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Preparing For Your Stay

Preparing For Your Stay

There are many ways you can prepare for your stay in London at Excel English.  Here are a few suggestions for things you can do before you arrive, to help you make the most of your stay.

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Check you have the correct visa for the United Kingdom

Check our Passports and Visas section to find out if you need a visa to study in the UK, and which visa is correct for you.

Visit the UK Border Agency website for the latest information and guidance, to make sure you are following the rules for your time in the UK.

Confirm your travel arrangements

If you have booked accommodation through Excel English, we will send you details of your accommodation and how to travel to it from the major London airports.

If you are travelling via London Heathrow Airport, London City Airport or St Pancras International (Eurostar), the TfL Journey Planner will be able to tell you the journey time and ticket price for the journey to your accommodation.

If you are travelling via Luton, Stansted or Gatwick Airports, check the National Rail Enquiries website for information about your journey.

If it is your first time in London, we recommend that you consider our Airport Meeting & Transfer service.  If you book this service, we will meet you at the airport and drive you directly to your accommodation.  Visit our Airport Transfer page for more details and prices.

Book your travel and attraction tickets before you arrive

The VisitBritain Shop offers ticket booking service for Transport for London and many of London’s major tourist attractions.