The UK’s Number 1 School.*

*According to the EL Gazette rankings based on
British Council inspectors’ publishable statements.

Read the EL Gazette article where John explains what makes ELC Bristol their number 1 ranked UK school.

ELC Bristol is family-run school, offering intensive General English and examination preparation courses in Bristol, a lively university city in the South West of England.











If you are visiting students in the school, or if you arrive early and need somewhere to stay before moving to your accommodation, you might consider the following alternatives. Prices vary but we suggest that you say you are a student, or visiting a student, at the English Language Centre Bristol - if you are lucky, you might get a special price!

  • Avon Gorge Hotel
    Grand hotel overlooking the Suspension Bridge - ask for a room with a view! Convenient for Clifton Village and 10 minutes' walk from the school.
  • 9 Prince's Buildings
    Joanna and Simon Fuller used to be one of our popular homestay families. Now they run a quality B&B in a wonderful location close to the Suspension Bridge and 10 minutes' walk from school.
  • Downs Edge
    Superior B&B in a beautiful location on the other side of the Downs. 30 minutes' walk from school.
  • YHA
    The Bristol YHA youth hostel is located in the centre beside the river. 25 minutes from school.

       Operated by Clifton Hotels:

  • The Clifton Hotel
    Vibrant atmosphere, affordable accommodation 5 minutes from the school.  
  • The Berkeley Square Hotel
    4 star hotel close to Bristol's shopping and night-life and only 10 minutes' walk from the school.

You could also look at the official Bristol Tourist information site.


Serviced Apartments

If you are planning a longer stay, you may wish to consider staying in a serviced apartment.

Further information and options regarding serviced apartments near ELC Bristol can be found on our Finding Your Own Accommodation page.


London & Other Cities

If you are looking for accommodation in other cities (including London), we advise you to check the best deals on the following sites and then check the reviews of the hotel you have chosen at Trip Advisor.

An alternative to hotels is the Youth Hostel Association (YHA), which has hostels in various central London locations.


Good luck!