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IN London Central

St Giles London Central is an English school located in the heart of the city. We have a wide choice of accommodation for students studying English in London with us. You can choose from residences, hotels and host families.

Accomodation options:
  • Homestay
  • Student Residences
  • Hotels
  • Renting a flat
  • Apartments


This popular accommodation option is the ideal choice if you want to practise your English outside the classroom and learn about British culture and way of life first hand. Homestay at London Central offers:

  • Our lowest price accommodation option
  • Carefully selected and monitored hosts
  • Choice of half board or breakfast only
  • Choice of single or shared rooms (for students travelling together)
  • All bed linen and towels provided
  • Superior homestay option available

Due to our central London location, homestays are located approximately 45-60 minutes from the centre by public transport.

London is a big city, and is divided into 6 "Zones". Zone 1 is closest to the centre, and Zone 6 is furthest from the centre. St Giles London Central is in Zone 1. It is very unusual to find homestay accommodation in Zone 1, and therefore the majority of our homestays are in Zones 3-5. If you are studying English at London Central, you can live in Zone 1 if you choose one of our student residence or hotel options.

Superior homestay accommodation options offer large, well-furnished bedrooms with internet access, as well as the option to book a private bathroom.

During busy periods, we occasionally use homestays that are carefully selected by an external agency.

Private Homes

Homestays are also available for more than four students staying at the same address.

Student Residences


Chapter Highbury Residence

This self-catering residence is a short tube journey away from St Giles London Central. The residence offers single en-suite rooms and fantastic facilities, including a cinema, games room, on-site gym and study room. 

Download a fact sheet about this residence. 


St Giles London Central On-Site Residence

St Giles London Central offers residential accommodation for a small number of students in its main school building on the top two floors. There are single and twin bedrooms available with shared bathroom facilities. Breakfast is provided in the on-site student cafe.

Download a fact sheet about this residence.



AXO Islington

Please contact the school for availability

AXO Islington provides spacious en-suite rooms with plenty of storage space and study areas. With only a 10 minute walk from Holloway Road Station and our popular Chapter Highbury residence, it allows our students to make the most of your London student experience with easy access to central London.

Download a fact sheet about this residence.


Drapery Place

Please contact the school for availability

Drapery Place is located on Leman Street in Aldgate, right in the heart of East London and just a few minutes walk from Liverpool Street. The residence brings our students close to the buzzing areas of Shoreditch and Brick Lane. Aldgate Underground Station is only 8 minute walk from the residence.

Download a fact sheet about this residence.




St Giles London Central has a number of hotels on offer which are located close to our school. You can choose from economy hotels (with shared bathroom facilities), mid-range hotels (all rooms en-suite) and 3 or 4 Star Hotels (all rooms en-suite).

Hotels available include:

  • Mentone Hotel (Mid-range)
  • St Giles Hotel (Mid-range)
  • Grange Blooms Hotel (4*)
  • Grange Beauchamp Hotel (4*)

Renting a flat

Some students coming to London choose to rent a flat themselves. This can give you more independence and freedom, however it can also be hard to find if you are new to London! 


We also can help you book apartments for your stay. This may be the right option for you if you would like more independence, or if you would like to live together with your family or friends.

Contact accommodation.londoncentral@stgiles.co.uk to find out more.