Accommodation in London
Where you choose to live is a central part of your study abroad experience. We have a variety of accommodation options to suit your lifestyle, budget and needs. Whether you would like to live with other students in a residence, or prefer to experience daily life with a homestay, our range of accommodation options ensures you find the perfect home away from home.
In a homestay you will live with local English speakers, and experience an authentic lifestyle. You will live as your hosts live, eat what they eat and spend time at home together. Many students enjoy the home-cooked food and extra feeling of security in a homestay.
Speak English all the time
Staying with local people means you will practise your English with native speakers at home in a very natural way.
Learn more about the local culture and be exposed to a rich variety of cultural learning opportunities. Experience day-to-day family life: activities, holiday celebrations and local cuisine.
Feel safe and secure
Get personal care and attention in a caring, comfortable, home environment. Staying in a home means you always have someone there to support you.
Peace and quiet
Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere at home. Living with your host will give you stability, plus a quiet and peaceful environment for relaxation and study.
In a homestay, you will experience life with a British family; practising your English with them in a natural setting. Homestays provide a safe environment and you will have the benefit of enjoying home-cooked food.
Homestays are either in London Travel Zones 1 and 2 or 3 and 4.
Distance to school: Zones 1 and 2, 30 to 45minutes / Zones 3 and 4 up to 60 minutes.
Accommodation arrival day: Saturday
Accommodation departure day: Saturday
Live with other EC students from all over the world. Whether you would like to stay in a residence with other English learners or alone in an apartment, our range of accommodation options ensures you find the perfect home away from home.
Staying with other students means you have more freedom. It’s a good choice if you enjoy your independence and privacy.
Make new friends
Get to know a lot of people in a short time. Meet interesting people from many different countries. Explore your destination with like-minded people and make friends for life!
Staying with other students means there’s always someone for you to talk too. Residences often have lively atmospheres suitable for anyone who loves socialising.
Convenient for public transport
Our accommodation options are convenient for public transport making it straightforward for you to get to school.
London Summer Residence
St Pancras Way is situated on the outskirts of Camden Town, home to a wide range of shops, restaurants, bars and venues to suit all tastes. Camden Market is particularly notable, with unique shopping opportunities that attract visitors from across the country. With over 700 market stalls offering everything from vintage clothing to adventurous world foods, you’ll find plenty to see, do, enjoy and experience.
King's Cross station and Euston Station is less than 10 minutes’ walk .Students will have easy access to the Piccadilly, Northern, Victoria, Hammersmith and City, Circle and Metropolitan lines. Nearby St Pancras station provides a stop for the Eurostar and other mainline trains.
St Pancras Way Residence is a new building, opened in 2014. The residence consists of mixed gender apartments with ensuite rooms in 4-6 bedroom flats. Each room is complete with a single bed, desk, chair, wardrobe and own bathroom.
Available: 25 June - 10 September
Accommodation Arrival Day: Saturday
Accommodation Departure Day: Saturday
Somerset Residence is located in an ideal zone 1 location. The property is within walking distance of Camden’s world-famous shops, bars and music venues.
You will find a new, well-maintained building, where the staff are very friendly and helpful. The residence consists of mixed gender apartments with ensuite rooms in 4-6 bedroom flats. Each room is complete with a single bed, desk, chair, wardrobe and your own bathroom.
There are 2 local supermarkets less than 10 minutes’ walk away, as well as other local amenities. Euston Station (on the Northern, Victoria and over ground lines) and Mornington Crescent Tube Station (on the Northern Line) are both a 6 minute walk from the property, making Central London just 20 minutes away.
The travelling time is approximately 6 minutes from Somerset Court to school.
Arrival day: Saturday, 8am - 8pm
Departure day: Saturday, 10am
The Student House / Apartments
The Student House / Apartment spreads across 2-3 floors, the properties have 5-7 bedrooms, some of which have en-suite bathroom facilities. There are single rooms as well as twin and triple rooms for sharing between students of the same gender.
There will be a maximum of 10 students but usually an average 6 per house, sharing full size bathrooms or shower rooms. Most of the properties have two communal bathrooms, some separate WCs and some houses offer en-suites.
Student houses are a convenient accommodation option and they are located in a safe neighborhood, within a short walk to the closest stations which include South Bermondsey, Surrey Quays Rotherhithe or Canada Water. All houses are in zone 2.
Shopping centre, local restaurants and entertainment areas are nearby. The location offers 24 hour buses and trains which provide easy access to all parts of central London in 30 minutes.
Arrival day: Saturday / Sunday: 2pm
Departure day: Saturday / Sunday: 10am