A vibrant capital city
For any student wanting to study English in London, Bell provides the perfect study setting; whether you are improving your English for business or work, or simply a student who wants to combine general English learning with a cosmopolitan city experience.
Our teachers are experienced and highly qualified to teach English as a foreign language. Many of our teachers have also worked in a variety of industries. This experience provides valuable insight into the areas of language learning our students are keen to develop.
The school is a classic Georgian building in the heart of the Bloomsbury district, close to Covent Garden, Oxford Street and the British Museum. The Principal at Bell London is Jonathan Richards.
- Air-conditioned classrooms
- Latest digital technology
- Free internet access
- Learning centre
- 18 PCs
- A multimedia lounge with a large plasma screen TV
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.
Study English at Bell London for an exciting city experience
London; vibrant capital city, global business centre, and widely considered to be one of the most diverse and multi-cultural cities in the world. There is so much to do in London. You will be surrounded by iconic sights such as Big Ben and the London Eye, world-famous museums and galleries, and an enormous variety of dining, entertainment and shopping options, from the designer shops nearby on Bond Street to the famous old market stalls on Spitalfields. London is an exciting destination to explore and Bell London is perfectly placed for students wishing to discover this amazing city, housed in a classic Georgian building close to Covent Garden and the British Museum.
Classic sights – Visit some of the most recognisable icons of the London skyline, including the Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and St Paul's cathedral.
Museums and galleries – Home to over 300 museums and galleries, London is famous for its fun, educational and world-leading collections. Top places to start your tour include the British Museum, National Gallery, Natural History Museum, Science Museum and Tate Modern.
Shopping, dining and entertainment – Covent Garden, Harrods, Madame Tussauds, Oxford Street and the famous West End are popular with first-time visitors to London, but with so many different choices for shopping, dining and entertainment, it won't be long before you find favourites of your own. There are also many historic markets around the city – great for food, clothing and antiques.
Sport, parks and gardens – London has many large and beautiful parks, great for running, playing sport or just relaxing. If you prefer to watch sport, there's a huge choice on offer including many world-famous football teams. Kew Gardens is another popular sight: established in 1759, it's now home to more than 33,000 species of plants and trees.
These and many other reasons make London the perfect setting for language students to come to the UK and study English, whilst discovering English life and culture and, most importantly having fun. For more information on life in London and things to do whilst you’re here please visit the Student Life section.
Download this month's London social programme calendar which includes things to do in and around Cambridge and organised trips around the UK. On a Bell course you get two free trips every two weeks!