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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

Living and studying in London as a student

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. 

Living and studying in London as a student. Student accommodation & student apartments 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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By Rob at 25 Nov 2016

2015 – A Throwback to Times Past!

Happy New Year! We hope the holidays were full of friends, family, food and gifts and you’re back to work or university raring to go! We are!

While this blog post is a nice throwback to years past, it would be remiss of us not to acknowledge and condone the horrific, inexcusable yet wholly unnecessary executions of the defenceless writers, journalists and cartoonists at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo last week. Here at Euracom, we cater for lots of French students and executives and our thoughts are with their friends, families and colleagues.

We digress. As we’ve alluded to, 2015 is a year absolutely jam-packed full of historical anniversaries so we thought we’d ease you into the year with a short(ish) but fun and memory-provoking trip down memory lane! Some will make you smile, some will make you sad and some may drive you into a seething cacophony of boiling rage…

January

The King, Elvis Presley would have been 80 this year. Winston Churchill died 50 years ago and 70 years ago in 1945, Auschwitz was liberated by the allied forces.

February

It’s been 25 years since Nelson Mandela walked free from Robben Island after 27 years, Bob Marley would have been 70 and 40 years ago, Margaret Thatcher was elected Tory leader.

March

Guitar demi-god Eric Clapton turns 70, Mikael Gorbachev became the leader of the Soviets 30 years ago and it’s been 50 years since US troops first landed in Vietnam.

April

Winston Churchill resigned 60 years ago due to his failing health, the liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp took place 70 years ago and Saigon fell 40 years ago.

May

The Lusitania was torpedoed by a German U19-type submarine called SM U-20 100 years ago this month, it’s the 70th anniversary of VE Day in Europe and 35 years ago, Joy Division singer Ian Curtis died.

June

200 years ago, The Duke of Wellington’s Seventh Coalition defeated Napoleon’s armies at the Battle of Waterloo. 600 years before that, King John signed the Magna Carta, a series of written promises between the king and his subjects the he, the king, would govern England and deal with its people according to the customs of feudal law.

July

Harry Potter’s mum, JK Rowling, turns 50; it’s the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the first major campaign to be fought entirely by air forces and it’s been 15 years since the Air France Concorde flight 4590 crashed minutes after take-off from Charles De Gaulle airport into a hotel in the small town of Gonesse, prompting the demise of supersonic flight.

August

Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi army invaded Kuwait 25 years ago, claiming they had both reneged on promises to waive the debt Iraq had run up fighting Iran and stolen oil and drove the price down by over-supply. In reality, Hussein wanted oil and access to the Persian Gulf and did everything he could to fulfil his objective.  It’s been 75 years since the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki and the King of Bonds, Sean Connery, the most Scottish man in the universe turns 85.

September

In one of the most high-profile crimes of the 20th century, Patty Hearst, granddaughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst was arrested 40 years ago as part of an armed robbery of a bank in California after being kidnapped and brainwashed by the Symbionese Liberation Army. Coronation Street has been on our screens for 60 years and 45 years ago in 1970, four planes bound for New York were hijacked by the Python-esque sounding Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in what became known as the Dawson’s Field hijackings, so named for the airstrip in Jordan where two of the planes landed.

October

It’s been 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt, a major British victory for Henry V against a numerically superior French army in the Hundred Years’ War; it’s been 50 years since the Telecom Tower, one of London’s most iconic buildings opened and it’s been 85 years since the R101 airship crashed.

November

Thatcher walked out of number 10 for the last time 25 years ago and five years before that was the historic Reagan-Gorbachev meeting, known as the Geneva Summit.

December

25 years ago, English and French engineers met and shook hands under the Channel, the Chairman of the Board, Frank Sinatra would have been 100 and 2015 years ago, Jesus was born!

We hope you’ve enjoyed this look back through the ages and don’t forget, Euracom has a great selection of apartments in London from where you can see 2,000 years of history right on our doorstep!

By Rob at 12 Jan 2015

London’s Museums – The Best in the World

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 digress.

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.

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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.

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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.

Science 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 info@euracom.co.uk for the best accommodation in London!

By Rob at 17 Sep 2014

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

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