We know that being away from home can sometimes be challenging, so we work hard to make you feel at home here as quickly as possible.

Britannia offers accommodation to its students in partnership with accommodation agencies, registered with the British Council. Agency staff regularly visit host families to ensure high standards of provision.

Homestay options


Comfortable accommodation of a good standard, located in zones 2,3,4 or 5, within easy access to the college and central London.


Comfortable accommodation of a very good standard, located in prime areas of zones 1,2, or 3.

Your host

  • Will welcome you and make you feel at home
  • Provide a clean and comfortable room
  • Allow you to use the kitchen or provide breakfasts and dinners if you choose to take meals
  • Explain how to get to the school and how to buy a travelcard

If you have requested an airport transfer, the driver will meet you and take you to your home. If you are making your own way from the airport, you should contact your host to make sure somebody is at home to meet you. You should call the school emergency number in case you have any problems.

School emergency number:

078 3838 5053

Please be punctual for your meals. You will have breakfast or both breakfast and dinner at home depending on your meal plan. If your meal plan includes lunches, your host will give you a packed lunch to take to school or on excursions.

Self-catering: No meals provided, full use of kitchen

Bed & Breakfast: Breakfast is provided. Occasional use of kitchen.

Half Board: Host family will provide you with breakfasts and dinners.

Your host will provide you with bed linen and a towel. They will tell you about laundry facilities when you arrive. Make sure you always make your bed and keep your room tidy.

We do not recommend bringing expensive items of clothing, jewellery or equipment such as laptops and games consoles. Do not keep large amounts of cash with you. The school cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to any person's items or loss of money.

practice your English and develop communication skills

study in the comfort of a private home and learn about British life and culture

Accommodation prices

Homestay Self - Catering/Bed & Breakfast
zone 4 - 5zone 3 zone 2 Superior - various zones
Single 150160185+£25
Homestay Half - Board
zone 4 - 5zone 3zone 2Superior - various zones
Single 170190210+£25

All prices are given in GB Pounds (£). £50 booking fee will apply to all accommodation bookings. All prices are given per person, per week. Stays must begin on Saturdays or Sundays. For mid week arrivals, payments to be made for full week. Minimum stay is 2 weeks. An additional charge of £15 will apply to bookings of under two weeks. Bookings cannot be cut short within first 4 weeks of stay, thereafter one week's notice will apply. Cancellations or postponement received less than one week prior to arrival will incur a charge of 1 week. No refunds will be made for no-shows. Rates are valid from 1 January 2017 until December 2017 but may be subject to change. For stays between 24 December to 1 January there will be a one-off supplementary fee of £25 per person. For stays between 1 July to 31 August there will be an additional charge of £15 per person per week.

* A sharing option is available for students travelling, starting and finishing the course at the same time.
** SC: Self-Catering (No meals, full use of the kitchen); BB: Bed and Breakfast (breakfast is provided, light use of kitchen); HB: Half Board (breakfast and dinner are provided).