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Winter English in London

Our Winter School offers students a fun and interactive way to learn English and about British culture. 

Visiting London in winter is a magical and memorable experience you will never forget. The weather during winter in London will be a bit cold and rainy, but that shouldn't stop anyone! That's London's charm. 

The winter months are December to February, but the cold weather can stretch all the way to March!

Winter in London means amazing Christmas decorations and Valentine’s Day treats and maybe snow.  A major advantage is that there are less crowds. 

Samuel Johnson said in 1777, "when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life."

London - England's capital city 
People settled here over 2000 years ago and gave London its rich and diverse history. In London visitors can see ancient buildings next to modern architecture. There is history everywhere you look!
A visitor's delight - London's famous landmarks

To mention a few: The London Eye was built to celebrate the millennium and was opened to the public in 2000. Buckingham Palace is both the office and official London residence of Her Majesty the Queen and visitors can experience ceremonial traditions at the Palace with the Changing of the Guard. The Tower of London founded in 1066 by William the Conqueror the Tower fascinates with its dark history.  The Houses of Parliament (Palace of Westminster) is perhaps one of London’s most recognised landmarks and is also home to ‘Big Ben’; and then there are famous places of worship, famous markets, amazing world renounced museums and galleries and parks (40% of the city is a green space, making London the greenest city of its size in the world).

Overall London is an impressive city that won’t fail to wow visitors with its grandeur, attractions, views and multi-cultural vibe.


Course Overview and Content


Our Winter English London programme is designed to meet your individual needs, help you achieve your goals and develop the language that you need for work, study or leisure. It is perfect for all students who were or are unable to come in the summer and don't want to miss out or simply students who want to take their learning to the next level. 


Winter English London is perfect for university graduates, teaching professionals wishing to travel to London to study. You can choose to study General English, Exam Preparation, Business English or English for Specific Purposes


The programme replicates our summer structure with a daily programme of morning, afternoon and some evening activities included in the package. You will learn and improve your English whilst exploring London during the week and will have the opportunity to visit other UK cities at the weekend.

  Morning Afternoon
Ages 16+

9.30 am - 12.45 pm

English classes

1.45 pm - 6 pm

Afternoon activities


9 am - 12.15 pm

English classes

1.15 pm - 6 pm

Afternoon activities


Key facts

During these exceptional circumstances we have updated our winter course provision to comply with Covid 19 safety regulations. 

Age of student Minimum age 12 for children and 16 for adult groups
Language level Beginners (A1) to Advanced (C2)
Maximum class size Restricted numbers
Lesson hours per week Morning Classes (15 hrs per week) plus Afternoon Activities (20 hrs per week)
Course dates

7th December - 18th December 2020 (1 - 2 weeks)

4th January 2019 - 12th February 2021 (1 - 6 weeks)

Course length 1 week plus
School closures

The school is closed from Monday 21st December 2020 until Friday 1st January 2021 for Christmas.      

The school is also closed on the following public holidays in 2021:

Friday 2nd April, Monday 5th April, Monday 3rd May, Monday 31st May, Monday 30th August


Students aged under 18

At Lexis we put the safety and security of students aged under 18 first.

Students aged 16 and 17 are enrolled on our English language courses for adults and do not have any special supervision.  However, we do have additional and very important rules for them.  

These special rules are explained at the first day induction and are in our Code of Conduct for Under 18s that the student must sign, and also our Parental Consent Form that both the parents and student must sign. The students will also have a meeting every week with the welfare officer.

Below are some of the ways in which we safeguard 16 and 17 year olds:


  • All our staff members have completed enhanced police checks before starting work with Under 18s at Lexis. This includes teachers, activity staff, group leaders, other school staff and homestay hosts.
  • All our staff members have received at least basic level safeguarding training.
  • Two members of the management team have received advanced and specialist safeguarding training.
  • Trained first aiders are present all the time on the school premises and staff leading off-site activities are also first aid trained.            


  • We maintain a maximum staff/student ratio of 1:16 in the classroom and 1:15 on school trips.


  • 16 – 17 year olds will come into regular contact with other students over the age of 18, in class and during the leisure programme


  • 16 – 17 year olds will be walking or taking public transport alone between the school and their accommodation. All students will be shown the route.
  • Students have to report to reception when they arrive at school in the morning. If a student has not arrived 10 minutes into the start of the lesson, the welfare officer will try to locate him/ her.
  • Students are allowed to leave the school building at break times and lunchtime, with no supervision. They are responsible for buying their own lunch during the week, unless arranged otherwise.
  • Students have to report to reception when they leave at the end of the day.


  • Students will not be supervised outside their classes, unless on organised social activities.
  • We have comprehensive measures in place to safeguard all students while on any trips and excursions, for example clear safety guidelines and risk assessments for each activity and trip.
  • There are certain British laws (e.g. related to smoking and drinking alcohol) that apply to people aged under 18. As a consequence, there may be some leisure activities which 16 and 17 year olds cannot take part in because of their age.
  • If 16 and 17 year old students take part in a day trip organised by a third party tour operator, they will be responsible for themselves and will be unsupervised for the duration of the trip. They will be responsible for arriving at the relevant meeting point on time and will have to return back home if they miss the coach.


  • Students are allowed to have unsupervised free time in London after their classes. They must return for their evening meal to their homestay and if not, they must inform the homestay every time they are eating out. They must return to their homestay before 22.00 (Monday – Friday).
  • On Saturday and Sunday, students must return to their homestay before 22.00 (16 yr. olds) or 22.30 (17 yr. olds). If they are late, they must phone their homestay host to tell them where they are and when they will be home. They must follow the safety guidelines provided by Lexis School of English.

If they are more than 30 min late without contacting their homestay, the homestay will contact the school and the school will try to locate the student. The parents/legal guardians will be contacted immediately.


  • When students leave the school after lunch for their afternoon Real English activities, their activity leader and/ or group leader will sign them out of the school building.
  • At the end of the afternoon Real English activities, students will be allowed to return home independently providing a parent/ guardian has agreed when completing our Parental Consent Form.
  • Students are allowed unsupervised free time in London after the end of the afternoon programme and to return before 22.00. (Monday – Friday). They must inform the homestay every time they are eating out.
  • On Saturday and Sunday, students must return to their homestay before 22.00 (16 yr. olds) or 22.30 (17 yr. olds). If they are late, they must phone their homestay host to tell them where they are and when they will be home. They must follow the safety guidelines provided by Lexis School of English.


  • Students can arrange to speak to the Welfare Officer during normal school hours (9:00am – 5:00pm) to discuss any problems.
  • We provide a 24 hour emergency contact number for students to ring if they have any serious problems outside normal school hours.


For more details please see the following links to our policies:

  • More information will be shared with you upon registration, e.g. handbooks and safety guidelines etc.

Course fees

Number of weeks Cost per week (£ GBP) Examples of total fees payable
1-3 weeks £410 £1230 (3 weeks)
4-6 weeks £380 £1520 (4 weeks)     £2280 (6 weeks)
7-8 weeks £360 £2520 (7 weeks)     £2880 (8 weeks)


  • 30+ hours per week
  • All course books and materials
  • Certificate of completion
  • Afternoon Real English lessons while exploring the sights & sounds of London; famous parks, walks, museums and attractions
  • One afternoon project

Please note:  For social activities not included in your programme, there are additional fees that you will have to pay for.

Please click here to view the approximate cost of leisure activities in London.


  • Level Assessment Interview
  • Placement Test
  • Set up of your own online student account (
  • Student ID card
  • Course books & materials
  • End of course Certificate of Completion


  • Registration fee (explained above) 
  • Exam entry fee 



Cambridge Exams and IELTS

Cambridge Exams

You can book to take the following Cambridge exams when registering or after creating an online Lexis account:
B1 Preliminary, formerly known as Cambridge English Preliminary (PET)
B2 First, formerly known as Cambridge English First (FCE)
C1 Advanced, formerly known as Cambridge Advanced (CAE)
We advise you on dates and procedures and register you by the given deadlines.
Exam Fees from £150

You will be given the opportunity to practise your exam skills during our regular mock exams.

Mock exam dates are released monthly for the month ahead.


IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

As a Cambridge exam preparation centre Lexis prepares you for the IELTS exam, however we are unable to register you for it. 
Advice on how to register is given. Please ask in reception
Exam Fees from £175


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