Accommodation in London
Choosing the right accommodation in Central London is as important as choosing the right English course to study!
Homestay Accommodation in London
Rose of York provides you with the personal touch by living in a comfortable home.
A member of our team personally inspects our homestay accommodation. Additionally, our hosts add a little something extra to your time in London.
Student residence accommodation offers you the independence and community of student housing. Rose of York carefully inspects all rooms to make sure they meet our standards.
Choosing Your Accommodation
Homestay accommodation offers you the comfort of living in a family home. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to practise their English outside the classroom. On the other hand, students who prefer self-catering and more independence might prefer student residences.
“If you are looking for a School and accommodation in London I highly recommend Rose of York.
At Rose of York Language School you can find different flat options (single, twin rooms in different sizes) with your own kitchen and toilet.
The building is highly safe with helpful staff and a well-run office.
The rooms are increadibly modern and comfortable.
You don’t need to worry about internet and bills, because they are all included. The area is very nice and only 5 mins walk to the tube.”
At Rose of York, we recognise that choosing the right place to live can be as important as choosing the right place to study.
For this reason, we are able to offer a range of possibilities to suit every budget and requirement.
All our accommodation in London is personally inspected to ensure that it meets the Rose of York and British Council standards.
Homestays offer you the comfort of living in a family home as well as an opportunity to practise your English outside the classroom.
On the other hand, residences will suit students who prefer self-catering and more independence.
Providing you with the personal touch by living in a comfortable home in central London. Our homestay accommodation in London are all personally inspected and add a little something extra to your time in London.
Rose of York chooses all our homestay accommodation for their commitment to ensuring that the student feels at home. They are kind and caring; additionally, some of them have been hosting Rose of York students for many years. We, therefore, know them well and we trust them to look after our students.
- encourage students to feel at home and treat them as a member of the family
- encourage students to speak English as much as possible
- provide a clean and comfortable room and a suitable environment for studying
- provide students with a healthy and balanced diet
At Rose of York, we do not place students of the same nationality in the same homestay accommodation (unless requested by the students).
Living as a member of a household also means that students have more opportunities to practise English outside the school.
During busy periods (or when our available families to not meet the student’s criteria), Rose of York might outsource some homestay accommodation in London to a British Council registered agency.
Homestay categories & prices
London tube zone Zones 3 and 4 Zone 2 Zone 1 Average travel time to school 50-60 mins 30-40 mins 30 mins Price per week B&B single room £175 £195 £235 Price per week B&B twin/double £165 £185 £225 Price per week HB single room £200 £220 £260 Price per week HB twin/double £190 £210 £250
All prices are per person per week.
Accommodation booking fee: £50 (per person)
Please note that in July and August there will be a £20 per week supplement applicable to all prices.
Please contact the School for availability before booking your accommodation
According to the public transport system, London is divided into zones. Some homestays are located in zone 1 and 2, this is central London. Similarly, other homestay accommodation is found in residential areas, mainly in zones 3 and 4. As a result, students may have to travel a bit longer but they might also have more spacious accommodation in London.
Students should remember that they will be living in a family home, and, therefore, should comply with the ‘Rules of the House.’
A common rule with homestay accommodation is that students cannot use the kitchen to cook, but they can usually prepare tea, coffee and sandwiches.
Under 18 Students
Rose of York normally places under 18s in homestays where the main carer has been DBS checked. All homestay hosts accommodating students under 18 undergo criminal record checks and the main host has an enhanced DBS check.
If the school is unable to place an under 18 student in a suitably checked homestay, the school will use a British Council registered agency. Thereby guaranteeing that all hosts accepting under 18s are DBS checked.
Parent’s/Guardian’s must complete a Parental Consent Form for any students under the age of 18. Rose of York cannot confirm the enrolment and / or accommodation until this document has been returned to the school with signatures. Additionally, parents must include full contact details for the next of kin in the Parent Consent Form.
Rose of York includes the school emergency telephone number on the website. Similarly, students can also find the emergency number on the accommodation booking confirmation.
Students that are aged 16 and 17 MUST stay in suitable homestay accommodation on a Half-Board meal plan. Half-Board meal plans include breakfast and dinner provided by the homestay. We strongly recommended that students aged 16-17 book a return taxi transfer before arrival.
Students under the age of 16
Students aged 12 – 15 who are travelling without a guardian MUST stay in suitable homestay accommodation on a Full-Board meal plan. Full-Board meal plans include breakfast, packed lunch and dinner provided by the homestay. Additionally, students aged 12-15 travelling as an unaccompanied minor must book a return taxi transfer with us. If parents/guardians do not book a return transfer, the student MUST be met by a relative (this information is required before departure).
Children under the age of 14 will always be accompanied on their way to and from school and will be supervised 24 hours a day.
Children over 13 will NOT be supervised during their free time. Unsupervised time is from the end of lessons at the school and returning to the homestay, subject to their parents’ / guardians’ consent. The school will show your child the safest route to and from school. Children aged 16 and 17 years will be unsupervised during their free time, unless requested by the parents or guardians.
Rose of York is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone. Furthermore, parents must be aware that the school has rules regarding the latest time under-18s can return to their homestay in the evening and parents must agree to these.
Students book homestay accommodation for a given date; however, sometimes the student cannot arrive on that day. In these cases we require a minimum of 10 working days’ notice from the student. This is so that we can contact the homestay and inform them of the change. If the student arrives earlier or later, the homestay might be able to accommodate them but that cannot be guaranteed.
Postponing your arrival date
We understand that visa applications are getting more difficult every day. Sometimes, students have trouble getting their visas on time and need to postpone their course and homestay until their visa is granted.
We consider up to 10 working days’ notice before the arrival date is fair to both the homestay and the student. If students give notice within 10 working days before the arrival date, this will result in paying the homestay one week as compensation. We may still be able to postpone the booking, depending on the availability of the homestay.
If the homestay host does not have a room available at a later date, we can book the homestay with another family. In this case, a student’s new booking will be one week shorter, as we have to pay one week to the first homestay.
Cancelling your booking
If students cancel their homestay booking, for whatever reason, we require 10 working days’ notice. We will refund all the fees paid except for one week. If the student has only paid one week, we will not be able to refund any money.
When a student requests to be moved to a different homestay family, we would require the student to give at least one week notice. In some specific cases, we might be able to transfer the student immediately.
Most homestay hosts live in residential areas, therefore, students must be prepared to travel between 40 to 60 minutes by bus or underground.
Terms and Conditions
Once we receive the full payment from the student, we can confirm the booking and send a letter to the student with all the details of the homestay accommodation. Please note that there is a £50 accommodation booking fee.
Once Rose of York has booked the homestay accommodation and the confirmation letter has been sent to the student, the first week of homestay and the booking fee are non-refundable.
Please see our Terms and Conditions for further reference.
Students who would like to have more independent accommodation in London and meet people of other nationalities outside the school might choose residence accommodation.
Making your stay enjoyable:
- All residences are comfortable and fully furnished
- Depending on the residence, students can choose a single room, a double room or a studio
- Most residences offer shared kitchen and bathroom facilities while others provide en-suite rooms
- Most residences are located in central London, zone 1 or zone 2
Please note that Rose of York uses external providers for all of our student residence options in London. As a result, our accommodation team personally inspects a residence if it’s not through a British Council registered accommodation provider.
ZONES Single Twin Double Superior Zone 1* From £290 N/A From £350 Standard Zone 1 £275-£310 £175-£245 From£225 Standard Zone 2 £265-£380 From £205 N/A Studio Zone 1 & 2 £310-£450 £200-£240 £195-£240
All prices are GBP £ per person per week.
There is an additional charge of £50 for the accommodation booking fee.
Terms and Conditions
Each student residence in London has a different minimum booking period and cancellation fees. These change depending on the Terms and Conditions for the residence. Consequently, please ask for individual terms and conditions before booking.
In case of cancellation, Rose of York may charge between one week’s fee and the total value of the booking. Please ask for more information at the time of booking.
*Superior residences offer a higher Standard of accommodation, either in terms of location, decoration, room size or facilities.
For more information please email us at [email protected]
Rose of York can organise a taxi transfer to students’ accommodation in London. Please let us know if you would like a transfer from the airport or station and we can arrange it. Similarly, we can organise a taxi transfer for, both, individuals and groups.
Journey/Airport Heathrow City Gatwick Luton Stansted One Way £95 £95 £115 £125 £125 Return £150 £150 £190 £195 £195
Students can add an extra passenger for £25 one way
Furthermore, we can also advise you on public transport if you contact us with any inquiries before you arrive.