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Summer in the city. In English.

Discover London is the perfect way to spend a summer of learning and sightseeing.

Located at London South Bank University, in the very heart of the city, everything is right on your doorstep.

This course is perfect if you or your child wants to:
  • Stay right in the heart of central London  
  • Improve their core English language skills  
  • Have plenty of free time to explore this amazing city 

English lessons

15 hours of English lessons per week.

Develop the four core language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.


One full-day excursion per week, and an optional organised excursion programme.

Students can also explore London in their own time, with a travel card included in the price.

Social programme

Optional evening activities around London, and entertainment on campus.

We can help with tickets to West End shows and concerts.

The essentials

Key facts

Start dates

  • Every Wednesday 28 June – 16 August 2023 (end date 23 August)

Minimum entry level

  • Kings Level 2 (Elementary)

Course length

  • 2 – 4 weeks (1-week bookings accepted for 2, 9 & 16 August starts only)


  • 15 hours of English lessons per week
  • Between 9.00 - 12.30 or 14.00 - 17.30

Maximum class size

  • 16

Minimum age

  • 16

What's included in the Discover London summer course:

  • 15 hours of English lessons per week
  • Half-board accommodation (breakfast and dinner) in residence
  • Travel tickets for zones 1 and 2 (access to all main tourist sights)
  • One full-day excursion per week
  • Optional organised excursion programme visiting the main tourist sights
  • Optional evening entertainment on-campus
  • Placement test
  • WiFi internet access
  • End-of-course certificate

Visit our Kings English 16+ sister site for full details:

View full factsheet


Students stay at university residences 5 minutes' walk from the main campus.

  • Single en suite rooms with private bathroom arranged in cluster flats with shared kitchen/ dining room (please note, the kitchen is not available for cooking).
  • Residences are within walking distance of Tate Modern art gallery and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.


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

Course content

English lessons will explore British culture, specifically the history, politics and social economy of London.

English fluency is developed across the four core skills:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking

Classes take place at one of the main university buildings, recently completely renovated and just 5 minutes’ walk from the accommodation.

The modern classrooms are all equipped with data projectors.


Social activities

Students receive a free weekly travel card (zones 1 and 2) so they can explore London in their own time.

We also organise optional visits and excursions, which can be joined on a 'pay-as-you-go' basis.

Evening activities

Optional evenings around London, and weekly discos or karaoke at the 'Venue' on campus.

We can also help students with tickets to a West End show or a concert.

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

Sample timetable

Typical excursions

London sightseeing

  • London Eye
  • Madame Tussauds
  • London Dungeon
  • Tower Bridge Experience
  • Tower of London
  • St Paul's Cathedral
  • Kensington Palace

Full-day excursions

  • Brighton: beach and Sea Life Centre 
  • Portsmouth: HMS Victory 
  • Canterbury and Cathedral
  • Oxford: University walking tour
  • Cambridge: walking tour 
  • Windsor and Castle

Thank you for your enquiry.
We'll be in touch soon.
The Kings Admissions Team