I've got a student placement in Central London (Covent Garden) from July next year.... I was just wondering what people who have taken a year's industrial placement in London have done for accommodation? It can obviously be stupidly expensive to live there... I've looked at the options:
- Commute in from home every day (from Northamptonshire, about 90minute train journey), with a season ticket costing around £5300... but also miss out on living in London.
- Go in a shared private house, but be some distance away from the placement and also possibly live with very random people, who probably aren't students?
- Look at seeing if its possible to get private university halls (e.g. with unite) to live in, but see if the contract can be changed for July-July instead.
- Rent a studio flat some distance away from Central London, but still at the cost of £600 pcm plus bills.... but live on own.... bad times
Has anyone else been in the same situation? What did you choose in the end?
Thanks in advance!
Has yours come through yet?