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Cheap accommodation in London
February 10, 2011 7:42 AM   Subscribe

I just got offered a Work Experience placement at a big publishing firm in London - but it starts on Monday, and I live in Derbyshire. I need two weeks' accommodation for ideally around £300 or less. Help!
posted by Fen to Work & Money (9 answers total)
 
Maybe try couchsurfing? It is a slightly unconventional request, but I've helped out people in a similar situation from there.

Two weeks is quite long to request at one place though, you could split it between two hosts.
posted by Gomez_in_the_South at 7:59 AM on February 10, 2011


Take a look down here:

http://www.gumtree.com/london/london-short-term-flatshare_15_1.html

I'm not advocating it or any of the places on there, but it is what you're after, and plenty of places look like they're in your budget.
posted by Magnakai at 8:03 AM on February 10, 2011


Sorry, linkified:
http://www.gumtree.com/london/london-short-term-flatshare_15_1.html
posted by Magnakai at 8:03 AM on February 10, 2011


The Hostel section here might useful

http://housing.london.ac.uk/cms/short-term-housing.html
posted by fatfrank at 8:22 AM on February 10, 2011


I haven't used airbnb, but it's been recommended to me.
posted by monkeymonkey at 8:25 AM on February 10, 2011


I used spareroom.co.uk and flatshare.com when I last needed a short-stay room in London.
posted by jb at 8:57 AM on February 10, 2011


Modern chain, very clean, friendly, no cockroaches spotted to date.
posted by dougrayrankin at 10:11 AM on February 10, 2011


Between Gumtree, couchsurfing (definitely use 2-3 hosts) and cheap hostels, you'll be fine. Finding short term housing in London is easy.
posted by turkeyphant at 12:31 PM on February 10, 2011


Cheers all for your help - I managed to find a good B&B, and it all went well :)
posted by Fen at 10:46 AM on February 28, 2011


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