If I had to put it in a nutshell, I would say the month I spent at The Curve can be summed up into two words : dirt and insecurity. Pretty close to a nightmare ! And an expensive one ! When I arrived in the room on the first day of my sojourn, almost everything in the room was dirty : the walls were stained, the toilet bowl was dirty, and ... even the bed's sheets, which were stained too, probably with a dirty shoe print on them ! So, during my first day in London, I did spend a few hours to clean my room to remove the dirt ... and I also had to ask for new sheets. Moreover, I felt unsafe during my sojourn at The Curve : the door of the corridor giving access to the flat I lived in that's to say, the grouping of rooms (my room and the rooms of my neighbours) and the communal kitchen which can normally only be opened by my neighbours and myself, remained broken during three weeks. So, basically, anybody could enter the communal kitchen and have access to the corridor of the flat. Fortunately, I could lock the door of my room. However, I had a feeling of a lack of intimacy because, people from staff, like the cleaners, could decide to enter your room at anytime, and nobody informs you.
Now, let's talk about the communal kitchen : the kitchen items were not working, quite often. Indeed, for example the microwave, the toaster, and the kettle, couldn't be used sometimes because there was no power. So, I had to ask a few times the staff members to repair the electrical problem, and I had to spend time to ask the staff members an access to another microwave to bake my dinner.
Finally, I will say that most of the staff members at the Curve were not pleasant and kind, and there were not really paying attention to my complaints.
The only positive thing about The Curve, is its location, really close to the shops, the center of London and the tube (the subway).
But, the cost for living in The Curve is too expensive compared to what it is truly worth...