14 - 17

Homestay in London

Average 30 minutes to the school

Staying in a host’s home is a great way to discover the local way of life. At St Mary’s, hosts provide two evening meals per week, while the rest of the week, students will eat lunch and dinner at the school.

  • Two evening meals per week included
  • WiFi in most homes
  • Television in some rooms

Location

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.


  • 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.


Further Details

Type of accommodation
Homestay with shared bedroom

Age of students
14 – 17 years old.

Check-in and check-out
Check-in Sundays 16.00-23.00.

Check-out Sundays 05.00 – 11.00.

Meals
Breakfast and two evening meals per week are included.

Kitchen/cooking facilities
Kitchen facilities are not usually available for students to use.

Rooms
Twin, triple or quad rooms are available. All have a single bed, a wardrobe and drawers.

Bathrooms
Shared bathrooms. Facilities will vary, but students always have access to a shower, basin and WC.

Utilities
Electricity is 230V, 50Hz AC.

Internet and phone
Some, but not all, hosts offer internet access. Use of telephones is by arrangement.

Laundry
Hosts will wash bed linen, towels and a reasonable amount of the student’s personal items. The school launderette is also available.

Security and keys
Students are not usually issued with a key to the house on arrival, and bedrooms do not normally have locks.

Bed linen, towels and cleaning
Hosts will clean the students’ rooms. Hosts supply clean bed linen once a week and bath towels twice a week. Beach towels are not provided.

Deposit & Damage Charges
There is a deposit of £60 or €80 in cash payable on arrival. This is returned on the day of departure

Visitors
Visitors are not normally allowed but the host may allow this on occasion. Always ask.

Noise and restrictions
Students should discuss any house rules or restrictions with their host.

Availability
Available only during the Summer School dates.


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