London (Beckenham)


Vacation Extra Centre



London is one of the world's most vibrant and exciting cities and as such, is the perfect place for older teenagers to spend a memorable summer. Our London (Beckenham) Summer Centre enjoys an ideal location, offering the perfect blend of convenience and security. Based in Beckenham, a safe and secure suburb in southeast London, it is still only 20 minutes by train into central London.

In busy periods, facilities in nearby Kentwood College may also be used. It is a 15-minute walk from Kings London.


Kings London is accredited by the British Council and Young Learners English UK.

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Nearest Airports

London Heathrow
London Gatwick
London Stansted

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  • 2-storey purpose-built college building
  • Light, very spacious classrooms
  • On-site cafeteria (at main centre)
  • Reception area
  • Outdoor green space to front
  • Wireless internet access (at main centre)

Typical activities

Activities include arts and crafts, badminton, basketball, bowling, cinema, drama workshops, football, international parties, karaoke, Quasar, quizzes, salsa dancing, school band night, swimming, talent shows, volleyball, world music night.

Courses available

Vacation Extra

15 hours of English lessons per week plus full programme of sports, activities and excursions.

2–4 weeks
Start dates
16, 23, 30 June; 7, 14, 21, 28 July; 4, 11, 18 August 2019
End date
25 August 2019
Minimum entry level
Age range

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Vacation Extra Plus Game and App Design

Vacation Extra + 6 hours per week of our specialist Game and App Design programme.

1–4 weeks (1-week bookings accepted for 16 and 23 June starts only)
Start dates
16, 23, 30 June; 7, 14, 21 July 2019
End date
28 July 2019

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Vacation Extra Plus Art

Vacation Extra + 6 hours per week of art and design classes. The recommended minimum course length is 2 weeks.

1–4 weeks
Start dates
28 July; 4, 11, 18 August 2019 (18 August start is for 1-week booking only)
End date
25 August 2019

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  • Standard twin or single rooms
  • Host families are a short walk or bus ride from the Summer Centre. Students make their own way there
  • All families are carefully selected and inspected by the Kings Accommodation Manager
  • Students under 16 are not given a house key
  • Maximum 3-week stay for under 16s
  • Bus travel cost per 7 days is approximately £22 (subject to increase)

Meal plan (all accommodation options)

Full-board meals. Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner included every day. We can cater for vegetarian and other dietary requirements on special request.

Evening curfew

Please note that there are curfews in place for all students under 18. Students aged under 16 must return to their accommodation by 21.30 every evening. Students aged 16-17 must return to their accommodation by 22.30 every evening.

Typical excursions

Full-day excursions may include:

Half-day excursions include: