EC Partners

London Homestay

Description of Accommodation

Any student will find that living in homestay accommodation is the best way to practise English outside the classroom. You will be treated as a close friend of the hosts that you are staying with and will have your own freedom while being respectful to their rules and expectations.

A homestay in the UK may consist of an adult couple with or without children or a single adult.  There may also be up to three other students in the accommodation but they will speak a different native language from yourself. Housing very much varies here in London. You may be placed in a house (semi-detached/terrace and detached) or a bungalow or a flat/apartment.

Homestays  in London are of many different nationalities and backgrounds, but the main language spoken in the house will be English.

Homestays are arranged by our accommodation partner, Hosts International who are registered with the British Council.

Accommodation Features

Bed linen provided




Laundry Facilities


Towels provided

Type of Room


Single / Twin
Comfort: Single

Bathroom type


Standard: shared
Comfort: Private

Board status


B&B or
Half Board


Images are for representation purpose only. Actual furnishings may differ from those shown. Amenities and services are subject to change.
Please refer to for the most up to date factsheet. Information live on this site will supersede any information provided earlier

Phone Number

+44 (0) 2072423787

Emergency Number

+44 (0) 7983773121

Year round

Arrival and departure

Journey to school

These details will be provided along with each host’s profile upon booking.

Students should be prepared to travel by public transport to school with the average journey taking between 30 and 60 minutes. Times are approximate. For information on prices, please refer here


Cancellation prior to arrival

Students cancelling fewer than 14 days before arrival will be charged a one-week accommodation fee at the standard accommodation rate and accommodation placement fees.

Cancellation after arrival

Students leaving their accommodation must give notice in writing 4 weeks prior to termination. After deducting the price of accommodation used, including the required notice period, charged at standard accommodation rates, students will be refunded the remaining accommodation costs. If the 4-week notice period is not provided, a cancellation fee equal to 4 weeks of the accommodation cost will apply.

House Rules

  • Special dietary may be accommodated subject to availability at a fee per week
  • Twin Rooms only available for two students booking together
  • Some homes may have pets. Should students be allergic or prefer not to live with a pet they should indicate this on their preferences when booking.
  • Smoking is not permitted in any of the homestays.
  • Special requirements must be specified when booking this type of accommodation.

 For more accommodation terms please refer to EC accommodation terms.

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