Monday, February 9, 2009
Accommodations for Teachers in London, England
Judging by the results of the poll on the right hand side of this page, teachers don't mind sorting out their own accommodations. I have to admit, this is a huge relief for me!
We have always sorted out the accommodations for our teachers, but recently had to end the working relationship with one of the non-profit housing associations we work with. It was sad for me, as I've worked with this one group for more than 4 years in my recruiting, but in the end, it's better for everyone involved. I can't really go into details here, but just know that it was a tough decision for all of us.
So what does this mean for you?
Well, we had 9 buildings to house our teachers before, and now we have 3. We are growing faster than we can keep up with, so rather than needing fewer buildings we actually need more. Can you see the problem with this picture?
But at the same time, Classroom Canada is about a whole lot more than housing. Our teachers are fabulous, flexible, outgoing & adaptable people. Hit them with a challenge like this & with the right advice & resources, they fly with it. And that's why I adore our teachers & love what I do day in and day out.
So, here's a bit of help to get you started. The Guardian did a review of the cheap hotels in London for people just like us. Some of these hotels include breakfast, and for only 28 pounds/night you're actually better off staying in a hotel for a while rather than staying in our accommodations. You'll still hang out with the other Canadian & American teachers, and they'll likely stay with you in the same place anyway.
Check out this video to see what I mean.
Also, check out:
How to Find An Apartment in London
Cheap Flights to London and How to Book a Hotel/Hostel
If you've stayed in a particular hotel or hostel you'd like to recommend, please leave your comment below. Or if you have any questions or comments please share them below as well.
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Posted by Victoria Westcott