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Each traveler is going to have their own set of needs and desires when searching for accommodation. We have created a short list of affordable options each with different benefits and leading to different experiences. Other accommodation sites exist but here is a good place to start! 

 
 

PLEASE NOTE:  London is an expensive city and accommodation even more so. This means that most housing situations will not have communal living space apart from the kitchen. Going into the housing hunt with a bit lower expectations will save you a lot of heart break, especially if you are on a budget.

 
 
SpareRoom   SpareRoom offers a wide variety of options for accommodation and allows for you to easily specify your apartment search. Start playing with the filters and find your perfect accommodation.   

SpareRoom

 

SpareRoom offers a wide variety of options for accommodation and allows for you to easily specify your apartment search. Start playing with the filters and find your perfect accommodation. 
 

EasyRoommate   Create a profile in less than 30 sec and with EasyRoommate you not only are able to apply filters for your ideal accommodation, you can start learning about potential flatmates too! Added bonus- ability to search only short term rentals

EasyRoommate

 

Create a profile in less than 30 sec and with EasyRoommate you not only are able to apply filters for your ideal accommodation, you can start learning about potential flatmates too! Added bonus- ability to search only short term rentals

Room Buddies Room Buddies allows you to search without creating a profile and with a variety of filter options. Be sure to check the minimum stay however! Many places want 6-12 month leases.

Room Buddies

Room Buddies allows you to search without creating a profile and with a variety of filter options. Be sure to check the minimum stay however! Many places want 6-12 month leases.

 
GumTree As they advertise on their website, Gumtree is the UK's #1 site for online classifieds. This means you can buy a car, find a job and rent a room all off one handy site. Create a profile and start your apartment search today!

GumTree

As they advertise on their website, Gumtree is the UK's #1 site for online classifieds. This means you can buy a car, find a job and rent a room all off one handy site. Create a profile and start your apartment search today!

 
Couchsurfing Millions of people around the world swear by Couchsurfing and it's easy to see why after joining the community. Heads up that creating a profile will take a bit of time, as will finding a host. Couchsurfing is great place to land on your feet when you enter your new city and to make some local friends but it is not a free place to crash for weeks on end. 

Couchsurfing

Millions of people around the world swear by Couchsurfing and it's easy to see why after joining the community. Heads up that creating a profile will take a bit of time, as will finding a host. Couchsurfing is great place to land on your feet when you enter your new city and to make some local friends but it is not a free place to crash for weeks on end. 

HOSTELWORLD Hostel World is a great resource for finding and booking hostels in nearly every city imaginable. Many Europeans book a hostel for a week while apartment searching. Book a week, two or a month while you get on your feet. The pay per week model makes hostels affordable and flexible to every schedule. 

HOSTELWORLD

Hostel World is a great resource for finding and booking hostels in nearly every city imaginable. Many Europeans book a hostel for a week while apartment searching. Book a week, two or a month while you get on your feet. The pay per week model makes hostels affordable and flexible to every schedule. 

 
Hosts International Ltd HI is the UK's leading provider of accommodation for international students and interns. Their accommodations include home stays and shared apartments in central London! Their flexible weekly payment plans make them perfect for students looking for accommodation while working in London.  

Hosts International Ltd

HI is the UK's leading provider of accommodation for international students and interns. Their accommodations include home stays and shared apartments in central London! Their flexible weekly payment plans make them perfect for students looking for accommodation while working in London.  

airbnb In addition to being able to rent beautiful homes for a weekend getaway, airbnb offers extended stay options in most major cities. Stay  for a week to allow yourself to apartment search in person or your the whole time. The options are endless.  

airbnb

In addition to being able to rent beautiful homes for a weekend getaway, airbnb offers extended stay options in most major cities. Stay  for a week to allow yourself to apartment search in person or your the whole time. The options are endless.