After just returning from my tour of duty (5years) in ye olde london town I thought I better pass this on…
There is a site called: [url=http://www.gumtree.com]www.gumtree.com[/url]
This is probably the most important website for Kiwis going off on their OE. I am such a fan. In the 5 years I was there we found every flatmate via this website, brought stuff, sold stuff… the lot.
I would say it’s really best at Accomodation. You can search for rooms in flats that suit your price range, you can see pictures and often you can get a real good feel for what the people in the flat are like. Like this: [url=http://www.gumtree.com/london/74/19800774.html]Gumtree Room for rent[/url] where you get to look at the rooms even!
Check it out if you are planning to head over and you can get a feel for whats available at what price.
Hope it helps,