I will be moving to London for an internship from September until mid-January. Where should I live? I've got about 5000 euro saved up and will get an additional 800 a month. With a max budget of about 2000 for the first month, 500+800=1300 for the other months and 1000 for any problems; I think I will be fine. However, I really don't mean to spend it all if I don't have to. Last year I spent 6 months in Malaysia (with trips to Thailand and Laos) for a different internship, so I already have some experience living abroad. Besides, I'm currently living in the Netherlands so there won't be much of a culture shock. According to http://studenthousing.lon.ac.uk/ I should wait with getting a permanent place until I am actually in London. However, Lonely Planet tells me that hotel/hostel prices are VERY high in London - I really can't afford to stay in one for my first month. The organisation I will be doing my internship with is in Richmond. Of course it will be ideal to live somewhere close because I'll be spending 5 days in the week over there. On the other hand, I don't know anyone in London at all so it would be cool if I could live with other international students nearby.