What is student accommodation like in London?

SGI English school has lots of fantastic student accommodation options.

There is something to suit every student budget, ranging from communal residences and all the way up to executive apartments.

This means that it does not matter if you are on a strict budget or you really want the absolute best accommodation on offer, you can stay in comfort while you are living in London on your study holiday.

In the video below, Mark, the owner of Saint George International, answers the most commonly asked questions about accommodation for students that people ask the SGI office staff when they are arranging their English course.


SGI has 8 different residences for our students to choose from.

The closer you stay to the school then the more you will pay, because SGI is right in the centre of London and the closer you are to the centre of the city, then the more it costs to stay there.

One of the most popular student residences is International Students House. It is about 10 minutes walk away from the school walking through a nice part of London past some embassy buildings. It is also right next to Regent’s Park, which is one of the most beautiful open spaces in London and great for chilling out with your new friends from the SGI student family.


Living with a family in a London Homestay accommodation will give you an insider’s view of English culture.

Your homestay family will speak to you in English, of course, and also eat their family meals with you (if that is the option you choose).

This is a great way to improve your English by speaking to Londoners at a natural speed and forcing yourself to live in an English world where you are constantly learning.

If you are an Anglophile, then Homestay will be a world of wonder for you, as you experience English customs, food, conversation, politeness and everyday life.

With prices starting at only £160 per week, Homestay is a great deal for a true taste of English life and character.

Listen to 2 SGI teachers talking about British stereotypes, some of which you may come across in your Homestay family…


For students who want an executive level of accommodation SGI has carefully selected 2 hotels within walking distance of the school in Central London.

Grange Langham Court is a lovely traditional 4-star hotel just 5 minutes walk away from the school in the quiet district of Fitzrovia.

A little bit further away from the school is Blandford Hotel, close to world-famous baker Street in Central London. It takes about 15 mins to walk there or you can catch the tube from Oxford Circus and it is only a couple of minutes travel on the Bakerloo line.


Our Executive apartment accommodation option is Paddington Green Studios. This is SGI’s top level accommodation choice for people who desire the best comfort and privacy.

Your apartment comes with a double bed (with bedding and towels provided), kitchenette, weekly maid service, LCD TV, wifi and everything you would expect from your own apartment.

Paddington Green is in Zone 1 of central London right next to Edgware Road underground station. The Bakerloo line takes you straight to Oxford Circus where SGI is located and is only a few minutes travel on the famous tube.

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