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Homestay and House Shares

Available all year round, homestays and house shares are a fantastic opportunity to practice your English and stay in a more homely environment. Our carefully selected provider, Hosts International, is registered with the British Council, and can arrange transfers from any London airport to your chosen destination.

Homestays

  • Host families are based within Zones 2 to 4 of the London transport network, between 30 and 60 minutes from Central London

Homestays are a popular choice among students looking for an authentic taste of British life. Should you choose this type of accommodation, you can expect to be treated as one of the family with home comforts, a welcoming atmosphere and the chance to practise your English.

There are single or twin rooms available in homestays, with weekly laundry access and a choice of three meal plans:

  • Bed and continental breakfast
  • Half board - bed, continental breakfast and evening meal
  • Self catering - room only with use of family kitchen

House shares

  • All house shares are located in the Docklands area within Zone 2 and easy reach of Central London. The nearest tube stations are Bermondsey, Canada Water, Surrey Quays and Rotherhithe.

House shares are an ideal option if you would like a more independent and sociable experience. There is a choice of single rooms or twins shared with another person of the same gender. Each house can accommodate from three to eight people, with shared facilities including a kitchen, living room with TV, dining room, one or two bathrooms and in the majority of properties, a garden with patio.

Airport transfers

Hosts International offer a meet and greet service from any London airport to a destination of your choice. Please indicate on the booking form below if you would like to add this option.

Prices and booking information

2017 prices for UAL Short Course and Study Abroad students are available in the list below:

Price list for homestays and house shares (PDF 197KB)

To request a homestay or house share, please download and complete the booking form below, and return it to info@hosts-international.com.

Homestay and House Share Booking Form (Word 58KB)

Disclaimer

If you have any complaints about your accommodation or its booking please contact the organisation with which you booked your accommodation. Neither University of the Arts London (UAL) nor its trading company UAL Short Courses Ltd are responsible for any acts and/or omissions
of any organisation with which you contract for accommodation when attending any courses run by UAL or UAL Short Courses Ltd. Neither UAL nor UAL Short Courses Ltd will accept responsibility or liability for any loss, damage, injury, accident, delay or irregularity however occasioned, sustained or suffered as a result of any such arrangements. Neither UAL nor UAL Short Courses Ltd exclude liability for death or injury to the extent caused or contributed to by their negligence. This disclaimer does not apply where UAL is supplying both the course and the accommodation for
students and we refer you to the relevant course and accommodation terms and conditions.

Homestay options

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 other days of the week if requested, subject to availability. Prices for 1 week include 7 nights' accommodation.

Fees 2018

Weekly rates for a single room

Fees depend on the meal plan you choose.

Option 1 (travel time 50 - 60 mins)

Bed and breakfast: £155

Half board: £201

Self-catering: £173

Option 2 (travel time 40 - 50 mins)

Bed and breakfast: £207

Half board: £242

Self-catering: £219

Option 3 (travel time 30 - 45 mins)

Bed and breakfast: £242

Half board: £276

Self-catering: £259

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

Bed and breakfast: £219

Half board: £253

Self-catering: £230

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

Fees depend on the meal plan you choose.

Option 1 (travel time 50 - 60 mins)

Bed and breakfast: £144

Half board: £190

Self-catering: £155

Option 2 (travel time 40 - 50 mins)

Bed and breakfast: £196

Half board: £213

Self-catering: £213

Option 3 (travel time 30 - 45 mins)

Bed and breakfast: £213

Half board: £247

Self-catering: £230