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Find Your Perfect Homestay

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

We have an exceptionally good choice of homestay accommodation offering hundreds of great rooms throughout the city (Zones 1-5). All Britannia homestays are conveniently located, close to public transport and offer a high standard of accommodation. Students can socialise and eat with their host family, and language students can benefit from the chance to practise their English.


London Standard

Comfortable homes of a high standard located in Zones 2-5.


London Superior

With a high standard of decor, located in prime areas of Zones 2, 3 and 4.


Meal Plans

Bed and Breakfast (BB)
Half Board (HB)
Self-catering (SC)
Per Person Per WeekStandard Zones 4-5Standard Zone 3Standard Zone 2Superior Zones 2-5
Single BB£ 229.00£ 244.00£ 259.00+ £ 25.00
Twin BB£ 219.00£ 224.00£ 239.00+ £ 25.00
Single SC£ 239.00£ 254.00£ 269.00+ £ 25.00
Twin SC£ 219.00£ 234.00£ 249.00+ £ 25.00
Single HB£ 259.00£ 279.00£ 299.00+ £ 25.00
Twin HB£ 239.00£ 259.00£ 279.00+ £ 25.00

Bookings under 2 weeks - add £15 (one time); Private bathroom - add £40 per room per week; Juniors (under 18) - add £15 per person per week;
Under 16s staying longer than 28 days £75 per person per week; Vegetarian diets £15 per person per week; Other special diets £30 per person per week; Summer (July-August) £25 per person per week; Christmas (24th December to 1st January inclusive) £50 per person (one time).
Rates are valid from 1 January 2024 – 31 December 2024, but are not guaranteed and may be subject to change.

What to expect

The host 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 house 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 a student’s requirements as closely as possible with a suitable host. Language students will not be placed in the same homestay as others of the same mother-tongue, except by special request. English is always the main language spoken in the home. Homestays can accommodate a maximum of 4 students at any one time, depending on the size of the home.

Junior Homestays

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

Accommodation zones

Homestays are located in London, mainly in zones 2, 3, 4 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 spacious 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. Further information on London’s transport system can be found here

Homestay FAQs

What happens when I check in?
What happens if I have an emergency and need to contact Britannia Student Services?
How far is the home from my school/college?
How will I be treated by the host family?
What will my room be like?
Can I play music or watch TV in my room?
Do I need to bring bed linen or towels?
Can I use the rest of the house?
Will I need to clean my room?
Will there be heating or air-conditioning?
What are the bathrooms like?
Will I have to share the bathroom with others?
Will I need to buy toiletries?
Will there be laundry facilities?
Are meals times different in the UK?
What will be provided for breakfast?
What about other meals?
Do I have kitchen facilities?
Can I use the telephone?
Will I have use of the internet?
What happens if I wish to stay out late?
Will I be given a key to the house?
Are my valuable items protected?
Can my friends come to visit?
Can I practise my English with my host?
With whom do I discuss payment or changes to the stay?
What happens if I have a problem with my host family?
What happens if I need some extra assistance?

Why Choose Us

Britannia is Your Best Accommodation Choice

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Widest variety of accommodation types
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All accommodation personally checked by our expert team
Specialising in flexible lengths of stay
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No Guarantors
No need for a guarantor to book accommodation
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