International House London

16 Stukeley Street, Holborn, WC2B 5LQ London England

(4.1/5) • 288 reviews

School Facilities


  • Reception Desk

Media and technology

  • Computer with internet available
  • Interactive whiteboard
  • Free Wifi


  • Self-study area
  • Student lounge

Food and Drink

  • Vending machine

International House London is the no. 1 year-round language school with the best value courses in Central London as rated by the EL Gazette and based on British Council inspections. We have been teaching for over 65 years.IH London teaches across the full learning journey: young learners, English for adults, exams, specialist language training, teacher training and other languages. Our school is in the heart of famous Covent Garden in London, and we have young learner summer schools in prestigious locations across the UK.

Our story began in 1953, with our founders John Haycraft (CBE) and his wife Brita Haycraft who started a school because they believed in international communication and building communities across cultures.

Our founders pioneered the very first teacher training qualification (in 1962), now known as the CELTA and assessed by the University of Cambridge. IH London still believes in inspiring people to be the best they can be.

Today our adult school is in the beautiful Covent Garden, central London. Everything London has to offer can be reached from our front door.

Our modern air conditioned school has nine floors with a large library, café, computer centre, comfortable social spaces, reception, and 53 fully equipped large bright classrooms. We also have Young Learner Centres across the UK.

What we believe

At IH London we believe in:

communication without borders
connecting the world
educating beyond language
building communities across cultures
bringing people together
broadening horizons
helping people feel part of something bigger
promoting international communication
inspiring people to be the best they can be

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Language courses

Course starts every Monday and is for all language levels.

IH General English

English 18 - 99 years old

The perfect course to improve your English, available for all levels.

Whether you take this course in the morning or afternoon, you will benefit from an all-round General English experience. The course is open to people of all levels who want to improve their English in a communicative environment. The hours allow for lots of time to relax and explore the local London area before or after class.

LESSONS: 15 per week
LESSON TIME: 13 hours 45 minutes per week
START DATES: Every Monday (Except UK public holidays)

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Usually the check-in is one or two days before the start of the course, and check out on the day of graduation. You can change the dates in the form.

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Standard Host Family

Homestay 16 - 99 years old

Important: Accommodation availability is subject to change without notice and it is out of Worddy's ability to know its availability on real time. Only the school can confirm once a booking has been received.

Standard homestays offer comfortable accommodation with shared bathroom facilities. Choose from a range of home cooked meal options including bed and breakfast (B&B) and Half-board (HB). A maximum of 4 students are placed in any one homestay at any one time. 

Accommodation includes:

  • Wifi
  • Laundry (once per week)
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Utility bills included in price
  • Shared bathrooms

Distance from school is up to 55 mins by public transport.

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