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 2 students travelling together)
  • Bed and breakfast, half board (breakfast and dinner everyday) or self-catering
  • One of 4 homestay options, depending on your needs:

Option 1
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 2
Typically 40 - 50 minutes by public transport from the Language Centre.
These homestays are slightly closer to central London.

Option 3
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 1 or 2 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 4 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 1 week include 7 nights accommodation.

Fees

Weekly rates for a single room

Meal Plan

Option 1
(travel time 50 - 60 mins)
Option 2
(travel time 40 - 50 mins)

Option 3
(travel time 30 - 45 mins)

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

Bed & breakfast£146£196£230£210

Half board

£190£230£263£240

Self-catering

£162£207£246£230


Weekly rates for a shared room per person (for 2 students travelling together only)

Meal PlanOption 1
(travel time 50 - 60 mins)
Option 2
(travel time 40 - 50 mins)

Option 3
(travel time 30 - 45 mins)

Bed & breakfast£134£185£202
Half board£179£202£235
Self-catering£146£202£218