Homestays are the ideal type of accommodation for an English language student. All of our host families live in West London near stations or bus routes in Zone 2, 3 and 4 with easy access to the school as well as the centre of London.
Students can choose from three options for their homestay accommodation:
- bed and breakfast
The most frequently requested meal plan is half board, which means you receive two prepared meals per day (breakfast and dinner), seven days a week. Special diets (eg vegetarian, halal) can be catered for and should be specified at the time of booking.
The bed and breakfast option means that only breakfast is included in your meal plan. Self-catering students must purchase and prepare their own meals.
Halls of residence
Halls of residence can be booked on a self-catering basis only, they offer students an independent lifestyle and a chance to socialise with other students. Arranged through Britannia Student Services, halls of residence provide a high standard of living with furnished bedrooms, modern kitchens, fun communal areas and many have en-suite bathrooms. They are located primarily in zones 1 and 2, offer single, twin, double and studio rooms.
Other accommodation such as studios and flat shares cannot usually be pre-booked from overseas.
We recommend that long-stay students requiring this type of accommodation initially book to stay in homestays or hostels. We will be happy to help arrange alternative accommodation after arrival.
We can also provide information about good centrally-located budget hotels for you to stay at. Please ask us for details.
Terms & Conditions
All bookings must be pre-paid and an accommodation booking fee of £25 per person is applicable. Payment for the entire period of stay is due on application.
If you cancel your accommodation 30 days or more prior to the booked arrival date – we will refund your fees in full (minus the £25 handling fee). Within 29 days to 8 days prior to the booked arrival – one week’s cancellation charge will apply. Within 7 days to 3 days prior to the booked arrival – two week’s cancellation charge will apply. No refund will be given for cancellations received 2 days or less prior to arrival or for no-shows. Booking fees are not refundable in all cases. Please note, HALLS of RESIDENCE cancellations, postponement or curtailments of stay received 4 weeks prior to arrival will incur a cancellation charge of 4 weeks.
If you have to cut short your stay, accommodation charges, once paid for, are not refundable. In the case of your accommodation being unsuitable, you will be relocated to a suitable alternative.