Living in Central London
This year, why not go on an adventure of your own with your new guest and explore some of the greatest spots known in Central London. It’s a great opportunity to discover more in your area and to bond with your student!
Central London is the innermost part of London, in England, spanning several boroughs.
These boroughs include Westminster, inner Camden, Islington, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Lambeth, Kensington & Chelsea, and Wandsworth.
Towns & Landmarks:
Central London has a number of remarkable towns and landmarks that are popular by locals and tourists alike. Some of them are:
9. Strand - The Strand stretches for 1.2 km from Trafalgar Square to Temple Bar. It sits on the north side of the River Thames and its known for its restaurants, coffee shops, taverns and theatres.
Homestay in Central London:
There are several homestay options in Central London, which usually vary between a private or shared room in a flat or house with either a shared bathroom or en-suite. Rooms are either ‘classic rooms’ or ‘premium rooms’, and can either be for a single, twin or triple accommodation.
Single rooms consist of one single or double bed, and a shared bathroom.
Twin rooms consist of two beds in one room, good for 2 people's stay and a shared bathroom.
Triple rooms consist of three beds in one room, good for 3 people's stay and a shared bathroom.
En-suite rooms consist of a single or double bed and a private bathroom.
Host Family Stay operates a large network of hosts in Central London and every host and their property is vetted in accordance with the British Council guidelines.
1. Kensington Palace & Gardens:
Kensington Palace was the birthplace of Queen Victoria and her official residence up until she became Queen at age 18. The Palace is still a home to members of the royal family. Currently, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, live there with their three children.
Address: Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX
2. Trafalgar Square
Established in the early 19th century to commemorate the victory of the British Navy against France and Spain during the Napoleonic Wars. The Square is home to the National Gallery which holds some of the most important pieces of art in history.
Address: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN
3. Borough Market
Borough Market is the oldest food market in London and has been serving people for 1,000 years. Its traders are famous for either sourcing the best local produce or simply producing it themselves. You can find the market on the South Bank of the River Thames.
Address: 8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL
4. Tate Modern
Tate Modern is a modern art gallery that serves as Britain's national gallery for international art. It is based on the former Bankside Power Station on the South Bank of the River Thames.
Address: Bankside, London SE1 9TG
5. Leadenhall Market
Located on Gracechurch Street, Leadenhall Market provides shopping and dining to its visitors. This amazing market has its roots in the 14th century and has since served as a market to its visitors. Today, it is a top tourist attraction due to its beautiful victorian buildings and its use as a filming set for the first Harry Potter film.
Address: Gracechurch St, London EC3V 1LT
We hope you enjoyed reading this informative blog on living areas in Central London and places to visit in the region. If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and speak to one of our friendly staff. If you are looking for a homestay, you can visit our website here for more information.
Have a great day!