London Most Expensive City in Europe for Renting Property

For the third year in a row, London has been named the most expensive city in Europe for renting property. A study conducted by ECA International found that, for an unfurnished, mid-market three-bedroom apartment in “prime areas”, London tenants average…

Grenfell – A piece of London, broken by Britain

In the 2017 Budget announcement given UK Chancellor Philip Hammond, £28 million was promised for “mental health services, regeneration support for the surrounding areas and to provide a new community space for Grenfell United community group”. What is exactly lies…

Cocktail Society’s Absinthe Masterclass with ENVY Spirits

In celebration of the Cocktail Society’s very first event, this article is here to fill you in on everything you missed out on if you did not attend… We had the pleasure of hosting George Rowley, owner of La Fée…

In Defence of the LSESU

Seventy-Four percent. This figure, published by National Student Survey (NSS), is the London School of Economics & Political Science’s (LSE) student satisfaction rate in 2017. Out of context, this figure seems reasonable, yet relatively, it is appalling. It is the…

T-Charge Launches Amid New Findings on the Dangers of Pollution

London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s T-Charge, an air-pollution tax applied to any vehicles entering London that breach Euro IV emission standards, officially launched on Monday. This comes a few days after the launch of a tube based poster advertising campaign on…

Amazon buys Whole Foods: the impact for student living

In June this year, Jeff Bezos (CEO and founder of the online service Amazon) bought the infamously expensive chain ‘Whole Foods’. That month, some prices dropped in stores by up to 43%. It was Amazon’s most costly acquisition to date…

Me vs. London vs. World

It’s been about five weeks since I touched down in London Town—as Kanye and Estelle would say—and getting settled in has gone by relatively smoothly. I know exactly how much time it takes me to walk from Bankside to the…

Falling Flat: My Forage into London Housing

Remarkably, I have made it to second year, and begin the new academic year with unbridled enthusiasm for my studies and a burning desire to truly know the causes of things. Even more remarkably, the Beaver have invited me to…

An American Fish in British Waters

As an American General Course student, I would say that the beginning of my study abroad experience at LSE can only be described as what it must feel like to wake up in a different dimension or wake up from…