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All of our international students will have to choose an accommodation option and this is not always an easy decision. Choosing where to stay is very important when travelling and we are happy to give you advice and help you make the right choice.  We have a variety of accommodation options so please take the time to read through all of them to see what suits you best. However, if you have any questions you are welcome to email us directly at

All homestay accommodation offered by Lexis has been inspected to ensure that we recommend affordable, comfortable and friendly places for our students to stay. 

Please remember: 

  • Accommodation is booked from Sunday (check in) to Saturday (check out).
  • Students are not permitted to check in to or check out of their homestay accommodation between 11pm and 7am. Please consider this when booking your flights and if you insist on arriving between these hours, you may need to stay overnight in a hotel.

Our accommodation is only available for International English language students, studying on Full-Time or Summer English courses


Our top tip:

London is very busy during the summer and accommodation can be hard to find during this time, so we recommend that students book as early as possible. All accommodation options are subject to availability but we always try our best to fulfil all of your requirements.

Information Pack:

Once the accommodation is confirmed, you will receive an Information Pack, which contains further information about London including travel details.


Our homestay providers

Why homestay?

When travelling alone, homestay is one of the best accommodation options. You gain first-hand experience of life in an English speaking home and because you have the opportunity to communicate in English with your host on a daily basis, your English will improve faster. Homestay accommodation is the most chosen option at Lexis. Every year, we place hundreds of students into homestay accommodation. 

Our homestay providers are all a short journey from the school, and some are within walking distance. We select warm and loving people, who care about giving our students a ‘home away from home’. Most of our students do not need to travel on the tube in the rush hour every morning. 

Finchley is the ideal location for visiting students who prefer easy access to London without the hustle and bustle on their doorstep. It is a clean and vibrant area of North London, which provides an excellent opportunity for our students to live and learn in a family oriented neighbourhood.

Lexis students can choose between bed & breakfast or half-board in single or shared room. Shared rooms cannot be booked individually.

Homestay Options (Lexis homestays)

(per person per week)


Twin *

Summer Single

Summer Twin *
Homestay Half Board £220 £195 £260 £235
Homestay Private Bathroom Half Board £240 £215 £280 £255
Homestay Bed & Breakfast £190 £165 £230 £205
Self-Catering  £160 £140 £200 -

Luxury Homestay Half Board

£350 - £390 -
Juniors (12-15) Full board                                      £250 £230 £270 £250

Important: Students aged 12-15 must have a legal guardian in London. 

Under 18s are required to submit a parental consent form                                      

Group bookings welcome with a group leader. Please contact the school office.

 * Twin rooms are available for 2 students travelling together

Special diets - £40 supplement per person per week
Christmas - £40 supplement per person per week  - Christmas period: 17.12.23 - 01.01.24
Accommodation change fee - £100
Late check in - £50
Extra night (subject to availability) - £40

Accommodation Placement Fee  £70

In busy periods our experienced accommodation team works in partnership with external accommodation agencies in order to find the most suitable option for your needs and budget.

Prices may slightly vary from our published fees when we have to use external accommodation agencies. 

Please remember: Students are not permitted to check in to or check out of their homestay accommodation between 11pm and 7am.

Please consider this when booking your flights and if you insist on arriving between these hours, you may need to stay overnight in a hotel.


Other types of accommodation

Instead of homestay you might enjoy the opportunity to live with other students (from the UK and around the world) at a student residence or would like a more private setting in a shared private home (we also have female/male only houses) or even live like a king/queen in one of the nearby hotels. 


  Student Residential Halls House Shares Hotels
Accommodation Placement Fee £70  (External providers often charge a separate fee)
Prices from £290 p/week from £190 p/week from £300 p/week

London Transport 

Zones 1 or 2

Finchley Central
A short journey from
the school

Finchley Central
A short journey from
the school


Halls offer modern spacious bedrooms
(en-suite and/or shared bathroom) in shared apartments, with a shared
kitchen and living area and free WiFi. Halls are refurbished to the highest

Facilities can vary and can
• on-site gym,
• lounge areas with Sky TV
• games room
• bike shed
• laundry services
• special study spaces.

Bedding and linen is
provided on arrival, but
students are advised to
bring bath towels.

The houses are fully furnished to a modern standard and come with
a fully equipped kitchen. Shared communal areas include the kitchen,
lounge / TV room, free WiFi and the bathroom (unless the room is
en-suite). Soft linen and bedding kits are provided.

The hotels are in Finchley
or neighbouring areas.
They are close to
Hampstead Heath and
Brent Cross shopping
centre. Within 25 minutes
you are in Central London.


Hotels operate a dynamic pricing system, which means they adjust the prices according to demand. Prices cannot be guaranteed unless it’s booked immediately.   



For larger group bookings please email the school directly at   

“Lexis made it easy and fun to learn English in a diverse and warm environment.”

Yifat from Israel Jan 2013 (Full Time English)

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