Accommodation in Birmingham
As the UK’s second largest city, Birmingham is becoming a more popular choice for international students. Our school is located in the city centre meaning that you are surrounded by top attractions. We are also close to Birmingham New Street station for you to explore the UK.
Whether you choose a more family friendly environment of a homestay or choose to meet other students in halls of residence, our staff at The Language Gallery will be there to help you with any accommodation-related queries that you may have.
Why live in Birmingham
One of the most lively and dynamic destinations, Birmingham is the UK’s second largest city and a great choice for international students. Our school is located in the thriving centre of this developing city and is perfectly positioned next to the iconic new state-of-the-art library, imposing Victorian architecture and beautiful Birmingham Cathedral. Students will have easy access to all the city has to offer with excellent public transport for shopping, tourism to entertainment. All of this is on offer at a fraction of the cost of London – which is only 90 minutes away by train. Come to the second city, and you won’t be disappointed.
Things to do in Birmingham
- Take an open top bus, walking tour or boat trip down the canals to discover Birmingham’s Georgian industrial history and Victorian heritage.
- Explore Dudley Castle and Shakespeare’s birthplace.
- Embrace the arts at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
- Check out Birmingham’s Premier League football club Aston Villa.
Homestay accommodation is a popular choice with our overseas students. This option allows you to learn about the British way of life while speaking English within a domestic environment. All of our accommodation options are sourced through external British Council registered accommodation providers.
The homestays that we use meet the requirements set out by the British Council, giving you a safe environment while you are away from home. Homestay hosts are typically situated in residential areas of Birmingham within 40 to 60 minutes commute from the school. You will be welcomed as if you were a member of the household and will need to follow the house rules. Birmingham is a cosmopolitan melting pot of cultures. The range of homestay hosts demonstrate this cultural richness. They are all fluent English speakers for whom English is the main spoken language within the household.
£155 - £165 per week