Mayfair School of English

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1 Tottenham Court Road W1T 1BB London United Kingdom


Mayfair is an independent English Language school with 30+ years’ experience of specialist language teaching. We are proud of our services to students and strive to deliver high quality language tuition in a caring and professional environment.

We teach adults (minimum age 16) and younger students (age 10-15 years in junior groups) from all over the world throughout the year.

Why choose Mayfair School?

The school provides an ideal learning environment in the heart of London. We have fully refurbished classrooms, interactive whiteboards and very experienced teachers. We welcome students from all over the world so you will find yourself in a friendly, international ambiance with access to the best there is in London.

Where to find the school ?

Here on Tottenham Court Road, only a minute from Soho (considered to be the most creative square mile in the world), you will experience the essence of London through its fashionable shopping areas and concentration of theaters, museums and historic places of interest. Access to this popular area by tube, train and bus couldn’t be easier.

Located in the West End of London, Soho is a vibrant neighborhood with an intense nightlife Here, good addresses abound: vintage shops, theaters, trendy bars, all in a colorful atmosphere. Formerly frequented by rock stars, this place is steeped in history. It's a journey to the heart of the Swinging London of the 60s that awaits you!

Language courses

Course starts every Monday and is for all language levels.

General English London

English 16 - 99 years old

Our General English Language courses are designed for students who want to develop the language they already know or make a start in English. You will focus on the four key language skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing through interactive study. You will also study grammar and extend your vocabulary.

You may join any week and immerse yourself in a lively class with a focus on communication.

  • Elementary to Advanced levels
  • Course length: from 1 to 50 weeks.
  • 1 lesson: 50 minutes
  • Ages 16+

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Intensive English course London

English 16 - 99 years old

For maximum progress in English, this  intensive 30-lesson programme will enable you to achieve your goals. You can combine General, Examination or Business English to make up a full programme of study.

  • 30 lessons per week
  • Elementary to Advanced levels
  • Course length: 1-50 weeks
  • 1 lesson: 50 minutes
  • Hours per week: 25
  • Ages 16+
  • Monday to Friday 09.00 – 15.50 (30 lessons weekly, includes lunch break)

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Examination English (FCE, CAE or IELTS)

English 16 - 99 years old

If you are interested in going on to higher education, improving your employment opportunities or simply widening your choices for study or work, you may like to gain a world-class qualification in English. Our examination courses are designed to give you intensive preparation to help you achieve your exam target grade.

Cambridge English exams are globally recognised by over 20,000 universities, employers and governments around the world.

  • Course length: choose from 1 to 40 weeks.
  • Class time: 09.00 to 11.50
  • Minimum level required: Upper-Intermediate (B2) (level here). A2 or lower levels should start first with a General English class.
  • 15 lessons/week. 1 lesson: 50 minutes.
  • Minimum age required 16. Average student age in the class: 28 years old.
  • Average number of students per class: 10 students.

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Usually the check-in is two days before the start of the course, and check out on the day of graduation. You can change the dates in your account.

I do not need accommodation

Homestay - Zone 2 London

Homestay 16 - 99 years old

Homestay accommodation provides a unique opportunity to experience life with a British family.  With a maximum of four students of different nationalities, you will share meals and common areas with a British family and enjoy opportunities to practise your language and get to know more about British culture.

Bed and breakfast: Continental breakfast provided: cereal, toast, jam, tea/coffee, juice.
Includes limited use of the kitchen and possibly use of the microwave. No access to the cooker/oven.

Half board: Continental breakfast provided 7 days per week: cereal, toast, jam, tea/coffee, juice. Evening meal Monday to Friday only. ‘Light’ access to kitchen at weekends.

  • Good transport links
  • Shared kitchen and bathroom
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • No deposit
  • Good availability
  • Flexible dates
  • 7 nights
  • Weekly Travelcard price: £33.00

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School Facilities


  • Air conditioning
  • Reception Desk

Media and technology

  • Computer with internet available
  • Interactive whiteboard
  • Free Wifi


  • Self-study area
  • Student lounge

Food and Drink

  • Vending machine


Mayfair School of English has been reviewed by previous students on Google. Max five of the available reviews are included below.

2 months ago

by Nechemiah Rubin

Very good stuff and great location

2 months ago

by Maria Luiza Tavares

It’s an amazing school! Everyone is really nice and they don’t treat you just like “another student”, they know your name, every single day they say something like “Good morning, how are you today?”. I think it’s amazing because if you’re having trouble with anything in your exchange program, they are there to help you. I started my course on B2 and at the end I was on C1, it was incredible to spent 3 months there learning with really good teachers (specially Nicholas, he was my favourite). I had a remarkable experience that I’ll never forget! Thank you, Mayfair 💜

5 months ago

by Thyrson lopes

My experience was wonderful. Teachers were very dedicated and experienced. The school is well located, and the entire infrastructure is impeccable.

6 months ago

by Léna Heintz

This school is wonderful : the lessons are great, I learned a lot of vocabulary during one month. Furthermore, the teachers and all the team are totally lovely with the students, respectful and very nice. I would like to come back there, I have great memories of London. Thank you for everything !

7 months ago

by Roberta Matos

Great School and lovely teacher. The focus of the course is more Grammar than speaking... That's why I left.