This residence is set in Pimlico, a small area in the City of Westminster which is well known for its garden squares and Regency architecture. It is neighbours to the Royal Family with Buckingham Palace just a few minutes away from the residence – so keep your eye out, as you never know who may run in to!
Being that you would be located in close proximity to some of London’s most famous landmarks, it is an absolute must that you visit the mother church of the Catholic Church in England and Wales – Westminster Cathedral. The doors of the Cathedral are opened to and visited by people from every faith who come along to admire the Byzantine Revival architecture of the Cathedral, as well as partake in the masses of the day and seek blessings.
Why not follow up your serene visit to the Cathedral by visiting two of the most popular musicals in the West End currently, which fortunately would happy to be on your doorstep – Wicked and Hamilton. Both musicals have received rave reviews, with many people returning to see them month after month after month. Be sure to check ticket prices online, as you can definitely get a bargain on some of your matinee shows if you book well in advance or even from cancellations.
For all of your shopping needs, why not pay a visit to Cardinal Place. This snazzy modern shopping venue is housed under a curvaceous, new-age glass capsule and has become something of a visual icon in the area. It is the sort of place which has a pick of the best big brand clothes, shoes and accessory shops all within spitting distance of each other. The building rests on rubber shock absorbers to avoid vibrations from the train upsetting shoppers and their retail therapy. There are also plenty of restaurants so weary shoppers can recharge – massive chains such as Zizzi, Wagamama, Nando’s and Ha!Ha! have all opened a branch among the space-like modernity of this really super shopping mall.
Located in a beautiful residence which could be mistaken for a mini-White House, this residence comes with everything you need for convenience and affordability in this central London hostel styled residence.
The residence includes breakfast and dinner into the price of the rent, meaning that is one less thing you need to consider within your budget. However, should you feel that little bit stuffed after your three-course evening meal, then why not head to the common room where you can lounge on the sofa whilst watching whatever takes your fancy on the tv – either with the company of your fellow residents, or on your own.
If, however, you prefer to work off those calories, then why not hit the on-site gym (again all-inclusive in the rent). You can pick whatever time of the day or night you wish to use the gym as it is open 24 hours of the day, seven days of the week. Another thing the residence provides which is 24/7 is their security and their staff presence – so no matter when you may need them, the bilingual staff are at reception always to help you out and make sure you are sleeping safe and sound.
Should you be one of those students who want to brave the streets of London on a bicycle and do your bit to help the environment by avoiding public transport, then there are bike racks on-site for you to store your bicycle. So not only do you have a home for yourself, but your bicycle would have a home for itself too.
Seeing as all of your clothes would be getting all sweaty from all of that free gym time and cycling you are doing, then fear not! You’ll find on-site, open 24/7, the laundry room where you will be able to both wash and dry your clothes at the fraction of the price of what you would be paying outside ( not to mention it would mean you wouldn’t have to let the public see your dirty washing ). If you forget to buy your washing detergents and it is too late to go out and purchase it, then don’t worry – the wonderful reception team will more than likely have some on hand for you to purchase from themselves instead.
The Pimlico 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. 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. 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. 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. The room has up to 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.
Generally speaking, between 5 and 6 people share the bathroom facilities at the residence.
Evening meals are served from Monday-Friday 18.30-20:30, however, on weekends a lunch is served instead from 12:30 to 13:30. A vegetarian option is available.
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.
Victoria Station – 7-minute walk
Pimlico Station – 11-minute walk
Sloane Square Station – 15-minute walk
St James’ Park Station – 14-minute walk
Vauxhall Station – 23-minute walk
UniCentres – 1-minute walk
Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC – 6-minute walk
Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts – 17-minute walk
Eurocentres Language School – 1-minute walk
English Lessons London – 3-minute walk
London Languages – 2-minute walk
Victoria School of English – 11-minute walk
Tate Britain – 20-minute walk
Westminster Cathedral – 11-minute walk
Buckingham Palace – 20-minute walk
Apollo Victoria Theatre – 9-minute walk
Westminster Abbey – 21-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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