Learn English at a top 100 UK English school

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. 


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Our English courses

We offer all the modern and globally recognised English and exam preparation courses: General English, Speaking and Listening, Intensive English, IELTS, FCE, and CAE exams, and Business English. We also offer private One-to-One tuition if you want to fast-track your learning.
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Most popular English courses in 2019

General English / Intensive 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 English Programme

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 Exam Preparation Intensive Courses

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.


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Social summer activities #victoriaschoolofenglish

Our social summer programme starts in July and every Wednesday one of our experienced teachers will take a group of our students to some of the most interesting, exciting and famous tourist attractions in London. Some of these places include the British Museum, the Tate Modern Art Gallery and the National Gallery. One of the fantastic things about London is that so many of our museums and art galleries are free!

As well as visiting these great attractions, we also offer something different.  In July, you are invited to our Sports Day Picnic in Battersea Park, and also to a beautiful countryside walk just outside of London.   

In August, our students are invited to our garden party and BBQ (at the Principal’s house, and the Principal is an excellent BBQ chef!), a River Thames boat trip from Westminster to Greenwich, the South Bank Walk, and on the last day of the summer season, the Victoria School of English International Day. 


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.