From the tourist must-sees of Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge and the London Eye, to some of the most important museums and art galleries in the world, and finishing with top class restaurants, night clubs and theatres, London really can claim to 'have it all'. Twickenham is the main centre of the borough of Richmond-upon-Thames. It is famous as the home of Rugby Football Union, and Twickenham Stadium is only a short way from the school. Twickenham has plenty of shops, bars and restaurants in the town centre, within easy reach of the school.
LAL London is in the picturesque borough of Richmond upon Thames, which is one of the safest boroughs of London, only a 20-minute train ride from the attractions of the capital.
With its unique ambience, all-things-cool approach, and one-big-happy-family spirit, LAL London is always academically challenging and personally rewarding.
Stay right above the school in our residence, with another student residence only metres away. It's the perfect place to stay and study.
At a glance
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LHR, LGW, LTN, STN
- Free wireless internet access
- Free computer access
- Lounge Area
- Drinks available
- Wheelchair access
Borough Market and Tower Bridge
Borough has long been synonymous with food markets as far back as 1014 when London Bridge attracted traders selling grain, fish, vegetables and livestock. Borough Market is still at the heart of the local community. Tower Bridge is one of London’s iconic landmarks: the road is carried...
Area and travel guide
London is one of the world’s greatest cities. Everything you could want is here: from some of the most famous attractions in the world, to some of the best food and culture. Stroll through the parks; take in a show; explore London’s 32 boroughs; take a cruise on the River Thames; stare at the art; soak up the history; make a Guardsman smile; and learn English in the capital of England.
Twickenham is typically English. The town has pretty streets and weekend markets, small independent shops and traditional English pubs. The district has local theatres, and is close to Royal Parks full of roaming wild deer. Twickenham is a great location for the explorer. The area is ideally located to visit central London in 20 minutes, Windsor Castle in half an hour and, of course, Twickenham stadium. Twickenham Stadium is the rugby hub for England, and as well as the stadium hosting the most important rugby matches, major singers and groups stage their concerts there, such as Rihanna, Beyonce and Lady Gaga.
Life in Britain
Visiting London should be an adventure: but it doesn't need to be difficult. This section will tell you about all the practical aspects of visiting and living in England, from currency to business opening times.Find out more
Keeping safe and sound
We want to you to enjoy your time in England, and to stay safe and healthy. Our staff are available to help you with any concerns you may have, and here is some useful advice to help keep you 'safe and sound'.Read more
Travel and transport
The easiest way to see the sights of London and the area is with our excursions, but if you want to get about on your own there are plenty of options available.Find out more
Arrival and first day
LAL Offers a reliable Standard Transfers service every Sunday from major airports in and around London. This service is described in detail below. Please note that Standard Transfers must be booked, with full flight details for arrival and departure as appropriate, at least three weeks before the student's arrival.
We can arrange transfers on arrival and on departure on Sundays throughout the year from London Heathrow (LHR), Gatwick (LGW), Stansted (STN), Luton (LTN) and St Pancras International station for the Eurostar. These transfers are available at specific times.
Meet and Greet
Our airport representatives in the Arrivals meeting hall will meet all students arriving at Heathrow. Our staff will carry clipboards marked with the LAL logo.
Students arriving at other airports will either be met by our airport representatives as above, or a driver holding a clipboard marked with the school's logo.Read more
Making your own way to LAL
If you wish to make your own way to LAL London, it is easy to get here by public transport or by car.
The nearest railway station to LAL London is Twickenham, about five minutes from the school on foot. There are regular trains to London Waterloo from here, with underground connections to Waterloo from all other London stations, and also frequent trains to Clapham Junction for connections to the south-east of England.More information
Your first day
Students should come to the school for registration and placement testing at 08.30 on Monday morning.
You must bring your passport on your first day at the school, otherwise you will not be able to attend lessons.
After a placement test, we will show you around the school and give you some key information to help you enjoy your visit. After a coffee break you will meet your fellow students, your teacher and start your lessons.
Every student who comes to the UK will need a valid passport to enter the country.
Depending on where you were born, where you live now and which course you wish to study, you may require a visa to study with us in the UK. In general, students can study with us without a visa if they hold a passport from the EU, European Economic Area or from Switzerland.
Students from other countries may require one of five different types of visa to study with LAL in England.