Welcome to British Homestays Limited

UK flagBritish Homestays is an established company providing accommodation, at competitive prices, for short stay student groups wishing to visit London and the Home Counties. The students stay within the welcoming atmosphere of a host family where they have every opportunity to improve their English in an informal environment.

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Our families, who are regularly inspected, have many years experience of hosting students ranging in age from 12 – 21 years, and are located in the Croydon area (Zone 5) which has excellent rail and road links to central London (20 – 30 minutes by rail or 40 – 60 minutes by road). Croydon is a large town 8 miles from London with every facility. Most of our host families live within the suburbs of Croydon in Shirley, Addiscombe and West Wickham, which are leafy residential areas.

We can accommodate single gender groups of 2, 3 or 4 individuals, providing bed, breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal. Special diets can be catered for on request.

For groups requiring more structured English lessons, tutorials can be provided by qualified teachers at venues near to the host families.

Host families escort their students to and from local meeting points daily, where a representative of British Homestays will be on hand to liaise with group leaders and host families throughout their stay.

We are pleased to be able to provide reduced group admission prices to Madame Tussauds and many of the London theatres, in addition to which, for groups flying into Gatwick, Heathrow or Stansted airports, our sister company, Allenby Coach Hire Limited, can provide executive transport for airport transfers together with excursions to historical locations in South East England.

We are also able to arrange day trips to London, Cambridge, Oxford, Hampton Court, Windsor or any coastal towns within the South East and aim to make the students’ stay in England both productive and enjoyable.