Homestay accommodation can be an excellent way to improve your language while in the UK. You live with a host, eat meals with them and speak English. As well as being able to practise the language, it is a great way to experience British culture. It’s a popular option for students aged 16-18. There will be no more than three other students (or other paying guests) staying with you at the same homestay.

Information about Homestays – which is in fact also a type of accommodation!!!

  • Price: From £270/week
  • Accommodation Type Single and Single en-suite rooms available
  • Minimum Age: 16
  • Nearest Tube: Depends on host location
  • Place: London, Zones 4-5
  • Time to College: 45-60 minutes
  • Wifi Free Wifi
  • Ensuite available

Accommodation Type: Full and half-board accommodation. Single and single en-suite rooms are available.

Host: You are matched with a suitable host.

Availability: All year around, however availability is limited.

Minimum Age: 16.

Location: Our host families are located in London Zones 4-5.

How to get to the college:  This depends on where you are placed with your host family, however average travel time from our host families is approximately 45-60 minutes from the College.

Minimum/Maximum stay: One week minimum stay. No maximum stay.

Check-in/out: Check-in is between 12-9pm. Check-out before 10am.

Cancellation policy: Two weeks prior to arrival.

Security: Emergency number provided in case of emergency. Your host family will also live within the building.

Meal time:  Meal times may vary between host families. Please check with your host upon arrival.

Facilities offered: Facilities vary between host families, if you have any specific requirements please inform us on booking and we can match you with an appropriate host.

Please note that we use an agency to provide us with host family accommodation.

Accommodation Fees

Minimum AgeRoomBoardPrice from
16+Ensuite SingleHalf-board (Breakfast & Dinner)£320 per week
16+Standard SingleHalf-board (Breakfast & Dinner)£270 per week

25 minutes walk from Kensington Academy of English, Tate Modern is an art gallery in London, housing the United Kingdom’s national collection of international modern and contemporary art.

20 minutes walk from Kensington Academy of English, The Shard is a 72-storey pyramid-shaped building, completed in 2012, with stunning views over central London.

15 minutes walk from Kensington Academy of English, St Paul’s Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral, completed in 1710, designed in the English Baroque style by Sir Christopher Wren.

Just over 5 minutes walk from Kensington Academy of English, the Tower of London is officially His Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London. It is a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames. It was founded toward the end of 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest.

30 minutes walk from Kensington Academy of English, Shakespeare’s Globe is an active, true-to-history reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse first built in 1599 for which William Shakespeare wrote his plays.

8 minutes walk from Kensington Academy of English, Tower Bridge is a suspension bridge, built between 1886 and 1894, which opens to allow ships to pass under it.

Tower of London
London Eye
Big Ben
The Shard
Tower Bridge
Covent Garden
Buckingham Palace
St Paul's Cathedral
The Globe Theatre
Canary Wharf
The O2
Spitalfields Market
Smithfield Market
Buckingham Palace
Hyde Park
South Bank Theatre
Oxford Circus
Hyde Park Corner
British Museum
Trafalgar Square
St Katherine's dock
Barbican Art Centre
Courthauld Gallery
Churchill War Rooms
Tate Britain
Westminster Abbey
Imperial War Museum
Barbican Centre
The Gherkin
Monument Square
HMS Belfast
Sky Garden
Bank of England
Whitechapel Gallery
Leadenhall Market
Borough Market
Greenwich
Cutty Sark
Kensington Academy of English
Tower of London
London Eye
Big Ben
The Shard
Tower Bridge
Covent Garden
St Paul's Cathedral
The Globe Theatre
Canary Wharf
The O2
Spitalfields Market
Smithfield Market
Buckingham Palace
Hyde Park
South Bank Theatre
Oxford Circus
Hyde Park Corner
British Museum
Trafalgar Square
St Katherine's dock
Barbican Art Centre
Courthauld Gallery
Churchill War Rooms
Tate Britain
Westminster Abbey
Imperial War Museum
Barbican Centre
The Gherkin
Monument Square
HMS Belfast
Sky Garden
Bank of England
Whitechapel Gallery
Leadenhall Market
Borough Market
Greenwich
Cutty Sark
Kensington Academy of English