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We understand that accommodation is an important part of your experience at Speak Up London while you are studying English with us. To find suitable accommodation might be challenging in London. That’s why, we are here to help you to find a safe and secure accommodation by collaborating with our experienced accommodation providers.

All our accommodations are chosen to make your daily commute to Speak Up London easier and quicker. We are working with partners who are registered by “British Council” and “English UK, which means that they are inspected and have strict requirements to follow, and we are continuously searching for new options for our accommodation portfolio to provide our students better options as always.

FAQ About Accommodation

Homestays

Expect a warm welcome and a friendly introduction to the members of the family. They will give you a helpful introduction to the local area, its amenities and transport links. Do not be shy to ask for help planning your journeys. It is advised for students to buy a Pay as you go UK mobile phone and sim card. It is normal practise to exchange contact numbers with your host family, for safety, wellbeing and general communication.

On the arrival day, if there are delays, you must contact your host family urgently as your delay may affect their plans and it is better that they are aware of the situation so arrangements can be made for your delayed arrival.

N.B – You must contact your host family in regards to your arrival time, well before your arrival date. If you do not, we cannot guarantee that the host family will be home to greet you and you may have to wait until they are arrive, to let you in.

Self Catering(SC)

Guest prepares own meals and has a dedicated storage area for food in the kitchen. Times for use of kitchen to be decided with host family.

Bed & Breakfast (BB)

 Light’ access to kitchen only, Continental Breakfast ; Cereal, Toast, Jam, Tea/Coffee, Juice
‘Light’ access includes use of the kitchen to make a sandwich and possibly use of the microwave. No access to the cooker/oven to prepare meals.

Half Board (5 Nights) 

Continental Breakfast 7 days in the week. Evening Meal Monday to Friday only. ‘Light’ access to kitchen on weekends. Continental Breakfast
Cereal, Toast, Jam, Tea/Coffee, Juice

Evening Meal
Main meal to include a meat or fish dish. To be eaten with host family.
‘Light’ access includes use of the kitchen to make a sandwich and possibly use of the microwave. No access to the cooker/oven to prepare meals.

Student Residences

The Studio’s rooms are self-contained, you have an internal kitchen and an en suite bathroom (with shower). The en suite room involves sharing a large kitchen/common area with up to 6 other students whilst having your own bedroom and en suite bathroom.

No. If you are a full time student in the UK you do not have to pay council tax. You will however be required to provide a council tax exemption letter from your place of study which you will then send by post to the council tax department of the borough you are staying in.

No,With our student residences ., you are given an access fob/key which allows you to enter freely, as you wish. Some accommodations may have someone at the concierge to let you in if the hour is late, for security purposes

You will be visited by staff, to check you out between the hours of 9:45-10:00am for dorms. If you need to check out earlier there is a lock box near the front door where you can put your keys in an envelope provided and in the lock box.

Yes, there is a Sunday fee of £16 per person for checking in on Sunday

No. Smoking is not permitted in any area within the buildings. You can smoke outside the accommodation in designated areas.

Yes. It is your home so you are allowed to have guests visiting you – however this must be limited and not for overnight stays.

House Shares

Our house shares all come with a lounge/living room with a television where you can comfortably watch TV for free, as the tv license in these areas are paid for already.

Yes there is free wireless internet access in most of our house shares, you can also connect to the internet on any mobile devices that you may have.

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