Standard Homestay

Location: Zones 2 & 3

From £174 per person / week

Good homes and food provided by kind hosts who live in convenient locations for our schools.
In homestay accommodation, you can enjoy the comforts of a private home and immerse yourself in English life and culture. It is also the most cost-effective way of staying in London, with home cooking, pleasant conversation and comfortable surroundings.
We offer a variety of homestays which may not always consist of a “traditional” family, i.e. mother, father and children, therefore you may find your host is a single person, a single parent with children or a retired couple. These types of hosts are equally as good, and can provide excellent hospitality to students.
In London, some homestay providers may not be of English origin but all speak English to native speaker standard and English will be the language spoken in the homestay. The UK has a rich history and is very proud of its cultural diversity. Our London homestay providers are a reflection of our society and may come from different backgrounds, age groups and socio-economic groups.

Amenities

Minimum Stay

1 Week

Minimum Age

Students must be aged 16 and over. Children (under 16) must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.

Location

Our Standard Homestays are located in travel zones 2 and 3, within easy reach of our schools.

Nearest Bus/Train

Varies depending on homestay.

Travel Time/Cost

30-45/50 minutes by bus, underground or train.
Travel card £7 and for unlimited travel by bus and train in travel zones 1, 2 & 3: £50.20. (From March 3rd, 2024)

Room

A clean and comfortable room with a desk for private study and space for your clothes.
You will be given a key to the house but it is unlikely that you will have a key to the room.

Bathroom

Shared with the family / other students.

Laundry & Cleaning

Towels and bedding are provided and are laundered once a week. Bedrooms will also be cleaned once a week, but students must keep them tidy. Hosts will do a small amount of washing per week or will allow access to laundry facilities.

Kitchen Facilities

A choice of meal plans: Bed & Breakfast or Half Board (breakfast and dinner).
No use of kitchen.
Evening meals will normally be eaten with everyone in the household, although you may have to help yourself to breakfast. If you have any special dietary requests, please tell us on your application form so that we can find a host to cater for you. A supplement of £41.00/week will be charged for gluten-free or other diets that require specialist food items to be purchased.

Internet Access

Internet access is available in all homestays.

Extra Information

Arrival: It is usually possible to arrive at your accommodation between 08.00 and 22.00. If you need to arrive outside of these hours, please check with us before making travel arrangements.
Other Students: There may be up to 4 students in a homestay but you will not share with other native speakers of your language.
Smoking: Smoking is only allowed outside and never inside the home. Please always let us know if you smoke before arrival in London.
Guests: Students must always ask their host if they want to invite friends.
Holidays: To leave your luggage during your holidays, you must pay £50.00/week. This fee is charged per student. For example, two students sharing a twin room will be charged £100.00 a week, if they store their luggage in the homestay during their holiday. During your time away, your host will safely store your luggage and your room may be let to another student.
Special Diet Supplement: A supplement of £41.00/week will be charged for gluten-free or other diets that require specialist food items to be purchased.
Summer Supplement: A supplement of £30.00/week will be charged from 22 June to 27 September 2024.
Christmas and New Year Supplement: A supplement of £37.00/week will be charged to bookings which include weeks commencing December 23 and 30, 2024.
Students aged 16 and 17 Supplement: A supplement of £20.00/week will be charged to students aged 16 and 17 years old staying without a guardian.
Full Board Supplement: A supplement of £82.00/week will be charged to students aged 16 and 17 years old staying without a guardian. Lunches will be provided by the school, Monday – Friday, and by your host family on weekends and public holidays.
Notice/Cancellation: Before Arrival: 1 week’s notice to cancel or shorten a stay; otherwise 1 week’s rent payable as cancellation fee. After Arrival: 1 week's notice to cancel or shorten a stay; otherwise 1 week's rent payable as cancellation fee. The Frances King cancellation fee of £75 is also payable in case of cancellation after arrival.

Please add an accommodation type to your enquiry below:

Prices

Code
Accommodation Name
Price
 
A2

Standard Homestay: Single Bed and Breakfast (2024)

Zones 2 and 3, breakfast daily.
  £197 per person / week
A3

Standard Homestay: Twin Bed and Breakfast (2024)

Zones 2 and 3, breakfast daily, two people must book together.
  £174 per person / week
A5

Standard Homestay: Single Half Board (2024)

Zones 2 and 3, breakfast and dinner daily.
  £271 per person / week
A6

Standard Homestay: Twin Half Board (2024)

Zones 2 and 3, breakfast and dinner daily, two people must book together.
  £230 per person / week
See "Extra Information" for possible homestay supplements.

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