Why choose us?

We have been an independent and family owned language school in the heart of London since 1971. We believe that everyone needs inspiring teachers and in our school you will find highly experienced and qualified staff who bring the English language to life. We are passionate about teaching and we make lessons interactive, relevant and fun.  

When you visit us, we want you to feel at home. From the moment you arrive, until the day you leave, we make it our job to ensure your stay is as smooth, comfortable and enjoyable as possible. 

Read what our students say

I chose to spend my first month in London in the Victoria School of English to prepare myself for my Masters-degree I am doing here at the moment. If you are looking for a school were you feel like joining a huge family, this is your choice. It is quite small and the lessons were not only good, but also funny. I joined all the social trips to different museums in London, with a good English cup of tea at the end.
— Maria Totschnig (Facebook review)

Our dedicated team

We have a permanent staff who are native English or bilingual speakers with a University degree and a TESOL Cert or CELTA English language teaching qualifications.

We believe that the best way to learn English is to be in a relaxed, comfortable environment where you have many opportunities to practice the language. Our teachers are skilled at creating this environment.

Our teachers are enthusiastic, easy to talk to and dedicated to making your stay an enjoyable and valuable one.

Jon Principal of Victoria School of Englosh

Jon Hooten – School Principal

Our location

We are located in the beautiful and exclusive central London area of Chelsea in zone 1 (zone 1 is the central area in London). We are only a 3-minute walk from Sloane Square underground station and a 10-minute walk from London Victoria train and underground. We are well situated for exploring this great city!

Courses for everyone

We offer a wide range of courses for all levels. Whether you want to improve your everyday English speaking skills, develop your business English or prepare for an exam such as IELTS, we have the course for you.

Small class sizes

We have a maximum of 12 students per class so we can give you the attention you need. Everyone gets the opportunity to practice their speaking, which is easier with fewer students. Also with smaller classes sizes, our students get to know each other well and many make lifelong friendships.


We are 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 and given to only 100 of over 2000 English schools in the UK.

See our profile on the British Council website
Download British Council 2018 inspection report

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Our British Council accreditation

You will always be welcome

On your last day of studying with us, you will get to participate in our leaving ceremony, where you are given a certificate showing you have studied with us. The is a wonderful chance to say goodbye to your teachers and classmates. Following the leaving ceremony, we all normally visit the local pub and enjoy some truly British culture!


Our summer social programme

We believe that learning English at our school is not just about studying in a classroom.

Social trips are the perfect opportunity to practice the English you have learnt in the classroom. You get to know your classmates better and many life-long friendships are made in these moments. Many of our students like to combine a holiday to London with learning English. Study in the morning, and explore London in the afternoon and night!

social summer event

Our summer sports day in Battersea Park!