Who we are... We at Home from Home Student Services Ltd are an independent provider of student accommodation and English language tuition based in London, UK, and registered with the British Council. We were originally founded in 2007 as an accommodation agency for international interns visiting London and developed an extensive database of accommodation. We quickly expanded by offering a friendly and efficient service, and have grown to become one of the largest accommodation agencies for international students and trainees in the UK. In 2009 we expanded our services further by partnering with some of London’s largest language schools, providing their students with a variety of quality accommodation options as well as creating additional studying options to our own home-tuition option. The expansion of services offered saw the launch of the ‘London Homestays’ brand. Later in the same year our services were recognised by Visit Britain and we were invited to become ‘Platinum Members’ of their visitlondon.com website. The following year we were invited to become corporate members of English UK and were included in the London and Partners’ official studyguide “StudyLondon”. We are now established as market leaders in our field, working with highly reputable schools as Malvern House, Stafford House School of English, International House, St Giles International, Bloomsbury International, The Burlington School of English London, The Cambridge Education Group and The London School of Business and Finance. In October 2015, we proudly achieved the standard for registration with the British Council, as a provider of homestay accommodation for adults and under 18s for accredited providers in London.
London Homestays A homestay experience with London Homestays is the perfect way to improve your English while experiencing London life and British culture. With a database of over 2,500 host families, we have established ourselves as a market leader and Londonâ€™s favourite student accommodation agency. Our accommodation team is highly skilled in finding the most suitable accommodation according to our customerâ€™s budget and preferences. We understand that no two people are the same, we therefore take the utmost care in ensuring that every person staying in our accommodation is treated as an individual and that we match them with the accommodation that best suits their request. A friendly London Homestayâ€™s host family will make you feel welcome and make the trip a lot less daunting. Living as part of a British family, you will have an excellent opportunity to practice your English language ability while living in a friendly home environment. Whether you are talking about the news while eating an English breakfast, or discussing what to have for dinner while shopping, you will have many opportunities to practice speaking and listening to English. The host family can share local knowledge, suggest good places to visit for days out and is a friendly face at the end of each day whether you have been studying or sight-seeing.
A range of meal plans... Self catering:
Choosing this option means the host will give the guest storage space in their kitchen and have access to the kitchen to cook their own meals. The host will not provide food for the guest.
Bed & Breakfast:
A continental breakfast is provided (not served) to the guests. This usually includes toast, jam, cereal, tea/coffee/ fruit juice. Guests are not generally permitted to use the kitchen to cook or store their own food. Some hosts permit light cooking if specifically arranged when booking.
The host provides breakfast (continental) and dinner for the guest. The student is not given any access to the kitchen, as meals are provided. Special dietary requirements can be catered for, simply let us know when booking.
FULHAM OVAL Queenâ€™s Park Homestay Zone 2
Zone 2 homestays are located in the first residential zone outside of central London (Zone 1 is mainly made up of tourist attractions, shops and businesses). As Zone 2 is very close to central London, many areas such as Camden, Finsbury Park or Clapham can be very lively, bustling with fashionable bars, restaurants and music venues. Other areas can be quieter, bohemian and literary, from the wonderful open spaces of Hampstead Heath to the fantastic river views of Putney. Hosts in Zone 2 usually work during the day and are at home in the evenings. Travelling from Zone 2 to central London on average takes between 25 and 40 minutes.
More information at www.londonhomestays.com/zone2
Alexandra Palace BALHAM
Golders Green Stratford
Homestay Zone 3 Zone 3 homestays are located in safe, popular areas such as Ealing Broadway, Balham, Highgate and Golders Green, with great transport links in the districts that surround central London. These areas are often sought after by young families as they have the perfect blend of leafy suburban living, whilst not too far from the hustle and bustle of London. Many Zone 3 areas have stylish coffee shops and boutiques, mixed with large chain shops and supermarkets, filled with everyday Londoners going about their daily life. Travelling time from Zone 3 to central London takes (on average) between 35 and 50 minutes.
More information at www.londonhomestays.com/zone3
WEMBLEY Kingston Boston Manor GREENFORD
Richmond Redbridge Edgware Homestay Zone 4+ Zones 4+ homestays are located in the suburban, residential areas that surround London, such as West Finchley, Southgate, Boston Manor, New Malden and Wembley and therefore quieter and greener than the centre of London. Houses in Zones 4-7 are often larger and hosts usually have more time to spend with students than hosts in central London. Large shopping malls, sports fields and parks are usually within easy reach. This area is often dubbed the commuter belt as many workers travel to work in central London each day. Travelling time from Zone 4 to central London takes (on average) between 45 and 60 minutes, although some stations have express links making this journey quicker.
More information at www.londonhomestays.com/zone4
How it works.... Nine steps to a successful homestay
Complete the simple online registration form at www.londonhomestays.com/book, providing all of your
One of our team of accommodation officers will receive your submission within minutes and begin
We will then send you via email a selection of host family profiles matching your requirements
You review the profiles and notify us of the hosts you are interested in, in order of priority
We will then check availability with your preferred host families and let you know the
You confirm your choice of host and we send you our invoice for the full period
As soon as we receive payment, we officially confirm your homestay book
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Study English in London As well as providing some of the best student accommodation in London, we at Home from Home Student Services are also committed to improving your English language ability. Whether it be a course at one of our partner English language schools, or a bespoke course tailored specifically to your needs with one of our qualified host teachers, you will be sure to have fun studying English with Home from Home.
Malvern House London Malvern House has quickly established itself as one of the most popular independent colleges in London. Accredited by the British Council and classified as a highly trusted sponsor by the UKBA, you can be sure that the teaching quality is of the highest standards. Malvern House provides English language programmes for adults in the heart of London within a modern hi-tech environment. Each student journey incorporates a blended learning package of excellent teaching standards in state-of-the-art classrooms and digital learning outside the classroom.
More information at www.londonstudyenglish.com/malvern
Malvern House London offer a wide-variety of courses to meet the needs of students with academic, professional or general needs. In addition to the lessons, students are given the added support of the Malvern House Online Academy which allows them to review each class, access a library of study materials and take regular progress tests. Malvern House London offer exceptional pastoral care and a Counselling Service for careers, exams and University Placement. Malvern House London is located close to Kings Cross station, close to tourist attractions and major shopping areas. The centre is located close to underground stations and several bus routes. Full details and pricing is available on our website www.londonstudyenglish.com.
Islington Centre for English Islington Centre of Enflish are in a great location opposite Angel underground station in zone 1, central London. All teachers are native speakers and the maximum class size for most classes is 15. Students are able to study all kinds of English courses such as General English, exam preparation and Legal & Business English, part-time or fulltime, day or evening in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. The school pride themselves in providing the best value English language programmes with the highest educational standards. At the heart of a good school is the teaching staff, who are passionate about enabling each student to fulfill their potential. All teachers take part in regular development sessions where they share ideas and keep up-to-date with the latest teaching methods.
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High quality tuition at very reasonable prices Great, central location 1 minute walk from Angel underground Restaurants, markets, cafes, bars, clubs, theatres, antiques... Maximum class size 15 students, language skills classes have maximum of 20 students High value Business English and Legal English courses Trial Lesson High speed internet access & WI-FI DVD, Graded reader book and exam library Social programme running every two weeks and weekly in summer
Full details and pricing is available on our website www.londonstudyenglish.com.
More information at www.londonstudyenglish.com/ice
UK Student Residences In addition to homestays, we are also able to offer highly competitive rates on other types of accommodation across the UK, ranging from luxurious zone 1 residences and serviced apartments to inner-city hostels, offering fantastic value for money. As we source accommodation for thousands of students each year, we have strong partnerships with accommodation providers throughout London and the UK, enabling us to receive the most competitive rates and obtain rooms during peak periods.
More information at www.ukstudentresidences.com
What our customers have said... Name: Ayako Age: 21 Nationality: Japanese In London to: Study English Accommodation: Homestay in Zone 2
“I had a great time in London and learnt many things from my host family. They made sure I never felt alone.” Name: Dmitriy & Maria Age: Both 21 Nationality: Russian In London to: Study English Accommodation: Residence in Zone 1
“Thank you for your help! Really, you have been helped us so much and we
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Name: Doris Age: 41 Nationality: Italian In London to: Study English Accommodation: Superior homestay in Zone 2
“I felt completely at ease and very comfortable with my host! She was really kind...many thanks!” Name: Laura Age: 26 Nationality: Australian In London to: Intern as a nurse Accommodation: Homestay in Zone 4
“My hosts were a lovely and warm family, helpful to any questions I had. My room was spacious and comfortable and met all my needs.” Agent: Shanghai Chelsea International Consulting Nationality: Chinese
“Shanghai Chelsea International Consulting (SCIC) has worked with Home from Home many times and they have provided a very professional service.”
Language School: London Study Centre Location: Parsons Green, London
“London Study Centre has been working with London Homestays since 2011 and we are very pleased with the quality of accommodation and service they give to us. We have a good relationship with the team and they are always on hand to deal with any last-minute requests.” Nick Bray, Managing Director
Straight to the front door! Looking for the convenience of an airport pickup? We can arrange that too. At the time of booking, you just need to tell us your flight number and arrival time and we will make all the arrangements for a driver to collect you and take you to your Home from Home accommodation. Full details and pricing is available on our website www.londonhomestays.com/transfers
Anything else you need? We don’t stop there! Through our partners, we can also provide you with ‘ready-to-go’ mobile phones, mobile broadband, UK sim-cards, phonecards, credit cards and travel insurance. Just tell us what you need when booking.
For all enquiries please visit:
Home from Home Student Services | 703 London Road | North Cheam | SM3 9DL Tel: +44 208 395 0333 | Email: email@example.com