At StudentStay we aim to provide you with a safe, happy, comfortable home away from home. Hosts are selected for their friendliness and their homes must meet British Council and English UK standards.

We have an exceptionally good choice of Host Family accommodation offering hundreds of great rooms throughout London (zones 1-5). All Host Families are conveniently located, close to public transport and

offer a high standard of accommodation. Students can socialise and eat with their Host Family, while language students can benefit from the change to practice their English.

Standard

Comfortable homes of a high standard located in zones 2-5 Standard from £135 per week

The following choice of meal plans are available:

Bed and Breakfast (BB) - Includes continental breakfast, which normally consists of cereal, toast or bread with butter and marmalade/jam, fruit juice and tea or coffee. Light kitchen use (microwave and toaster), is sometimes availale.

Half Board (HB) - Includes continental breakfast a d an evening meal of main course (usually meat or fish) with vegetables or salad and potatoes, rice or pasta followed by a desert or fruit. Special diets (e.g. vegetarian, halal, etc.) can be catered for - just let us know at time of booking.

Self Catering (SC) - Includes full use of kitchen, as no meals are provided.

Superior

Sophisticated accommodation with a high standard of decor, located in prime ares of zones 2, 3 and 4 Superior from £195 per week

The following choice of meal plans are available:

Bed and Breakfast (BB) - Includes continental breakfast, which normally consists of cereal, toast or bread with butter and marmalade/jam, fruit juice and tea or coffee. Light kitchen use (microwave and toaster), is sometimes availale.

Half Board (HB) - Includes continental breakfast a d an evening meal of main course (usually meat or fish) with vegetables or salad and potatoes, rice or pasta followed by a desert or fruit. Special diets (e.g. vegetarian, halal, etc.) can be catered for - just let us know at time of booking.

Self Catering (SC) - Includes full use of kitchen, as no meals are provided.

Executive

Luxurious accommodation with TV in the bedroom, sometimes a private bathroom. Located in zones 1 and 2 Executive from £240 per week

The following choice of meal plans are available:

Bed and Breakfast (BB) - Includes continental breakfast, which normally consists of cereal, toast or bread with butter and marmalade/jam, fruit juice and tea or coffee. Light kitchen use (microwave and toaster), is sometimes availale.

Half Board (HB) - Includes continental breakfast a d an evening meal of main course (usually meat or fish) with vegetables or salad and potatoes, rice or pasta followed by a desert or fruit. Special diets (e.g. vegetarian, halal, etc.) can be catered for - just let us know at time of booking.

Self-catering is not available in this category which is bookable mainly on a bed and breakfast basis as Executive half board accommodation is limited.

Our homestays

Our Host Families

Staying in a Host Family is an ideal introduction to living in London, and also provides English language students with the opportunity to speak English outside the classroom and the experience of being part of a British home.

All hosts receive personal visit from one of our accommodation assessors who are trained to inspect according to British Council and UK standards.

What to expect

The hosts will provide accommodation and meals as booked

Rooms will be cleaned and bed linen and towels changed at least once a week

The student will be provided with his/her own key and the host is there to offer help and advice as well as to take an interest in the student's well-being.

We aim to match the student's requirements as closely as possible with a suitable host.

Language students will not be placed in the same Host Family as others of the same mother-tongue, except by special request. English is always the main language spoken in the home.

Host Families can accommodate a maximum of 4 students at any one time, depending on the size of the home. Houses or apartments which accommodate more that 4 students are known as 'Private Homes'.

We can also accommodate junior students (aged under 18) in specially selected Host Families, with hosts who have undergone all the required safety checks. Special conditions apply to this age group. Further information can be requested.

What to expect
Accommodation zones

Accommodation zones

Host Families are located in London, mainly in zones 2, 3, 5 and 5 of the London transport system. Hosts do not usually live in the town centre as much of central London is commercial and not residential. Zone 4 and 5 often offer more spatious accommodation in a less crowded area. The London transport system is very convenient and if you use the Underground, travel from zones 4 and 5 may only take a few minutes longer.

Futher information on London's transport system can be found at tfl.gov.uk or alternatively you can open the zone map.

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