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Capacity 80 students

Courses 30+

Campus timings: 9am – 5pm

London Canary Wharf, UK

School overview

English Path Canary Wharf campus is located in East London, right next to two major financial centres - Canary Wharf and the City of London. There are popular London destinations nearby which offers you endless opportunities to explore and you can enjoy impressive city views while sampling various street food and restaurants. The campus is also located near popular London destinations, offering you endless opportunities to explore. At English Path, our goal is to help you learn English in Canary Wharf with the help of our team of approachable, qualified professionals. In addition, studying any of our English courses in Canary Wharf also provides you with a unique opportunity to meet students from different countries and learn about their diverse cultures. So, join us today and learn English in Canary Wharf.

Why study at our Canary Wharf school?

Want to study English in one of the most diverse cities in the world? Our Canary Wharf English language school offers you just that! A one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn and explore a city rich with historical landmarks and attractions. Here are some exciting reasons why you should choose to study English with us.

  • Our campus is located in a professional business environment, just minutes away from central London. 
  • The school is only minutes from excellent transport links. 
  • There are a range of eateries and supermarkets nearby. 
  • Participate in our social programme, where we host afternoon, evening, and weekend trips. 
  • Learn from the experienced English Path academic team. 

Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf

About

Canary Wharf, located near London, is the place to be if you want to experience real British life . We offer a wide variety of affordable student accommodation options for you to choose from. You can opt for a cosy homestay, share a house with others, or live in a student residence. While you're here, you'll improve your English, learn about British culture, and create unforgettable memories. Canary Wharf is a unique place in London, full of excitement and adventure. Join us for the perfect place to learn English and explore Canary Wharf! 

EP Canary Wharf accommodation factsheet

London summer accommodation factsheet

Travelling to foreign countries is always an exciting adventure. You have an opportunity to explore new places, meet new people, and have new experiences. At English Path, we provide accommodation for international students with local homestays, which can give you a good insight into what British life is really like. Immersing yourself in the middle of English culture will help you build your English language skills and learn everyday words and phrases more easily. All our hosts are English speakers, and homestays offer you the chance to experience life in a London home. 

To learn more about our homestay options or make a reservation, contact us by clicking the button below.

Choosing the right living environment is crucial when moving to a new city, especially as a student. Our student residence offers a vibrant and social atmosphere that is perfect for students looking for campus-style living. You will live in apartment blocks with other students where you will share cooking and social facilities. You can make new friends in a place famous for its culture and diversity. By living in our student residence, you can have the best of both worlds – to live on your own in a comfortable, self-contained apartment while being part of a supportive and social community.  

To learn more about our homestay options or make a reservation, contact us by clicking the button below.

Travel and transport

Travel and Transport

Local

To travel within Canary Wharf or from the airport, you can use the following different transport options.

Sunset Over the Sea

Taxi Service

Sunset Over the Sea

Minicab

Sunset Over the Sea

Heathrow Express

Sunset Over the Sea

Bus

Sunset Over the Sea

National Rail

 

Sunset Over the Sea

DLR

Sunset Over the Sea

Underground

Sunset Over the Sea

Students should arrive at Heathrow, Stanstead, Gatwick or Luton Airport. We request that you book your flights according to the start date. You must arrive on the Saturday or Sunday prior to your course start date. If you have booked a transfer service, a driver will meet you outside the customs area and drive you to your homestay or residence. Please ensure you arrange and pay the transfer fee in advance.

Our English courses

At English Path, we are dedicated to enhancing your language journey with a wide range of English courses in Canary Wharf designed to suit your specific needs and goals. Whether you want to get better at speaking everyday well in business, learn about finance, or get ready for the IELTS test, we have different courses for you to learn English in Canary Wharf.

Nearby attractions

London Eye

Big Ben

Tower of London

The Shard

Trafalgar Square

Address

Import Building, 2 Clove Crescent,
East India, London,
E14 2BE

Contact

Email: info@englishpath.com

Contact: +44 759 841 4651  

WhatsApp number: +44 759 723 2595  

Young Learner emergency number: +44 7506 644638

Emergency Contact

Phone: +44 749 400 2815

Nearest transport links

  • Campus connects to East India DLR station (5 minutes’ walk) 
  • 10 minutes’ away from Canary Wharf (via Bus or DLR from East India) 
  • 15 minutes’ away from the The O2 (via DLR from East India) 
  • 20 minutes' away from the City of London (via DLR from East India) 
  • 25 minutes’ away from Westfield Stratford City shopping centre (via DLR from East India) 

"Enrolling in English Path was one of the best decisions I've made to learn English. The variety of English courses they offer ensured that I could focus on the specific language skills I needed to improve. The experienced teachers are passionate and skilled, making the learning process engaging and interactive. I'm grateful to English Path for helping me enhance my language skills and boost my confidence."

Upcoming social activities

Don't miss out on the exciting events at our English Path Canary Wharf campus! These group activities are a big part of our English courses in Canary Wharf, giving you a practical, fun, and interactive way to practise your language skills. We encourage you to get involved and take advantage of these opportunities to improve your English. 

Friday dinner (various restaurants)

Southbank Tour with Fish & Chips

Whitechapel Gallery

Borough Market

Cargo Food Hall

Spitalfields Market

Other destinations

At English Path, we offer a range of university-style campuses across the globe. These campuses provide a great opportunity for you to learn English in a diverse and multicultural environment. Explore other English Path campuses and choose the one that suits your specific learning needs.

Why learn English in Canary Wharf?

Canary Wharf is a financial district in London with a welcoming atmosphere. It is home to several international companies, making it a great place to learn English for business purposes. Interacting with people from various backgrounds and professions each day in the district will expose you to a wide range of accents, dialects, and vocabulary. This variety will help you to understand how to respond to different English-speaking situations. You will slowly improve your communication skills and become a more confident English speaker.  

If you want to learn English in Canary Wharf for career growth, then English Path is the perfect choice for you. As a specialist English language school in Canary Wharf, English Path offers a variety of English courses to meet the needs of business professionals, including general English, business English, and various elective classes. These English courses in Canary Wharf can help you improve your English skills in the workplace so you can succeed. Our team of experienced and qualified teachers are well-versed in the needs and demands of business professionals, and they customise their teaching to help you get the most from your course.

Frequently asked questions about EP London Canary Wharf

1. How to book an English Path accommodation?

You can book your accommodation in 3 simple steps: 

  • Step 1: You can indicate your preferred type of accommodation (homestay, shared apartment or residence) on the application form during your application for a course. Our Student Services team will record the preferred choice of accommodation. 
  • Step 2: EP will be able to secure the accommodation option once the invoice has been paid. Our team will send you the accommodation confirmation with further details on the selected option. 
  • Step 3: You will need to confirm your arrival and send your flight details to our team, as soon as the flight is booked and no later than one week before the flight date. Our team will be able to book and confirm your accommodation and/or transfers and provide more details within the confirmation document.

Here are some important things you need to know to make your arrival as smooth as possible. Use our checklist to ensure you don’t forget anything and are prepared for the exciting times ahead. 

(i) Checklist 

Here are a few important items that you should bring with you: 

  • Passport 
  • Acceptance letter 
  • Accommodation letter 
  • Proof of health/medical insurance 
  • A bit of cash and credit/debit cards/Apple or Google Pay 
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (depending on the season you come to London) 
  • Adaptor for electrical appliances 
  • Prescription medication and medical records 
  • Emergency information 
  • Toiletries 
  • Notebook and pen 
  • Backpack for classes, social programmes, and day trips 
  • Reusable water bottle 

(ii) Pocket money 

Recommended weekly budget: £150. This should cover expenses, laundry, local travel and activities. You will need additional money if you want to take weekend trips. Bring £100 with you in cash and a debit or credit card. You will need to check with your financial institution to make sure you will be able to withdraw money from a UK ATM. Do not bring foreign currency. It is not wise to carry around large amounts of cash. 

(iii) Clothing 

Most students dress casually for classes, but you should bring nice clothes for going out and sportswear for sports and outdoor activities. The climate is changeable and may be different from your own. The` typical temperature is 25-30°C in the summer and 2 to 6°C in the winter, although it can drop below freezing. Bring waterproof clothing if you’re arriving in the autumn or winter. 

(iv) Electrical current 

Standard voltage in the UK is 230 volts; remember to bring an adaptor with you or buy one when you arrive.  

We encourage you to follow the school’s Instagram account before you arrive and especially during your stay. This will give you an idea of what is happening at the school and help you connect with staff and students. This is also where we will post notifications of any unexpected school closures: it is important you check our Instagram account for any messages while you are attending the school, especially if there is severe weather in the area (e.g., snowstorm, flood, etc.). If the school cannot open or school opening will be delayed, we will post a message as soon as possible (the night before or in the morning) to advise you of this, along with information on how to get further updates and any alternate scheduling, (if applicable). Follow EP! @englishpathschools.

Arriving at the airport in a foreign country can be overwhelming. To better prepare yourself, make sure that you have read the information below about your arrival and how to get to your accommodation. If you get lost or confused upon arrival, don’t be afraid to ask the airport staff for help as they will be happy to give assistance. 

(i) If you have booked a transfer with us, in case of a service emergency, use the following details to contact us: 

If you have any flight changes, miss a connecting flight or need help meeting the transfer service, you should call the emergency number. Please be prepared to tell them your name, school name (English Path) and location. Students should only accept a transfer from a greeter with the official English Path signage. 

  • Transfer service emergency number: + 44 749 400 2815 

(ii) Be aware of the general living costs (sample prices for items in this city) 

  • Bottle of water: £0.75 

  • Coffee: £3.55 

  • Can of coke: £1.50-2 

  • Meal out for two: £50 

  • Takeaway pizza: £10-17 

  • Sandwich: £3 

  • Local bus ticket: £1.65 

  • London underground ticket: £2-4 

  • Bike rental: £2 for 30 mins Santander 

  • Cinema ticket: £16 

(iii) Understand the local customs 

  • Women in the UK are equal to men and should always be treated fairly. 

  • All people treat one another with dignity and respect. British people are very empathetic, often consider the feelings of others, and are willing to listen to those with different views and opinions.  

  • British people sometimes talk to strangers in public areas. This is a great way to practice English, but caution should be taken. You should not give out your address and telephone number or accept inappropriate invitations. 

  • “Please” and “thank you” are very important words! Always use them if you ask someone to do something for you, or if they help you or give you information. 

  • The UK is a culturally diverse nation where people of all ethnic backgrounds are treated equally. All individuals should challenge any prejudice they witness (prejudice is the negative opinion or feelings towards something or someone without reason). 

  • People in the UK leave a tip for good service in restaurants, hair salons and other places. The tip rate at most restaurants is about 10–15% of the bill and is sometimes included. Fast food is not tipped unless it is delivered. Porters in stations, airports and hotels should be tipped approximately £2 per bag. Taxi drivers are generally given a 15% tip. 

  • No one is above the law, which is put in place to protect everyone. Students should be aware of their legal rights and responsibilities. All individuals hold freedom of choice (within the law). 

(iv) Health and safety come first 

  • Medical insurance: If you are studying in the UK for less than 6 months, you should take out private health insurance before coming to the UK. 

 If you need to see a doctor, you may go to one of the walk-in centres. To find the walk-in centres nearby you visit: clch.nhs.uk/services/walk-in-centres. 

  • If you get sick: If you get unwell while in the UK, you should visit a doctor. You can ask the Student Services team or your host family where the nearest doctor is. If you have a minor illness, you can ask staff at a local pharmacist for advice. Remember to bring any relevant insurance or medical documentation with you. 

  • Protecting your belongings: We strongly recommend you take out insurance for your personal belongings, especially cameras, music players, mobile phones and laptops. Personal items cannot be covered by English Path homestay or residence insurance. 

  • Prescription medication: Remember to bring enough of your prescribed medication with you, as UK pharmacists will not dispense a foreign prescription. International customs agents may ask you questions about your medication upon your departure or arrival, so be sure to pack it carefully. Bring any important medical records (blood type, prescriptions, x-rays) that might be useful for medical care abroad, as well as contact information for your health care providers at home. 

  • Staying safe at school: If you or another student has an accident or needs urgent medical attention, please come to reception, where the First Aider is located. 

  • Fire safety: If you discover a fire, press the fire alarm button on the nearest alarm. Leave the building immediately via the fire exit. Make sure you tell a member of EP staff exactly what happened so they can call 999. If you hear the fire alarm, leave the building immediately. Do not run, use the lift or stop to collect your belongings. EP staff will guide you to the fire exit. Go to the assembly point. Follow any instructions given by a member of EP staff and do not go back into the building until you are told to do so by EP staff.  

  • Personal safety and looking after valuables: London is generally a safe place, but as with a lot of big cities, you should always be alert. Some tips are: Be alert when you are walking alone at night. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. Do not leave your belongings unattended. In the UK, you do not need to always carry your identification card or passport with you; you can keep it at home and carry a picture of your ID on your phone or a photocopy in your bag. 

(v) Medical costs  

Please note that everyone is entitled to free emergency medical treatment in the UK. However, if you are admitted to the hospital, you may be charged if you are not entitled to free medical care (as described before). 

(vi) Laws 

  • Smoking is banned in all public buildings in Britain, including bars, restaurants, shops, stations, cinemas, and all public transport. You can smoke on the street. No one under the age of 18 in the UK may buy or consume tobacco or alcohol, including beer and wine. If you are under 18, it’s against the law for someone to sell you alcohol, to buy or try to buy alcohol, and for an adult to try to buy alcohol for you.

  • For drivers, you must drive on the left-hand side, observe all speed limits and signs, give way to emergency vehicles, obey all directions given by police, stop at red traffic lights, and must wear a seatbelt. 

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol is a very serious crime, and police make regular random checks.  

  • You will need international ID to enter bars, clubs or pubs (e.g., Passport, ID card, driving license). 

  • Buying, selling and using drugs is illegal. 

(vii) Student code of conduct 

  • You must attend all classes. If you do not attend your classes, your representative will be informed. If you do not then improve your attendance, you may not be able to continue your course. 85% attendance is needed to be able to receive a certificate of completion. 

  • Be on time for all your lessons. 

  • Always tell English Path if you are going to be absent from school for any reason and tell your host family if you are going away overnight. 

  • If you commit a criminal offence or have to be severely disciplined, you will be sent home. We will also inform the immigration authorities. 

  • Be respectful, polite and open to different cultures. 

(viii) Open a bank account 

  • The Main banks in the UK are HSBC, Barclays, Natwest, Nationwide and Santander. To open a bank account, the following documents may be needed:  

- Passport or EU ID 

- A valid visa 

- A school letter 

  • You can get the school letter from Student Services to take to the bank. For online banks, you may open your account online without a letter from us.

Call 999 in case of fire, a medical emergency or if you need the police.

You can use the following modes of transport to reach the centre from the airport: 

Heathrow Airport 

Mode 

Line or number 

Cost 

Duration (to the centre) 

Coach  

National Express – 025 

£10-18 

60 minutes (to Victoria coach station) 

Airport train 

Heathrow Express 

£25 

18-25 minutes (to Paddington station) 

Underground 

Elizabeth line 

£14 

30-40 minutes (to Paddington station) 

Underground 

Piccadilly line 

£5.60 

50-55 minutes (to Piccadilly Circus station) 

Gatwick Airport  

Mode 

Line or number 

Cost 

Duration (to the centre) 

Coach  

National Express – 025 

£10-14 

120-145 minutes (to Victoria coach station) 

National rail 

Southern Rail 

£9.50 

30-40 minutes (to London Bridge station) 

National rail 

Thameslink 

£9.50 

45-50 minutes (to Farringdon station) 

Airport train line 

Gatwick Express 

£22 

45-50 minutes (to Victoria train station) 

Luton Airport 

Mode 

Line or number 

Cost 

Duration (to the centre) 

Coach  

National Express – 031 

£12-15 

95-105 minutes 

Airport train 

Luton Express 

£22 

30-45 minutes 

Stansted Airport 

Mode 

Line or number 

Cost 

Duration (to the centre) 

Coach  

National Express – A7 

£15-19 

105 minutes (to Victoria coach station) 

Airport train 

Stansted Express 

£22 

50 minutes (to Liverpool Street station) 

  • If you choose to book an airport transfer, your flight details should be sent to us 4 weeks in advance to ensure we will be able to provide you with an airport transfer. 
  • A driver will meet you after you come through the customs area and drive you to your accommodation. 

*Students under 18 years old must book homestay breakfast and dinner & return airport transfers. 

On your first day at English Path School: 

  • Inductions start at 08:45 am (for morning students) and 12:00 pm (for afternoon students). 
  • This includes a placement test, induction presentations about the school and academic programmes and the distribution of class timetables. 
  • A tour of the local area. 
  • Have their picture taken for a Student I.D. card. 
  • Must complete the emergency contact details & publicity consent form. 
  • A welcome coffee (midday). 
  • Classes begin at: 09:15 am (classic morning), 12:45 pm (elective/semi-intensive), and 01:45 pm (classic afternoon). 
  • On their first day, you are expected to bring your passport and proof of medical insurance.