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Student life in London

As a new academic year approaches many thousands of ‘freshers’ and ‘seasoned’ students will be arriving in the capital to begin, or continue their studies at university.

For students new to London, this can be a nerve-wracking, possibly scary, yet none the less exciting experience. Student life can take a little adapting to, (for starters - Mum won’t be around to do your laundry) although once you are used to it, it will be well worth all the trouble.

We provide the knowledge & expertise you need to find the best deals on student apartments in London.

Whether you are coming to London from abroad or indeed from somewhere else in Britain, moving away from your home and loved ones may seem pretty daunting at first, especially if you haven’t lived independently before.  However your student days will fly by, with a plethora of things to see and do in your free time, and by following a few golden rules you’ll make your stay a really enjoyable one.

  1. Watch your budget!
    Whilst moving to the capital is undoubtedly exciting, it can be expensive! Often students can fall into the trap of taking in everything the city offers and blowing their budget all in one go! So try to keep track of your outgoings to avoid losing track of the amount you spend. Sticking to a budget is imperative if you have limited funds at your disposal, so remember to check your bank balance at regular intervals to avoid any problems. You can still have fun as a student by perhaps setting aside an amount for socialising!
  2. Do your research!
    Take time to make a list of your likely outgoings whilst at uni.  Possibilities include;-  rent, course fees and books, utility bills like phone, heating, water rates, internet electricity, TV licence, food travel and clothing etc. It’s far better to overestimate your spending and be pleasantly surprised rather than being faced with higher bills that you had bargained for. Once done, you can save money by searching out cheaper places to eat/drink, along with bargain shops which offer lower priced necessities.
  3. Stay Safe! 
    Students are notorious for burning the midnight oil and the city has numerous events on offer which provide them with the opportunity to meet other people who have travelled from far and wide to study in London.  This said, you need to ensure that you stay safe, whether it be in your student accommodation or when travelling home, after meeting friends. So learn to be ‘street wise’ by keeping to well- lit main roads, avoiding walking alone at night, being aware of your surroundings, keeping your property out of sight and ensuring you and your friends check up on each other to ensure they’ve arrived home safely.  London is a very safe place, especially with our excellent transport network, but like any big city, it's worth taking a few sensible precautions. Better safe than sorry!

With so many attractions and facilities at your disposal, London provides students with the perfect base for trying new hobbies and activities.  From music, comedy, theatre and fashion, to art, history and sport, London has it all.

Getting Started

After securing your place at your chosen university, the next step is to find affordable accommodation. Although in their first year, many students stay in Halls of residence within their university, many will find that in subsequent years they want to ‘spread their wings’ and live a more independent life, opting for a student rental.  However it can be difficult finding the perfect, safe London apartment for rent, close to your university/ college with everything that you need to support you through the term time, especially if you are on a tight budget.  

That’s where Euracom can help!  We have both the knowledge and expertise to help you find your perfect, yet affordable student apartment.  With over 35 years’ experience providing apartment rental services to all types of clientele, including students, we’ll make sure you get a first rate service at a most competitive rate.  We offer a range of apartments or studio flats within London, in the most convenient locations and within close proximity to your college or university.  We can find the accommodation that is right for you, tailored specifically to your budget and needs. Simple and hassle- free, enabling you to devote more time to studying, rather than fruitlessly looking for that elusive bed sit!  Euracom deals in both short/long term apartment rentals, providing you with the flexibility you need, should your circumstances or course venue change.

Our experts consider your budget & all your requirements before searching every available

apartment, close to your university or college and with all the amenities you’ll need.  We’ll uncover all the very best apartments for you, then we’ll call you to finalise the details of your stay in London.

Whether an international student looking to rent a London apartment, or a domestic student needing some advice, Euracom will always matching your personal preferences to the apartments we recommend. So when you book with Euracom we’ll endeavour to make your student days more enjoyable by ensuring you never have to worry about your accommodation.

Our long/short term range of student apartments/studios, are situated in some of Central London’s most desirable locations. All our apartments are within the popular tourist areas, and are close to many major universities, including the University of London and the London School of Economics.  They all fall within London's 'Zone 1' transport system and are near to its wealth of theatres, museums, restaurants and shops.

Euracom can help you to receive the most competitive apartment rental rates within the capital, supplying an unsurpassed service. So if you are a student who is seeking to save money on affordable rental accommodation in London, conveniently located near to your place of study, then why not call us today?  You won’t be sorry!

Below are three examples of what Euracom can offer in Student serviced apartments.

  1. Euracom Study Abroad Student Apartments London, Zone 1

    Our ‘study abroad’ student apartments are all situated in popular student areas within London's 'Zone 1' transport system and are close to all the major London universities & colleges, like the university of Westminster and Kings College.  This makes them the perfect solution for cheap student accommodation.  Their close proximity to London's famous theatres, museums and shops, is an added bonus. For a weekly fee starting from £240 p/w pp, these fabulous apartments can accommodate from 3 to 8 people.  Featuring a fully equipped kitchen/bathroom, along with a living room offering TV DVD player and wi-fi these apartments aren’t to be missed.  All apartments have a property supervisor, provide linen and towels and offer laundry facilities.  We also offer a fortnightly bathroom sparkle clean in each apartment.

    More about our Study Abroad Student Apartments London, Zone 1

    Features include

    • Bathroom/ Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available
    • Desk / workspace/Dining table & chairs/ Twin or double beds in some apartments
    • Fully equipped kitchen/ kitchenette/Washing machine/ Iron / Ironing board
    • Nearby shops
    • Property supervisor nearby
    • TV / Freeview/ Wifi/ Telephone/ DVD player
    • Utilities included

    Available for short/long term apartment rental, these apartments provide students with their own comfortable accommodation with plenty of space to study and relax.

    More about our Study Abroad Student Apartments London, Zone 1 ›

  2. Hawley Crescent Camden

    Located in Camden Town, these apartments offer students stylish accommodation, featuring well decorated modern apartments in an excellent spot, close to many Universities in London. Each studio comprises of twin or single bunk beds, wardrobes, dining space, a desk, your own bathroom, private kitchen, TV and up to 100Mbps of WIFI. Students have access to laundry facilities, a communal area with SKY TV and a lovely roof terrace that includes stunning panoramic views over London. The area is in a very lively part of London filled with shops, popular bars, cafes and restaurants.  The common room is perfect for socialising or just chilling out. All apartments have a maintenance, management and security team on-site to ensure all guests are happy with the service provided.

    London student accommodation Hawley Crescent Camden

    Features include;

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

    Within easy reach of many lively bars, restaurants, clubs and bars, and with prices ranging from £225 p/w pp, Hawley Crescent Student Accommodation is the place to be for any student wanting a place to study and socialise.

    More about our London student accommodation Hawley Crescent Camden ›

  3. Student accommodation London Garrow House W10

    These flats are a super stylish, modern, spacious London student residence, in a picturesque canal-side setting.  The area has a unique charm, with plenty of boutique shops, vintage stores, independent theatres, art houses, museums and restaurants, just a stone’s throw away from the infamous Portobello Market. For a fee of £205 p/w pp, these superb London student rental apartments offer large or twin studios, with the choice of your own personal balcony space, fantastic views of London, or a canal view.  There are rooms to suit all tastes/requirements, so book early to get the first pick!  A large comfy bed, ample storage and a modern en-suite bathroom and kitchenette come as standard in each studio. There is also a desk, perfect for studying and a large flat screen TV. These student apartments also feature a fantastic common room and courtyard where you can spend time with your friends. The common room has a pool table and large flat screen TV which is open to use 24 hours a day!

    Student accommodation London Garrow House W10

    Features include;

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

    For a fee of £205 p/w pp, these student apartments are perfect for students studying abroad or for a short semester stay within the capital. They provide a safe, secure space in which to live, socialise and study.

    More about our Student accommodation London Garrow House W10 ›

By Rob at 25 Jul 2018

International Students in London – You Are FANTASTIC For Britain!

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!

Welcome to London

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.

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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 emailinfo@euracom.co.uk

By Rob at 14 Aug 2015

Welcome to London – All of you!

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 info@euracom.co.uk NOW!

By Rob at 12 May 2014

Students – London’s Calling!

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
Willesden NW10

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 info@euracom.co.uk 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.

By Rob at 7 May 2014

Staycation is the new Vacation!

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However you say it, we want to welcome you to London, the greatest city in the world!

Here at Euracom, we have some fantastic vacation apartments for rent all over London – from the creative, cosmopolitan hotbeds of Aldgate and Barbican in east London to über-fashionable Kensington to the west of the city.

We have apartments available to suit all budgets across this wonderful city in the summer and if you book an apartment in London through Euracom for July and/or August, you don’t pay a booking fee!

While we usually market our vacation apartments in London to our overseas visitors, there’s an increasing trend for UK residents to remain here for their summer holidays and instead of saying ‘no, we’re not going away this year’, people are having ‘staycations’ and the facts (gleaned from a recent survey by hotel chain Travelodge) speak for themselves –

  • Almost 66% of families are planning a summer ‘staycation’
  • London, the Lake District and Edinburgh top the destination list, usurping Cornwall
  • 42% will staycation for one week, 15% for two and 33% will have up to three short breaks
  • UK resident tourist day-visit expenditure was up 17% to £57bn in 2012 while UK resident expenditure on visits abroad fell by 14% to £31.7bn (Office of National Statistics)

The evidence is there for all to see. More and more people are choosing to take vacations – staycations – in the UK rather than go abroad for their summer holidays.

Why? There are two fundamental reasons. The first is obvious – we are coming out of a severe financial crisis and there is simply less disposable income available than there previously has been. Second (and we might be a little biased here), London is an incredibly rich and diverse city with so much to do for people of all ages and interests.

Think about this question – as a UK resident (from London or elsewhere), when was the last time you did anything ‘touristy’? When was the last time you saw The Monument, Tower Bridge, Nelson’s Column or took a trip down the Thames? Most people will say ‘as a kid’.

London’s world-class museums, theatres, galleries, shopping and sports facilities are the envy of the world, as is the sheer diversity of our restaurants, cafés and bars.

That notwithstanding, we are blessed with 1,000 years of history, from the 11th century Tower of London, the Roman walls around the City, Temple Church, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace all the way up to the city’s newest attractions – the London Eye, the Tate Modern and the Millennium Bridge (not forgetting M&Ms World in Leicester Square!)

One of the key stats that came out of the ONS report was that the accommodation sector experienced a 16% rise in output between 2008 – 2009 (the point in time when the recession hit as hard as it was going to), from £8bn to £9bn, further fuelling the opinion that the phenomenon of the ‘staycation’ is the holiday of choice for UK residents.

We have a great selection of cost-effective vacation apartments in London for you to choose from so please call us on 020 8420 7666 or email info@euracom.co.uk and we’ll talk you through everything you need to know.

In the meantime, have a good April and we’ll see you again in May!

By Rob at 7 Apr 2014

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