be redundant. The report found that non-EU international students contribute £2.8bn to the economy made up of fees (£1.32bn), consumer and subsistence spending (£1.36bn) and £121m from visiting friends and family as well as supporting over 70,000 London jobs. The cost of providing them with public services such as the NHS costs the UK £540m, a net gain of £2.26bn.
The Head of Global Immigration at PwC, Julia Onslow-Cole said: ‘While politicians recognise the importance of international students, there has been considerable debate over the economic value.’
She continued: ‘This is the first study to quantify the benefits of student migration. We need more hard data like this to inform immigration policies and targets. The £2.3bn benefit of international students illustrates there is a huge amount at stake.’
In addition to the obvious financial benefits, 60% of students surveyed suggested that they were ‘more likely’ to do business in and with the UK as a direct result of studying here and in today’s lightning fast global economy, that is not something to be underestimated.
While good news on one hand, the report also offers a word of warning. It’s no secret that the abovementioned anti-immigration rhetoric is gaining a modicum of traction and a third of students interviewed said that the immigration system in the UK is so complex it had a negative impact on their experience of studying here, as did the difficulty in finding employment after finishing degrees.
One of the issues is that non-EU international students are included in the government’s net migration figures and are not, like Australia and Canada, classified as ‘temporary visitors’ hence the anti-immigration rhetoric. There is a real fear that the top students who have the luxury of picking and choosing the best universities around the world will avoid the UK.
We also need to make it easier for students to stay in the UK and work after the completion of their studies. The current rules state that students need to work for a single employer and earn a minimum salary of £20,800.
These are issues the government appear to be taking seriously. The bottom line is that we have some of the finest universities in the world and we need to attract the brightest and the best by offering a far more welcoming and inclusive climate. International students are a huge boon for the UK and they make a valuable and lasting contribution.
Don’t forget, you can still find excellent student accommodation in London! Search our portfolio of properties here and then call us on 020 8420 4666 or email@example.com
at 14 Aug 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
Over the next few weeks we will be making some improvements to the website as well as our internal and external communications so that we remain best placed to offer each of our clients a value-added service they know they can rely on.
As for our regular blog posts, we’ll be talking to you about the industry, we’ll of course be telling you about new properties and we’ll give you information about the different areas of London we operate in.
The purpose of a blog like this isn’t just to tell you about long-term and short-term flats to rent in London, student flats in London and holiday apartment rentals in London, but to open up our business. We’ll give you special offers and deals, insight, tips, hints and ideas about what to do in London as well as introducing you to Richard, Kelly, Joe, Robert, Mark and the team. They are the beating heart of our company and the very people who ensure your Euracom experience in London is trouble-free and enjoyable from start to finish.
We also know that client engagement isn’t all one-way traffic. What do you want to read about? What do you want to know? What aspect of London life can we explain for you? Is there an aspect of our service offering we can improve or make clearer? The only way we’ll know what you’re thinking is if you tell us! You can email us or call +44 (0)20 8420 7666.
In the meantime, take some time to look through the website and if we can help you find an apartment in London to rent, please call the team on +44 (0)20 8420 7666 or email us.
Enjoy the sunshine and please check back for regular (and sometimes funny) blogs!
The Euracom Team
at 24 Jul 2013