British Study Centres BSC London


English School is in the heart of London, 5 minutes walk from Borough Market and 10 from London Bridge


The Company's origins date back to the 1930s when the Cleaver family founded it.

In the early days, British Study Centres (BSC) concentrated on correspondence courses and, as such, was a precursor to the Open University, which grew up in the 1960s. The Company overgrew, establishing offices and examination centres across the entire (then) British Empire and beyond and, in the process, becoming the UK's largest group of correspondence colleges.

Today, BSC specialises in delivering high-quality English language training to adults and young learners, training courses for UK and overseas teachers, and University Pathway programmes.

British Study Centres London

Why BSC London is the best language school to learn English in London

  • Best value for money.
  • Excellent English teachers.
  • English School in the heart of London, 5 minutes walk from Borough Market and 10 from London Bridge.
  • Internships (unpaid positions available).
  • Job Club - write CV & Covering letters. Free service for students who are looking for a job.
  • Latest technology in the classroom.
  • Small classes and qualified UK-based teachers with immediate results.

Most popular activities that BSC London organises in the afternoons and evenings in London

  • Boat parties (July/August).
  • Bowling.
  • Cinema.
  • Day trips across the UK.
  • Football.
  • Ice-skating.
  • London Eye.
  • London Walks.
  • Madame Tussauds.
  • Museum Visits.
  • Musical Theatre.
  • Picnic in the Park.
  • Pub night.


SchoolBritish Study Centres BSC London
Address1-2 Bear Gardens
CodeSE1 9ED
Phone (emergencies)+447717066
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Library Library
Student Lounge Student Lounge
Cafeteria Cafeteria
Free Wifi Free Wifi
Interactive White Board Interactive White Board


Total students capacity250
Number of classrooms10
Age minimum16
AccreditationsALTOBritish CouncilEnglish UK
Last day for 2024 bookings with 2023 prices30/9
Year 2023
Holidays (school)23/Dic → 02/Jan
Holidays (country)01/Jan, 02/Jan, 07/Apr, 01/May, 29/May, 28/Aug, 25/Dic, 26/Dic, 27/Dic, 28/Dic
High season period courses19/Jun → 08/Sep
High season period residences17/Jun → 08/Sep
High season period homestays17/Jun → 08/Sep

Statistics on ages

Whole Year

Students total average160
Students per classroom maximum14
Students per classroom average10

Statistics on nationalities

Whole Year



Year 2023
Enrolment fee50£ ≈ 0
Placement fee45£ ≈ 0
Supplement under 18 care (per week)15£ ≈ 0


Homestay accommodation in London

Homestay accommodation in London

Live the experience of full immersion living with a British host family in London

Residence Vita Student Lewisham

Residence Vita Student Lewisham

Student residence in London 2, with gym, superfast WIFI, Study Area, flat TV inside the bedroom and only 22 minutes from the English school in London


#LanguageCourseWeeksLessons WeekAge MinimumProfilesLevelsRelated ExamsPrice Week from (GBP)Price Week from ()
1ENGeneral English Course 20 lessonsExcellent General English course Standard 20 lessons per week in London, England {451}1-50 2016Adults 16+General EnglishA1A2B1B2C1280£≈ 0
2ENGeneral English Course 25 lessonsExcellent General English course Intensive 25 lessons per week in London, England {452}1-50 2516Adults 16+General EnglishA1A2B1B2C1320£≈ 0
3ENGeneral English Course 30 lessonsSuper-intensive General English course 30 lessons per week in London, England {581}1-50 3016Adults 16+General EnglishA1A2B1B2C1335£≈ 0
4ENFull-time Cambridge FCE Course 30 lessonsFull time FCE preparacion course of 30 lessons per week in London, England {458}4, 63016Adults 16+Cambridge FCEB2C1C2465£≈ 0
5ENFull-time Cambridge CAE Course 30 lessonsFull time CAE preparacion course of 30 lessons per week in London, England {456}4, 63016Adults 16+Cambridge CAEC1C2465£≈ 0
6ENFull-time IELTS Course 20 lessonsFull-time Academic IELTS preparacion course 20 lessons per week in London, England {453}1-50 2016Adults 16+Cambridge IELTSA2B1B2C1280£≈ 0