Nestled among some of the best museums (if not all) of London, you will never be short of things to visit or do on those off days and weekends that you may have. Gloucester Road has some of the most cultured experiences, coupled with a restaurant variety to whet even the furthest countries appetite.
If it is some good hearty and contemporary British cuisine that you want to start with upon arrival then Scoff and Banter is the place to go! Boasting the best ‘fish and chips’ in the Borough, this place is also infamous for their Sunday Traditional Roast dinners and hosts some wonderful live jazz music for all to sit and enjoy over their meal.
The Malays and Singaporeans are a force to be reckoned with where their food is concerned, and Bugis Street Brasserie does not disappoint in doing the countries proud where their dishes are concerned. Named after the largest shopping district of Singapore, you will be able to find dishes from Nasi Lemak to Redang – you will not be disappointed and will find yourself back again, and again, and again……..
If you feel like you need to burn off all of that food you have consumed then head along to Cromwell Road where you can find the Natural History Museum, The Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum. Admission is free in the majority of all of the museums, however some exhibitions do come at a charge and are more often than not are totally worth it!
Located in a beautiful building, this residence comes with a large communal area which is a great place for students to socialise and relax over a film or television programme or two. Whilst there is a fixed data point in all of the rooms as a standard, you will also find high speed WiFi throughout the entire residence where you can use over seven devices in one go – there’s a challenge for you!
For all of those fitness fanatics out there, or for those who just need to release some exam stress there is a modern gym on-site for resident’s usage. You will find a variety of fitness machines such as treadmills, rowers, weights sections and cable workout stations. So there is no excuse for anyone to not stay fit and healthy.
If you’re looking for a change of scenery when it comes to studying and you have exhausted your room and library, then don’t look any further than a study room within the residence for that difference. The room is specifically designed for quiet studying with data points within the room as well as the option to use the WiFi located throughout the residence.
For those who like to de-stress by doing laundry? Then look no further than the residence laundry room which is accessible all through the day and late in to the night too. Don’t worry if you have forgotten to purchase your washing powder on your last grocery run, you can buy this from the multi-lingual staff at reception who are happy to help at any time of the day or night!
The Gloucester Road residence has a range of en-suite and 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.
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.
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.
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.
If you are booking for a full academic year 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 are booking for a shorter period e.g. a single semester or a summer stay, you will be allocated the room type (single studio, twin studio, single en suite etc) you have booked but the exact specification may be subject to availability. This can include the floor the room is located on, the direction the room is facing, if the room is classed as a standard, a club, a premium, an accessible, a premium accessible etc.
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.
Yes, please note that a damage deposit of £200 will be taken by the residence when you check-in. The residence will refund the deposit after your stay providing your room has not been damaged and the rules of the residence have been observed during your stay. The arrangement of the damage deposit is between you and the accommodation supplier (the residence). Please ask the residence upon check-in for the full terms and conditions on the arrangement and for details on how and when the deposit will be refunded.
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.
On occasion, subject to management approval, an exception can be made for students who turn 18 during their stay.
Gloucester Road Station – 5-minute walk
South Kensington Station – 12-minute walk
Earls Court Station – 10-minute walk
High Street Kensington Station – 15-minute walk
Knightsbridge Station – 25-minute walk
Imperial College London – 8-minute walk
Boston University (Study Abroad Program) – 8-minute walk
Royal College of Music – 12-minute walk
Royal College of Art – 14-minute walk
The College of Psychic Studies – 9-minute walk
Frances King School of English – 5-minute walk
Language Boost – 9-minute walk
The London School of English – 34-minute walk
Language Link – 10-minute walk
Educa – 12-minute walk
Hyde Park – 10-minute walk
Natural History Museum – 9-minute walk
Royal Albert Hall – 13-minute walk
Science Museum – 13-minute walk
Harrods – 20-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
My stay with my host family makes my time at UK much more fun and exciting! Life is happening!Bao, student from China: Homestay booking in Zone 4+
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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