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English Language
Discover London

Key information

Start dates:
Every Wednesday 26 June – 14 August 2019 (end date 21 August)
Course length:
1 – 4 weeks
Maximum class size:
15 hours per week

Entry requirements

Kings Level 2 (Elementary)
Minimum age:

Please note: students aged 16–17 are allowed to go out unaccompanied in small groups, but need to sign in/out and have a 23.00 curfew time.

Sample timetable for Discover London

Sample timetable for the Discover London summer course.

The course

This programme offers students aged 16+ the chance to spend an unforgettable summer vacation living and learning in central London.


You'll be based at the superb central location of London South Bank University with easy access to all the sights and spectacular views of the London Eye and The Shard, Western Europe's tallest building. Facilities are modern and well-equipped and include single en suite bedrooms.

What is included in the price

  • 15 hours of English lessons per week
  • Half-board accommodation in single en suite rooms (breakfast and dinner)
  • Travel card for London zones 1 and 2 (access to all main tourist sites)
  • One full-day excursion per week
  • Exciting optional activity programme visiting London sights

Your meal plan

A newly refurbished campus dining facility is just a short walk from the accommodation. Breakfast and dinner is provided every day with a choice of meals.

Your accommodation

You will live at David Bomberg House, one of the residence facilities of London South Bank University. The residence offers single en suite rooms with a private bathroom arranged in cluster flats, with a shared kitchen dining room for each flat. (Please note the kitchen is not available for cooking). There is also a social room and laundry facility on site.

The residence is just 3 minutes' walk from the nearest London Underground station (Borough) and is very close to London Bridge station. It is also within walking distance of the Tate Modern Gallery and the Globe Theatre.

Optional excursions and social activities

Our Discover London programme includes a weekly travel card (zones 1 and 2) so you can explore London in your own time. Your programme also includes some optional organised visits. If you want to join other optional organised trips you can pay for these on a 'pay-as-you-go' basis at the centre.

Examples include:

  • River cruise
  • West End show
  • Iconic attractions:
    • London Eye
    • Madame Tussauds
    • Tower of London
    • London Dungeon
    • Kensington Palace
    • Tower Bridge Experience
    • St Paul's Cathedral
  • Naval London: Maritime Museum
  • Art in London:
    • Tate Modern
    • National Gallery
    • Victoria and Albert Museum

In the evenings the new 'Venue bar' at the University is the location for optional evening entertainment, including disco or karaoke.

For further information on excursions:

Full-day excursions

One full-day excursion per week is included in the price. Typical desinations include:

  • Windsor and Windsor Castle
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Brighton — beach and Sea Life Centre
  • Canterbury and Cathedral
  • Oxford — University walking tour and Ashmolean Museum
  • Cambridge — walking tour
  • Portsmouth — HMS Victory

Please note 16 and 17 year olds will need to have some level of supervision at all times.