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For many students studying abroad, achieving a sense of home comfort is essential. Our British Council registered accommodation agency works hard to source homestays that provide an environment that is relaxed and comfortable, and which is conducive to effective study. UK College of English uses British Council registered accommodation agencies to source their accommodation.

Benefits of homestays

  • Safe, homely environment
  • Experience a true sense of British life
  • Choose from a number of locations in the London area
  • Single or twin rooms*

*To get a twin room you will have to book both beds; for example, you and your friend decide to study English together and share a twin room and get one bed each.

Understanding our Homestay categories

Standard accommodation

Our standard homestay accommodation is situated in Zones 3, 4 and 5 of the London Underground and National Rail network. These homes offer shared bathrooms, laundry facilities and a variety of meal plans. This is an ideal package for guests who prefer to live outside of the main city centre. You will benefit from a selection of shopping centres and generally larger family homes. Travel times to central London can be between 35 and 50 minutes.

Superior accommodation

Our superior homestay accommodation is located in Zones 2 and 3 and offers higher quality accommodation. The majority of our superior accommodation is situated closer to central London, somewhat reducing travelling time. This is an ideal choice for those wanting to live in a very vibrant part of London with access to fashionable bars, restaurants music venues and great nightlife.

Executive accommodation

Our executive homestay accommodation is located in Zone 2, a bus ride away from school. This category offers the same variety of services as superior accommodation except from a more convenient location.

Homestays - half-board (including continental breakfast and dinner)SingleTwin (per person)
Standard (Zone 3,4,5)£210£199
Superior (Zones 2 – 3)£235£220
Executive (Zones 2)£275£260


Accommodation booking fee£50
Special dietary requirements£25 (per week)
Summer peak season£20 (per week)
Private bathroom£30 (per week)
Under 18£15 (per week)

Airport Transfer Fees (One way)

London City£75
Additional passenger£30


For more details on host families and homestay accommodation with the UK College of English, and a full list of prices for selected areas in the city, contact us today on +44 (0) 207 734 6485. We’ll be happy to answer any questions and help find the perfect accommodation for you.