We have tried to think ahead, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. As soon as we have received your completed registration, we will send you detailed information about your course, and accommodation if you have booked it, as well as the relevant guidelines.
For now though, here are some things you need to consider:
Think about travel before you arrive. It could save you money and time. Many visitors opt for the Visitors Oyster Card but you must order it before you travel to London Visitors Oyster Card
Check if you need to renew your European Health Insurance - EHIC card. A hospital visit could be very expensive without it.
While an EHIC card allows EEA and Swiss nationals to receive free or reduced cost medical treatment, it is not a substitute for travel insurance as there are several things it does not cover, such as repatriation, air ambulances, certain types of procedure, emergency accommodation and transport.
- You might want to consider travel insurance. Better safe than sorry!
Plan your stay. London is a vibrant city with a lot to offer. Check out Visit London Guide
- Our Travel Tips below will give you all the information you need about the various transport methods in London
On your first day please bring:
Your Passport (or EU ID)
Confirmation of enrolment
Notebook, pen or pencil
Your love for learning and a smile!
After a warm welcome from the Lexis team you will:
be shown to your class and meet your fellow students
Level Assessment Interview
You will be placed in a class based on the information you have provided during registration. Your teacher will know that it is your first lesson and so will monitor your progress carefully. After your first class, you will have a level assessment interview with the Director of Studies/ member of the academic management team, which will help us ensure the correct level.
The cheapest way to get around in Central London is walking, however be careful when crossing the street. Markings on the roads help you remember which direction to look. Just look down before you cross.
Many visitors opt for the Visitors Oyster Card but you must order it before you come.Visitors Oyster Card
Types of transportation in London
Download the CityMapper app before coming to London: Citymapper App
Have a look at the various downloadable maps London's Free Maps
- The Tube
- Red Buses
- Taxis/ minicabs
- Santander Bikes
- Overground Trains
You should arrange full insurance cover before arriving in the UK.
It might be useful to open a UK bank account. The following banks have branches in Finchley Central: Barclays, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds TSB & NatWest.
In the UK, we drive on the left so take care crossing the road. Read this information carefully. It is written for children, but useful for adults also: Green Cross Code
Watch what everybody else does and copy them, especially on escalators on the tube during rush hour when it’s very busy.
We advise all students to take photocopies of all travel documents and flight tickets. They are easier to replace if lost or damaged.