English Courses in London, England
English Courses in London, England


Wimbledon School of English was established in 1964 & provides serious study with experienced teachers to an average of 200 students from around 70 different countries.

The school is in a lovely building with a large & beautiful garden in the centre of the lively London suburb of Wimbledon, 5 minutes walk from the underground, shopping centre, cinema, bars, cafes & other facilities.

Named as one of the top UK English Language Teaching (ELT) centres of excellence (according to British Council inspection reports)
Established in 1964 – one of the oldest schools in the UK
Quality English language teaching at reasonable prices
Serious study, intensive courses – full-time courses are a minimum 20 hours per week
Exam preparation courses: get ready for IELTS and Cambridge examinations
Extremely experienced teachers, including several IELTS examiners
Lovely building with a large and beautiful garden
Ideal location in one of the best parts of London with a large shopping centre, cinema, theatres and other excellent facilities
3 minutes from Wimbledon train and underground stations and only 20 minutes from Central London
Excellent accommodation near the school
Multimedia centre and free Wi-Fi
Free sports (including tennis!) and an exciting social programme
Centre for the Cambridge examinations as well as IELTS examinations
Accredited by the British Council, member of English UK, IALC, Quality English, The English Network & Business English UK
UKBA Highly Trusted Sponsor
The care and attention provided by an independent school



We have a great team of people working at WSE - each one happy to help and with unique skills! Our teachers are mother tongue and many speak another language. But everyone contributes to making WSE the great place to study it is!

You can come and meet us all if you choose to study with us, and we look forward to meeting you too!


We welcomed students from 85 different countries and at WSE you will not only improve your English but you will also make new friends from all over the world. Our minimum age is 16 and our oldest student to date was 83!


    We are located in a beautiful Edwardian house which still has its original antique fireplaces and stunning stained glass windows. We have light, airy spaces for relaxation and we are one of the only London schools of English with a garden.


    -   Self-access center
    -   Student libraries
    -   Computer room
    -   Garden
    -   Common Room
    -   Coffee bar
    -   Sports and social programme


    We organize a lot of social activities for the students, like sport, going to the theatre, weekend trips etc.


    A drinks party every Monday afternoon to help you make new friends
    Dance evenings – try salsa or Zumba
    Party evenings with quizzes and games, or special themes such as Valentine’s
    Film screenings
    Trips to Camden and other famous markets
    Tours of the Wimbledon pubs and bars
    Excursions to London’s best museums such as Tate Modern, the British Museum and the National Gallery
    Tennis – if you come to Wimbledon then you must play tennis! We are members of Wilton Tennis Club and take a group there once a week (in spring, summer & autumn, depending on the weather), and if you are a keen player you can play there free of charge on Monday to Thursday afternoons.
    Table tennis – every afternoon in school


    Visits to London’s most popular attractions such as Madame Tussauds (£)
    Full-day excursions to other UK sights and cities including Stonehenge, Cambridge and Oxford (£)
    Theatre trips to popular musicals (£)
    Student nights at top London clubs such as Pacha and Ministry of Sound (£)
    Visa Information
    We provide enrolment letters for visa application and extensions.

    How to get there

    We can arrange for you to be met at any of the London International airports or at Waterloo International Station. If you require an airport transfer, please select the relevant option in the online checkout process, or tick the box on the application form for us to send you a form with your confirmation of documents.

    We are really lucky to be in one of London's loveliest areas with everything you need on the doorstep and Central London only 20 minutes away. There is plenty to do in Wimbledon – fashionable shops in Centre Court Shopping Centre, one of London's largest cinemas, two theatres, sports & fitness clubs, a swimming pool, several nightclubs and over 200 cafes, bars, pubs & restaurants – all only a few minutes from the school.
    We also have Wimbledon Village, one of London's traditional villages. The Village dates from the 11th century and is only a 10-minute walk away. There you can find designer shops and high-class restaurants, traditional country pubs and typical English houses and cottages. Next to the Village is Wimbledon Common, a large natural area (460 hectares) of grassland, woods and lakes, perfect for horse riding, jogging, walking with friends or playing a round of golf. And of course, we are very lucky to be the home of the famous All England Lawn Tennis Club which brings the top names in tennis to our doorstep every summer.
    Wimbledon is the perfect location if you want to enjoy everything London has to offer but live near your school and study in a safe and pleasant environment.

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