For English language learners, London is a great place to study because it’s known for being a very open-minded and multicultural city.
This is because there are people living and working in the UK’s capital city from all over the world, and the international community is known for being very welcoming. For shy and nervous English learners, this can make London a really strong choice.
Fun cheap things to do in London
London isn’t cheap - but it’s not as expensive as you might think. In fact, our article on how to have an affordable weekend in London has lots of ideas about how you can enjoy your time in London without spending a fortune.
However, for English language learners, the most expensive part of attending a language course in London can be the accommodation. Finding affordable accommodation in the capital that caters for your exact length of stay can be really tricky.
That’s why at Stay Central, we offer affordable, long and short-term accommodation in the heart of the city. With us, you can stay in the centre of London and pay significantly less than most hotels and apartments in the area. Plus, we’re completely flexible on your length of stay, meaning you can stay in our accommodation from as little as a weekend, right up to a whole year.
So, no matter how long your English course is, we can provide you with central, affordable accommodation for as long as you need. For more information about our range of accommodation, take a look at the availability and prices here.
The green areas in London are beautiful and relaxing
Like most capital cities, London is jammed full of buildings, traffic and busy people. However, it’s also home to a huge variety of parks and green spaces. In fact, London is one of the greenest cities on the planet. Nearly half of the city is covered in green spaces or water.
From Hyde Park to Kensington Gardens, if you’re walking through the streets of London, you’re never further than a 15-minute walk away from a green haven.
For London’s visitors this offers the perfect balance between big city life and tranquillity. So, if you start to feel overwhelmed during your stay in London, there’s always a space where you can take a walk and clear your mind.
Explore the UK with easy weekend trips from London
As the capital city, London is well connected to every other major city in the UK. This means you can travel throughout the UK easily via train, plane or bus. Paddington, Kings Cross and Stratford offer endless day trips from London by train. If you are from outside of Europe and want to explore even further, weekend trips from London to Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona and Copenhagen are all only an hour's flight away.
So, if you fancy seeing more of the UK during your stay in London, booking transport to other major cities such as Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham or Liverpool, couldn’t be easier!
Plus, travelling throughout the UK from London also means you’ll be able to experience different accents, dialects and even different types of British cultures during your stay. For help choosing which city you should visit, take a look at this list.