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With its perfect location on the Thames south bank, a short walk from Borough Market, the Globe and Tate Modern, our Central London centre is ideal for older teenagers to explore all that London has to offer.


  • Single en suite bedrooms
  • New dining and classroom building
  • Indoor sports hall
  • Student social area
  • WiFi in most areas


  • Students are accommodated at university residences located 5 minutes' walk from the main campus.
  • Single rooms with private bathroom, arranged into flats of 5 – 8 rooms
  • Each flat shares a common room/ kitchen (not to be used for cooking)
  • 1 bed per room

Meal plan

  • Summer Course: Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided every day.
  • Lunch and dinner are usually hot;
  • On excursion days students are given a packed lunch.
  • Some dinners will be off-site, depending on the programme.
  • Discover London: Half-board (breakfast and dinner)

Special dietary requirements

  • Vegetarian always available.
  • Others available on request.

Programmes available at Central London (South Bank)

Summer Course

15 hours of English lessons per week plus full programme of sports, activities and excursions.

  • Start dates: 28 June; 5, 12, 19, 26 July; 2*, 9*, 16* August 2023 (*1-week bookings available)
  • Duration: 2 – 4 weeks
  • Minimum entry level: Beginner
  • Age range: 13– 17
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Discover London

15 hours of English lessons plus a weekly excursion and free time to explore the city. Optional organised visits to London sights.

  • Start dates: 28 June; 5, 12, 19, 26 July; 2*, 9*, 16* August 2023 (*1-week bookings available)
  • Duration: 2 – 4 weeks
  • Minimum entry level: Beginner
  • Age range: 16 – 25
More about Discover London

Typical activities


Sports hall available on campus for use once per week and as well as an evening activity programme on campus or around London. This is fully-inclusive for Summer Course students, optional for Discover London students who can book onto activities at an extra fee once at the centre.

Please note: students aged 16 – 17 will have a set curfew of 22:30 and must sign in and out of centre each day after lessons.


Travel tickets are included for all students, for use on the London Underground and buses (zones 1 and 2).

Summer Course students have 2 full-day trips per week.

Discover London students have 1 full-day excursion included per week, with the option to buy other trips on a 'pay-as-you-go' basis.

Sample timetable

Typical excursions

Full-day excursions

  • Greenwich
    Home to the Greenwich Market and the Royal Observatory with plenty of grass areas for relaxation
  • Brighton
    As vibrant as few cities in the world, let yourself be surprised by its wonderful Pier, visit the Royal Pavilion and shop in the famous Lanes
  • Canterbury
    The setting of "The Canterbury Tales" by the father of English literature, Geoffrey Chaucer, will charm you with its beauties and cathedral
  • Cambridge
    Home to a number of world famed universities with 1/5 of its residents being university students!
  • Oxford
    Discover the home of one of the most prestigious universities in the world with its many colleges; full of history, fun facts and with many of its buildings used in the Harry Potter franchise (Christchurch, Bodleian Library, etc...)
  • Windsor Castle
    Visit the royal residence of the Queen, her preferred weekend resort!
  • Portsmouth
    A beautiful seaside destination where you will board the world's most famous battleship, the HMS Victory
  • Sky Garden with Notting Hill & Portobello Market
    Explore London's highest public garden for amazing views before hitting the markets for shopping!

Half-day excursions

These include walking tours, Covent Garden, The Shard, various markets (Camden, Spitafields and more), River Cruises, museums and galleries (NHM, Science Museum, IWM, British Museum, National Gallery and more), Madame Tussauds, Tower Bridge Experience, HMS Belfast and many more!

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The Kings Admissions Team