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Housing for summer internship-London June to August 2009

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Housing for summer internship-London June to August 2009

My 21 y/o daughter may be completing an internship with an ad agency in the Soho area of London for 8 to 12 weeks this summer. This will be her first visit to London. Would someone please advise as to possible housing options besides Hostels? Would you please give us an idea of what to expect to pay? Ideally, she would like a single room or a shared room in a quiet safe location, which would have fairly easy access to her work on Beak Street.

Thank you in advance for your assistance!

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1. Re: Housing for summer internship-London June to August 2009

I would recommend something in the Bloomsbury area. It is overally safe (every area has its dodgy parts) and ideally located.

Fitzrovia might also be nice, Marylebone as well.

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2. Re: Housing for summer internship-London June to August 2009

She would do well to look at summer accommodation in a university hall of residence, I think. As well as University of London federal halls (there are several in Bloomsbury, which will be less than 30 mins journey to Soho), I think there is some University of Westminster accommodation.

London School Of Economics has some centrally located halls.

Also worth looking at are the pan-university Nido residences - there is one in Kings Cross, and another huuuuuge one currently being built near Spitalfields, which looks like it might be finished for the summer.

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3. Re: Housing for summer internship-London June to August 2009

She should also check out University College London' student halls.

http://www.gumtree.com has tons of ads of people looking for flatmates.

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4. Re: Housing for summer internship-London June to August 2009

> University College London' student halls. <

Do they have any central ones? I thought all the UCL places were out in Camden.

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5. Re: Housing for summer internship-London June to August 2009

Here is a link for you to see many student accomodation options:

…london.ac.uk/cms/…halls-of-residence.html

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6. Re: Housing for summer internship-London June to August 2009

Thank you to everyone for your responses!

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7. Re: Housing for summer internship-London June to August 2009

They do have a few halls near the University itself, which I think is pretty central. I couldn't name them (I live in the Camden ones ;)) but I know there are a couple in Bloomsbury.

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8. Re: Housing for summer internship-London June to August 2009

Mawie - I think you are thinking of Hughes Parry, Commonwealth and Canterbury halls in Cartwright Gardens in Bloomsbury. They are federal University Of London halls, not University College ones.

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9. Re: Housing for summer internship-London June to August 2009

No, these were not the halls I was thinking of. I was thinking of Ramsay Halls precisely and these ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/…houses

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10. Re: Housing for summer internship-London June to August 2009

Aha!