LAL London St Mary’s University — summer school in the UK

  • British Council
  • English UK
  • ALTO
  • Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4SX, UK
  • Campus
  • age from 12 to 17




St. Mary’s University is a modern university campus and was founded in 1850. It is located in Strawberry Hill, a suburb of Twickenham (population 21,000), in south west London. The campus also includes Strawberry Hill House, a neo-Gothic castle, built in 1747, renovated in 2013, which was the prestigious home of Horace Walpole, the son of Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole. In the summer LAL Language School organizes a summer camp here. In 2018 children of 50 nationalities from five continents attended this place.

Children can opt for sports events and excursions. Sport infrastructure is represented by tennis, basketball, volleyball courts, soccer and hockey fields, badminton courts. The program includes walks in Regent's Park Royal Garden, Hampton Court Palace and Disco Cruise on the Thames. The kids will also see the legendary wax figures of Madame Tussauds and experiment with science models at the science museum. In the evening, students do puzzles, take part in sports competitions, sing karaoke and have fun at discos. 

Students are accommodated in the university residence in single rooms. The rooms are clean and comfortable, your child will have all they need to study and rest. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners are served in the canteen. 

Why choose this school

  • Expert management
  • Returning staff
  • Modern accomodation on your choice 
  • Vast experience 
  • 10 minutes’ walk to Town and 30 minutes’ train ride to Central London
  • Innovative lessons
  • Undescribable and varied leisure programme

School infrastructure

  • Free wireless internet throughout the campus
  • Fully staffed administration office
  • Student Union Hall/event room
  • Large auditorium holding up to 200 people
  • 24 hour security
  • Medical & travel insurance included
  • Limited free laundry service

Sport infrastructure

  • Large indoor sports hall (basketball/badminton/7-a-side football/volleyball)
  • Indoor hard tennis courts
  • Extensive fields for outdoor sports, including a marked football/hockey pitch

Hobbies and clubs

  • Arts and Crafts (T-shirt painting, glass painting)
  • Quizzes
  • Talent Show & Karaoke
  • Themed Discos
  • Gladiator Contest and Mini-Olympics
  • Team Challenges
  • Party Games & Auction Night

Recommended arrival cities

  • London


Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4SX, UK

Travel Class reviews

Konstantin Lopatnikova


There was no limit to the children's joy

Summer English School LAL London St Mary’s University — summer school in the UK

Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4SX, UK

The trip to the LAL London summer school at St. Mary's University of London was brilliantly organized. Almost all questions were solved through the company's website. The transfer, accommodation, meals, cultural program, and even parental supervision and constant communication with them were provided. The excellent study facilities and new methods allowed the students to improve their English skills. And at the same time they practiced sports. Very nice. The joy of the children was boundless.