House Share

House share accommodation
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Living in a shared house with other students in Zone 2.

House share is an independent living experience giving you the opportunity to live with other students. You will be sleeping in either a single or shared room. Shared rooms are only available for students who are travelling together. House share is ideal for students aged 18 or over who prefer a more sociable option. Please note that it is a British Council requirement that students who are under 18 must stay in a homestay which we will book for them. 

This accommodation is provided by Hosts International, an independent agency registered with the British Council.


The house share properties vary in size, accommodating between 5 and 10 students. Each house has a shared lounge containing a TV and DVD player and wireless internet access.

The kitchens are fully equipped with a washing machine, cooker, microwave, fridge as well as all necessary utensils (pots, pans, toaster, etc). Some houses include a garden or outdoor patio space.


The bedrooms are fully furnished with beds, bed linen, storage area and a study desk. Rooms are either single or shared (shared rooms are only available for 2 people travelling together).

The houses are cleaned by contract cleaners on a weekly basis and regular spot checks are carried out to ensure the home is well maintained.


All houses are located within the Docklands area of London, which includes Canada Water and Surrey Quays. This is in easy reach of central London by bus, train and tube. You can reach the Language Centre in 35 minutes.

The houses are in easy reach of supermarkets, parks and leisure centres. Many of the houses are close to the River Thames.

Please note

It is advisable to book approximately 4 weeks in advance, although at quieter times we can provide accommodation at short notice.

Arrival days are Saturdays or Sundays. For 2018 bookings, house share rooms must be booked Sunday to Sunday. Check in is 2pm and check out is 10pm.

House share is self-catering only, and rooms are dependent on availability.

Fees 2018

House share (minimum age 18)

  Single Shared**
Self-catering £224 £196 (per person)
Private Bathroom* £259

£242 (per person)

*Limited availability

**For 2 students travelling together only