Homestay

Homestay Accommodation

Staying in a homestay will allow you to practise your English outside the classroom and experience diverse British culture first-hand.

The homes are situated in good residential areas of London and convenient for public transport. All homes have internet access which is included in the weekly fee. A laundry service is available once a week within the family home.

All hosts have been selected, interviewed and regularly inspected by an independent agency (Hosts International) who are registered with the British Council. The British Council wrote: Hosts International meets the standards for registration with the British Council as a provider of homestay and private home accommodation for adults (over 16 years) for accredited providers.

You may choose:

  • Single or shared rooms (shared rooms are only available for two students travelling together)
  • Bed and breakfast, half board (breakfast and dinner everyday) or self-catering
  • One of four homestay options, depending on your needs:

Option One
Typically 50 - 60 minutes by public transport from the Language Centre.
These homes are with typical families in suburban London and are a great budget option.

Option Two
Typically 40 - 50 minutes by public transport from the Language Centre.
These homestays are slightly closer to central London.

Option Three
Typically 30 - 45 minutes by public transport from the Language Centre.
These homestays are in the city, are typically smaller and could be hosted by a professional or couple.

Premier Homestay
For an additional fee you can book a Premier Homestay room available for options one or two only.
These are double rooms with a private bathroom and a TV in the room.
Premier Homestay options are located within a short walk of local public transport links.

You should book your accommodation no later than four weeks in advance, though at less busy times we may be able to provide accommodation at shorter notice.

Homestay is normally booked from the Sunday before your course start date, but can be booked from others days of the week if requested, subject to availability. Prices for one week include seven nights accommodation.

2016 prices

Weekly rates for a single room

Meal Plan

Option one
(travel time 50 - 60 mins)
Option two
(travel time 40 - 50 mins)

Option three
(travel time 30 - 45 mins)

Premier
(travel time 40 -60 mins,
with private bathroom)

Bed & breakfast£145£190£225£205

Half board

£185£220£255£235

Self-catering

£155£200£245£225


Weekly rates for a shared room per person (for two students travelling together only)

Meal PlanOption one
(travel time 50 - 60 mins)
Option two
(travel time 40 - 50 mins)

Option three
(travel time 30 - 45 mins)

Bed & breakfast£125£165£195
Half board£165£195£225
Self-catering£140£185£215