Homestay London

We use two reputable homestay agencies both inspected and registered with the British Council.

London is divided into zones. Families live mostly in zones 2, 3 and 4, but a few live closer in zone 1. Students are advised to book as early as possible to guarantee their first choice of accommodation.

Category (London Tube Zones)Category A (Zones 1 & 2)Category B (Zones 3 & 4) 
Time to schoolUp to 35 minsUp to 50 mins 
B&B£220 per week£190 per week 
B&B + 7 Evening Meals£255 per week£210 per week 
Travel Cost£33 per week£47.30 per week 
Accommodation admin fee£50
Surcharge for private bathroom£20 (subject to availability – per week)
Minimum age16
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What do you require from our host families

Please note:

London is a city of many cultures and this is reflected in the homestays we use. Many of our families have children, some have pets and some are single or retired. We always do our best to match the needs, requests and interests of the students with a homestay on the register in order to make your stay in London as enjoyable as possible.

Tube Fare London

The Tube plays a big part in the lives of Londoners, connecting people and places across the capital. Find out more about travelling around London here.

Other accommodation options

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Student All-Year Residence

For a more independent stay, we organise student residence accommodation through partner agencies or directly…

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Executive Apartments

For those students seeking a high level of comfort and privacy, SGI can arrange stays at apartments in Central London…

London homestay
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Cancellation Policy

With cancellations made 15 working days or more prior to arrival, accommodation fees paid will be refunded less an admin fee of £50. Refunds, where applicable, may take up to 14 days.

Fewer than 15 working days’ notice before arrival and any time after arrival, no refund can be made.