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Top 5 Places To Eat Near Westcroft Square

Top 5 Places To Eat Near Westcroft Square


Our Westcroft Square centre is located in leafy Stamford Brook, with a variety of local businesses and great places to eat in the area. Lunch is included in the price of all of our courses, but if you’re looking for something to eat in the evening or at the weekend, here are our top 5 places to grab a bite to eat for a reasonable price - all within a 2 minute walk of the school.

Categories: London, British Culture

Book review – Getting to Yes

Book review – Getting to Yes


How often do you read? What types of book do you like? What was the last book you read in English? It can be difficult to find something suitable to read in English, so we’re going to give you some book recommendations from time to time. In today’s post, Laura reviews a popular business book which was recommended to her by one of our course participants!

Categories: London, General Language Talk, Language and Learning

The London School of English summer General English course

London is our classroom - A new makeover for our Intensive General English course this summer


It’s that time of the year again: Wimbledon; strawberries and cream; music festivals; hay fever; deckchairs; picnics in the park; ice cream; barbecues; and, of course, sunburn. Summer in London is all of these things and more.

Categories: Course Specific Talk, London

The London School of English - British Accent

How good is your British accent? How good does it need to be?


For many people, the correct use of grammar and a broad range of vocabulary is the be all and end all when learning English. Unfortunately, communicating effectively involves much more than the right words and tenses: accent and pronunciation play a key role.

Categories: London, Language and Learning, General Language Talk

Learn English in London

Learn English in London


The London School of English often uses the great city we are in as a classroom, with trips to various museums, galleries and areas of interest. In this week’s post, our trainer Mini tells us about her experience of a recent lesson with her Intensive General English class in Soho, one of London’s most exciting areas.

Categories: Foreign Travel, Language and Learning, Learning Through Technology, London

The Graham Norton Show

The Graham Norton Show


Do you believe in luck? Today, one of our trainers, Mary will share a story about how her luck changed!

Categories: London, General Language Talk, British Culture

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Easter Weekend in London


As you may or may not know, it’s Easter next weekend and for many people in the UK, including those at the London School of English, it means a few days off work.

We have bank holidays on Good Friday (29th March) and Easter Monday (1st April) so it’s a 4 day weekend and the school is closed except for a few individual tuition classes.

Categories: London, British Culture

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Let It Snow - London Is Hit By Snow


So this morning London has been hit with the first heavy snowfall of the winter. Most students have made it to class today, although some arrived late as the blizzard has caused problems on the roads, buses and trains. The snow and the travel disruption look set to continue this evening and as a result lots of people are trying to leave work early.

Categories: London, News Stories

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Wild London


Have you ever seen any wildlife in London? There are three common species which overrun the city – they are either vermin or cute and cuddly, depending on your viewpoint!

Categories: London

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BFI London Film festival


This year the BFI is hosting its 56th London Film Festival, where film fanatics can experience some Hollywood style glitz and glam, see their favourite celebrities and stay ahead of new releases.

Many thanks to our Guest Blogger Morag!

Categories: London

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