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IH London Covent Garden

IH London Covent Garden

Right in the middle of London’s West End, Covent Garden has come a long way from its days as a garden for the monks of Westminster Abbey! The shops are some of the coolest in London and you will be in good company among the stylish Londoners that come to party here in the various hip bars and night clubs. Learn English in the beating heart of London with ESL! In the heart of the capital, our partner school is located in beautiful Covent Garden, just steps from the shops, restaurants and cafés of this fashionable district and close to four stations on the main tube lines. A significant asset that will motivate you to learn the English language in full immersion in the city! In a brand new richly decorated building, the school accommodates 52 air-conditioned classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual material (audio, TV, DVD) and interactive whiteboards in all classrooms. The computer room, digital language laboratory, well-furnished library, “Fair Trade” cafeteria serving drinks and hot and cold meals, “funky” student lounge, relaxation areas as well as the helpful and attentive staff of the school will contribute to make your life easier. You will enjoy free Internet access via Wi-Fi throughout the building. The teachers are experienced and dedicated to developing and strengthening your language skills. With an emphasis on communication, the classes will explore the use of the language in everyday situations. A wide range of courses and levels is offered by this respected school, renowned for the excellence of its teaching, in the heart of the English capital. Make the most of it!

School Highlights

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Key points

  • Beautiful school located in an attractive London district
  • Excellent teaching, in keeping with the high standards of the IH group
  • Great accommodation options
  • A plethora of leisure activities

School facts

Available exams:
School size:
Disabled access
Free Wifi

Student facts

Minimum age:
years old
Average age:
years old
Maximum students in class:


British Council
esl british council accreditation
English UK partner agency
esl english uk partner agency accreditation
esl eaquals accreditation
IH International House
esl international house accreditation
CSN logo accreditation

Student nationalities

      South Korea
      Saudi Arabia


ESL schools guarantee the same excellent standards for accommodation as they do for teaching. We take great pleasure in helping you find the most suitable accommodation for you.


Host family


From breakfasts to TV evenings, you will be able apply what you have learnt in class with the members of your host family and will greatly benefit from being immersed in the daily lives of your hosts. You will occupy a single room and choose between two options: standard/superior with shared bathroom or executive with private bathroom. In both cases, you can either receive breakfast only or half board during the week (4 or 7 evening meals). The host families are carefully selected by our partner school and live within 45 to 60 minutes of the school with public transport.

Tufnell Park residence (ages 18 and over, available from 31.08.2025)

ESL Languages Tufnell Park residence IH London

This sleek, modern residence is located in the pleasantly green Tufnell Park neighbourhood, filled with restaurants and cafes – all just 30 minutes from your school by metro. Students will be placed in single rooms equipped with a double bed, a study desk, storage space, Wi-Fi, and an ensuite bathroom. Linen is provided, but students should bring their own towels – both of which can be cleaned for a fee using the onsite facilities. Students will need to cater for themselves using the fully equipped shared kitchen – they will also need to keep their own space clean. Between classes, students can enjoy the numerous shared spaces, including a games area, an onsite gym, and a private garden with a BBQ. Please note that this residence charges a supplement for bookings between 18.06 – 27.08. 

Old Street residence (ages 18 and over, Only available until 01.09.24)

ESL Languages Old Street residence IH London

This trendy, social residence is perfectly located near the Old Street tube station, allowing for easy access to central London and just a 30-minute commute to school. Students will be placed in a single room equipped with a double bed, a study desk, storage space, Wi-Fi, and an ensuite bathroom. Bed linen is provided, but students should bring their own towels – both of which can be cleaned for a fee using the onsite facilities. Students will need to cater for themselves using the fully-equipped communal kitchen, and they should keep their personal space clean. Between classes, you can take advantage of the social atmosphere in the comfortable lounge area with TVs or enjoy a sunny day in the outside courtyard. Please note that this residence charges a supplement for bookings between 18.06 – 27.08. 

Chapter Living King’s Cross residence

Promoted as SO & Applied in QT

Enjoy your independence in your modern, single room! Located in the heart of King’s Cross, 15 minutes from the school by metro, this residence offers comfortable rooms with private bathroom and kitchenette. Bed linen is provided, but you’ll have to bring your own towels. In addition to free Wi-Fi and 24/7 security, you’ll have access to great facilities such as the cinema, the gym, the games area, the study space and the courtyard. The laundry room entails an extra charge, as well as room cleaning (on demand).

Chapter Portobello residence (ages 18 and over) (Only available until 01.09.24)

ESL Languages Portobello residence IH London

This residence offers both privacy and social opportunities – all just a 40 minute metro ride from the school. You will be placed in an en-suite studio room, with a bed, wardrobe, desk, and kitchenette. Bed linen is provided, but towels are not included. The accommodation is designed for one student per studio, with access to wifi and a laundry room that is available at a fee. Cleaning services are not included but can be arranged with the residence for an additional cost. The kitchenette comes equipped with a kitchen pack, and meals are self-catered. In addition to the private living quarters, the residence offers several common areas for students to enjoy and socialise, including an on-site gym, cinema, courtyard, games area, social space, and study area.

Why choose our accommodation

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Finding the right accommodation can be stressful. That’s why we guarantee that we’ll find the perfect housing option for you before you even land in your destination.

Convenient Transport

Our accommodation is hand-picked to make sure your journey to the classroom is as safe, reliable, and smooth as possible.

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All of our accommodation options are rigorously screened to ensure you know exactly what you’re getting when you make the choice to book your program.