Are you looking for a competitive alternative to hotel accommodation? British Homestays are able to provide a friendly, welcoming family homestay environment on a full board basis.
Our families are based on the outskirts of Croydon, in safe and quiet residential areas and close to main-line rail links to central London. The families are regularly inspected and are experienced in the needs of visitors. Special dietary requirements can be catered for.
A British Homestays representative will be on hand to meet your group and liaise with the host family both morning and evening.
Host families can accommodate 2 – 4 persons, where guests can be expected to eat with the family and integrate within the communal areas of the home. If you would like information for ideas regarding to what to do in and around London view our “Places of interest page”.
Please read our FAQs and complete Booking Form here.
Arrange Your Visit
Students stay with Host Families in room(s) grouped in 2, 3 or 4.
When we receive your request, we check on availability dependent on your group size and the dates you are planning to travel. Please let us know at this stage if you wish additional services such as Tuition, coach hire or theatre/attraction tickets.
We will respond to your application by email within 48 hours. If we do not have availability during your planned dates, we will endeavour to offer you an alternative.
Once we have agreed the available dates, we will inform you of the meeting point and timings, normally this is between 18.30 and 19.00. (this ensures that the students are settled and have their evening meal at a reasonable time).
If you wish to proceed, we will send you a quotation and request a 10% non-refundable deposit, with the remaining balance paid no less than 28 days before your arrival. Please see our terms and conditions for full details.
Meeting Point Times
During your stay the families typically drop off their students at 08.00 and collect them at 19.00. Should you wish to return after 20.30 (by arrangement) we can provide either a double packed lunch or a supper. A member of our team will be at the meeting point.
Secure Coach Parking
We can offer you secure parking near to our meeting points. This is on the understanding that your driver is informed that the vehicle must be removed from the parking area before 07:30hr and returned after 18:00hr
Drinking Water – Single Use Plastic Bottles
Host families are happy to provide bottled water, in the interests of the environment can groups be advised to bring refillable flasks. The host family will ensure these are filled with fresh water every day.
Once deposit has been received your dates will be secured.
Please forward travel information and passenger list, including special requests such as allergies, no pets and dietary requirements at least 6 weeks before arrival, we will then arrange student placements within Host Families. Approximately 2 weeks before arrival date the rooming list will be forwarded to you.
Travel insurance should be arranged for all members of your group to cover any loss, damage, injury, theft or cancellation.
We will keep in contact with you so we can liaise regarding any remaining details
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