A vibrant capital city
Bell London provides the perfect setting for students choosing to study in the vibrant UK capital. Whether you want to improve your English skills, learn English for Business or work, prepare for the IELTS exam or university, or train to become a teacher, our experienced teachers can help you achieve your goals.
The school is housed in a classic Georgian building in the heart of the Bloomsbury district, close to Covent Garden, Oxford Street and the British Museum and is only one minute’s walk from Holborn tube station. Bell London provides a supportive, friendly environment in which to study while experiencing life in London. The Principal at Bell London is Jonathan Richards.
20 – 21 Southampton Place
From the airports
Most Bell students choose to fly into one of the London airports:
For a smooth arrival, you can book an airport transfer with us to take you direct to the Bell London school. You can book this via the online booking form as part of your course reservation.
Regular train services run from Stansted to London, taking under an hour. You can also travel from Gatwick and Heathrow by train. Both journeys take around 2 hours and involve changes. For train timetables visit the National Rail website.
Getting around London
You can purchase an Oyster Card, a rechargeable ticket which you can use on buses, the underground and some trains. Find out more by reading our London underground student guide.
For details of costs of travel tickets please visit the Transport for London website.
Travelling by bicycle can be a fast way to travel around central London. For information about routes, cycle safety and the London cycle hire scheme visit Transport for London's dedicated cycling section.
Language in Action
At Bell we encourage you to put your language into action through our structured activities and social programme. Our activities are a great way to make friends, explore the UK and most importantly practise your English.
You will be set clear learning objectives so you can track your progress along the way.
- Visit historic and vibrant UK destinations such as London, Brighton, Bath, Cambridge and Oxford.
The Bank of England
The UK’s central bank. On this visit you will:
• discover the history of the Bank, its buildings, and the people who have shaped it over more than 300 years
• learn common vocabulary relating to currencies and economics.
Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
On this trip you will:
• learn how well-loved brands evolved through their creative use of packaging and advertising
• gain an insight into British culture.
• learn and develop skills through a range of activities from CV writing and public speaking to orienteering, drama, film or book clubs.
- Learn and develop skills through a range of activities from CV writing and public speaking to orienteering, drama, film or book clubs.
A great way to socialise and make friends while you:
• practise your listening skills
• learn about the making of films
• gain an understanding of how British culture is reflected in the film.
British Dining Etiquette
Your opportunity to:
• learn about what the British consider to be polite table manners
• practise polite conversation
• perfect the art of giving and receiving compliments.
Find out more about our activities and trips and view our calendar of events for each month.
With the London school being located in the heart of the city, you will have lots of opportunity to see the sights and culture of the historic and cosmopolitan capital. Find out more about places to visit in London.