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Taking my Grand Niece to London for her semester at NYU London located on Bedford Sq near Bloomsbury

I'm looking for a place to stay hopefully in that area near my niece or at least not so far from her. We will be arriving in February which I imagine will be cold as heck unfortunately. Does anyone have suggestions on where I can look for a place to reside for several weeks to a month? I would love to find a furnished apartment so that I could do some cooking. My hope is to be able to stay a month since I would love to take advantage of this opportunity to spend some time touring England and a few other countries and use my temporary London residence as a jumping off point.

How long will I be able to stay as a tourist?

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You can stay for up to six months as a tourist.

London is not really that cold in February. Daytime max would be around 8-11C (47-52F); ice days are rare. It is also amongst the driest months of the year, although the rain could come from several days of misty drizzle.

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Check out the London School of Economics. They run a tourist apartment rental. They have multiple locations in central London, so I bet one is at least within reasonable distance from your niece. Their website is a bit tricky, though. Sometimes it will show that there are no vacancies, when there are some. It has something to do with particular web browsers- too technical for me. So if it does indicate no availability, just email or call them. Here is their website [][1]

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You're from Michigan and think that London will be cold? Be sure to pack short sleeves.

Actually, you will likely be, in February, a few degrees above freezing or a few below, but probably not much either direction.

Likely if it is colder it will be clear, if warmer it will be wet.

But who knows, these days, really? Not me. In the last few years in London in February there has been exceptional wind and extreme rain (this year), extreme drought (either last year or the one before - I forget), very warm the year before (very warm is in the high single digits to low double digits Celcius), and the year before that very heavy snow.

Who knows.

The LSE suggestion is a good one, or maybe the NYU centre might have ideas.