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We are so grateful for such positive feedback

We often hear our customers saying, ‘London is the place to be!’  Well it certainly is, although how often do you hear people speak about the accommodation they have been staying at during their trip to our glorious capital?  Often, you’ll find people saying, ’Where we stayed was okay but very expensive for what we got.’  Or maybe something along these lines, ‘Mmm, yes well, the place wasn’t large enough to swing a cat round and it was way out of the centre of the city.’

We, here at Euracom, have done our very best to ensure that none of these adverse comments apply to us.  We can proudly say, from the positive feedback that we have received over the years, from a substantial number of clients, that Euracom provides just what the customer needs, great service, great apartments in prime locations with great, competitive prices. 

We love hearing such positive feedback- it means an awful lot to us and it’s what makes our job worthwhile.  For we know that although we can extol the virtues of all our apartments, saying how economical and fabulous they are and then tell you how great our service is, there is no better testimonial to our efforts than when you take the trouble to send us your incredible comments, recommending that Euracom is only place to go for an affordable, yet comfortable stay.  

Here are just a few of the comments which have delighted us, coming from all over the world.

‘Thank you Euracom, we have had a wonderful stay in your apartment. It is very convenient, clean, near to lots of great sites and very comfortable. Thank you for your service. We visited the London Eye and plenty of other places and had a very nice journey in London. We will warmly recommend you to our friends and family‘

Doron Stein, Israel

‘From the outset, thank you for making our London visit a pleasurable experience! What we liked about dealing with Euracom is there was no pressure whatsoever and Robert was very patient with us - that helped build trust. We inspected the apartment prior to confirming the same - again, no pressure whatsoever. The process of booking the apartment was simple, transparent and quick. Our request for credit card payment was accommodated, which made it very easy. Wendy at Endsleigh Court was very helpful and showed us two apartment options. When we arrived at the apartment, everything was in order! The apartment was beyond our expectation, very clean, airy, lots of light and ventilation. Overall, it was a fantastic experience dealing with Robert as well as the team at Endsleigh Court. Special shout out for Wendy and the front desk team at Endsleigh Court who were very helpful and friendly. We would definitely recommend both Euracom and Endsleigh Court to friends and family and look forward to our future stays there.‘

Vaishali Jaising, India

‘The booking process through Euracom was easy and our e-mail enquiries were always answered quickly with helpful, clear answers. The apartment itself was comfortable and suitable for our needs in a great location. I would recommend Euracom to my friends and family.‘

Michael and Juliana Whiteman, Australia

‘I would absolutely recommend working with Euracom.  The staff always quickly answered our demands, we really appreciated their help on many occasions and we cannot wait to book with them again!‘

Shlomo Hauser, Israel

‘Dear Euracom A Home in London - I have used Euracom for over 9 years now and I can say without a doubt it has been amazing on all of my holiday trips. I usually stay at Hampden house, which you refer to as budget, but I call it luxury for the simple fact it’s clean, it’s spacious and the location is great. The speed that you respond to enquiries, complaints or requests is amazing, you are so professional in everything you do. From bookings to check in‘s, to staying in, to the departure, everything is faultless. The staff are always so lovely, polite and kind. You always make us feel like royalty. I have stayed in many other apartments in London over the years, however none of them compare to the service that you provide us with. Last month, I had to stay in Bloomsbury because Hampden House was not available, they made sure I got the best services and the flat was spotless. I have recommended Euracom to loads of friends and family and they always call back to say thank you! I also wanted to use this as a great opportunity to say a big thank you to Kelly, who is always finding a way to accommodate me and my budget, Robert, Joe and Tania for all their continued help. You have given my family a home in London.‘


‘It’s been a pleasure dealing with Euracom. Response time is very good. Your prices are reasonable for your locations. I will definitely recommend you to my family and friends.‘

Enitan Solarin, Nigeria

‘We would like to thank all of you at Euracom for a first -class service and hopefully we will meet up again in the not too distant future‘.

Mike Ryan, Argentina

‘Thanks for the great service again, Euracom. My queries were promptly answered and the staff at the apartment were also very co-operative and helpful. I will certainly get in touch with you next time I‘m travelling to London‘.

Farzana Ali, India

‘I have found booking through Euracom an easy experience. The apartments have always been clean and comfortable with everything needed, and the staff at Euracom and at Endsleigh Court have always been friendly and helpful and the rates are very reasonable.‘

Robert Brian Bunton, Australia

‘ Great accommodation, prime location, excellent service and helpful staff. Rented a 3- bedroom apartment and it felt like home within first night! Top service, with hotel-like amenities but within the comfort of a cosy home.‘

Samar Mokbel, Lebanon

‘We have stayed in your Bloomsbury apartments more than once... It is one of our favourite places in London for many reasons: it is somewhere between a hotel and an apartment, with some of the advantages of each. It is very well located, clean and the staff are very friendly. The price is very fair and all in all it is always a very positive experience coming back. We have recommended Euracom to others and will continue to do so.‘

Ahuva Passow-Whitman, Israel

‘ Our stay in London was most enjoyable... From our initial enquiry, Euracom were very helpful with our apartment selection and booking. The reception staff were also very accommodating and welcoming. The apartment itself was clean and comfortable, perfect for our needs and plenty of room for our family of four. The location was ideal being within walking distance of public transport, parks, restaurants and shops. We will certainly contact Euracom again for future bookings.‘

Neil Bennie, Australia

‘Well, what can we say?  With such fabulous reviews why go anywhere else?  The evidence speaks for itself!  For a service second to none, with spacious apartments, conveniently situated near to Central London, there is no better place than Euracom to book your next holiday or business trip.  We’ll guarantee you the trip of a lifetime, without breaking the bank!  (Although we don’t recommend you swinging any cats around to test the size of our apartments, they will speak for themselves!)‘


Our 3 featured properties this month have had particularly good reviews from our customers.  Why not check them out?

Cheap apartments for rent, London Bloomsbury, WC1

These recently refurbished apartments are perfectly located for a central London stay on a budget.  Close to The British Museum, Shaftesbury Theatre, Oxford Street and numerous other London attractions, they make the perfect cheap holiday apartments from which to explore London.  With weekly rates starting from £702 p/w for a studio apartment sleeping 3, each studio apartment is simply furnished and has its own small kitchenette and bathroom.  Available for either cheap, short term apartment rental or long term apartment rental at fantastic weekly rates. The British Museum

More about our Cheap apartments for rent, London Bloomsbury, WC1

Features include:

  • Lobby / waiting area/concierge / security / reception/lift/ safe
  • Kitchen / kitchenette/ Daily or weekly linen change/ Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available
  • Parking (chargeable)/ Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoking apartments available
  • Telephone/ TV / Freeview/ Wi-fi
  • Twin or double beds in some apartments

More about our Cheap apartments for rent, London Bloomsbury, WC1 ›

Cheap studio apartments in London - Weymouth Street W1

These cheap studio apartments are situated in the heart of London’s West End, just 20-minutes from London’s city centre, and close to Regents Park, the bustling Oxford Street, London Zoo and Madame Tussauds. With excellent transport links and near to Euston Station, they are surrounded by local shops, restaurants, bars and pubs.  These serviced apartments offer a selection of one-bedroom apartments which can accommodate up to 3 people, or studio flats, accommodating 2, with prices starting from £650p/w.  All apartments offer every modern convenience, including wireless broadband internet.

More about our Cheap studio apartments in London - Weymouth Street W1

Features include:

  • Dining table & chairs/ desk / workspace
  • Fully equipped kitchen / dishwasher in some/ Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available
  • Door entry phone/ Property supervisor nearby
  • Grocery store onsite / nearby
  • Non- smoking apartments
  • Telephone/ TV / Freeview/ Wi-fi
  • Twin or double beds in some apartments

More about our Cheap studio apartments in London - Weymouth Street W1 ›

247 Baker Street student accommodation London, NW1

This lower ground floor studio apartment is in a private block opposite Regent’s Park and within walking distance of many restaurants, bars and bistros as well as a host of local attractions, such as Madame Tussauds. Starting from £420 p/w for a double studio sleeping 2, making it the perfect, low cost accommodation. An ideal apartment for exploring London.

More about our 247 Baker Street student accommodation London, NW1

Features include:

  • Bathroom
  • Central heating / Utilities included / Non- smoking apartments
  • Dining table & chairs / Desk / workspace
  • Telephone / TV / Freeview / DVD player / Wifi
  • Kitchen / Dishwasher in some / Washing machine/Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available
  • Meet & greet arrival service / Property supervisor nearby/ Door entry phone

More about our 247 Baker Street student accommodation London, NW1 ›

By Rob at 31 Aug 2018

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

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

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!

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By Rob at 17 Sep 2014

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