HOMESTAY ZONES

At HFS London, we place international students, interns, professionals and tourists with our lovely homestay host families across zones 1 – 4 in London. We’ve realised however, that many people travelling to London, aren’t aware of the differences between the zones and locations. So we decided to put this page together, to give you some information on the different zones, and what each offers, so you can make an informed decision about what’s right for you.

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ZONE 1

Like any homestay agency in London, what we can offer to guests in zone 1 is extremely limited. This is because zone 1 is largely made up of shops, restaurants, bars and other businesses, with little space for homes. Those that do live in zone 1 generally don’t have a spare room available for guests, making it difficult for us, or any agency, to provide homestay here.

ZONE 2

Zone 2 is a very popular zone choice with foreign students visiting London. It has much more housing, and therefore homestay, in comparison to zone 1. However, as some of it is very close to zone 1, it still has the appeal of many bars, shops and restaurants. Areas such as Clapham and Brixton have become extremely popular places to live in the last few years and there are newer places like Brockley and New Cross Gate emerging all the time. At HFS London, we have homestay located all over zone 2 and would be happy to advise you on which areas would be most suitable for your individual needs.

Prices for Homestays in zone 2 start at £170pppw.

Locations

  • All Saints
  • Archway
  • Arsenal
  • Barons Court
  • Belsize Park
  • Bermondsey
  • Bethnal Green
  • Blackwall
  • Bow Church
  • Bow Road
  • Brixton
  • Bromley-by-Bow
  • Caledonian Road
  • Camden Town
  • Canada Water
  • Canary Wharf
  • Chalk Farm
  • Clapham Common
  • Clapham North
  • Clapham South
  • Crossharbour
  • Cutty Sark
  • Deptford Bridge
  • Devons Road

  • East Acton
  • East India
  • East Putney
  • Elephant & Castle
  • Elverson Road
  • Finchley Road
  • Finsbury Park
  • Fulham Broadway
  • Goldhawk Road
  • Greenwich
  • Hammersmith
  • Hampstead
  • Heron Quays
  • Highbury & Islington
  • Holland Park
  • Holloway Road
  • Island Gardens
  • Kennington
  • Kensal Green
  • Kensington (Olympia)
  • Kentish Town
  • Kilburn
  • Kilburn Park

  • Ladbroke Grove
  • Langdon Park
  • Latimer Road
  • Lewisham
  • Limehouse
  • Maida Vale
  • Manor House
  • Mile End
  • Mornington Crescent
  • Mudchute
  • North Acton
  • North Greenwich
  • Oval
  • Parsons Green
  • Poplar
  • Pudding Mill Lane
  • Putney Bridge
  • Queen’s Park
  • Ravenscourt Park
  • Royal Oak
  • Shadwell
  • Shepherd’s Bush
  • Shepherd’s Bush Market

  • South Quay
  • St. John’s Wood
  • Stamford Brook
  • Stepney Green
  • Stockwell
  • Swiss Cottage
  • Tufnell Park
  • Turnham Green
  • Warwick Avenue
  • West Brompton
  • West Hampstead
  • West India Quay
  • West Kensington
  • Westbourne Park
  • Westferry
  • White City
  • Whitechapel
  • Willesden Green
  • Wood Lane

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ZONES 3 & 4

A common misconception we hear from our guests time and time again, is the belief that they need to be in zones 1 or 2 to be able to get to their place of study, work or place of interest in good time. This means that zones 3 and 4 are often overlooked but in fact offer a great “home away from home” experience.

We have lots of fantastic homestay hosts within good travel times to central London. As there is a bit more space in zones 3 and 4, it means hosts here usually have larger houses, along with the space to accommodate more guests. This is also where the majority of Londoners live, giving you the opportunity to experience a more authentic way of local life. Homestays in areas such as South Woodford, Ealing and Bounds Green for example, can get you into central London within 30 minutes. In fact, you may end up travelling for longer by staying in zone 2. What’s more, zones 3 & 4 are cheaper!

Prices for Homestays in zone 3 start at £150pppw and £135pppw for zone 4.

Locations

  • Abbey Road
  • Acton Central
  • Acton Main Line
  • Acton Town
  • Alexandra Palace
  • Archway
  • Balham
  • Barnes
  • Barnes Bridge
  • Beckton
  • Beckton Park
  • Bellingham
  • Blackheath
  • Blackhorse Road
  • Bounds Green
  • Bowes Park
  • Brent Cross
  • Bromley-by-Bow
  • Bruce Grove
  • Canning Town
  • Catford
  • Catford Bridge
  • Charlton
  • Chiswick Park
  • Clapham South
  • Clapton
  • Colliers Wood
  • Cricklewood
  • Crofton Park
  • Crouch Hill
  • Crystal Palace
  • Custom House
  • Cutty Sark
  • Cyprus
  • Deptford Bridge
  • Dollis Hill
  • Ealing Broadway
  • Ealing Common

  • Earlsfield
  • East Finchley
  • East Ham
  • East India
  • East Putney
  • Elverson Road
  • Forest Gate
  • Forest Hill
  • Gallions Reach
  • Gipsy Hill
  • Golders Green
  • Greenwich
  • Gunnersbury
  • Hampstead
  • Hampstead Heath
  • Hanger Lane
  • Harlesden
  • Harringay
  • Harringay Green
  • Lanes
  • Haydons Road
  • Hendon
  • Hendon Central
  • Herne Hill
  • Highgate
  • Hither Green
  • Honor Oak Park
  • Hornsey
  • Kew Gardens
  • Kidbrooke
  • King George V
  • Ladywell
  • Lee
  • Lewisham
  • Leyton
  • Leyton Midland Road
  • Leytonstone
  • Leytonstone High Road

  • London City Airport
  • Manor House
  • Manor Park
  • Maryland
  • Maze Hill
  • Mitcham Eastfields
  • Mortlake
  • Neasden
  • Norbury
  • North Acton
  • North Dulwich
  • North Ealing
  • North Greenwich
  • North Sheen
  • Northfields
  • Northumberland Park
  • Park Royal
  • Plaistow
  • Pontoon Dock
  • Prince Regent
  • Pudding Mill Lane
  • Putney
  • Royal Albert
  • Royal Victoria
  • Seven Sisters
  • South Acton
  • South Ealing
  • South Tottenham
  • South Wimbledon
  • Southfields
  • Stamford Hill
  • Star Lane
  • Stonebridge Park
  • Stratford
  • Stratford High Street
  • Stratford International
  • Streatham

  • Streatham Common
  • Streatham Hill
  • Sydenham
  • Sydenham Hill
  • Tooting
  • Tooting Bec
  • Tooting Broadway
  • Tottenham Hale
  • Tulse Hill
  • Turnham Green
  • Turnpike Lane
  • Upton Park
  • Walthamstow Central
  • Walthamstow Queens Road
  • Wanstead Park
  • Wandsworth Common
  • West Acton
  • West Dulwich
  • West Ealing
  • West Ham
  • West Norwood
  • West Silvertown
  • Westcombe Park
  • White City
  • White Hart Lane
  • Willesden Green
  • Willesden Junction
  • Wimbledon
  • Wimbledon Chase
  • Wimbledon Park
  • Wood Green
  • Woodgrange Park
  • Woolwich Dockyard


Zone 4 Locations

  • Albany Park
  • Alperton
  • Arnos Grove
  • Banstead
  • Barking
  • Barkingside
  • Barnehurst
  • Becontree
  • Belvedere
  • Berrylands
  • Bexley
  • Bexleyheath
  • Bickley
  • Boston Manor
  • Brimsdown
  • Bromley South
  • Buckhurst Hill
  • Burnt Oak
  • Bush Hill Park
  • Canons Park
  • Carshalton
  • Carshalton Beeches
  • Caterham
  • Chadwell Heath
  • Cheam
  • Chelsfield
  • Chessington North
  • Chessington South
  • Chigwell
  • Chingford
  • Chipstead
  • Chislehurst
  • Cockfosters
  • Colindale
  • Coulsdon South
  • Coulsdon Town
  • Crayford
  • Crews Hill
  • Dagenham Dock
  • Dagenham East
  • Dagenham Heathway
  • Debden
  • East Croydon
  • Eastcote
  • Eden Park
  • Edgware

  • Elm Park
  • Elstree & Borehamwood
  • Emerson Park
  • Enfield Chase
  • Enfield Lock
  • Enfield Town
  • Epping
  • Epsom Downs
  • Erith
  • Ewell East
  • Ewell West
  • Fairlop
  • Feltham
  • Finchley Central
  • Fulwell
  • Gants Hill
  • Gidea Park
  • Gordon Hill
  • Grange Hill
  • Grange Park
  • Greenford
  • Hadley Wood
  • Hainault
  • Hampton
  • Hampton Court
  • Hampton Wick
  • Harold Wood
  • Harrow & Wealdstone
  • Harrow-on-the-Hill
  • Hatch End
  • Hatton Cross
  • Hayes
  • Hayes & Harlington
  • Headstone Lane
  • High Barnet
  • Hillingdon
  • Hornchurch
  • Hounslow
  • Hounslow Central
  • Hounslow East
  • Hounslow West
  • Ickenham
  • Kenley
  • Kenton
  • Kingsbury
  • Kingston

  • Kingswood
  • Knockholt
  • Loughton
  • Mill Hill East
  • Moor Park
  • Morden
  • New Barnet
  • Newbury Park
  • Norbiton
  • North Harrow
  • North Wembley
  • Northolt
  • Northolt Park
  • Northwick Park
  • Northwood
  • Northwood Hills
  • Oakwood
  • Orpington
  • Osterley
  • Perivale
  • Petts Wood
  • Pinner
  • Ponders End
  • Preston Road
  • Purley
  • Purley Oaks
  • Queensbury
  • Rainham
  • Rayners Lane
  • Redbridge
  • Reedham
  • Richmond
  • Riddlesdown
  • Roding Valley
  • Romford
  • Ruislip
  • Ruislip Manor
  • Sanderstead
  • Sidcup
  • Slade Green
  • Snaresbrook
  • Slade Green
  • Snaresbrook
  • South Croydon
  • South Harrow
  • South Kenton

  • South Ruislip
  • South Woodford
  • Southbury
  • Southgate
  • St Mary Cray
  • Stanmore
  • Stoneleigh
  • Strawberry Hill
  • Sudbury Hill
  • Sudbury Town
  • Surbiton
  • Sutton
  • Tadworth
  • Tattenham Corner
  • Teddington
  • Thames Ditton
  • Theydon Bois
  • Tolworth
  • Totteridge & Whetstone
  • Turkey Street
  • Twickenham
  • Upminster
  • Upminster Bridge
  • Upney
  • Upper Warlingham
  • Uxbridge
  • Waddon
  • Wallington
  • Wanstead
  • Wembley Central
  • Wembley Park
  • West Croydon
  • West Drayton
  • West Finchley
  • West Harrow
  • West Ruislip
  • West Sutton
  • West Wickham
  • Whitton
  • Whyteleafe
  • Whyteleafe South
  • Woodford
  • Woodmansterne
  • Woodside Park
  • Woolwich Arsenal