No, you’re completely free to book your own accommodation, and just book a block of lessons or tours with us. However, we do ask you to book an apartment with a table and chairs or suitable area for lessons.

Category: Accommodation

Check-in time is 15.00 and check-out time is 11.00.

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You will be given full details regarding key collection before the holiday.

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All apartments are equipped with a range of utensils, crockery, cutlery and appliances, in addition to fresh linen and towels.

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Most of our accommodation is in in Camden, Fitzrovia or in the heart of London’s West End. These areas have been chosen specifically for their proximity to London’s principal attractions.

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Activities & Excursions

We certainly can. Being based in London, we can give you plenty of information on where to go and what to see.

Yes, we arrange day trips to several places, including Brighton, Oxford and Cambridge, with your English teacher or, for those with higher level English, with a Blue Badge Guide.

Yes, any excursion or activity you sign up to will be exclusively for your party.


We charge a refundable security deposit of £250 to your credit card when you collect your apartment keys. In the event of any damage to the property or additional charges, such as telephone, we will use the refundable security deposit to cover this cost. We hold the security deposit for the duration of your holiday.  You will receive the returned deposit back not later than 14 days after the completion of your holiday.

Telephone calls

There is no charge for the first £5.00 inc. VAT of all telephone calls or for incoming calls.

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A deposit of 25% of the final balance of your holiday is payable to secure your booking.  The balance is due 8 weeks prior to your holiday. If you are booking within 8 weeks of your holiday, then you will have to pay the final balance in full when confirming your booking.

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Payment is by direct bank transfer or Paypal (directly from your bank account or using Visa) in £sterling. Please note that any payments made in an alternative currency will incur a currency handling charge.

Bank transfer

If you wish to pay by direct bank transfer, please contact us for our bank details.

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General Informatioin

You can make your own arrangements or book a private transfer directly to your apartment.

No, you can choose any number of days.

A Lingua Holiday is very flexible, typically including accommodation, lessons and a half-day afternoon tea lesson with your teacher. You can choose the number of lessons and their duration, and any number of excursions.

Lessons & Learning

All our teachers are trained native English speakers with extensive experience in teaching English as a foreign language to adults and children. Several have taught business English and many have their own families so know exactly what children like and don’t like doing!

This depends on the number of lessons and activities you take. We encourage our guests to speak at least 2-3 hours per day and to practise their English when they’re out and about in London. As a one-to-one or private English lesson is much more intense than a group lesson in a language school, you can make rapid advances with just a couple of hours a day.

Most of our guests prefer morning lessons but our teachers are happy to work round your preferences.

The number of lessons you take is completely flexible but we recommend a minimum of around 10-15 hours per week.

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