• English
    • English (English)
    • Arabic (العربية)
    • French (Français)
    • German (Deutsche)
    • Italian (Italiano)
    • Japanese (日本語)
    • Korean (한국어)
    • Portuguese (Português)
    • Russian (Pусский)
    • Simplified Chinese (简体中文)
    • Traditional Chinese (繁體中文)
    • Spanish (Español)
    • Türkçe (Türkçe)


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London Central

  • Magnificent school located in the heart of the capital
  • Learn English in London, one of the world's great cities
  • Large, busy, friendly school
  • Option to live in the school building
  • Newly refurbished reception, entrance hall & café for 2019

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. From this great location, it is easy for students to explore the capital city - it is within walking distance of famous London landmarks and has great transport links.

St Giles London Central is a large, lively school with an international feel and is perfect for students looking to benefit from modern study facilities and enjoy everything the capital has to offer.  There is always a wide range of ages and nationalities at the school, and facilities include a spacious roof garden, a self-access study centre, interactive whiteboards, and an ELT library with fantastic resources.

St Giles London Central was awarded the title of Centre of the Year 2018, having received consistently high scores in the student Exit Questionnaire and Quality Management Project, particularly in the following areas:

  • Teachers and the quality of teaching
  • Administration staff
  • Percentage of students who would recommend the school
  • Quality of Platinum Courses

If you want to learn English in central London, contact St Giles London Central.


I will never forget St Giles London Central. I had an unforgettable time with the teachers. All are very friendly, funny and professional. The school felt like my home. I improved my English and met new friends from the whole world!

Fiona , Switzerland
Testimonial Student Guy


Min age (21 for Platinum Courses)
Average Age
Average 10
Class size (Maximum 12, 5 for Platinum Courses, 8 for Beginner Courses)
  • Library and Student Bookshop
  • Student Café
  • Roof Garden
  • Self-Access Study Centre
  • Interactive Whiteboards in all classrooms
  • Student computers and free Wi-Fi
  • Platinum Centre for Executives
  • On-site Residence
  • Disabled Access
Heathrow: Approx. 60 mins by tube
Gatwick: Approx. 60 mins by train and tube
Homestay: Approx. 45-60 mins by bus or tube
Residences: On-site or approx. 15 mins by public transport
Hotels: Approx. 3-10 mins walk



Top 10 countries (plus rest of the world)

Italy 11%
Japan 10%
Brazil 9%
France 8%
Turkey 8%
Switzerland 8%
Russia 6%
Argentina 5%
Korea 5%
Taiwan 3%
68 Countries 25%

Figures are based on student population in 2018 and will vary at different times of the year and on different courses.

Things to do in London Central

Under 18s at St Giles

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.

Square Café

Click to view a sample menu for the Square Café. The Café offers a choice of hot meals, as well as cold dishes, for students each day for lunch. It also offers breakfast for students staying in the on-site residence.

Medical Advice

Download our medical advice for students at London Central.  

Contact Us

154 Southampton Row
London WC1B 5JX

+44 (0) 20 7837 0404
Student Services: Francisco Martinez
Accommodation: Kirsty Trump
Principal: Tom Borrie