Hastings, East Sussex is , a coastal town, steeped in history. This area is known as 1066 country, famous for the Norman conquest won by William the Conqueror. Hastings has a bohemian feel and is inhabited by many artists, writers and poets. There is a very charismatic Old town as well as a more modern, trendy part of the town. We also have teachers based in Battle, Eastbourne and Lewes.
Brighton, West Sussex, is a vibrant town, also on the coast but boasting all year festivals and activities, especially in the art and music scenes. A much bigger town than Eastbourne and Hastings with an excellent shopping centre and famous for its Royal pavilion and Pier as well as the new British airways i360 observation tower designed by the London Eye architects.
Bournemouth, West Sussex, boasts seven miles of beautiful sandy beaches. Also well known for regular free festivals, Bournemouth is the ideal place for water sports. Within easy reach are the New forest, and that Jurassic coastline in Dorset which must be seen. We also have teachers based in Chichester, Storrington, Angmering, Selsey, Worthing, and East Grinstead.
Folkestone is a traditional coastal town of much charm and character. Sporting facilities include the Three Hills Leisure Centre and Folkestone Sports Centre amongst others. This area also has some fantastic coastline and wonderful sandy beaches, with flora and fauna in parks and gardens, green spaces. Only one hour by train to London and within easy reach of Dover, Herne bay and historical cities such Hastings and Canterbury.
Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent, is a historic spa town which lies in the heart of the beautiful High Weald Area of outstanding Natural Beauty. The colonnaded Pantiles offer many unique boutiques and up market modern shops. The spa Valley Railway, Is a great way to visit the quaint villages which surround this town. London is only an hour away by train.
Broadstairs in Kent, is a coastal town full of old world seaside charm with a harbour and clifftop promenade. In the summer there are many festivals held on the sandy beaches or in one of the many bays. Charles Dickens ,famous author was said to a holiday here and was inspired to write many of his novels in and around the area.
We also have teachers based in Sandwich,Faversham,Maidstone,Ashford,Herne Bay and New Romney.
About SOUTH WEST
Bath, in Somerset is known for its natural hot springs and 18th-century Georgian architecture. It is also a university town and was home to Jane Austen author of Pride and Prejudice. There are Roman baths to visit as well as many museums and theatres.
A day excursion to famous Stonehenge is also possible. We also have teachers based in the New Forest, Salisbury and Tiverton.
Plymouth, in Devon is a vibrant waterfront city, with a wealth of attractions and activities for everyone. A city where a rich maritime heritage meets the bustle of modern commerce, and a popular town to visit. Experience life below the waves without getting wet at the National Marine Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the UK. This is also an ideal area for water sports such as scuba-diving and windsurfing. We also have teachers based in neighboring Wareham in Dorset and St Austell in Cornwall.
Stratford-upon- Avon, in Warwickshire is a medieval market town in England’s West Midlands, and is the 16th-century birthplace of William Shakespeare. Possibly the most famous writer in The Royal Shakespeare Company performs his plays in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and adjacent Swan Theatre on the banks of the River Avon. It is within easy reach of the famous Cotswolds and only an hour from Birmingham. We also have teachers based in Kennilworth and Stroud.
About EAST AND MIDLANDS
Cambridge, is famous for it’s prestigious university founded in 13th century. It is a small historic town and can only be visited on foot. The University museums present exhibits on archaeology and anthropology, polar exploration, science and geology.Punting on the river is also a popular pass time. We also have teachers based in Norwich,Felixstoweand Lincoln.
Nottingham is a place of legend – famous for its castle and tales of Robin Hood, Maid Marian and the evil Sheriff! Renowned for its industrial heritage, explore the historic Lace Market with its quaint streets and exciting nightlife. Visit the old Market Place, now the heart of a vibrant and creative city.You can also discover nearby York another interesting historical town.
Birmingham is a large multi cultural city in the Midlands. There is a lot to see and do in the area, including the Cadbury’s chocolate factory ,historic canals, Gas Street Basin and the
Millennium Point Think Tank Science museum. Birmingham also has an international airport. Harry Potter studio and Strattford upon avon are close enough for day trips.
About NORTH WEST
Liverpool,in Lancashire is an exciting and vibrant city.Famous for outstanding music and sporting contributions to British culture. An excellent city for football enthusiasts and of course famous for the birth of the Beatles.The Waterfront Region in Liverpool was awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO.
Manchester, in Lancashire boasts a very rich and diverse artistic and cultural life, comparable to any great international metropolis. Famous for football and sporting stadiums.A host of museums and galleries to visit.
Sheffield, in Yorkshsire used to be famous for the steel industry. It is a university town and has a well known football team. There are many places of interest in this area including the Peak district national park.Leeds is easily accessible for day trips as well as Alton towers famous theme park.
Chester is a walled city in Cheshire on the river Dee, close to the border with Wales. This is one of England’s beautiful historic cities with many historical attractions such as Chester cathedral,the Roman amphitheatre Medieval rows, Chester racecourse and the Roman walls, to name just a few.
Richmond upon Thames is in Greater London. It is located in south west London and is approximately 30 minutes by tube into Central London. It is situated along the river Thames and is considered a very beautiful London borough as well as being home to some of the wealthiest Londoners .It is well known for it’s Botanical Kew Gardens and it’s beautiful parks. Zone 4
South bank is known as ‘the cultural heart of London . It has a thriving dynamic street culture, brought in by the initial skate park enthusiasts, blended with famous landmarks including the Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe and the iconic London Eye. This is our most central homestay in Zone 1. We also have teachers based in Camberwell, Kennington, Hackney and Beckenham.
Wembley is famous for it’s arena and stadiums which have hosted many iconic events. It is situated in North West London and is in zone 4 approximately 30 minutes from Central London.. It has a huge designer outlet as well as a modern shopping centre. We also have teachers based in Crouch end, Northwood and Watford.
About ISLE OF WIGHT
The Isle of Wight can be reached by ferry from Portsmouth. It is a small island off the English coast where, it is said the weather can be subtropical.
There is a chalk ridge, known as the Needles, which crosses the island and can be accessed by Cable car so that fantastic views can be enjoyed. The lighthouse and steam railway are also worth a visit.
About SCOTLAND AND WALES
LLandudno, in North Wales is a pretty coastal town on the North welsh coast.Beautiful landscapes and peaceful environment but still plenty to see and visit.From the very end of the pier, the mountain ranges of Snowdonia can be seen towering over the town on a clear day. The town is close enough to Manchester for a day excursion.
Swansea, in South Wales, is a coastal town boasting the the beautiful Gower pininsular. Local attractions include the Brecon Beacons and the city of Cardiff.
Edinburgh, in Scotland is an ancient university town, boasting a beautiful castle overlooking the city atop a volcanic rock. The area is seeped in history and contrasts the ancient with the modern style.We also have teachers based in Duns in the Scottish borders.