Student Activities, Social Life & Culture

Getting involved in British culture is an important part of learning English. That’s why we arrange a variety of activities and events.

We encourage all our students to take part because it’s an opportunity to improve your language skills, have fun and make the most of London.

Our social programme includes things like:

  • Historical buildings
  • Museums
  • Attractions
  • Cultural events
  • Weekend excursions outside of London

Recent Posts

  • ​Our last festive word of the week – do you know what Twelfth Night is?

  • ​Want to get some blue skies inside? Our students visited Outernet as part of the KAE Social Programme.

  • ​Our students visited London by the Sea! This seaside town earned its name as it was so easy to get to from the City.

  • ​Did you know you can go inside Tower Bridge? Our students went to see it’s inner workings on the KAE Social Programme.

Sample Activities

Day Event
Monday Take a break
Tuesday Conversation Class (FREE)
Wednesday Take a break
Thursday Pub Evening (FREE except own purchases)
Friday Chelsea Stadium & Museum Tour (Student Ticket price £28)
Saturday Take a break

Student Welfare

Our learners (16+) are treated as adults and are expected to look after themselves. However, we recognise that the experience of living and studying independently in another country can be challenging, and we aim to provide plenty of help and support. In addition to the initial feedback session in the first week, all our students have a tutorial with a teacher every six weeks to help with academic or general welfare. The Welfare Officer, Accommodation Officer, Social Programme Organiser, Director of Studies and College Manager are all available to help with any difficulties you may have or to give advice to make your stay with us as comfortable, enjoyable and productive as possible. The door is always open and we are here to help. There is also a 24-hour helpline for emergencies.

Student Support

We treat all our students as adults; it won’t be like being at school! However, if there’s ever a problem we will be on hand to help. Your safety and happiness during your time with us is a priority. Think of us as your London family.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.