Make yourself at home while staying with one of our experienced British hosts who have opened up their houses to welcome you.
Choosing homestay accommodation offers you a true experience of living in England, allowing you to experience British culture and a chance to completely immerse yourself in the English language.
Homestay combines quality, friendliness and provides you with a better understanding of British culture. It is suitable for people who want a lot of contact with their host and for those who prefer to be independent and explore London by themselves. We are very careful in selecting our homestay accommodation which is of high quality.
Since many hosts have been working with us for several years, they understand your expectations. We carefully check feedback from our clients to make sure 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 during your stay, but sometimes it is necessary to stay with more than one host.
As every student's preferences are different, 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, please tell us that you need a home without pets if this is necessary (if you have allergies for example).
Homestay options in London
Please find an overview of our homestay options below:
|price per week 2020/2021|
|Bed & breakfast only||£185|
|Bed & breakfast and 3 evening meals||£225|
|Bed & breakfast and evening meals every day||£270|
|price per week 2020/2021|
|Bed & breakfast only||£260|
|Bed & breakfast and 3 evening meals||£305|
- All homestays in London are a maximum of 40 minutes from school (on foot or public transport)
- Extra night (if available) is £40 (e.g. arriving Saturday)
- Dietary intolerance or food allergies (e.g. gluten, dairy) or special requirements (e.g. vegan) are £20 per week
Accommodation placement fee: £60
Please see our terms and conditions.
Please note that hosts usually offer only Continental breakfast (not cooked).
Homestay accommodation in London is available from the Sunday before your course starts until the Saturday after it ends (only applicable to full week courses). This is only applicable when booked together with the course. There may be extra charges if the departure date is changed after the booking has been confirmed.
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 recommend clients to arrange their arrival in the late afternoon/early evening and leave in the morning of their date of departure.
Other arrival and departure times may be possible but you must request this as early as possible with the school to see if this is acceptable with the host family.
Becoming a homestay host
We are happy to work with all types of families but we do only accept families that are located up to 40 min from our centres.
If you are interested in becoming a host please contact us for further details, rates and an interview.
We can process your enquiry much quicker if you send us your postcode and pictures of the property via e-mail to:
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