Homestay

Make yourself at home while staying with one of our experienced British hosts who have opened up their houses. Choosing homestay accommodation offers you an authentic experience of living in England, allowing you a peek into British culture and a chance to completely immerse yourself in the English language. 

Homestay combines quality, friendliness and an insight into British culture. It is suitable for both people who want a lot of contact with their host and those who prefer to be independent and explore London by themselves. We take great care in selecting our homestay accommodation. Therefore, all our accommodation is of high quality and close to our schools – never more than a 40-minute journey. 

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Choosing homestay

Working closely together with our hosts, we have gotten to know them very well which enables us to offer you the best possible match. Since many hosts have been working with us for several years, they understand your expectations. We carefully check feedback to ensure that course participants who stay in homestay are happy and that standards remain high. We will usually arrange for you to stay with the same host throughout, but it may be necessary to stay with more than one host. 

As every student's preferences differ, we always do our best to make a good match between you and our hosts. Please inform us of any special wishes and requirements when you book your course so that we can find the right place for you to stay.

Please note that at least half of our homestay hosts have pets. Therefore we would appreciate you to only ask for a home without pets if this is necessary you (if you have allergies for example), as it greatly reduces the number of homestays we can choose from.

Homestay categories and charges

Please find an overview of our homestay categories and charges below:

London:

SILVER HOMESTAY (SHARED BATHROOM) RATESGOLD HOMESTAY (PRIVATE BATHROOM) RATES
bed and breakfast £180* per weekbed and breakfast £255* per week
bed, breakfast and three evening meals £220* per weekbed, breakfast and three evening meals £300* per week
bed, breakfast and evening meal every day (half board) £265* per week

*There is a summer supplement of £25 per week from the 1st July to 1st September 2018.

Canterbury:

  • Free daily car service for homestay (as many times as needed) - if not within easy walking distance 
  • Half board during the week, full board at the weekend
  • Private use of bathroom guaranteed 
  • All hosts selected for their professional background 
  • Ideal opportunity to improve your listening, speaking and understanding of British culture
PLATINUM HOMESTAY (Private bathroom, DAILY TAXI SERVICE)
£330/ week*


*There is no summer supplement for accommodation in Canterbury

Notes

Sometimes it can be difficult to arrange homestay for an extended period (usually for more than about four to six weeks).

Homestay accommodation is available from the Sunday before your course starts until the Saturday after it ends (only applicable to full week courses). If you want to arrive earlier or leave later, we will try to arrange this but we may have to offer you an alternative option such as a hotel for the extra nights.

We normally recommend clients to arrange their arrival in London in the late afternoon/early evening and leave London in the morning of their date of departure.

Becoming a homestay host:

If you are interested in becoming a host please contact us for further details, rates and an interview.

Accommodation Services

Tel: (0)20 7605 4123 or send an e-mail to: clients@londonschool.com

If we feel you are a suitable candidate we will send you an application form and arrange a home visit.

Homestay Guide

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Homestay Terms & Conditions

Homestay Terms & Conditions

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