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Visit London this springtime

With winter, (almost) behind us and a little more warmth in the air, there is no better time to sample the delights that our fabulous capital can offer.   London’s world famous parks, for example, are awash with spring blooms galore, so if you’re visiting during March, April and May it’s an absolute must to stroll amongst all the fragrant scents that are associated with springtime in London. 

Visit Kew Gardens London

One great example is Richmond Park, famous also for its free roaming deer and cute baby animals.  The park is adorned with cycle paths and playgrounds so is ideal for families who want to experience the great outdoors. Within the park, the Isabella Plantation is a 40 acre Victorian woodland plantation planted in the 1830's.  First opened in 1953, it’s best known for its evergreen azaleas, flowering in April/May which line the ponds and streams.

As temperatures begin to rise and the days grow longer, there’s definitely more opportunities to take advantage of the plethora of London’s outdoor activities.   Other examples of the city ‘springing’ to life (forgive the pun!), include;-

  1. London’s Gardens (Throughout the Spring)

    To experience a sea of crocuses and daffodils blooming in all their glory, make a visit to Kew Gardens.  If you’ve never been then now’s the time – as although Kew is beautiful at any time, in spring when many of the most beautiful blooms start making an appearance.  Snowdrops, crocuses, bluebells and daffodils abound and you can also enjoy a guided tour around the gardens on the Kew Explorer land train to learn about its historic buildings and flora and fauna.

    Alternatively the lovely Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, originally planted in 1908, has been transformed over the years into a tranquil ornamental garden of classical proportions.  There are traditional rotational flower displays in spring/summer with vibrant colours and exotic planting adding to the atmosphere.

  2. St Patrick's Day Celebrations (March)

    St Patrick's Day in London showcases Irish culture at its best.  With food, dancing and music along with

    a free festival in Trafalgar Square, Many of London’s bars also host events.

  3. Mother's Day (March)

    Why not spoil your mum and treat her to a day out in the city this year? There are plenty of great things to do, from river cruises along the Thames, a fabulous musical like The Phantom of the Opera or a sophisticated afternoon tea at the Ritz, perhaps.

  4. Oxford/Cambridge Boat race (April)

    The annual clash between Oxford and Cambridge, is a uniquely British rowing race on the River Thames.  Running for over 180 years, the race amasses crowds of over 300,000.   So get a prime position beside the river, bring your picnic and enjoy!

  5. Oxford Cambridge goat race (April)

    Coinciding with the above race, you could opt for something rather different… with two aptly named pygmy goats (Oxford and Cambridge) racing around a prepared track at Spitalfields City Farm.  With all proceeds going to the farm, witness the goats, (rather than their counterparts in the boats) going for gold!  The spectacle has bands, including ‘Goat-e-oke’, (I kid you not… get it?), along with other goat-related fun.  Tickets are popular, so book early.

  6. Easter Celebrations (April)

    Easter in London is certainly a place for children and chocolate lovers alike.  This year it falls on Sunday 21st April, although the run up to this date has some exciting activities going on throughout the capital.  Special Easter events for young and old, from the obligatory Easter egg hunting, Easter themed afternoon teas, to a free performance of the biblical story ‘The Passion of Jesus’ held in Trafalgar Square on Good Friday. 

    This play commemorates the day Jesus was crucified and the run up to it.  100+ actors and numerous animals create authentic recreation of the time.  Alternatively, join a London trail on the quest for chocolate Easter Eggs.  Track down Easter bunnies at the National Trust property of Morden Hall Park.  This is a popular event for families, where you'll search all across the park for clues that will lead you to Bunny's secret stash of chocolate. 

    Alternatively head along to London Wetland Centre, an urban oasis for wildlife and people, just 10 minutes from Hammersmith.  Here you can stroll among the lakes, ponds and gardens, relax and enjoy coffee at the café, whilst the children let off steam in the play areas.  You can also go ‘quackers’ and challenge your family to explore the wetland areas searching for the giant yellow ducks hiding amongst the reeds, trees and their real-life cousins.  Special activity cards help you to find where these cheeky ducks are hiding.  You may even win a delicious prize, all whilst learning about the wildlife in the area.  There are also plenty of other fun activities at the centre for the whole family to enjoy this Easter, including pond dipping, wild play and nest building, where you’ll learn how birds behave in spring, handle a real nest and build a giant bird’s nest.  Or you could be an Animal Track Detective, exploring animal tracks and signs and make your own footprint necklace to take home. A must do day for those with children.

  7. Free outdoor events (April)

    Experience London’s many free outdoor events this spring, including the London Marathon, where you can enjoy all the festivities and cheer on all the participants as they pass many of London’s famous landmarks.  The festival of Vaisakhi, a Sikh cultural celebration, is also a real treat with performances, arts events and family activities on offer. Another great free event takes place on the Queen’s actual birthday, (21 April). There will be various gun salutes taking place in Hyde Park and the Tower of London. to mark this event.

  8. RHS Chelsea Flower Show (May)

    If you want to see innovative show gardens and stunning floral displays then this show is for you.  Book early though as tickets sell out fast.

  9. London Wine Week (May)

    Back for its third year, with pop-up bars, alfresco parties and special tasting sessions London Wine Week is not to be missed.  Celebrating the capital’s wine scene across 100 venues across the city, there are self-guided wine tours, masterclasses, supper clubs and tasting sessions.

  10. Open air Activities

    Watch plays ‘al fresco style’ in some of London's largest open-air theatres' such as Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and Regent's Park Open Air Theatre.

  11. London ‘Lates’

    Why not experience culture after dark by taking part in ‘London Lates’?  A series of late openings by  many London museums and galleries, featuring talks, performances, workshops and films.

  12. FA Cup finals (May)

    Watch the men's FA Cup final.  If you aren’t lucky enough to have scooped a ticket for the venue then join the footie fans in pubs and bars throughout the capital and mingle with others to watch the game.

  13. Witness the State Opening of Parliament (May)

    For the royalists amongst you, why not go along to see the Queen travel in her processional carriage along the streets in Westminster for the State Opening of Parliament this month?

If you are interested in visiting any of the above attractions this springtime, or indeed any of London's iconic or historical sites and have an interest in photography or just want to see some great pictures, check out Emily Ford's blog Photographing London: Iconic Locations and Hidden Gems

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Whether you’re interested in the latest in theatre and art exhibitions, the finest restaurants or experiencing the great outdoors, there is always a great variety of things to do in London during the spring.  If you wish to make your visit into a longer stay, to experience more of what London can offer, then Euracom can help!  We are experts in finding you the best serviced apartments, all centrally located, at very affordable prices.  So forget that impersonal hotel and try something with that ‘home from home’ feeling.  You won’t regret it! 

Our featured apartments for this month…

Studio apartment rentals London Hyde Park, Inverness Terrace

These newly refurbished, modern studio apartments are perfect for short stay holiday rentals in the Hyde Park area of London.  Within a residential street and moments from Hyde Park these apartments are set in a historic Georgian terraced building and offer close proximity to bustling shopping centres (Whiteley’s), restaurants and cafes. Each apartment is designed and decorated with warm & vibrant interiors offering an inviting space for guests.  With a fully equipped kitchen, ideal for self-catering, these apartments offer compact living at an affordable price. With nightly rates starting from £96, they are certainly not to be missed!

Studio apartment rentals London Hyde Park, Inverness Terrace W2

Features include;

  • Bathroom
  • Central heating/ TV / Freeview/ TV / Freeview/ Wifi
  • Door entry phone/ Room service available
  • Fully equipped kitchen/ Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available

More about our Studio apartment rentals in Hyde Park W2 ›

Corporate serviced apartment rentals London, Stratford

These fabulous serviced apartments provide easy access into Central London and Canary Wharf. With the O2 Westfield shopping centre and the Excel exhibition centres only minutes away and excellent transport links, this splendid development consists of 111 apartments.  Designed by architects to meet the increasing demand for top-quality, long-stay accommodation in London without the city price tag, these high-spec, serviced apartments provide space and comfort to suit every guest's needs.  With premium quality fittings, superb soft furnishings throughout and equipped with the most up-to-date technology including broadband, wide-screen televisions and stunning kitchens and bathrooms, these apartments are a snip, starting from £93 per night.

Corporate serviced apartment rentals London, Stratford E15

Features include;

  • Balcony / Terrace (upon request)
  • Bathroom/ Toiletries provided
  • Concierge / security / reception/ Lifts/Lobby / waiting area
  • Desk / workspace/ Dining table & chairs
  • DVD player/ TV / Freeview/ Wifi
  • Kitchen/ Tea / coffee making facilities/ Welcome pack available/Iron / Ironing board
  • Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available/ Weekly cleaning service

More about our Corporate serviced apartment rentals Stratford E15 ›

Short stay apartments London, Earls Court Road

These beautiful, individually designed Edwardian styled serviced apartments are presented in a comfortably furnished setting with high ceilings & well-proportioned rooms.  Close to the Earls Court Exhibition centre and the well renowned shopping areas of Knightsbridge, Kensington & Chelsea, the apartments range in size from studios to spacious four bedroom apartments, that can sleep eight.  Only minutes from Earls Court Exhibition Centre and the famous Albert Hall, Natural History Museum and Kensington Palace, this accommodation is not to be missed, especially for the reasonable prices, which start from £153pn.

Short stay apartments London, Earls Court Road, SW5

Features include;

  • Concierge / security / reception/ Welcome pack available
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Desk / workspace/Dining table & chairs
  • Door entry phone/ Lifts
  • DVD player/ Telephone/TV / Freeview/Wifi
  • Bathroom En suite in some
  • Kitchen/ Dishwasher in some/ Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available/ Tea / coffee making facilities

More about our Short stay apartments Earls Court Road ›

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By Rob at 13 Mar 2019

Valentine's Day in London

Discover love in London this Valentines Day with a short stay in a serviced apartment, the perfect base from which to explore London.

With Christmas and New Year celebrations long gone, there seems no better way to brighten up those long dark winter nights and grey, overcast February days than spending it with your loved one.

The day that many couples crave for is looming ever closer- Valentine’s Day!  February 14th (just in case those unromantic ones amongst you have forgotten!) is the time when sweethearts traditionally wine and dine in romantic settings, exchange gifts of flowers, chocolates and the like.  Some couples may be looking to celebrate this ancient tradition less classically, or in more unusual ways, so this month we’ll be taking a look at just what’s out there for Valentine’s Day along with discovering a little more about its roots and origins.

Valentine’s Day in London

Roman Roots

So, who is this mysterious saint and where did these Valentine Day traditions start?  Well, although somewhat obscure and exaggerated by legend, it would seem the most likely story behind Valentine’s Day originates in a risqué Roman festival named Lupercalia.  This wildly popular, annual pagan fertility celebration took place on February 15th and involved young, naked men running around gently spanking nubile ladies with an aim to boosting their fertility! This ritual was later absorbed into Christian tradition, eventually morphing into St Valentine.  Yet some scholars believe that St. Valentine was a wayward priest who was apprehended and put to death by Emperor Claudius II after defying him by secretly performing illegal marriage ceremonies.  Claudius had apparently decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families so he outlawed marriage for young men.  Valentine deemed the decree an injustice, defying Claudius by continuing to marry young lovers in secret.  For his misdemeanour, Valentine was executed on February 14, henceforth to be known universally by lovers and sweethearts as St Valentine’s Day.

Whichever version you believe, I’m sure the truth is hidden there somewhere!

Over many centuries Valentine’s Day has evolved, and by the Victorian era exchanging hand-made gifts and cards was commonplace in England. Today it has developed into a huge commercial success, where at least a quarter of the annual total of greeting cards, are sent as Valentine cards. In fact over 150,000,000 Valentine's Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine's Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas.

Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is now synonymous with romance, flowers and candlelight and is loved so much that we dedicate a whole day to celebrating it.  Whether you want to celebrate in the classic, traditional way or do something more outlandish, there is certainly something for everyone in our great capital city.

Here are a few suggestions…

  1. Visit London’s Romantic Restaurants

Whether you’re seeking the perfect place for a first date or a table for a special Valentine's Day dinner, you can’t go wrong in London.  There are cuisines to suit all tastes and budgets. Here are just a few……

Try…

a) The Hutong Shard where you’ll enjoy stunning views of the city, along with their signature dumplings, perfect for sharing, and their own specialty roasted Peking duck.  Complete your evening with cocktails in the high ceilinged atrium bar above London's twinkling lights.

b) Galvin at Windows fuses 1930s decor with modern French cuisine. A Michelin-starred restaurant with views to match from the 28th floor, this is the perfect place to woo your loved one.

c) OXO Tower Restaurant. - On the eighth floor of this unmistakable Tower you’ll discover alluring views of The City and beyond, plus a menu of modern British classics and an intimate atmosphere, it's the ideal romantic Valentine's restaurant.

d)  Bateaux LondonRomance on the Thames.  Some say the Seine is the place for lovers!  Not so, as Bateaux London can do romance which is second to none.  Go down on one knee whilst passing London’s iconic landmarks on this superb dinner cruise along the Thames. With floor-to-ceiling windows, dinner, cooked on board and live entertainment, it will certainly be a night to remember.

  1. Visit the Rivoli Ballroom
    If you want glamorous surroundings to woo your beloved why not watch Shakespeare’s classic love story Romeo + Juliet?

  2. Royal Observatory-Greenwich
    If you want to get starry-eyed, then an evening at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich is for you. The night includes a planetarium show about the romantic sights the night sky has to offer, a chance to do some stargazing through the 18-tonne Victorian telescope and a glass of bubbly whilst standing on the historic Greenwich Meridian. An unforgettable evening sure to impress!

  3. Check out the Jazz Cafe
    Here you can serenade your date with Nina Simone's greatest hits. This year The Black Voices Quintet will perform the best and most powerful numbers from the repertoire of one of the 20th C greatest artists, Nina Simone.

  4. Mercato Metropolitano
    For an unusual Valentine’s activity (11th February) head down to this vibrant space and treat your loved ones with an amazing homemade chocolate gift for St. Valentine's day.  There are chocolate making classes where you can make mini chocolate truffles and filled chocolates.

  5. Visit Sarastro
    Be serenaded by opera singers in the opulent surrounds of Sarastro with its flamboyant food and quirky artwork.

  6. Take a romantic stroll

    1. Enjoy a spectacular sunset over London’s skyline from the top of Parliament Hill, on Hampstead Heath.
    2. Take a moonlit stroll along Southbank hand in hand, from London Bridge to Waterloo.
    3. Take in a London Park – Hyde Park is very beautiful at this time of year.
  7. Take tea at the Barbican
    Chill out with a romantic afternoon tea in the Barbican’s conservatory, which homes tropical plants, trees and fish.

  8. Go to bed at the Electric Cinema
    Watch a movie from the comfort of a front row red velvet double bed at the Electric Cinema in Notting Hill.

  9. Check out Belowzero Ice Bar
    If your partner is chilly- Cosy up to them at Belowzero Ice Bar, where the walls, bar and tables are made of ice.

Euracom Comment

There is certainly a vast range of things to do with your one and only in our lovely city.  If you choose to extend your Valentine visit to London to take advantage of the wealth of romantic activities on offer, then Euracom can help.  We have a plethora of serviced apartments within the capital to suit every budget.  Our three featured properties this month are…

Serviced apartments in Chelsea Cloisters, SW3

Located in one of London’s most fashionable areas, these apartments are within a three star property and vary in size, from studio apartments to  1/2 bedroom apartments all available. Each apartment has en-suite facilities, a fully fitted kitchen & come furnished.  Reasonably priced from only £98pn for a 1 bedroom studio, they are perfect for corporate business travellers or for short stays. Their central location offers easy access to the West End, London’s main entertainment centre.

Serviced apartments in Chelsea Cloisters, SW3

Facilities include:

  • Bathroom
  • Concierge / security / reception/ Door entry phone/ Lifts/ Safe
  • Daily or weekly linen change/Daily cleaning service/ Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available
  • TV / Freeview/ Telephone/ Wifi

More about our serviced apartments in Chelsea Cloisters ›

South bank serviced apartments London SE1, Tower Bridge

These wonderful apartments are situated on London's South Bank, with easy access to the many of London's iconic landmarks & attractions.  For a nightly fee from only £117p/n they make an ideal base for short stay holiday. The apartments are based around the original Sarsons brewery and are complemented by a stylish new development that includes a gym and onsite café pleasantly located in the atrium area, - a great place to have breakfast. With separate living and sleeping areas and a fully fitted kitchen and complimentary Wi-Fi, there is plenty of room to entertain guests.  With scenic walking routes around London’s South bank, these apartments are close to many bars, restaurants and cafes, along with other amenities like Borough Market.

South bank serviced apartments London SE1, Tower Bridge

Facilities include:

  • Central heating
  • Concierge / security / reception/ Lifts
  • Dining table & chairs
  • Fully equipped kitchen/ dishwasher in some/ Iron / Ironing board
  • Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available
  • TV / Freeview/ Wifi

More about our South bank serviced apartments ›

Studio apartment rentals London Hyde Park, Inverness Terrace

Our Inverness Terrace studio apartments have recently undergone a superb refurbishment and are perfect for a short holiday in the Hyde Park area of London.  Located on a residential street and moments from Hyde Park, the area is bustling with shops, restaurants and cafes nearby.  Entertainment venues are also close-by, making these quality apartments ideal for those who enjoy the high life!  With an affordable price tag starting from £96 p/n, these great apartments are set in an historic Georgian terraced building with warm & vibrant interiors.  With a kitchen which includes a fridge, hob, oven, microwave, kettle and all necessary cooking utensils, along with high speed Wi-Fi, these short stay, budget, self-catering apartments are hard to beat.

Studio apartment rentals London Hyde Park, Inverness Terrace W2

Facilities include:

  • Bathroom
  • Central heating
  • Door entry phone
  • Fully equipped kitchen/ Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available
  • Room service available
  • TV / Freeview/Wifi

More about our Studio apartment rentals London Hyde Park ›

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By Rob at 4 Feb 2019

Living and Studying in London - A Student Guide

So you’re about to leave home and embark on the wider world as a student, with all that has to offer.  Student life can be, as many will tell you, the best days of your life.  What better way is there to live, work and play, than in London, one of the most vibrant and atmospheric capitals of the world?  In this city you have all the ingredients to make your student days ones to remember.  London is youthful and truly international and there’ll be endless fun opportunities for you to savour.  Samuel Johnson once said; “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life, for there is in London all that life can afford”.  So make sure you embrace all London has to offer and you’ll love it.  You’ll certainly miss it once you’ve graduated and who knows, you may even decide to take up permanent residence here!

Living and Studying in London - A Student Guide

The guide below, ‘living and studying in London’, gives advice and a ‘to do’ list of the important things you need to remember to make your student life easier, less expensive and smoother in every way.  So read on and discover the ‘ins and outs’ of being a student in our capital.

Living and Studying in London’- A ‘to do‘, guide for Students.

Whether you’re moving to London from either elsewhere in Britain or abroad, separation from home and family can be a daunting prospect initially, especially if you haven’t lived independently before.  However student leisure time will soon be filled with numerous things to see and do and by remembering a few important golden rules, you’ll make your stay an enjoyable one.

  1. Watch your budget!

    Relocating to the capital is undoubtedly exciting, yet can be expensive if you aren’t economical with your money!  Often students blow entire budgets all at once by trying to do every conceivable thing that the city has to offer!  So it’s important to keep track of your outgoings to avoid losing track of the amount you spend.  If your funds are limited then sticking to a budget is imperative.

    So

    1. Check your bank balance regularly to avoid overdraft expenses.
    2. Keep an eye open for 2 for 1 offers and cheaper places to eat/drink- Try ‘Happy Hours’ and eateries outside Central London or in more residential, less ‘touristy’ areas, as prices are often significantly cheaper.  Try downloading ‘Happy Appy’ for all of London’s happy hours.
    3. Check out bargain stores offering lower priced necessities and charity shops to make your money go further.  Also use money off vouchers whenever you can.  Bargains can be had in London’s historic markets, along with great, reasonably priced food.  Eg Portobello/ Borough Markets
    4. Get a British Library/Wellcome Library Reader’s Pass for access to books that you can’t access from your uni library.  This could save you pounds.
    5.  Use your student discount card.  This could save 10% at many places, including cinema entry and many shops.   This way you’ll avoid finding out just how expensive London is! Also save cash by using university cafés and bars as they’re cheaper than normal pubs.
    6. Remember there’s still lots of great things to do in London without spending big!  Check out London’s FREE museums/art galleries, for example, or experience the view from Sky Garden? 
    7. Supplement your budget by getting a part time job to finance your social life? Remember to use whatever services your university has on offer. 
    8. Try cycling to uni rather than using public transport.  You’ll not only avoid expensive gym membership, but you’ll also save on fares!  If you do travel on public transport buy an Oyster Card to save 1/3 on travel.  Combine this with the 16-25 Railcard for bigger discounts.  To save even more, try walking to the next zone before getting on the tube, as it’s cheaper.   If you’re really tight for cash, take the bus as they are ‘flat rate’.   
  2. Do your research!

    Make a list of your potential outgoings whilst studying.  Eg-rent, course fees/reading list, TV licence, food, travel, clothing, utility bills (phone, heating, water rates, internet, electricity) etc.  Better to overestimate this, allowing you to budget accordingly, rather than being faced with higher bills than you’d anticipated and struggle financially.  Also set aside a monthly amount for socialising and try to stick to this.

  3. Stay Safe!

    Students and youngsters are notorious for late nights and the city has numerous events on offer which meet this need.   Yet it’s vitally important to ensure your safety, whether it be in your accommodation or when travelling home after meeting friends.  So remember to stay ‘street wise’.

    1. Keep to well- lit main roads and avoid walking alone at night.
    2. Be aware of your surroundings and keep your valuables out of sight.
    3. Check on friends to ensure they’ve arrived home safely and make sure this is reciprocated.
    4. Never get into unlicensed taxis, always pre-book and agree rates before you get in to stay safe and avoid getting swindled.

    Remember- London is a safe city on the whole, but like anywhere, it's always worth taking sensible precautions.

  4. Get Prepared

    After you’ve secured your place at uni, start on finding affordable accommodation.  Some students stay in Halls of residence for the first year, yet many want to live more independently in subsequent years, opting for student rental.  There's little point searching for accommodation in London until about six weeks before you plan to move in and this can prove difficult if you aren’t familiar with where to search.  To make life easier, opt for a reputable company to do the legwork for you, at no extra cost.  Such companies are experts in searching for a safe, secure London apartment, close to your university, with everything that you need on hand to support you through your stay.  Whatever your budget, these specialists should be able to provide an extensive selection of student apartments to suit your requirements.   

Euracom Comment

Some sensible advice here!  As your time when studying is precious, we, at Euracom feel that the search for your London student rental should be as quick and as hassle-free as possible.  By letting our excellent staff, with fantastic resources at their disposal, find that perfect student rental apartment, you’ll save both the stress and time associated with moving and be settled into your new accommodation in next to no time.  We offer both short/long term apartment rentals, giving you flexibility to move elsewhere, should you undergo a change in circumstances or course venue.  We’ll help you to select the apartment that’s right for you, tailored specifically to your budget and needs, leaving you to focus on the important things, like studying and enjoying yourself, rather than fruitlessly looking for that elusive bed sit!   Our wide range of student apartments/studios are situated in some of Central London’s most desirable tourist areas and are close to major universities.  All fall within London's 'Zone 1' transport system and are near to its wealth of theatres, museums, restaurants and shops.  So if you’re a student seeking to save on affordable rental accommodation in London, conveniently located near to your place of study and you want a service which is second to none, then why not contact Euracom today?  You won’t be sorry!

Three of our student rental apartments are featured below.

Student accommodation London, Garrow House W10

These super stylish, spacious and modern residences are situated in a picturesque canal-side setting.  The area is bursting with unique charm, with plenty of boutique shops, vintage stores, independent theatres, art houses, museums and restaurants to choose from.  The apartments offer both large and twin studios with the choice of your own personal balcony space, fantastic views of London or canal views.  Offered as standard is a desk for studying, large flat screen TV, a modern en-suite and kitchenette and a large comfy bed.  They also feature a fantastic common room and courtyard ideal for socialising, along with a pool table and large flat screen TV, open 24 hours a day!  With Portobello Market nearby and good transport links, these student apartments are perfect for students studying abroad, looking for student accommodation in London.   Our welcoming site teams deal with any requests, providing you with any information during your stay.

Student accommodation London Garrow House W10

Features Include;

  • Balcony / Terrace (upon request)
  • Bathroom
  • Concierge / security / reception/ Door entry phone/ Lifts/ Secure storage facilities
  • Desk / workspace/ TV / Freeview/ Wifi
  • Games room/ Movie lounge
  • Kitchen / kitchenette/ Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available

More about our Garrow House student accommodation ›

Hawley Crescent – Camden NW1

These apartments offer students stylish, modern accommodation, featuring well decorated apartments in an excellent location.   Close to the Underground and many London Universities, each studio comprises of twin beds, or single bunk beds, wardrobes, bathroom, kitchen, TV and Wifi.  Students have access to laundry facilities, a communal area with SKY TV and an attractive roof terrace with panoramic London views. The building is located within a lively area of London, filled with a host of stylish shops, Camden market, popular bars, cafes and restaurants.  An on- site security team ensures students safety and the apartments also have a maintenance/management team to ensure all guests are happy with their service.   This is certainly the place to be for any student wanting a place to study and socialise.

Hawley Crescent Camden student accommodation

Features Include

  • Bathroom (En-suite in some)
  • Desk / workspace/  TV / Freeview/ Wifi
  • Kitchen / kitchenette/ Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available/ Welcome pack available
  • Lobby / waiting area/ Property supervisor nearby
  • Movie lounge
  • Twin or double beds in some apartments

More about our Camden student accommodation ›

Long stay student accommodation London, Chelsea SW3

This student accommodation offers twin studio student apartments for rent.  These fantastic residences are located close to a host of famous universities.  Nearby Sloane Square offers a huge selection of cafes, restaurants and shops.  With fantastic transport links and cycle hire close by, getting around in London is easy from this great residence.   Located on Kings Road, these apartments offer fresh, clean and stylish flats with communal kitchens, making them some of the most varied student accommodation in London.  Each studio includes an en-suite bathroom, TV and a modern kitchen equipped with oven, microwave, fridge-freezer and hob, whilst the twin en-suite room includes a TV, fridge-freezer and microwave.  The shared kitchens include sinks, hobs and ovens, with lockable cabinets for personal storage.  Two large common rooms are ideal for studying or socialising.  On-site coin-operated laundry facilities are also available at any time.  A dedicated, on-site Hospitality and Maintenance Team/on-site security will monitor the building to ensure safety and security.

Long stay student accommodation London, Chelsea SW3

Features Include;

  • Bathroom
  • Concierge / security / reception/ Door entry phone/ Lifts/ Secure storage facilities
  • Desk / workspace/ under floor heating/ TV / Freeview/ Wifi
  • Kitchen / kitchenette/ Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available
  • Movie lounge

More about our long stay student accommodation ›

Selecting London as your base during your uni years makes sense.  With world class universities, it makes an attractive and convenient place to study with so much to offer.  Here you’ll be inundated with atmosphere, images and history and because everything’s centrally located you can combine student life with being a tourist/spectator.  As a student, you’ll experience new cultures, events and people along with the amazing food/night life which only London can offer.   Studying in London is a great prospect for many, although some may find difficulty in making ends meet, even when frugal with their money.  However, basing yourself here has significant advantages especially if you want real opportunities for employment or you're applying for internships.  Affordability can be an issue, yet with sensible budgeting it can be overcome and you’ll be able to live and study in the capital like a pro!  Living in London is unlike living anywhere else, with a huge canvass to explore and uncover.  This initially nerve-wracking, possibly scary experience may take some adapting to, but once overcome, you’ll undoubtedly remember your student days in London as the best days of your life!

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By Rob at 14 Jan 2019

London - The place to be this Christmas

London - The place to be this Christmas

London is a fabulous place to visit at any time of the year, but especially at Christmas.  Certainly there are other cities to see, both in Europe and further afield, with their trendy Christmas activities and highly decorated buildings, although nothing quite beats the magic of London.   From the majestic and iconic River Thames weaving its wondrous route through the city, spectacularly lit with twinkling decorations, to the famous historical buildings along the river bank, bejewelled with festive adornments-making this the most recognisable festive city on earth.

Many people ask what makes London so special at Christmas.  Well, the answer is simple.  As well as London’s 2000 years of history to explore at this time of year, there are also a plethora of wonderful events and attractions on offer to make your Christmas time truly special.

Christmas activities and unmissable delights, unique to London, make coming here a really special experience to be cherished and remembered- London has it all.  So less of the ‘Bah Humbug’ approach to Christmas….why not ‘don’ your smartest Santa hat and prepare yourself for the some of the best, unmissable delights of the season.  You won’t regret it!

Here are just a few of the things that contribute to making London so spectacular at Christmas.  The list is by no means exhaustive, but will help to whet your appetite and put you in the festive spirit.  

London - The place to be this Christmas

Christmas Light Displays

London manages to overcome the dark and dreary winter nights in December by providing us with thousands of spectacular light displays all over the city.  Oxford Street alone, London’s fabulous shopping area, will transform the skies with over 750,000 twinkly lights.  Additionally, department stores such as Harrods and Hamleys toy store, will surpass themselves again with festive makeovers in their shop windows and sparkling light extravaganzas, providing the most truly mesmerising illuminations imaginable. Central London, never to be outdone, adds that festive touch of sophistication and (let’s be honest), bling, to the proceedings, with landmarks such as Trafalgar Square’s enormous Christmas tree resplendent in Yuletide gaiety, with its gleaming array of lights delighting your every thought.     

Everywhere you look a glorious plethora of ostentatious glitz awaits you. Examples can be found all over the city, from Carnaby Street, Kensington and Knightsbridge with their unique range of shops, to the world famous Kew Gardens, whose Christmas spectaculars provide an amazing treat for visitors. With laser displays, giant baubles and singing trees to astound you, what’s not to like? This, along with the mile long, twinkling path of over a million Christmas lights illuminating ancient trees and buildings, will leave you with a festive glow like no other, (apart from that acquired by the odd sherry or two!)

If you prefer to be guided to London’s prettiest Xmas illuminations, then why not try the unique Christmas Lights Bike Tour? On this 2 hour, unforgettable tour, you’ll be able to witness many of London’s famous landmarks and buildings, festooned with thousands of lights and decorations.   You’ll also experience a few of London’s glorious festive markets, enabling you to pick up a quirky gift or two, along with hearing a range of  hilarious tales about London’s history.  A great experience that only London can provide.

London’s Christmas markets, Fairs and Festivals

If you want to be at the centre of London’s festive events then head on down to some of the world’s best Christmas markets.  Although other countries may have the snow to create Yuletide nostalgia, London isn’t without its fair share of atmosphere!  Covent Garden is a prime example of this and is utterly irresistible at Christmas.  Its stylish stores, market buildings and cobbled square give it an air of bygone days.  Here you can savour the beauty of Christmas whilst meandering below the many elegant mistletoe chandeliers.  You could combine your gift finding experience with a quality meal within the piazza, where you can take a break from the Christmas hustle and bustle whilst listening to a range of street entertainers.  Alternatively, try sampling some of the food from many of the capital’s finest street vendors, selling every conceivable multicultural dish known to man - an experience not to be missed.  Many other such markets are dotted all over London, the Southbank Centre Wintertime Market and Hyde Park Winter Wonderland to name just two.  Selling a plethora of hand crafted offerings and foodie gifts, visiting these venues will certainly put you in the festive spirit, and you’ll also be in the midst of some superb seasonal events into the bargain.  Alternatively, if you want a venue combining 17th C London architecture with the 19C nostalgia of the Cutty Sark tea clipper whilst browsing, then the Greenwich Wintertime Festival will certainly provide an unforgettable wintertime festival experience.  Within the world heritage listed Old Royal Naval College, this very intimate festival/market will appeal to everyone.  You’ll be entertained comprehensively by theatre, street performers, live music and children’s shows, along with being able to taste some of London’s finest festive favourites.  This magical wonderland is made complete by a visit to Santa and his Greenwich launch pad, as he gets ready for his Christmas deliveries. Wander amongst the 500 Christmas trees or marvel at the incredible ice skating performed by world class skaters in this fantastic Christmas destination, unique to London.

Visit Santa

Whilst on the subject of the big man himself, although he is super busy at this time of year, Santa always makes a point of visiting our incredible city, turning up in the strangest London venues imaginable!  His hideaways at the London Zoo and the winter paradise of the London Wetland Centre for example, will delight young and old alike.  Santa may originate from Lapland, yet here in this wildlife wonderland you will experience exciting sleigh rides with huskies, making your Christmas complete.  Alternatively, you could opt for a winter sightseeing tour on the Thames with Santa, where adults can enjoy mulled wine and mince pies while sailing by London’s famous landmarks, whilst Santa distributes a range of goodies to the children on board.  

Only in London! - Enjoy London’s quirkier activities

Great Christmas Pudding Race

No other capital in the world can boast such bizarre, yet entertaining, fun filled Christmas days out as the 38th annual Great Christmas Pudding Race, which takes place in Covent Garden.  Imagine 150 Christmas puddings tackling a festive obstacle course, hurtling around obstacles including foam jets and flour-filled balloons, whilst negotiating and balancing Christmas puds on paper plates and you pretty much have it.  It’s all in aid of Cancer Research UK.  Teams of 6 can register to compete, or you can simply show up and support to have a fun day out. 

Doggy Style Christmas Market

London has always been a city of dog lovers- and the’Doggy Style Christmas Market’ typifies the unique Christmas activities that London has to offer.  You’d be ‘barking mad’ (get it?) to miss the opportunity to pick up a stocking-filler of luxe doggy accessories from this canine themed market, with stalls full of ‘houndy’ goodies for our four legged friends. Dare we say it?  ‘Happy howlidays.’

London Pantomime Horse Race

Alternatively, why not forget the Grand National and prepare for the horsey fun at the London Pantomime Horse Race?  Certainly one of the world’s daftest and wackiest of annual events, this ‘Race Day’ event features over 30 costumed nags, dressed in the style of iconic Film & TV characters.  Panto-Horse teams must navigate various pit-stops and unexpected obstacles during the quarter mile street race.

Take a trip to the Panto or Theatre Land

London has that special ‘wow factor’ at any time, but especially at Christmas, when it comes to its world class theatre.  Taking in one of the capital’s seasonal extravaganzas will make any visit complete.  From musicals and operas featuring famous artistes, to traditional pantos like Snow White or Aladdin in historic venues like The London Palladium or The Royal Albert Hall.  The latter is beautifully transformed into an enchanting Christmas experience of music, dance, film, comedy and much more, so why not take your visit to a new level and pay them a visit?

Ice Skating in the Capital

During the ‘Little Ice Age’ during the 17th-19th C, ice skating was common during the winter on the River Thames.  No longer unfortunately, as the river freezes over no longer, however London still boasts many glorious venues where you can skate in enchanting surroundings to your hearts content.

The famous Natural History Museum is home to one such ice rink. With the elegant backdrop of the Waterhouse building and surrounded by the magical trees laced with fairy lights, you can glide majestically around the beautifully adorned Christmas tree.  With indoor café, bar and viewing balcony overlooking the ice you can also enjoy a restful drink or a toasted marshmallow after your skate.  Another stunning setting is Somerset House, whose 18thC courtyard is the place for a winter escapade.  This 900 sq m outdoor rink is ideal for families and you can combine skating with winter dining at the famous Fortnum Lodge, which offers champagne and mulled wine.  The Fortnum’s Christmas Arcade and the ‘Skate Lates’, (a range of programmed events throughout the winter period), are also unmissable treats.

Celebrate a Traditional Christmas in London

Experience the Christmas of long ago.

London does Christmas traditions like no other city on earth.  If you want to experience a Christmas of yesteryear, then there’s nowhere better than Hampton Court Palace.  Here you can take part in a range of yuletide activities, like finding out about food and cooking in Christmases past and discover how the Tudors celebrated.  You could even join the Christmas ghost tales or create a Victorian Christmas, in a hands-on workshop.  

Go Carolling

Sometimes people are so engrossed in their preparations, that the real meaning of Christmas is often forgotten.   So why not be a part of the traditional Christmas carols and services at a range of venues throughout the Capital?  St Paul’s Cathedral holds a charming Christmas day church service, whilst the Albert Hall’s ‘Carols by Candlelight’ is a true delight.  And for a real sense of what makes London so special at Christmas, head off to Trafalgar Square.  This iconic venue has been the setting of many glorious celebrations in the past and forms the backdrop for a magnificent Christmas tree, donated by the people of Norway each year to express their gratitude for Britain’s support during WW2.  Around this tree, choirs perform atmospheric carol concerts in the run up to Christmas, which everyone can sing along to, creating a very moving, reflective and peaceful, break from the frenzy of the day.  

Conclusion

So there you have it…. Christmas in London has always been special because it has everything that you could possibly want in a city at this time.  Its fabulous culture, heritage and tradition combined with the incredible façade of modern day London, undergo a major, festive transformation, making London ablaze with colour.   Added to this all the vibrant, yuletide activities on offer, along with the wealth of superb stores and attractions available to you and you have everything in the mixing pot to make London one of the most recognisable and visited, festive cities in the world.

Euracom Comment

London certainly has everything to make your Christmas trip truly unforgettable. From the ‘oh so silly’ Christmas pudding races, that could only happen in London, to the range of superb shows and pantos in the finest, most iconic theatres in the world.  Add to this London’s unbeatable skyline with its awe inspiring, magnificent architecture, decorated in all its festive glory and you have it all.  Combine everything together and you have a holiday made in heaven.  London is one of the most celebrated and recognisable cities on the planet!  Don’t just take our word for it!  Why not come and experience it for yourself and sample some of London’s unmissable Christmas delights? You certainly won’t regret it!

If you decide on an extended stay we suggest you opt for a serviced apartment rather than a hotel stay.  Not only will you be more comfortable in your own, luxurious surroundings which we regard as a ‘home from home’, but you’ll avoid the often expensive, yet impersonal experience of a hotel.  Euracom has a vast range of comfy apartments for short or longer stays, all at the most competitive rates.  Here are 3 of this month’s featured apartments.  Why not check out what they can offer?

Fulham Road SW6, Serviced Apartments in London

These Central London spacious, serviced apartments are in the desirable area of Putney Bridge.  Having recently undergone a full refurbishment, they have been tastefully redecorated/ modernised, whilst retaining the full character of the building without compromising on all the modern conveniences you would expect.  For just £808p/w for a studio apartment, they make the perfect spot to explore all the festive attractions that London has to offer, whilst relaxing in a ‘home from home’ environment.  Close to a range of attractions such as the River Thames and the Hammersmith Apollo.

Fulham Road SW6, Serviced Apartments in London

Features include:

  • Bathroom
  • Door entry phone / Lifts / Wheelchair accessible
  • DVD player / Radio / Alarm clock / Telephone / TV / Freeview / Wifi
  • Bathroom (Ensuite in some)
  • Kitchen (Dishwasher in some) Iron / Ironing board
  • Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available      

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Luxury corporate serviced apartments Curzon Street W1

Within the heart of prestigious Mayfair, these superb serviced apartments have been designed to provide every comfort and the utmost privacy.  Self-catering with fully fitted luxury kitchens, spacious reception rooms & dining rooms, these well-appointed, luxurious apartments are perfect for those looking to entertain. Ranging from £1316 p/w you can choose from studios or one/two bed apartments.  With almost every facility & convenience you could want available to you, such as marble en-suite bathrooms and well-designed bedrooms/lounges equipped with superb quality English made furniture, they provide the perfect base from which to explore all of London’s festive landmarks. If you are looking for a luxury short stay apartment to rent in central London, these are the apartments for you. Within walking distance of the underground and close to the stylish Mayfair shops and Hamleys toy shop which are so spectacular at this time of year, the apartments are only a short distance to famous 'London Palladium' which is quite simply the most famous variety theatre in the world.

Luxury corporate serviced apartments Curzon  Street W1

Features include:

  • Cot / high chair/ Sofa bed (upon request)
  • Bathroom
  • Concierge / security / reception/ Safe
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Dining table & chairs
  • DVD player / Radio / Alarm clock / Telephone / TV / Freeview / Wi-fi
  • Kitchen (Dishwasher in some) / Tea / coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer available / Iron / Ironing board / Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available
  • Twin or double beds in some apartments

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Aldgate Commercial Road serviced apartments London E1

Ideally suited for corporate/ business visitors, or leisure travellers wishing to stay in the heart of the City’s sensational tourist attractions, these self- catering serviced apartments have been tastefully furnished in a contemporary style.  With a carefully coordinated colour scheme and personal touches giving them that ‘home from home’ feeling, they provide the perfect short stay apartment in London.  With nightly rates starting from only £140, the spacious living quarters are all fitted to a very high standard, featuring a comfortable lounge, fully equipped kitchen & modern bathroom.  Many apartments have balconies giving scenic views of London’s striking Christmas skyline.   The apartments are located close to the famous Tower of London and well placed to explore some of the Christmas festivities in the renowned Borough and Spitalfields markets. There are a variety of trendy bars, restaurants and shops within walking distance of the apartments.

Aldgate Commercial Road serviced apartments London E1

Features include:

  • Baby cot / high chair/ Balcony / Terrace/ Sofa bed (upon request)
  • Bathroom / Toiletries provided
  • Concierge / security / reception / Lifts / Lobby / waiting area
  • Daily or weekly linen change
  • Dining table & chairs
  • DVD player / Satellite TV / TV / Freeview / Wi-fi
  • Kitchen (Dishwasher in some) / Iron / Ironing board / Tea / coffee making facilities

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By Rob at 17 Dec 2018

Brexit - What will happen?

Brexit-What will happen?

Whatever your opinion on Brexit, whether you’re a staunch Brexiteer or a determined Remainer, there is one thing that is absolutely certain- there has rarely been a time in Britain’s long past that has so divided the British public.  So whether you voted ‘for’ or ‘against’ Brexit during the referendum you’ll obviously be asking the question on everyone’s lips…How will Brexit affect me? 

It’s a confusing time for both politics, individuals and businesses and certainly at this point in time, despite the Governments best efforts to broker a deal with Europe how it will all turn out currently looks rather uncertain.  

Questions people are asking

Brexit-What will happen?

Travel

From the time it was decided to leave the EU, the main question that many travellers have been asking has been;    ‘What will be the impact on those travelling to and from Europe?  

There have been numerous opinions from all the so called ‘experts’, yet no one knows for sure, as yet, what will happen once Brexit has taken place.  It’s bound to take some time before the dust settles, however in the short term it’s unlikely that much will change for business travellers moving between Europe and the UK, although there could inevitably be additional bureaucracy if a deal with the EU isn’t forthcoming.  Longer term, it’s likely that visas will be required for UK business travellers when visiting Europe, although this factor will undoubtedly be discussed during our withdrawal negotiations.

With regard to health insurance cards issued by the EU- these remain valid and passengers' rights will still apply.   However when we finally leave the EU, those countries remaining will negotiate any future deals.

If a deal is struck, travellers to and from the UK will only need their passports to travel, so travel for meetings, conferences and other business purposes should not be affected.

Travel Costs

Since the UK decided to exit the EU, a significant impact has been the drop in the value of the pound against the US dollar, resulting in the cost of travel and hotel rates possibly becoming more expensive.  This factor alone might dissuade international visitors to the UK initially but there is also another factor to consider in that  even if a deal is struck with the EU, despite visas not being required by European visitors, they will still need to travel on a passport,  making it more difficult for them to come to the UK on holiday.  At present all that’s required for EU citizens to visit other countries in the Union is a national ID card. Because of this passport ownership in countries with ID cards is far lower than in the UK.  This could have a an impact on Britain’s inbound tourist industry, as many people won’t bother going through all the expense of obtaining a passport just to come here, especially when they have 29 other countries they can visit at a lesser expense.  Furthermore, air travel in particular could be hit, as aviation fuel and airlines often deal in the US dollar, so fares will probably rise as a consequence.

This said though, Britain will still be a magnet to travellers, due to the wealth of fantastic tourist destinations around the UK and despite there being some potential setbacks in getting here, people will still want to visit. Tourism may take a little time to recover, but the current weak pound will help, as visitors will get much more for their money as their exchange rates will be better.

Business

The question raised by many UK companies, is inevitably;

‘How will Brexit affect businesses within the UK?

Currently, any UK business exporting to Europe will benefit from the weaker pound, meaning both services and goods will be less expensive.  However the weaker pound will have a few negative repercussions, and could cause losses for some industries.   Yet the pound has bounced back steadily over the past year, and if the present rate of recovery continues it will almost certainly recover to its former value.  However, because of the current uncertainty as to what will happen when we leave the EU next year, UK companies are understandably concerned about their future.  Certainly Brexit does represent somewhat of a challenge to UK industries.  Larger businesses and global companies will probably be less affected and should be able to absorb losses, if any, taking less of a hit than smaller enterprises.   Alternatively, smaller concerns may be more exposed and vulnerable.  Depending on the deal we get Brexit could cause them a few problems, although overall it’s unlikely that there will be a really noticeable effect on businesses.  In fact, depending on the outcome of our negotiations with Brussels, leaving the EU could be really beneficial to our trade and industry and be very much to our advantage.  The bottom line is that it will take a very hard Brexit to damage business too badly.

The work force for manual industries like construction have, for many years been supplemented by overseas labourers from Europe and indeed, further afield.  This foreign workforce has given these businesses the opportunity to flourish, as foreign labour is often cheaper than British.  When we leave the EU, there could be some repercussions in this sector due to new border restrictions laws which will undoubtedly be implemented.  This may mean that ‘manual sector businesses’ will pay more for their labour, resulting in a knock on effect to the consumer.  However it could ultimately open up more opportunities and be beneficial to British workers seeking such jobs. 

The future

A crystal ball would certainly come in handy at this point and the ability to see into the future would undoubtedly be an advantage, where the pros and cons of Brexit are concerned!  What we can be sure of is

that whatever the outcome, good or bad, Britain will do its utmost to get the deal that best encompasses everyone’s interests.  Brexit may not please everyone, and the final outcome remains to be seen, but the democratic decision to leave the EU has to be honoured and implemented.  

What we all need to remember is that leaving the EU is very complicated and something that has never been attempted before, so we are breaking into ‘virgin territory’ so to speak, with regard to what will happen.  We’re entering an era of great economic and political adjustment, the likes of which many have never seen before and we therefore need to make the most of this change.  It may take a few years for us to leave the EU entirely, and nobody knows for sure, (not even the experts) how everyone will be affected.   Brexit has a minefield of factors to consider, from the new border and immigration restrictions, to how international trade will be affected, so buckle up, get ready and embrace everything that Brexit throws at us!

Euracom Comment

In these uncertain ‘post referendum’ times for Britain, when Brexit negotiations lurch from one stumbling block to another, one thing is certain-the British people always rise to whatever challenge they are faced with.  So whatever the outcome, we will get on with it and make the best of things. 

What’s more, we here at Euracom will do our utmost to provide the outstanding service that we have always been renowned for.   Our overseas customers, corporate clients, students and other travellers have said that Euracom provides incredible accommodation at the most affordable prices within the capital.

In the wake of Brexit, you can rest assured that nothing at Euracom will change.  You’ll still be able to stay in quality accommodation, far less expensive than the equivalent quality hotel.  You’ll still get the same level of safety and security features which are so important to our visitors, and you’ll also receive the welcome and home comforts that people have come to expect from Euracom.  So even though there is change on the horizon, these factors alone should encourage you to visit the glorious city of London.  Whether you are a seasoned tourist, corporate traveller on business or a student looking to relocate to London, there is something for everyone at Euracom.  So why not give us a call today?  Or check out our 3 featured serviced apartments below, aimed at students. You won’t regret it!       

1. Long stay student apartments London, Aldgate East E1

These long stay student apartments are situated in the highly fashionable area of Shoreditch. Modern, stylish and affordable, they offer some of the highest standards of student accommodation within London.  A perfect choice for students studying in London, being close to some of London’s top universities and near to trendy bars, the area boasts great transport links, allowing you to get around cheaply and easily.  All apartments offer magnificent views of London’s skyline.  For a weekly rate from £470 p/w, the Studio Vista student apartments offer unique accommodation, with high quality furniture and fittings for independent living. If you’re looking for a slice of luxury in central London on a budget, then these apartments are for you!

Long stay student apartments London, Aldgate East E1

Features include;

  • Balcony / Terrace (upon request)
  • Bathroom
  • Concierge / security / reception/ Lifts
  • Desk / workspace/ Movie lounge/ Wifi
  • Gym / Spa in building or nearby
  • Kitchen / Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available

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2. Student accommodation in London, Kings Cross N1

These newly refurbished apartments offer the perfect London student accommodation, being situated in central London, close to London universities and only a short distance from a range of shopping, eating and cultural treats. Only minutes away from London’s famous underground, making travelling easy, these fantastic, fully furnished twin studio apartments, sleep two and are equipped with everything the discerning student needs for studying and socialising. With 24/7 security, laundry/housekeeping services, excellent amenities like gym, study areas, friendly staff and stunning common spaces, a major advantage of these apartments is that the weekly rate starting from £460 includes all bills. Could there be a better student residence in London?

Student accommodation in London, Kings Cross N1

Features include;

  • Balcony / Terrace (upon request)
  • Bathroom/ en-suite in some
  • Concierge / security / lifts/ reception/ property supervisor/safe/secure storage facilities
  • Desk / workspace/ TV / Freeview/ Wi-fi
  • Games room/ gym in building or nearby/ Movie lounge
  • Kitchen / kitchenette/ laundry / dry cleaning facilities available
  • Utilities included

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3. Long stay student accommodation London, Chelsea SW3

These fantastic student apartments in Kings Road are close to a wide range of universities, including Imperial College and Westminster University.  Within easy reach of a selection of cafes, restaurants and shops and with excellent transport links, our student apartments are in one of the most iconic parts of London.  The apartments offer fresh, clean and stylish twin share flats, single studios and communal kitchens, making them some of the most varied student accommodation in London.  Each comes with its own en-suite bathroom, TV and a modern kitchen equipped with oven, microwave, fridge-freezer and hob. The large, shared kitchen facilities have plenty of sinks, hobs and ovens and you’ll also have your own lockable cabinet for storage.   Two common rooms are available for socialising/studying and an on-site, coin-operated laundry is also available. The apartments have a dedicated on-site Hospitality/Maintenance Team and when they aren’t on site, we have on-site security monitoring the building, ensuring your safety and security. For a weekly rate starting from £235pp/pw, these desirable apartments are perfect for students studying in London. 

Long stay student accommodation London, Chelsea SW3

Features include;

  • Bathroom
  • Concierge / security / reception/ door entry phone/ secure storage facilities/ lifts
  • Desk / workspace/ underfloor heating
  • Kitchen / kitchenette/ laundry / dry cleaning facilities available
  • Movie lounge/ TV / Freeview/ Wi-fi

More about our long stay student apartment rentals in Chelsea ›

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By Rob at 26 Nov 2018

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