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Our UK Locations

Beauty, history and culture
The traditional English experience
The UK's coolest seaside town
The UK capital

Our US Locations

San Francisco
'The city that knows how'
An All-American experience
San Diego
'America's finest city'
'America's College Town'

Our Canada locations

Dynamic multicultural metropolis
Traditional Canadian Experience


London doesn’t need introductions - it is one of the world’s greatest, most exciting cities - a truly multicultural melting pot combining centuries of tradition with being the centre of new global thinking and trends.



Top 5 things to see in London

  • London Eye

    London Eye

  • Buckingham Palace

    Buckingham Palace

  • Big Ben & the Houses of Parliament

    Big Ben & the Houses of Parliament

  • Tower of London

    Tower of London

  • British Museum

    British Museum

The School

The school is located in the heart of upmarket Bloomsbury, central London, with all the transport links to the rest of the capital you could ever need at your feet. Our historic buildings are full of character, light-filled and packed with the latest technology. Situated in between some of the world’s top universities, you’ll also find all the academic inspiration you need around you.

Student Computers
45 mins long
Students in class
Average 11 (max 15)

School Facilities

  • Student lounge
  • IT lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Cafe
  • Canteen
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Self study room


Where you live is key to your happiness and academic success. Whether you prefer the independence of a student residence or the familiarity of homestay, our accommodation options are chosen to offer you the flexibility of choice and quality you deserve.


One of our most popular accommodation options, homestay allows you to integrate into family life and practise your English language outside the classroom, over dinner and throughout the weekend with your welcoming hosts. This is a unique way to live and study at your chosen destination.

*London homestay accommodation is provided by third party agencies.



Student Houseshare

You will live with other students but on a smaller scale than in a residence, allowing you to build lasting friendships with your house mates. Fully furnished and equipped for self-catering.

Our Student Houseshares are located in the Canada Water, Rotherhithe and Surrey Quays areas of London. Houses are of different sizes, with students sharing the communal areas - kitchen and lounge.



Standard Residence

Offering you more space to yourself, our hand-picked student residences provide the chance to live more independently with like-minded people from all over the world. 

Piccadilly Court offers secure, modern, fully furnished, en-suite bedrooms all of a high specification. This accommodation comprises single en-suite bedrooms arranged in clusters of 6 bedrooms. Each cluster shares a fully fitted kitchen and communal area.



Summer Residences (16-17)

We offer fully supervised residences for 16 & 17 year olds in July and August. This comes with a bespoke social programme designed for this age group as well as full board catering.

The residences include breakfast, lunch and dinner at Stafford House canteen and live-in residential supervisors. This is a great alternative to homestay for students under 18.



Meet our team

All of our teachers hold teaching qualifications ranging from certificate to diploma level and are committed to continuous development and share our passion for learning with our students.

  • Alice Parker

    Student Services Officer

  • Carl Roberton


    I've been an English teacher since 1999 and have worked in Barcelona and Rome as well as in London. Before becoming the School Manager, I was a Director of Studies for 7 years and I love my job! I am fanatical about music, cooking and football and really like learning about other cultures and especially their cuisine! My door is always open and I am keen to help you improve your English as quickly as possible so don't hesitate to come and talk to me.

  • Charlotte Marsh

    Student Services Officer

  • Danny Wilkins

    Student Services Manager

    London is a big, beautiful and bustling place to study!  Whether it’s for a couple of weeks or several months, you’re sure to have a fantastic time here!  However, like all things new, it might take some getting used to.  As the Accommodation Officer for Stafford House, my job is to help you settle in London life, feel comfortable and really enjoy this wonderful city that I call home!

    If you have any questions regarding your accommodation, your journey to school or where to go out and have fun, I’m always here and happy to help!

  • John Slade

    Activity Leader                             

    As cities go, London has to be one of the best in which to learn English. It’s fast-paced, cosmopolitan vibe means there is always something interesting and fun waiting around every corner. The vast cultural scene in London plays a strong part in my teaching here at Stafford House and I try to incorporate anything and everything that I feel my students will find both engaging and informative. The social programme also offers students loads of activities and it’s always a pleasure to be a part of one of these great excursions and spend time with students outside of the school environment!

  • Micaela Porchia

    Student Services Officer

    I am originally from Italy and I just moved to London because it stole my heart many years ago. Growing up I found myself very attracted to the English language and that is what introduced me to our wonderful school. Right here in Stafford House London, I attended CAE and CPE classes, and with the help of some very special teachers obtained both certificates. I am now very proud to say that I am the Student Services Officer. Having been a student myself, I can totally relate to your needs. So, If you find yourself in doubt come and speak to me.

  • Noelia Gonzalez

    Student Services & Welfare Officer

    My name is Noelia. I am from Spain but I have been living in London since 2012. Before I got to London, I had spent different periods in countries like Italy, Ireland and France – either studying, improving my English skills or working as an Spanish assistant teacher.

    The EFL industry was totally unknown to me until 2008, when I was still an undergraduate in English studies and I had my first experience as a group leader in both Ireland and Wales.I have had multilingual office jobs in London, among recruitment and accommodation, until I got my current job as a receptionist in Stafford House in March 2014.It’s great to work in such an international and vibrant environment - to welcome the students in a friendly way and make them feel like they are at home, is probably the most important thing in my role.

    As a foreigner myself, I can totally relate to their needs and help them with the best customer service. Apart from Spanish and English, I can also speak Italian, Portuguese and French. I’ve always enjoyed learning languages, and I think that is definitely one of my strengths.

  • Ola Kowalski

    Assistant Director of Studies

  • Susi Wright

    Director of Studies

    I'm originally from the sunny seaside town of Bournemouth, but I've lived in London for 5 years now, and I never want to leave! I have been teaching for about 10 years, in Thailand and Australia and London, and I love working in language schools because of the variety of people I get to meet!

    London is an amazing city to live in, and Stafford House is a lovely friendly school, so I hope you enjoy it here as much as I do!


Social Programme

Speak English as much as possible - including at break time, lunch time, in the evening and at weekends! There are social activities arranged every week, an opportunity to make friends and practise your speaking skills.

Social Feed

Nationality Mix

A healthy mix is key to students progression in English language and at Stafford House we are proud of a wide nationality mix across all our centres.

Top 10 Nationalities

  • Brazilian
  • Chinese
  • Colombian
  • Italian
  • Taiwanese
  • Kazakh
  • Saudi
  • Swiss
  • Thai
  • Turkish

Meet our students

To browse our student stories, click on their profile image below to read detailed student profiles.

  • Arda



    I want to share my happy moment with you. I got 6,5 IELTS score.
    Thank you for your assistance, advices and perfect IELTS teaching skills. It really helped me to improve a lot and I'm grateful for this. I think my London adventure is going to continue in September. I spent great time in London and gained very good friends. There's no doubt that I'll visit Stafford House to see my good teachers and friends who are still there. I'm looking forward to seeing you in September.

  • Bernardo



    I met a lot of great people at Stafford House, and made good friends who I will stay in touch with when I leave. All of our teachers and staff are kind and helpful and I felt really prepared going into my IELTS exam.



  • Daniel



    I’m really happy here, all the teachers that I have are very good and now that I’ve passed more time in the school and from the marks on different tests I can see that I’m progressing. I have a lot of friends in the school and they are from different nationalities and we can learn about different cultures.
    And I really like people in London – they are very friendly!


  • Kaoru



    "I’ve been learning English at Stafford House School of English since June. I studied in Canterbury School for two months and I’m studying in London for four months until December.

    I studied in a relaxing environment in Canterbury and I could get used to living in Britain. There are lots of places to see in London. It is easy to access anywhere in Britain from London. I’m learning not only English but lots of things now. I talk to teachers and staff if I have some problems. They kindly help me every time.”


  • Leonard



    “London seemed like the most obvious place to study English and it’s been brilliant. I’ve been able to experience life and study in a fantastic city. The staff have been so incredibly welcoming and making new friends has been easy.”

  • Ludovica



    I really enjoyed studying at Stafford House School of English. I met a lot of new people from many different countries, learning lots about their cultures as I had to speak in English to make friends. The school is so beautiful - an old building but with great facilities - library, a computer room, Wi-Fi access - and very polite staff that help you every time you need it. Also because we studied in smaller classes it meant the teacher was able to follow and help every one of us.

  • Pierre



    I work in an international company in France, as a lawyer, and I need English in my day-to-day work. I came here because I needed to gain confidence in my English, my speaking and presentation skills. I had to immerse myself in an English speaking culture. The teachers here are very good and professional, their methods and techniques are great. In class we are between 5 to 10 students which is very good because the teacher has the time for everyone. You can really ask every question you have and they are always keen to help you. I’ve made a lot of friends and we’ll stay in touch for sure. It was a very worthwhile experience.

  • Srikanth



    We have a good mixture of content in our morning class, such as speaking, listening, writing and reading. Everyone has the chance to express and to bring new ideas. Our teacher listens to everyone and arranges the lesson so that it is beneficial to all. I feel very confident in my improvement. Outside of class the range of activities is wide and the local tour was awesome!

  • Takamasa



    “The nationality mix at the School is great because there are so few Japanese students and lots of other nationalities. This has made learning English much easier and has enabled me to learn about lots of different cultures at the same time.”

  • Tuana



    I was in Stafford House for 3 months and it was the best time of my life! Here you can find students from all over the world and teachers who have great interests and great knowledge. They all take you under their wings and they become a part of your life! And the worst part is you have to leave them behind… I enjoyed everything – every single moment of my lessons, my breaks, my teachers and my friends so I hope to come back again!


Getting Around

There is an excellent transport network in London and you will be able to travel around the city by train, underground (known as the ‘tube’) or bus very easily.


London is served by an excellent transport network allowing you to travel around the city by train, underground (known as the ‘tube’) with ease. For more information visit the Transport for London website

Tube Map Services updates Journey Planner

Note: There are often engineering works at the weekends so it’s a good idea to check this website before your travel. The tube only runs a 24 hour service on Fridays and Saturdays. The last tube on Sundays to Thursdays is at around midnight, and on Sundays it’s earlier.

London Travel Passes

The cheapest way to travel in London is by using an ‘Oyster card’. This is a travel card that you can use on all London transport that can be bought from and topped up at any underground station.

If you are studying with us for more than 14 weeks, and you are 18 or over, you can apply for a student Oyster card which will save you up to 30%.

For all fares click here
For single ticket prices click here
For student prices (18+) click here

Weekend Trips

There are many other interesting and beautiful places to visit in the UK while you’re here. Travelling by coach may be cheapest option, but travelling by train will usually be quicker.




We have a range of programmes to suit all english levels. You can count on our experienced teachers to empower and guide you through your journey in English, they go the extra mile to immerse you in their language and culture.

Sample Timetables

The Essential programme consists of the Core Course in the morning or afternoon. There will be no classes on Friday afternoon

9.00 - 10.30 CORE COURSE
10.50-12.20 CORE COURSE
13.45 - 15.15 CORE COURSE
15.30-17.00 CORE COURSE

The Standard programme consists of the Core Course in the morning plus one module. There will be no classes on Friday afternoon

Students will be allocated one afternoon module class
9.00 - 10.30 CORE COURSE
10.50-12.20 CORE COURSE
12.30-13.30 or 13.30 - 14.30                                                        MODULE 1.1 or 1.2* FREE AFTERNOON

*Students may be required to attend module 2 between 14.40 - 15.40 instead of module 1

Intensive programmes consist of the Core Course in the morning plus two modules. There will be no classes on Friday afternoon

Students will be allocated two afternoon module classes
9.00 - 10.30 CORE COURSE
10.50-12.20 CORE COURSE
12.30-13.30 or 13.30-14.30                                                        MODULE 1.1 or 1.2 FREE AFTERNOON
14.40-15.40                                                        MODULE 2

Super Intensive programmes consist of the Core Course in the morning plus three modules. There will be no classes on Friday afternoon

Students will be allocated three afternoon module classes
9.00 - 10.30 CORE COURSE
10.50-12.20 CORE COURSE
12.30-13.30 or 13.30-14.30                                                        MODULE 1.1 or 1.2 FREE AFTERNOON
14.40-15.40                                                        MODULE 2
15.45-16.45                                                        MODULE 3

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