Study English in England’s capital city!

Wake up to the sights and sounds of London every day at our Westbourne Academy London campus! On the doorsteps of London city, you’ll be spoilt for choice by the range of dining, drinking and entertainment options available to you. Explore the funky streets of Shoreditch, see the markets of Camden or just be immersed with the diverse range of cultures at your disposal throughout the city. If you’re looking for culture, London is where it’s at!

Courses offered in London:

  • Closed groups (group booking of 10 students or more – students need to have a similar level of English as they will be studying together)
  • Teacher training
  • Part-time IELTS preparation
  • Executive 1-1 or 1-2 courses

Local Information

London is one of the cultural and historic capitals of the world. When you study and live here you become part of the multinational mix which makes London so exciting and constantly changing.

Westbourne Academy London is close to the Tower of London and the business and shopping district of Canary Wharf and a ten-minute walk from the River Thames footpath where you can walk along the river or take a ferry to Greenwich or the city centre. The school is easy to access by many buses or trains.

When you enrol at the academy you become a student of New City College London so you can access the libraries, gym, cafes and social areas of the college and mix with a wide range of UK students.

How to get to the school: 

Westbourne Academy London is close to:

  • Poplar station on the DLR line.
  • It is also on the bus route for buses 15 and 115. 
  • London underground Canary Wharf station




London Tourism


Transport for London (TFL)

Maps of the tube, train and bus. Journey planner, status updates, fares and payments.


List of taxi companies recommended by tfl.

Coaches to other towns, cities, countries, and airports

Book a coach trip to another country, city, or to the closest airport.


Citymapper (to plan your journey), Uber, Gett (private taxi hire), National Express (Coach trips), Trainline (Train tickets, bookings and timetables).


We understand that it can take time to adjust to life in a new place.  With that in mind, here’s some useful information on life in the UK.

Please be very careful when crossing the road, don’t forget that in England we drive on the left so LOOK RIGHT FIRST

Banks have different opening times, check with your branch before going there. If you wish to open a bank account, please ask at the reception for a letter and take it to the bank.

Money can be changed in most banks and the post office.

Westfields is one of the biggest shopping centres in Europe, and it is only a few stops away on the DLR. There is also another shopping area in Canary Wharf, only two stops away from the academy.

If you need an English number, we can help you find the best option for you. Sim cards can be purchased online, in supermarket and other specialised shops.

Pubs are generally open from 11.00 – 24.00. Please remember that under 18’s are not allowed to buy or drink alcohol.

If you are staying for a long period, consider registering with your closest

Click HERE to see the closest walk-in centre to WAL.

You can buy dictionaries and books at Waterstones and Foyles, among other bookshops. Check your local area!


Follow the status update of your public transport here:

Underground, overground, DLR
FREE London travel maps


Accommodation & Welfare

Homestays and private homes

Westbourne Academy can arrange accommodation for students who take courses at the academy. Homestay providers are carefully selected by our partner Britannia. They have an exceptionally good choice of homestay accommodation offering hundreds of great rooms throughout London (zones 1-5). All Britannia homestays are conveniently located, close to public transport and offer a high standard of accommodation in London. Students can benefit from the chance to practice their English.

Student Apartments & House Shares in London

House shares and homestays are a great way to book single, double and twin room accommodation by the room or by the bed in a modern and well decorated house in London. Most of our house shares are in Zone 3, a quick train or bus journey away from central London.





Rates per person per week

Zones 4 & 5 Zone 3 Zone 2 Superior Various Zones
Single BB/SC £135 £160 £180 +£25
Twin BB/SC £125 £145 £165 +£25
Single HB £175 £195 £210 +£25
Twin HB £165 £180 £200 +£25

BB = Room & Continental Breakfast
HB = Room, Continental Breakfast and Dinner
SC = Room only with use of kitchen
Superior supplement, all zones per person per week – add £25.

Terms and conditions: Minimum stay 2 weeks. A one-off supplement of £15 will apply to bookings of under 2 weeks. Bookings cannot be cut short within the first 4 weeks of stay. Thereafter, 2 weeks notice will apply. Cancellation, postponement and curtailment of stay received less than 1 week prior to arrival will incur a charge of 1 week, plus booking fee. No refund will be made for no shows. A one-time non-refundable booking fee of £25 will apply to all bookings. Rates are valid from 1 January 2018 – 31 December 2018, but are subject to change.


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