Private accommodation

If you would like to arrange your own accommodation, we can help with information and advice on all aspects of housing in the local area.

Private accommodation

Private accommodation for Undergraduate & Postgraduate students

Here are just some of the services we can offer:

  • A housing list of landlords, flat shares and homestays
  • Automatic housing updates by email
  • List of residence halls in London
  • Advice on how to get short let accommodation for 3 to 4 months
  • Help with contracts
  • Council tax advice

In fact be sure to contact us with any issue relating to housing either before or after you have found somewhere to live

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7487 7483
Email: [email protected]

Private Accommodation for English Language Centre Students

All off campus accommodation is organised by experienced private accommodation providers that are registered with the British Council and meet their accreditation standards. A deposit of £250 is required before we can check the availability of accommodation, £50 of which is a non-refundable housing placement fee.

Homestay 

Our most popular accommodation, available year round, offering a fantastic opportunity to improve your English, whilst at the same time experiencing a British way of life. Never more than 4 students sharing the home.

In order to be matched with the right host it is advisable to book well in advance and inform us of any requirements (e.g. dietary/medical requirements, whether you smoke and whether you’d like a family with children or pets).

  • Single furnished rooms 
  • Shared bathroom facilities
  • Access to the main living areas of the house such as the sitting and dining rooms
  • Within normal commuting distance of central London (Approximately 25-50 minutes each way off peak hours)
  • 2 weeks minimum stay 

Meal Plan: Half Board HB

Continental breakfast and evening meal included.

Standard single room Zone 2    

£225.00 per week 

Standard single room Zone 3

£185.00 per week

Standard single room Zone 4&5

£175.00 per week

                                                                      
Juniors (Under 18)
Under 18 supplement £15.00 per person per week to cover for additional responsibility and DBS check. Juniors may only be accommodated on half board basis (breakfast and dinner).

Terms and Conditions
A one-off supplement of £35.00 will apply to bookings over the Christmas period. Supplement of £15.00 per person per week for special diets. Bookings cannot be cut short within the first 4 weeks of stay. Thereafter 2 weeks’ notice will apply. Cancellation, postponement and curtailment of stay received less than 2 weeks prior to arrival, or no show, will incur a charge of 2 weeks. 

Rates are valid until 31 December 2019, but are subject to change.

Private Home 
Offering more freedom compared to homestay and available year round, private home accommodation hosts could let rooms to more than 4 students at a time. 

  • Single furnished rooms 
  • Shared bathroom facilities
  • Access to the main living areas of the house such as the sitting and dining rooms
  • Within normal commuting distance of central London  (approximately 25-50 minutes each way off peak hours)
  • 2 weeks minimum stay 

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast BB
Continental breakfast only included. Evening kitchen facilities are not normally provided (except for tea and coffee making).

Standard single room Zone 2    

£180.00 per week 

Standard single room Zone 3

£155.00 per week

Standard single room Zone 4&5

£145.00 per week

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

Standard single room Zone 2    

£190.00 per week 

Standard single room Zone 3

£160.00 per week

Standard single room Zone 4&5

£150.00 per week

 

Terms and Conditions


A one-off supplement of £35.00 will apply to bookings over the Christmas period. Supplement of £15.00 per person per week for special diets. Bookings cannot be cut short within the first 4 weeks of stay. Thereafter 2 weeks' notice will apply. Cancellation, postponement and curtailment of stay received less than 2 weeks prior to arrival, or no show, will incur a charge of 2 weeks. Rates are valid until 31 December 2019, but are subject to change.

 

Meet and Greet for English Language Centre students

The ELC offers transfers to and from the major London airports and train stations. We use an external, experienced and licensed transfers provider.

Airport Price per person - each way Additional person if arriving/departing on the same flight and staying at the same address
London City Airport £75.00 £25.00
London Heathrow Airport £75.00 £25.00
London Gatwick Airport £85.00 £25.00
Luton Airport £95.00 £25.00
Stansted Airport £95.00 £25.00
St Pancras Train Station £70.00 £25.00