Ready, set, book! Student accommodation now available for 2018-19

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You heard it here first, we’re now taking bookings for the academic year 2018-19! So, if you’re searching for affordable student accommodation in London, look no further than Host Wembley…

All-inclusive student accommodation
Student living at Host Wembley couldn’t be easier. Simply pay your rent and we take care of the rest. There’s no need to worry about water and electric bills, or insurance and internet providers, we’re on it. Our all-inclusive living means you can focus on what’s important; your studies and being a student.

Here to help
At Host Wembley, our team is your team. You’ll find our friendly management team available onsite during the week days, as well as security onsite throughout the evenings and weekends. So, if you’ve got any issues or questions, we’re here to help and get things sorted, quickly.

We understand that student life can be an emotional whirlwind, that’s why we’re always on hand to offer good advice, or listen, when we’re needed. We’re here for all of our students – even if it’s just to take delivery of your latest online order!

Location
Located in the Wembley Park district, north west London, Host Wembley is conveniently located for you to enjoy student life at its best.

With Wembley Park tube station – served by the Metropolitan and Jubilee Lines, just a 2-minute walk away, getting in and around London couldn’t be easier. Getting to university won’t be a hassle either as many of London’s universities and colleges are located close by including the University of Westminster, Birbeck, University of London, Middlesex University, UCFB Wembley, London School of Science and Technology and the Royal Academy of Music. But that’s not all…

You’ll find everything from designer shops and high street brands, to coffee shops, restaurants and even a cinema just around the corner at the London Designer Outlet shopping centre. And you can be sure to be part of the action when the world’s biggest sports and music stars are in town with Wembley Stadium and The SSE Arena, Wembley both right on your doorstep.

Time to rebook? Ready. Set. Go.Extend your stay at Host Wembley
If you’re already living with us, why not rebook and stay with us for another year? It’s not just first years who can stay at our student accommodation. We welcome students from all years and even postgraduates.

So, if you enjoy living at Host Wembley, why look anywhere else? You’re busy at university and meeting upcoming deadlines, and you really don’t need the added stress of house hunting. Plus, rebooking with Host is easy. Head to the online portal and log into your account, or pop down and speak with a member of the onsite management team here at Host Wembley and we’ll be happy to help.

Like the sound of our student accommodation at Host Wembley? Book your room today for 2018/19 or contact us on +44(0)20 3475 5952 or at wembley@host-students.com to book a viewing and for more information about living with us.

Christmas in Wembley

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If you’re in Wembley this December and looking for something fun and festive to get you in the Christmas spirit, you won’t be disappointed. There’s a whole host of events taking place and all within a stone’s throw of our accommodation here at Host Wembley. Check out some of our top picks below…

Let’s Rock Christmas
Party like it’s yesterday and join in the fun at a Christmas party like no other. On Thursday 14th December, Let’s Rock Christmas – The Retro Show, arrives at The SSE Arena Wembley for one night only. Dance the night away to non-stop music from some of the best-loved artists from years gone by including Tony Hadley, Kim Wilde and Go West. It’s the perfect way to start the festive season and get you in the party mood.

Peter Pan Pantomime
Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a trip to see a performance of the season’s hottest pantomime. And this year, it’s definitely one not to miss. The classic story of Peter Pan will be brought to life at The SSE Arena Wembley for an arena spectacular with the performance across three stages, plenty of action and an all-star cast featuring Bradley Walsh and Martin Kemp. But you’d best be quick to get your tickets, performances are for two days only on 29th and 30th December. After the hustle and bustle of Christmas, it’s a perfect post-Christmas activity to enjoy with family or friends.

Christmas Shopping
Whether you’re in need of a gift for the secret santa with your uni friends, something special for your loved ones or you’re simply looking to treat yourself this season, there’s only one place to shop; London Designer Outlet. Packed with everything from clothing and footwear, to beauty products and accessories, you’ll find something for even the most awkward if people to buy for. And when you’re done shopping, rest your feet and enjoy a well-earned drink or bite to eat at one of the coffee shops or restaurants, all under one roof at the shopping centre.

Slideatron
New for 2017, and a world first, head over to Wembley Park and check out Wembley’s latest free attraction for Christmas; Slideatron. A unique and modern take on a Christmas tree, the Slideatron is an 18 metre high LED Christmas tree with a 20 metre long thrill slide. Climb the 60 steps to the top and admire the views of Wembley Park and beyond from the open-air viewing platform, then when you’re done, slide your way down to the bottom for a festive thrill!

Looking for student accommodation in London? If you would like to know more about living with us here at Host Wembley during your studies, contact us on +44(0)20 3475 5952 or at wembley@host-students.com. We have a choice of room types and tenancy lengths available including single semester contracts.

Travelling in London as a student

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Starting university is an exciting, yet nervous time of your life. A new course, new friends, new home and for many, a new city and location. And there can be nothing more daunting than leaving your home comforts and surroundings for a completely new and unknown city – especially when it’s as big and busy as London.

But it shouldn’t put you off exploring the capital city; getting around London isn’t as scary as it might seem. And as a student, you can make savings while you travel too.

One of the easiest ways to get in and around London is via the Underground on the Tube. It’s quick, convenient and as a student you can apply for an 18+ Student Oyster photocard, which will give you 30% off the price of an adult-rate Travelcard, as well as Bus and Tram Pass season tickets.

And if you’re staying at our student accommodation here at Host Wembley, you haven’t got far to go to catch the Tube. We’re located just a stone’s throw away from Wembley Park Underground Station, where you can jump on the Metropolitan or Jubilee line to reach many of the universities and hot spots of London.

For more information on travel in London, visit the Transport for London website. Or if you’d like to know more about living with us here at Host Wembley during your studies, contact us on +44(0)20 3475 5952 or at wembley@host-students.com. We have a choice of room types and tenancy lengths available including single semester contracts.

Summer days in Wembley

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The sun’s shining, the air is warm and summer is here. So, what have you got planned? If you’re not busy working, studying or visiting other parts of the world, then how about an afternoon in some of Wembley’s local parks and outdoor areas? Relax and soak up the sun, get lost in a book or play Frisbee with your friends. Sound good? Check out some of these great green spaces you can enjoy…

King Edward VII Park
Located in Brent – less than a mile away from our accommodation, King Edward VII Park offers luscious green grass space for you to unwind and relax in. There’s a host of sports facilities you can take advantage of to. From bowling greens to football pitches, you’ll never be short of something to do!

Fryent Country Park
Step away from the hustle and bustle of the city and go on an adventure through the 103 hectares of rolling fields and woods of Fryent Country Park. Also located in the Brent area, the park is a wildlife site of metropolitan importance to London, with the woodland comprising of trees including French oak, ash and the nationally rare plant the narrow-leaved bitter-cress.

Barham Park
Head two miles west of Host Wembley and you’ll stumble upon the green grass, pathways and many mature trees of Barham Park. Blooming with bright and beautiful flowers and shrubs in summer, the walled garden is a popular relaxation spot. For those feeling more active, there’s even a free outdoor gym!

Northala Fields
Slightly further afield, but definitely worth a visit is Northala Fields. You’ll find lots of open space to enjoy as well as four large earth mounds – and with the tallest standing at 22 metres it makes an excellent viewpoint with a 360-degree view over the city. And with six fishing lakes, a model boating lake and wildlife ponds, streams and wetland, you can relax on the water’s edge.

So, if you’re in London and the Wembley area this summer and need a place to sunbathe, relax or explore then head to one of the above. Need a place to stay while you visit? We have summer accommodation available from 2nd July until 1st September. For more information please contact us on 0203 475 5952 or email wembley@host-students.com.

Indulge in all things chocolatey this Easter!

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Attention all chocolate lovers. There’s no better time to indulge in chocolate until you feel sick than at Easter, righ? But why not take your love for chocolate to the next level and discover the secret of chocolate making this Easter. In London, you’re not far from a variety of chocolate-themed activities and things to do. So here’s our round up of some which are well worth a visit…

1. VIP Chocolate Tour of London

Chocoholic? Then you’ll LOVE this choc-tastic deal! Enjoy a guided walking chocolate tour in London’s Mayfair district and learn all about the history of chocolate and how it’s made. And of course, no chocolate tour would be complete without a few samples along the way! They’ll be delicious tasting opportunities for you to enjoy truffles, macaroons and ganaches, as well as unusual flavours such as Marmite truffles or London Gin with popping candy truffles. The tour will last approximately 2.5 hours and tickets are priced at £30 per person, but grab a friend and take advantage of the 2 for 1 offers available and enjoy an afternoon of foodie fun together!

2. The Chocolate Museum

Located in the vibrant area of Brixton in London, The Chocolate Museum represents the chocolate industry and brings together a collection of objects and memorabilia from different merchants and collectors over the years. The museum was established by a French artisan chocolatier who started her own chocolate brand, Melange Chocolate, in the UK – which you’ll find stocked in the museum to enjoy and try out the adventurous flavours. As well as looking back at the history of chocolate, you can also be creative and put your own chocolate-making skills to the test at the drop-in chocolate workshops held at the museum. With fillings, decorations and lolli sticks all provided, what will you make?

3. The Chocolate Run

How would you like to indulge in as much chocolate as you like this Easter and not feel guilty for doing so? Sounds like heaven, right? Well, get yourself signed up to The Chocolate Run where you’ll eat chocolate and burn it off as you run! Navigate around a 5-8k/10k distance race and follow the clues to work out and discover the location of the ‘stolen chocolate’ which some evil thieves have stolen from the Easter Bunny. You’ll be well fueled along the way with chocolate handed out en route, as well as a free Easter egg for all participants at the end!

Located in Northwest London and close to all of the action of the city, our student accommodation at Host Wembley is the perfect place for you to stay during your studies. If you’re interested in staying with us at Host Wembley for September 2017 contact us today on +44 (0)20 3475 5952 or email us at wembley@host-students.com for more information.

Where to enjoy Chinese cuisine in Wembley this Chinese New Year

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Chinese New Year is fast approaching – this year, the first day of the New Year is on Saturday 28th January and it is the year of the rooster. So to get in the spirit of the Chinese New Year, below are some local outlets where you can indulge in some traditional Chinese food and drinks.

Ni Hao Wembley
From Vegetarian Singapore Fried Rice to Sweet & Sour Chicken, order your favourite Chinese dishes any day of the week. Open 12pm – 11pm every day, and located just 6 minutes away from our student accommodation in Wembley, you won’t have far to go to collect your food. And for those days you’re not up for going out, you can even get it delivered.

Young’s Peking Restaurant
If you want to sit down and enjoy an evening meal out – instead of a takeaway, head over to Young’s Peking restaurant. Located less than a mile away from our student accommodation, you’ll find this small and contemporary Chinese restaurant serving a range of classic Peking Chinese dishes.

Jimmy’s World Kitchen
Not your traditional Chinese restaurant, instead, Jimmy’s gives you a flavour of cuisines from all around the world. Here, you’ll find all of the Chinese foods you’d expect to find at any Chinese restaurant, with Italian, Thai, Indian, Mexican and many more dishes to enjoy alongside. What’s more, it’s all you can eat, and with prices starting from just £9.99 per person, it’s well worth a visit.

Ping Pong
If you’re after a light bite to eat or a refreshing drink, then this is the place for you. Located in the London Designer Outlet, Ping Pong serves Dim Sum and a variety of fruity cocktails and Chinese teas – perfect for a quick bite to eat after shopping or a light lunch with friends.

Host Wembley is the perfect student living choice for international and UK students looking to enjoy first class, fully managed student apartments at a reasonable price, yet within a minute’s walk of Wembley Park Underground Station, and easy access to Central London. To find out how you can join our thriving student community at Host Wembley please contact us today on 0203 475 5952.

Party in the streets of Notting Hill this weekend

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It’s that time of year again where the streets of London come alive with traditional and contemporary sounds, vibrant colours and joyous celebrations. Every year on August Bank Holiday weekend, Afro-Caribbean communities come together for Europe’s largest street festival; Notting Hill Carnival.

Originating over 50 years ago in 1964, the Carnival is a time for Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their own cultures and traditions, and to remember the Caribbean homes they have left behind.

Kicking off with a pre carnival street party on Saturday, followed by Children’s Day on Sunday and the Monday Parade / The Grand Finale being held on Monday, there’s an array of events and celebrations taking place over the weekend to keep you entertained. Along with music, parades, performances and a wonderful carnival atmosphere, you can even enjoy some tasty Caribbean food and drink!

Here at Host Wembley all our rooms have a purpose built study area as standard and our students are able to take advantage of our clean and airy communal study areas. To find out how you can join our thriving student community please contact us today on 0203 475 5952 to arrange a viewing.