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English Language Centre accommodation

No matter the duration of your studies as an English Language Centre student, we have a range of accommodation options, both on and off campus, to suit your needs.

On-campus accommodation

Our halls of residence, Reid Hall, is set in leafy campus grounds – a quiet haven in which to live and study. It houses 224 students in a mix of single, twin and triple rooms over four floors. 

Each floor has three communal bathrooms and, while the rooms include meal credit to be used on campus, there’s also a pantry on each floor with access to a kettle, sink, and microwave. 

The hall also contains a launderette and a reception – monitored 24 hours a day. The campus itself maintains a 24-hour security presence, ensuring a safe and comfortable stay. 

On-campus continued

Bed space

Autumn 2021/Spring 2022

Reid Hall Large Single £425 a week, food* included
Reid Hall Medium Single £345 a week, food* included
Reid Hall Small Single £330 a week, food* included
Oliver Flats Large Single** £475 a week, food* included
Oliver Flats Medium Single** £425 a week, food* included

*Prices are per person, per week and include £90 of meal credit. The meal credit is put on your ID card. It does not guarantee three meals a day, seven days a week. If it runs out, you can top-up or use cash. 

**We are not taking bookings for the Oliver Flats for Autumn 2021.

To minimise the risk of COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of students and staff we’ve introduced several measures: 

  • All students will be accommodated in single rooms 
  • Each student will have a bathroom allocated to them. Bathrooms will not be shared 
  • Frequent cleaning and ventilation in all communal areas 
  • Hand sanitiser widely available in Reid Hall 

To find out more, please email [email protected].

Off-campus accommodation

We also offer a number of private and homestay accommodation options nearby, organised by an external accommodation provider, subject to availability. 

How to apply

If you're an ELC student and would like to apply for private or homestay accommodation, simply complete the form by following the link below.

Please note that once you have submitted the form, you will receive further instructions to complete your application in your confirmation email.

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Homestay 

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Experience the British way of life and practice your English skills by staying with a friendly host and their family. Homestays are conveniently located close to public transport links and must have met the British Council and English UK standards. You can expect: 

  • Single furnished rooms (with a bed, desk, chair and a wardrobe/storage) 
  • Shared bathroom facilities 
  • Access to the main living area, such as the lounge and dining rooms 
  • Half-board meal plan (continental breakfast and evening meal) 
  • Within commuting distance of central London (approx. 25-50 minutes each way, off peak) 
  • A minimum stay of two weeks 
  • A maximum of four students per homestay 

In order to be matched with the right host it is advisable to book well in advance and inform us of any requirements by completing the off-campus accommodation request form.

Standard single room Zone 2    

£235 per week, half-board

Standard single room Zone 3

£195 per week, half-board

Standard single room Zone 4&5

£180 per week, half-board

                                                                      
Under 18s
A supplement of £15 per person, per week, will be added to cover extra responsibility and DBS check.

Private Homes

In private homes, you can enjoy more freedom and more than four students could be hosted at a time. You must be aged over 18. You can expect:  

  • Single furnished rooms (with a bed, desk, chair and a wardrobe/storage) 
  • Shared bathroom facilities 
  • Access to the main living area, such as the lounge and dining rooms 
  • Within commuting distance of central London (approx. 25-50 minutes each way, off peak) 
  • A minimum stay of two weeks 

Meal Plan: Bed and breakfast
Continental breakfast, only tea & coffee facilities.

Standard single room Zone 2    

£190 per week 

Standard single room Zone 3

£170 per week

Standard single room Zone 4&5

£150 per week

                        
Meal Plan: Self-catering 
Includes full use of kitchen, as no meals are provided.  

Standard single room Zone 2    

£200 per week 

Standard single room Zone 3

£175 per week

Standard single room Zone 4&5

£160 per week

Terms and Conditions

A £250 deposit is required upon completing an accommodation request form.  

Bookings cannot be cut short within the first four weeks. Thereafter, two weeks’ notice will apply. Cancellation, postponement and curtailment of stays received less than two weeks prior to arrival, or a no show, will incur a charge of two weeks. In addition, the following charges may apply: 

  • £15 supplement per person, per week for summer bookings (June, July and August) 
  • £35 supplement will apply to bookings over the Christmas period 
  • £15 supplement per person, per week for special diets

Rates are valid until 31 December 2021, but are subject to change.

Meet and greet

The English Language Centre can help you to arrange transfers to and from major London airports and train stations. We use an external, experienced, licensed transfer provider. 

Travel information

If you choose to live off-campus and use public transport to travel to Regent’s, we’d recommend a weekly travelcard from Transport for London (TfL). 

London is split into nine zones and the cost of a card will depend on where you’re staying. Regent’s is located in Zone 1, so any card you purchase will need to cover the cost of travel between Zone 1 and the zone you’re staying in. 

In order to qualify for student discount, you must be enrolled on a course that lasts for 14 weeks or more and apply online for an 18+ Student Oyster photocard.