Homestay for language students in London

In brief

Staying in an English host home is a great way to discover the English way of life and practise your English language.

  • Breakfast included
  • Private bathrooms for some rooms
  • Dinner at extra charge
  • Television in some rooms
  • Wireless internet in some homes

Distance to school

Average 30 minutes on foot or by local transport from LAL London.

Local transport

An excellent network of local buses and trains connects the whole of London.  A weekly ticket costs about £23.

5-10 minutes away

Facilities immediately surrounding our hosts’ homes will vary depending on the location.

In detail


Varied locations less than 45 minutes from school:  Twickenham, Whitton, Teddington, Richmond, Hounslow,  Brentford, St Margarets, Hounslow, Isleworth, Feltham, Hampton, Hanworth and other surrounding areas.

Type of accommodation

Homestay, arranged by a partner accommodation agency.

Age of students

16 years and over. Younger students by arrangement.

Check-in and check-out

Check-in on Sundays 09.00 – 23.00. Check-out Saturdays 08.00 – 11.00.


Breakfast and half board available. Full board available: price on request.

Kitchen/cooking facilities

Students are not normally expected to use the kitchen.  Students can use facilities for hot drinks.


Single or shared rooms available. Each room also has a bed, desk a chair and storage facilities. Shared accommodation is only offered when two people book together.


Rooms have either shared bathrooms or, at an extra charge, private bathrooms. Facilities will vary, but students always have access to a shower, basin and WC.


Electricity, heating and lighting are included in the price. Electricity is 230V, 50Hz AC.

Internet and phone

All hosts offer internet access. Use of telephones is by arrangement.


Bed linen and towels are provided by and washed weekly by the hosts. Hosts may not do the student’s laundry for the first two weeks of their stay but after that, the host will wash one load per week. Public launderettes are also available.

Security and keys

Keys to the house are issued to students aged 18 and older on arrival, but bedrooms do not normally have locks.

Bed linen, towels and cleaning

Bed linen provided by the host. Towels are not provided. The rooms will be cleaned by the host.

Deposit & Damage Charges

No deposit is required. Damage charged at the student’s expense.


Visitors are allowed at each host’s discretion, and with their permission.

Noise and restrictions

Students should discuss any house rules or restrictions with their host. 16 and 17 year olds will be required to comply with a curfew.


Available all year to students aged 16 and older.

Holding rooms

A fee will be charged to store luggage or keep possessions in a room if students take holidays away from the school.