St Giles London Central


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Minimum age: 16+

  • Magnificent school located in the heart of the capital
  • On-site accommodation on the 3rd , 5th and 6th floor of the building
  • Large, busy, and friendly school
  • Platinum Centre for Executives

Our London Central English school occupies a magnificent 100-year-old building in the heart of fashionable Bloomsbury. It's situated opposite Russell Square and is just a 5-minute walk to the British Museum.

This modern and spacious school offers plenty of on-site facilities including a roof top terrace, self-access study space and and a large cafe.

St Giles London Central attracts a diverse mix of ages and nationalities creating a lively international feel inside the school.

If you need some more information on any of the courses available, contact our Bookings Team at

Key Facts



Min Age
(21 for Platinum)

Average Age

Average Class Size (Maximum 12, 5 for Platinum Classes)


On-site Residences

library & Student  Bookshop

Student Café 

Roof Garden

Self-Access Study Centre 

Interactive Whiteboards 

Student computers & Wi-Fi 

Platinum Centre for Executives 

Disabled Access

Travel Times

Airports: 60 mins by train or tube

Residences: On-site or 15 mins by public transport 

Homestay:  45-60 mins by bus/tube

Hotels: 3-10 mins walk

Nationality Mix Chart

Top 10 countries (plus rest of the world)

Turkey 19%
Japan 16%
Korea 9%
Switzerland 8%
Brazil 6%
Colombia 5%
Italy 5%
Taiwan 4%
Argentina 4%
Saudi Arabia 4%
Rest of the World 20%

Figures are based on student population in 2023 and will vary at different times of the year and on different courses.

Learning English in Central

Under 18s at St Giles London Central

Our London Central school can welcome students from the age of 16 and above. However, it is primarily designed for those aged 18 and above, and we do not provide 24-hour supervision for those under 18. 

We ask that parents and guardians of all students under 18 read and understand our Under-18s guidelines before enrolling their child at our school. Please visit our Under 18s pages for these guidelines and more details.

Medical Advice

For more information please download Medical Advice for Students.

CELTA in London Central

St Giles London Central offers a full-time course leading to the Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). This is a 4-week programme of intensive study which includes observation of experienced teachers, coursework assignments and 6 hours of teaching practice.

The full-time CELTA course runs from Monday to Friday, 9.15-17.30 with a one-hour lunch break and morning and afternoon coffee breaks. Self-study in the evenings and at weekends is required.

Contact Us

154 Southampton Row
London WC1B 5JX
United Kindom

Telephone:+44 (0) 20 7837 0404

Student Services: Francisco Martinez & Claudia Andujar
Accommodation: Kirsty Trump
Principal: Thomas Borrie

Our Accreditations & Partnerships