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Blog April 24, 2024 by

St Giles

Explore English Learning in the Historic Heart of Cambridge

Welcoming students 14 and over, St Giles Cambridge combines modern and traditional elements with historical city charm. Studying in Cambridge exposes students to a vibrant and diverse city surrounded by historical structures.

Our boutique school, with an average class size of just 10, ensures ample personal attention from our dedicated teachers for every student. Other features of the school include:

  • Central location within walking distance of the train station and city centre.
  • Excellent transport links to London.
  • Traditional building with modernised interior with bright and comfortable classrooms.
  • Beautiful green spaces in the school and around the city to relax and spend quality time with new friends.

Explore St Giles Cambridge

St Giles Cambridge students enjoying  the sun

Cambridge offers a range of courses that cater to all students regardless of current skills and abilities, level, or age.

The following courses are available at our school:


After classes, we know how essential it is for students to rest and unwind before the next day. So, our schools offer various accommodation options so our students can pick the one that suits their needs the most.

The accommodation options are listed below:

  • Private Studio: This fully renovated apartment in central Cambridge has all the amenities: a bathroom, a private garden, and a full kitchen (stocked with a coffee machine, microwave ovens, washers and dryers, plates and cutlery, and fridge). This studio is located only 2km away from the school.
  • Hotel: For students over 18, looking to stay in a hotel, we recommend The Lensfield, located only a 10–15-minute walk from the school or city centre. The hotel is a beautiful 19th-century building with a spa and gym. Guests will also have access to daily room cleaning and free Wi-Fi. This accommodation option is reserved for those aged 18+ unless a parent or guardian is accompanying the child.
  • Homestay: ideal for practising English and immersing yourself in British culture. Students can enjoy daily language practice with our host families outside the classroom and experience daily life in an English household. Homes are located conveniently and are 10-40 minutes away from the school via public transport.

Must Visit Spots and Hidden Gems

st giles cambridge punting


  • One of the most recommended activities when in Cambridge is punting. This activity allows you to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Cambridge and view historic sites from the comfort of your boat, such as King’s College and its Chapel and the mathematical bridge.

Museums & Art:

For students interested in learning more about Cambridge’s history and art, we recommend visiting local museums and galleries:

  • The Fitzwilliam Museum is a leading partner of the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) and Botanic Garden. It houses over half a million beautiful works of art, paintings, and historical artefacts from antiquity to the present day. This world-renowned collection is worth seeing.
  • Ruskin Gallery: for a unique exhibition space, this gallery showcases works from the artists’ studios of the Cambridge School of Art. Students interested in future art courses will see some of the best works of current artists.
  • Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology: Learn the stories from 2 million years of human history through 1 million artefacts. Discover pieces of history that helped shape modern society today.

Discover the City’s Food Scene

St Giles food scene in Cambridge

Cambridge’s diverse population and influence can also be seen through its food. There’s a vast option of restaurants offering local and international cuisine. We recommend trying out Sticks ‘n’ Sushi, Las Iguanas, Strada, or The River Bar Steak House Grill.

If you want to try a variety, look no further than Cambridge’s Market Square. From 10 am to 4 pm, stalls and vendors offer a variety of local and international goods.

Where to Enjoy Sports and Unwind

Cambridge also offers plenty of options for sports and fitness lovers, with many activities spread throughout the city. These include archery, badminton, basketball, climbing, football, golf, horse riding, martial arts, and more!

Other fun activities to enjoy as a group or with as a family can be found such as bowling, clip and climb, and the local leisure centre for some fun swimming.

Top Tips for Your Shopping in Cambridge

St Giles shopping in Cambridge

For those who enjoy shopping and may not want to travel to London, Cambridge has many shops. You can shop at the Grand Arcade, Lion Yard, or Cambridge Retail Park, which offers a mix of retail and leisure options for all to enjoy.

St Giles Cambridge offers the ideal setting for all our students to enhance their English skills under the guidance of experienced and qualified instructors.

Feel free to contact our bookings team for any questions you may have. Or, if you’re ready to secure your place in Cambridge, head straight to our bookings page now.