Welcome To The London Homestays Specialists

Student/Group Travel and Homestays in London

We have provided London Homestay accomodation since 1989. London Homestay accommodation, at competitive prices for short stay student groups wishing to visit London and the South East. The students stay within the welcoming atmosphere of a London Homestay host family, where they have every opportunity to improve their English in an informal environment.
We offer a unique personal service, working directly with agents, youth groups or schools without the use of intermediaries.

How our London Homestays work

Our families are regularly inspected and have many years experience of hosting students ranging in age from 12 – 21 years and are located in the London Borough of 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.

Families can accommodate single gender placements 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 informal English lessons, tutorials can be provided by TEFL qualified teachers at venues near to the designated meeting point.

Host families escort their students to and from local meeting points daily, where one of our Homestay representatives is always on hand to liaise with group leaders and host families throughout their stay.

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Additional Information for your London Homestay

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Meeting Points

We have three meeting points which are centrally located within our Homestay area.  Host families are required to collect and return their guests to the meeting point throughout their stay.

We have selected the meeting points with the safety of students in mind and compliance with local parking regulations.

As with all major towns overnight parking restrictions are enforced.  British Homestays are pleased to offer secure overnight coach parking.

Theatres & Attractions

We are pleased to be able to provide reduced group admission prices to Madame Tussauds, boat trips on the river Thames and a selection of London theatres.  Our experience enables us to recommend performances appropriate to the ages of your guests. This can avoid the disappointment of booking an unsatisfactory show.

Madame Tussauds tickets booked through British Homestays have the benefit of FastTracking reducing waiting time in the queues.

Day Trips

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.

Along with London Homestays we can also arrange...

English Lessons 


Over the years we have had requests for English tuition.  We are pleased to inform you that lessons can be arranged for your students offering them an opportunity to improve their understanding of the language in an English environment.


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Coach Hire – Airport & Trips


For groups flying into Gatwick, Heathrow or Stansted airports, our recommended company, Allenby Coach Hire Limited, can provide executive transport for airport transfers together with excursions to historical locations.  For example, arrange day trips to London, Cambridge, Oxford, Hampton Court, Windsor or any coastal towns within the South East.

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London Homestay Locations
See where our Host Families are based.

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