Hampstead School of English
Established in 1977, our Hampstead school is one of London’s premier language schools. With a wide range of courses and facilities in an ideal and easily accessible location, it is a great place to learn English in London.
We are delighted we will soon be joining the British Study Centres family to create the largest group of premium language schools in the UK. While we are busy preparing, we will be taking all enquiries and bookings as usual.
Founded in 1977, Hampstead School of English is a well-established and highly-reputed English language school in London. Our students enjoy excellent levels of personal care and attention from a friendly team of highly committed and dedicated staff, to help you maximise your progress in English.
The school is perfectly located between the wealthy residential areas of Hampstead, one of London's best-preserved old villages, and West Hampstead, with its beautiful high street full of cafes, shops and restaurants. It is also within walking distance of Hampstead Heath, one of London's largest and most ancient parks.
As such it is an ideal location for discovering ‘real-life’ London whilst also being close to multiple transport links to explore central London.
Hampstead School of English (BSC London Hampstead) - Go to map
553 Finchley Road
Telephone: +44 (0) 203 889 0600
Did you know? We also run summer and year-round programmes for Young Learners in the school! Click here for more information.
A typical day at our London Hampstead school
Every day our friendly team of staff are ready to welcome you with a warm hello! Here is how a typical day looks learning English at our Hampstead school:
In the mornings, you will have 2-3 lessons of tuition. Each lesson lasts 50 minutes, and there is a mid morning break where you will have time to enjoy a coffee, catch up with fellow classmates or ask our staff any questions you might have.
Every week, you will take a progress test as part of your class, to check how your English skills are developing and evaluate which areas of improvement you need to focus on for the week ahead.
14:00 - 16:20
If you are taking a course of 25-30 lessons per week, you will also have afternoon classes*. Such courses include intensive General English, General English plus Business English, IELTS Preparation, General English Plus One-to-One TOEIC or TOEFL Summer Preparation in Mini-Groups, Cambridge Exam Preparation, and General English Plus Art.
Afternoon-only classes are also available for General English 15 students to help you fit studies around your personal commitments.
*Afternoon classes vary depending on your course. For example. afternoon classes for General English 25 students take place on Mondays and Wednesdays, and include a lesson on Wordpower and a lesson on Grammar and Writing each afternoon. Please contact us for details about your preferred course.
Every week we run various different social activities led by a member of the school team, giving you the opportunity to discover new places, make new friends, and practise your English!
In addition to our regular pub night, we also organise activities such as museum trips, art galleries, and guided walks to help you get to know London better, as well as sports activities. Activities vary according to the time of the year and events that are happening in London at the time, so you can really make the most of your visit.
Some activities are free and others incur an additional cost. If you were to take part in all activities throughout the week, you can expect to pay up to £20 per week.
At Hampstead we offer excellent facilities, including:
• Wi-Fi available throughout the school
• Immediate access to London travel network
• Café serving coffee, hot food, sandwiches and pastries
• Two outdoor garden patios
• Library and study centre
• In-house cinema
Did you know? Our rooms are also available for private hire, please click here for more information.
We understand how important it is to feel safe, comfortable and welcomed in a new country. For this reason we have a dedicated team at Hampstead School of English to help arrange the best accommodation for you, with options ranging from homestay accommodation to studios located less than 5 minutes' walk from the school.
Stay in your own single en-suite studios available exclusively for Hampstead School of English students and located less than 5 minutes from the school on foot.
Location: 5 minutes’ walk from the school
Facilities: private en-suite bathroom, private or shared kitchen, study desk, washing facilities, laundry facilities provided
NEW STUDIOS! From October 2017 we are offering new studio accommodation exclusively for Hampstead School of English students. Only 4 minutes' walk from the school and located directly opposite the supermarket and gym, our new studios are ideal for Hampstead students! Click here to find out more.
FacilitiesOur studio accommodation includes:
Immerse yourself in London life with a local homestay host, providing more contact with English speakers and a real insight into life in London. Our hosts treat each student as a member of the family, eating together and sharing common living areas.*
Location: Up to 45 minutes from the school
Facilities: shared or private bathroom, study desk and access to the living room and TV
Meals: bed-and-breakfast or half-board
Capacity: maximum 4 students in one household
Internet: available in most homestay accommodation
*The majority of homestays are arranged internally; external agents are used very occasionally at our discretion. Please note, images are representative of the types of homestay accommodation you will stay in; we cannot guarantee that you will be staying in the same house as shown in the photo.
FacilitiesHomestay facilities include:
One of the most exciting and vibrant cities in the world, London is well known for its diverse culture, welcoming people from all over the world.
Filled with culture, history and classic landmarks, your Hampstead Experience will be both truly international and unmistakably British.
London has a wide choice of cinemas, theatres, museums and exhibitions, street markets, concerts, musicals, shopping, ice skating…the list goes on!
Our exciting and varied social programme reflects the vibrant life of London. We encourage you to join us on activities, and we also help you plan your own activities so you can make the most of everything that London has to offer.