Located near the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert; your free time and weekends will always be filled with things to do in the heart of this historical city. Not only are you close by to a world of Museums and eating establishments from all corners of the world, this is one of the few residences to be within walking distance to Imperial College – a seven-minute walk away at that!
If a good, healthy, caffeine fix is what you need on a daily basis then why not visit Tombo for their renowned and infamous matcha’s. Tombo is London’s first authentic Japanese café and matcha bar. This small restaurant is not open to taking bookings but hosts a small but authentic Japanese menu of food and a massive menu of tea. Be sure to try the matcha ice cream, you will not be disappointed.
Why not have some quaint pub food and a drink in a beautiful Victorian pub located just minutes away from the residence. The food here is of an exceptional standard, all being freshly prepared on-site and not disappointing ever; this is probably one of the best places in town to experience eating pheasant for the first time, as it will ensure that you will want to continue eating it forever. Couple that with the cheerful staff and gluten-free beer – this will fast become your local pub whilst you are here!
This beautiful Grade II listed building in a highly sought after road in London has magnificent high ceilings, which makes the residence itself seem much larger inside than it actually it is. Everyone will find that the residence is especially for them; there is a large common area which is great for meeting other guests and making those friends for life. There is additionally a quiet study room for those studious types where you are able to get your work done with minimal interruptions.
Not only are all the utility bills included in the price of the rent, but you have access (for free) to a massive 50 MB of the internet over seven devices. There are no niggly hidden charges there for you to worry about. Another thing which is included in your stay for you would be the use of the state-of-the-art onsite gym – just for use by the residents! So no need to worry about the £50.00 a month gym membership at Virgin Active, when you have it all in-house.
There is an onsite laundry room for you to do all of your washing and drying in at any time of the day and night. The friendly bilingual reception staff are always on standby to assist you not only with any in-house questions or issues you may have, but also to help you adjust to life outside of the residence too.
The South Kensington 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.
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.
Generally speaking, between 5 and 6 people share the bathroom facilities at 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.
South Kensington Underground Station – 6-minute walk
Gloucester Road Underground Station – 5-minute walk
Earls Court Underground Station – 19-minute walk
West Brompton Station – 17-minute walk
High Street Kensington Station – 23-minute walk
Imperial College London – 15-minute walk
Boston University – 8-minute walk
Royal College of Art – 14-minute walk
Frances King School of English – 6-minute walk
Discovery Summer – English Language Courses – 21-minute walk
Eurocentres Language School London – 40-minute walk
Victoria School of English – 29-minute walk
Language Boost – 16-minute walk
Natural History Museum – 8-minute walk
Queens Gate Gardens – 9-minute walk
Victoria and Albert Museum – 11-minute walk
Hyde Park – 14-minute walk
Science Museum – 12-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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