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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 homestays 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

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. Meals are provided in the on-site student cafe, with breakfast only or half board options available.

Download a fact sheet about this residence.

Somerset Court Residence

This modern residence in central London is available for St Giles London Central and London Highgate students all year. It is a self-catering residence offering high quality single en-suite rooms in flats of 4, 5 or 6 rooms. It is approximately 15-20 minutes walk from London Central, and 20-25 minutes travel by tube from London Highgate. This residence option is organised in partnership with an external accommodation provider.

Download a fact sheet about this residence.

UCL Residence

Students aged 16-17 have the opportunity to stay in a residence hall during the summer at St Giles London Central. The UCL residence, which is a 15 minute walk away from the school is open to 16-17 year old students with a half board option only (breakfast & dinner everyday and packed lunches at weekends). All rooms are single rooms with shared bathrooms.

Download a fact sheet about this residence.

Camden Residence

Located in the heart of lively Camden Town and a 20-minute bus ride away from the school, the Camden Residence offers single bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. (Please note that this option is used as an alternative when other residences are full and is therefore is subject to availability)

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 Lancaster Hotel (3*)
  • 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 londoncentral@stgiles.co.uk to find out more.