English Courses in London

English Courses in London

Study at our English school in London, the vibrant and busy capital of England. Take English courses in a big city where there’s always something to do and where people from all over the world come to live.

Kaplan's English School in London - Covent Garden

Our English school in London is based in a historic, 18th century building modernized for student use. It is a short distance from Covent Garden, one of the most popular squares in London. The city is known for its multiculturalism and beautiful sights.

The  English capital, London offers an enormous range of cultural and tourist attractions, social events, theater and nightlife. Taking English courses in London with Kaplan will give you time to explore and help you make new friends to party with! Few cities can offer visitors such a diverse range of things to see and do in one place.

Have a look at our Leicester Square (25+) school down the road, especially for 25+ students, or our other English Schools in the UK. 

We also offer English courses for young learners at our London Kent English school.

Things to See and Do

  • Visit Covent Garden Piazza to shop and eat
  • Stop in at nearby British Museum for a dose of art
  • Get cheap tickets to ballet & opera from the school
  • Watch the Lion King at Lyceum Theatre with classmates
  • Visit quirky, bright and fun Neal's Yard
  • Catch the street artists performing nearby
  • Take a day trip to see Windsor Castle
  • Visit Oxford, Cambridge or Brighton by train
  • Take a train to Paris, Brussels or Amsterdam

School Facilities

  • Cambridge English examination center
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Student lounge with couches
  • Multimedia center with extra learning aids and a library
  • Quiet terrace garden to work or socialize outside
  • A number of great accommodation options to choose from


Student Residences

Staying at a residence is a great way to meet other international students and explore the city while studying in London. Enjoy a sociable atmosphere with the independence of student living spaces.


Join our homestay program and live with a British family during your time in London. Share meals with your hosts, practice your English and learn about London first-hand.
You will be placed in a safe and welcoming home environment, as our homestays are carefully selected by our London school staff.

School Location

Kaplan International London Covent Garden
3-4 Southampton Place
London, WC1A 2DA
Principal: Freda McCarthy

Public Holidays

Please note this school will be closed on the following dates:
01 Jan 2015 - New Year
03 Apr 2015 - Good Friday
06 Apr 2015 - Easter Monday
04 May 2015 - May Bank Holiday
25 May 2015 - Spring Bank Holiday
31 Aug 2015 - Summer Bank Holiday
25 Dec 2015 - Christmas Day
28 Dec 2015 - Boxing Day
UK Christmas and New Year closures: Closed from 21st December 2015, open again on 4th January 2016.

Under 18s

Students aged 16 and up are able to study at this school. Read our under 18 statement.

Cambridge Exam Info

Our London Leicester Square school is an official Cambridge Exam Test Center. The following 2015 exam dates are available:

Preliminary English Test (PET): Jun 5, Jul 3, Sep 11, Nov 19

First Certificate in English (FCE): Jun 13, Jul 11, Aug 7, Sep 25, Oct 17, Nov 27

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): May 30, Jun 20, Jul 18, Aug 15, Sep 19, Oct 24

First Certificate in English (FCE) Paper Based Test: Jun 9, Dec 12

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) Paper Based Test: Jun 10, Dec 5

Download a Cambridge ESOL exam application form


Student Testimonial

"The classes are really dynamic. The teachers use a variety of activities, and it's always interesting. They always include natural English as part of their lessons."
Adriana Diaz
London Covent Garden School Testimonial
Student Recommendation Rate
99% would recommend
our Covent Garden school
to their friends.
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