Finding accommodation in the UK can be stressful, especially when you’ve never been to the UK before. Below you’ll find our recommendations for the best websites to use when searching for temporary and long-term housing.
Short Term Accommodation
We’d advise that you book 10-14 days of short-term accommodation in the first instance. This will give you plenty of time to find and view long-term accommodation once you’re here.
Airbnb – www.airbnb.com– Popular short-term room rental site. Ideal for finding rooms all over London.
Hotels – www.booking.com– A great option if you’re looking to live in luxury for your first two weeks.
Hostels – www.hostelworld.com– Various hostels around London for those on a budget.
Long Term Accommodation
Spareroom – www.spareroom.co.uk– Probably the most popular room and house-sharing website. You’ll find everything on here, it’s highly recommended. Please view the room/house in person before committing on a long-term basis.
Arrive Homes – www.arrivehomes.com– Popular website for teachers, with houses in and around North London with a minimum commitment of 3 months. You’ll need to book in advance to secure a room, especially if you’re arriving for the start of a new school term.