Learning English in Richmond Upon Thames

Why choose to study in Richmond?

Richmond upon Thames is the perfect place to study English. With a number of different language schools to choose from, you can study in London’s most attractive borough yet be only 20 minutes from central London by train. In between studying you can visit our world famous attractions, explore hidden treasures or enjoy the fresh air in one of the many parks and gardens.

English Courses

For a list of local schools that offer English classes, please visit the London Borough of Richmond adult and community education web page.

Visa Information

You should check whether you need a visa to visit the UK.

Visa Information Website (Home Office)

Host Families

Contact the language school that you wish to attend to discuss arrangements for host families. Most languages schools will help students arrange somewhere to stay.

Travel Information

You can buy an Oyster Card from most newsagents, which will allow you to travel around the area for less.

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Working While you Study

For more information about working while you are studying, contact the Immigration and Nationality department at the Home Office.

Home Office website

Cost of Living

Like any capital city, London isn't the cheapest place in the UK to study but with such a vast choice of things to do on your doorstep it is highly recommended. To give you an idea of what it costs to live in London here are some average prices for day to day living.

  • Pint of beer - around £3.50
  • Single bus ticket - £1.50 (payable with an Oyster Card or a contactless payment card)
  • Fish & Chips - £6
  • Traditional pub lunch - £10
  • Newspaper - £1
  • Cinema ticket - £7 to £13
  • Entry to Kew Gardens - £15 (concessions £14)

Many attractions, restaurants and shops offer student discounts so make sure you bring a valid student card.