Welcome to the Victoria School of English

We are a family-owned English language school based in beautiful Chelsea in the centre of London. We have been teaching English to international students from around the world for nearly 50 years. Our friendly, professional and qualified teachers will help you in all areas of English from everyday conversation to passing important exams such as IELTS. 

Victoria School of English is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK. This is an important mark of teaching quality, organisation and student welfare. 

In 2018 we were recognised as a 'Centre of Excellence 2019’ by the EL Gazette, the most important magazine about English language teaching in the UK. The award is based on our excellent British Council inspection in 2018. 

Our friendly support team are here to help you with anything from finding the right course to booking your accommodation. 

Our courses

We offer all the modern and globally recognised English and exam preparation courses: General English, Speaking and Listening, IELTS, FCE, and CAE exams, and Business English. We also offer private One-to-One tuition if you want to fast-track your learning.
See the full list of courses

Most popular in 2019

General English

Everything you need to communicate in English from beginner to advanced levels: vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and the essential skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Summer 2019 courses

In July and August we offer a great choice of General English, Business, IELTS or a combination of these – study from 10 to 30 hours per week. Plus we have a great summer social programme!

IELTS preparation

The exam that opens the door to university or a career. We have nearly 20 years’ experience in helping thousands of students achieve their IELTS goals. Our qualified teachers are ready to help you.

Planning your trip

London is one of the world's most exciting cities in the world! Whatever your interests are - history, culture, theatre, opera, shopping, food or fashion - this amazing city has something for you! There is also a lot you need to plan and our friendly team is ready to help you with anything you need.

Social activities


Learning English at our school is not just about studying in a classroom. Every week we arrange social trips to famous attractions such as Covent Garden, the British Museum and the Tower of London. You will get a chance to practise your English, make new friends from around the world and learn something about the British way of life.