We are HFS London; an experienced provider of quality Homestay accommodation across zones 1 – 4 in London. Our purpose is to connect international students, interns and tourists with local, trusted Homestay hosts for an authentic “home away from home” experience.

shieldHFS London meets the standard for registration with the British Council as a provider of homestay accommodation for adults and under 18s for accredited providers in London. Learn more!

HFS London meets the standard for registration with the British Council as a provider of homestay accommodation for adults and under 18s for accredited providers in London. Learn more!


Homestay is a fantastic way to experience life like a local whilst visiting London. Living with a host family can also help you improve your English and help settle you into a new city. Many of us at HFS London have worked or studied abroad, lived in homestays or been hosts ourselves, so we know what it’s like to be in your shoes. At HFS London, we only deal with Homestay accommodation, so we are 100% focussed on making your transition to London as smooth as possible.

We are proud to be British Council registered (not many homestay accommodation providers are!) so you can be confident we’ll be placing you with trusted, local homestay host families we’ve met & inspected personally. What’s more, we work with many of London’s top Language schools, colleges and universities, placing thousands of happy students in Homestay accommodation each year!

HFS London meets the standard for registration with the British Council as a provider of homestay accommodation for adults and under 18s for accredited providers in London.



We only deal with Homestays in London. Why? We don’t want to be distracted. So, we decided to focus on Homestay exclusively to provide the service and experience you deserve.


We are very proud to be British Council registered since 2013. This mark of quality runs throughout our team, our processes and of course our host families. As a foreign student, intern or tourist you can book your homestay in London with confidence.


We have a lovely team of 15 working on Homestay accommodation; well we spend a lot of time together so we’re more like a family actually!


We’ve been placing you in homestays since 2007, so we’re pretty good at it now. Our Placements team are very quick at trawling through our huge database to find homestay hosts to match your specific needs.


Hosting international students, interns, professionals and tourists is a great way to meet new people, earn some extra cash and help someone settle in London. We recruit Host families across zones 1 – 4 in London, and would love to hear from you.



We are an experienced British Council registered homestay provider in London. We already work with many of London’s top language schools, colleges and universities as well as many international agents. Whether you’re looking to outsource completely, or just need a hand from time to time, we’d be happy to help.


John and Lindsay treated me very well during my stay. My flight was very early in the morning but as soon as I arrived John had prepared some breakfast and English tea, which was perfect. I had a great time with my host family and we have kept in touch even though I have returned to Russia.

Dimitri, 28

I cannot thank Susan and Geoff enough. My English was very bad when I arrived but they helped me a lot, talking and having nice chats. This helped me improve and their home is lovely. I would recommend them as Homestay hosts!

Hiroki, 19

A brilliant host family and lovely home. Pavinder and Jag were warm and welcoming, I couldn't have asked for more. I was very nervous about coming to London but my host family helped me with the tube, local customs, and I got to eat some lovely food in their home!

Paulina, 23

My host mother Florence is great. She is very kind and was patient with me as my English is not so good. I spent a lot of time with her kids who were so friendly and nice. I will come back to London and visit Florence in the future.

Zhang Jing, 18

A big thank you to Abena and Coffie who welcomed me like one of their own children! I had a fantastic time with them. I had such a great time in London and because of my hosts, it was even better!

Alfonso, 24

I had some issues with my previous accommodation so was nervous about moving into a homestay. But I can truly say it was the best thing that happened to me during my trip in London. My hosts were so helpful and kind.

Jenni, 23

Where do I start?! Cecil and William are warm, kind and helpful. They are the type of people who want you to feel comfortable. We had some amazing times, good laughs and Cecil is an amazing cook. I got to try so many things I've never had before! Thanks again, Cecil and William.

Lionel, 26



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