This residence is set in Bayswater which is a bustling cosmopolitan area of West London. It is home to Whiteleys (which happens to be London’s first department store), many restaurants (particularly of Chinese and Middle Eastern cuisine), café’s, pubs and a few high-street retail chains.
A must to visit in terms of food would be the Royal China restaurant. This is a chain of restaurants which all have incredibly high standards of food preparation and service; you are guaranteed a first class meal when you visit. The Bayswater restaurant of Royal China specialises in Dim Sum, and it remains the best in London, if not in Europe. On weekends you will find the queues start to form well before opening, but the wait is definitely worthwhile for the superb food on offer.
If you possibly need to burn off all of the Dim Sum consumed at Royal China, then a walk in Kensington Gardens will be one of the most calming things you will do. One of eight of the Royal Parks, George the Second’s wife, Queen Caroline, engineered the introduction of water to the park by channelling a stream to create the Long Water and Serpentine. Public use of the park was banned in the 18th Century and only introduce years later to ‘respectably dressed folk’. Nowadays you can find anything from formally dressed horse-riders to scantily dressed sunbathers – everyone is welcomed. This is one of the most colourful, dynamic and fascinating green spaces in London, with a complement of events including free guided walks, concerts, workshops and entertainments which complete the picture.
If it is something active you want to do then you will definitely want to visit the Queens Skate, Dine, Bowl where you will find a huge indoor ice rink, 12 bowling lanes, plenty of retro arcade machines and a British diner by the well-known MEATliquor. This venue has been entertaining Londoners since the 1930s and underwent a massive refurbishment at the end of 2016. With an interior that pays homage to ice skaters and bowling lovers of decades gone by, this place is 45,000 square feet of pure entertainment. Two bars have been designed as well in an industrial, British-retro style, with pool tables, fruit machines, table football and dart boards at the ready (just do not forget the assignments that may be building up at your desk whilst you are here!)
Located in a classic London townhouse, this residence comes with a communal area which is a great place to catch up on your daytime/evening television or a study room in order to get a change of scenery from doing assignments or revision in your bedroom. You can enjoy super-speedy Wi-Fi on seven devices (should you be lucky enough to own seven), throughout the whole residence.
As well as not having to worry about any extra costs of the Wi-Fi (unless of course, you own MORE than seven devices), rest assured that all utility bills such as water and electricity are all included in the price of the rent, as well as contents insurance – so you do not have to worry about any of your items whilst you are residing here. Not only that, but there is a weekly room clean included in the cost of your room – really making this a home away from home.
For those of you who just can’t get enough from the bowling and skating that is available to you in Bayswater, you will find an onsite gym exclusive to all residents within the building. You will find a selection of fitness machines such as treadmills, rowers and weight sections. So feel free to burn off the continental and three-course evening meal which is included in your stay!
There is a laundry room on-site for everyone who likes to keep their clothes fresh and clean on a regular basis, where you will find both washer and dryers for a fraction of a price to what it would be outside the residence. It does not matter what time of the day or night it is, you can access the laundry room whenever you like to wash your clothes. If you do happen to be having a last minute laundry day as your pyjamas are the only clean item you have and you find yourself short of washing powder, do not despair as the friendly bilingual reception team will have some to hand at any time of the day or night.
The Bayswater residence has a range of non en-suite rooms (with shared bathroom).
More details below:
This is a single non en-suite room with access to a shared bathroom and a shared kitchen. The room has a comfortable single bed, a desk area, drawers, as well as a wardrobe and sink with vanity unit. There is free Wi-Fi in each bedroom and throughout the building.
Available: 01 Nov 2018 - 31 Aug 2019
This is a twin non en-suite room with access to a shared bathroom and a shared kitchen. The room has two comfortable single beds, a desk area, drawers, as well as a wardrobe and share a sink with vanity unit. There is free Wi-Fi in each bedroom and throughout the building.
Available: 23 Oct 2018 - 31 Aug 2019
This is a larger non en-suite room with access to a shared bathroom and a shared kitchen. The room has three comfortable single beds, a desk area, drawers, as well as a wardrobe and share a sink with vanity unit. There is free Wi-Fi in each bedroom and throughout the building.
Available: 19 Oct 2018 - 31 Aug 2019
This is a larger non en-suite room with access to a shared bathroom and a shared kitchen. The room has five comfortable single beds a desk area, drawers, as well as a wardrobe and share a sink with vanity unit. There is free Wi-Fi in each bedroom and throughout the building.
Available: 08 Oct 2018 - 31 Aug 2019
You can select the type of room you stay in.
However, you cannot request specific details such as what floor the room is on or who your flatmates are, as the rooms are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
If you do have a special request, please let us know and we will do our best to help you.
If you are staying for 12 weeks or longer, we will be happy to request an appointment with the residence team for you to view the residence.
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide viewings for stays under 12 weeks.
Smoking is not permitted in any indoor area in the UK. Please use the designated smoking areas found outside the residence.
Unfortunately, no pets are permitted in any of our residences.
This residence offers dedicated laundry facilities where you can wash and dry your clothes.
Yes, all utility bills are included in the price of the room, including gas, electric and Wi-Fi internet.
Yes, there is wireless internet in every bedroom and throughout the building.
Both rooms have shared bathroom facilities on each floor of the residence. Single rooms are not shared, whereas Twin, Triple and Quad rooms are shared with other members of the same sex.
No, there is no curfew. You will be living independently, you will have your own key and can come and go as you please.
Yes, the reception staff usually work during office hours Monday to Friday. However, when the reception is closed, there will always be a member of the customer service or security team on hand, either to assist you in person or for you to contact by telephone.
Unfortunately, this residence is only available to students aged 18 or over.
Bayswater Underground Station – 6-minute walk
Queensway Underground Station – 4-minute walk
Lancaster Gate Underground Station – 13-minute walk
Paddington Underground Station – 17-minute walk
Notting Hill Gate Underground Station – 12-minute walk
Imperial College – 18-minute walk
Boston University – 22-minute walk
Royal College of Art – 19-minute walk
ETC English To Go Language – 4-minute walk
Discovery Summer – English Language Courses – 17-minute walk
TEFL England – 7-minute walk
Study In Cambridge – 6-minute walk
Queens Skate Dine and Bowl – 4-minute walk
Hyde Park – 6-minute walk
Paddington Basin – 20-minute walk
Portobello Market – 23-minute walk
Serpentine Gallery – 15-minute walk
Really, we are very happy with our room at the residence. James in the residences team has helped us with all aspects of our booking and we would like to say, big thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!Dmitriy and Maria, two students from Russia: Residence booking
“We have been working with London Homestays for over 5 years. With their support, we have managed to achieve a high level of customer satisfaction. We strongly recommend London Homestays to anyone who’s looking for quality, reliability and exceptional customer service.”Alex Fernandes, Accommodation & Visa Compliance Manager, Malvern House London
“Having worked with them since 2013, I can state that London Homestays have always taken care to match our students with suitable host families. They have a very friendly yet professional approach to their work. Our students have enjoyed staying at their homestays. Overall, students say that their host families are attentive and welcoming.”Carl Roberton, Principal, Stafford House School of English
“We at Burlington School have worked with London Homestays since 2014, and I professionally know the team since 2009 when I worked for another company in the education and accommodation industry. Having had the opportunity to work with London Homestays since the company started operations in London, all of the enquiries have been dealt with in a dedicated and timely manner, the team members are customer-oriented and always provide an exceptional accommodation experience to our students. I have no hesitation to recommend London Homestays as excellent accommodation providers and business partners.”Eliane Tomasi, Accommodation & Welfare Officer, Burlington School
“LSC Stanton has been working with London Homestays since 2011 and we are very pleased with the quality of accommodation and service they give to us. We have a good relationship with the team and they are always on hand to deal with any last-minute requests.”Nick Bray, Managing Director, London Study Centre
“Cooperation with London Homestays is always great! We highly appreciate proactive approach and effort to ensure the best possible services for our groups. We always had a great clean accommodation, friendly family and smart local organisers. Students of our groups were satisfied and they enjoyed staying in London very much. We would like to recommend this agency. The whole team is very kind.”Miroslava Foltýnová, Owner, CK Bus Tours
“We offer internships in London to European students and looked for a reliable partner to provide accommodation to our candidates. We have been very happy with the services provided by London Homestays, as have our candidates, as they have always received quickly information on families, the possibility to book a room in a short delay and also a good quality of families. I would recommend without any doubt this agency. The team is very professional, efficient and friendly :). We hope to send new trainees soon!”Stéphanie Frassanito, Program Manager, Work Overseas
“Our school from the Czech Republic has had great experiences with London Homestays. They are one of the only hosting agencies who would accept our very young guests (under 12). The host families were generally welcoming, kind, and accommodating. The service provided by the coordinator Kate O’Connor and other admin staff is second to none.”Kate Powers, Vice Principal for English Studies, Sunny Canadian International School
My homestay host Debra transformed my stay into the most amazing experience of my whole life!Florian, student from Belgium: Homestay booking in Zone 3
It was an amazing experience, I’ve found a new home where I feel as comfortable as I do in my own home!Laura, student from France: Homestay booking in Zone 2
Shanghai Chelsea International Consulting (SCIC) has worked with Home from Home many times and they have provided a very professional service.Chan Sen, Director at Shanghai Chelsea International Consulting
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