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The English Afternoon Tea course takes place in Sandgate Kent.  We are located approximately 1hour 45 minutes drive time from central London, 20 minutes from the Port of Dover and 10 minutes from the Channel Tunnel.

Public Transport

There is a direct HIGH-SPEED rail link between London St.Pancras and Folkestone which runs daily, every hour, with a journey time of 55 minutes.

The nearest railway stations to Sandgate are Folkestone West and Folkestone Central.  Both stations are within walking distance, however we recommend getting off the train at Folkestone Central (the station after Folkestone West) and taking a taxi, which should cost approximately £6. There is a taxi stand on the station forecourt.

When arriving at London Gatwick Airport it is possible to travel by train to Folkestone Central without the need to go into central London.  When purchasing a ticket for this journey it is necessary to buy a ticket to Folkestone Central via Tonbridge. Subject to connections, the journey time is approximately 2 hours.

When arriving at London Heathrow Airport, take the London Underground (Piccadilly Line) to St Pancras International station, and then the high-speed train to Folkestone Central. Subject to connections, the journey time is approximately 2 hours from Heathrow.

It is also possible to travel to Folkestone Central from London Charing Cross station.

Hotels and Lodging

Being located near the seaside, the price of accommodation in the area will vary according to the time of year, however prices in Folkestone are much lower than in London.  We are able to recommend hotels and guest houses that have been used by previous students, several of which are within 15 minutes walking distance.


If a student requires a home-stay during the course we will require a minimum of six-weeks notice from receipt of the course deposit and booking form. There is a fixed, non-refundable, arrangement charge of £25 for this service. This charge is in addition to the amount paid to the home-stay host.