St Giles London

School Overview

Established in 1955, St Giles International has over 60 years’ experience teaching English to students to from all over the world and has an outstanding reputation for excellence. A family-run business, St Giles is committed to providing high quality teaching to every student as well as offering a great experience whilst studying abroad. Approximately 14,000 students from over 100 countries choose St Giles for their English language training each year.  

Our London Central English school occupies a magnificent 100-year-old building in the heart of fashionable Bloomsbury and is situated opposite Russell Square, and just a 5-minute walk to the British Museum. From this great location, it is easy for students to explore the capital city - it is within walking distance of famous London landmarks and has great transport links.

St Giles offers a wide range of courses to suit all needs, levels and ages at 7 year-round schools in the UK, USA and Canada. During our 60th anniversary year, St Giles was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category in recognition of our growth and success.

Top Five Student Nationalities

  • Japan
  • Italy
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Korea


"My experience at St Giles was extraordinary. My English level really improved, now I can understand and talk much more fluidly. It is also a great opportunity to meet people from different countries like Japan, Brazil, Spain and Kazakhstan. Would I repeat my experience with St Giles? Why, of course!" - Irma, Mexico.

"I will never forget this incredible time at St Giles London Central. I had an unforgettable time with the teachers. All are very friendly, funny and professional. I felt my like home at the school. I improved my English and met new friends from the whole world!" - Fiona , Switzerland.

School Message

Established in 1955, we offer over 60 years' experience in providing excellence in training for people of all ages, all needs, and from all over the world.

About London

St Giles London Central is a large, lively school with an international feel and is perfect for students looking to benefit from modern study facilities and enjoy everything the capital has to offer.  There is always a wide range of ages and nationalities at the school, and facilities include a spacious roof garden, a self-access study centre and interactive whiteboards in all classrooms.

Our Location

154 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5JX.

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Courses Overview

The following English courses are available in London Central:

  • General English Group
  • Beginners English
  • International Semester Courses
  • IELTS Preparation
  • Platinum English Group Courses
  • General English plus English for Business
  • English for University Studies
  • Cambridge English Preparation
  • English Plus Internship Programme
  • Teachers of English Courses (TEC)
  • INTO University Pathway Programme



This popular accommodation option is the ideal choice if you want to practise your English outside the classroom and learn about British culture and way of life first hand. Homestay at London Central offers:

  • Our lowest price accommodation option
  • Carefully selected and monitored hosts
  • Choice of half board or breakfast only
  • Choice of single or shared rooms (for students travelling together)
  • All bed linen and towels provided
  • Superior homestay option available

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