Is it easy to get to Oxford from airports/train stations in London?
Yes. All London airports offer direct coaches to Oxford (you do not need to go into London first). You may also be able to get off the coach before arriving at the centre of Oxford. Please tell us your plans and we can give specific advice.

How is payment organised?
You can pay via paypal invoice, direct bank transfer or Transferwise. Invoices can be organised.

How far is it from Headington to the city centre?
The distance is about 2 miles/3 kilometres. It is walkable (mainly downhill) but most times we take the number 15 bus which runs every 10 minutes from a stop very close to the house. The journey takes 10-15 minutes. Usually our guests buy a weekly ticket which saves money and time – also it allows them to use many other buses in Oxford.

Oxford city is fairly small and it is easy to travel to the centre from most places using frequent buses.

What is the best way to bring money to Oxford?
Obviously this is not easy to answer as personal circumstances vary so much. Generally it is advisable to use travellers’ cheques for safety. The only general advice we would give is that you should try to avoid changing money at the airport as the exchange rate is usually the worst available rate. So generally you should arrange to have local currency (pounds) for the first few days of your stay and then change the money you need for the rest of your stay at a bank.

Can you arrange language classes for me?
There are several possibilities: First we can arrange for you to stay at HomestayOxford and take classes at an excellent institute in the centre of Oxford. That is around £200 per week for lessons in the mornings. Another option is to take English language lessons with me as I am a qualified English language tutor. There are advantages with both these schemes; going to classes is more fun and you get to mix with other learners, studying one to one is more intense and as the lessons are geared to you personally they can produce much faster and better results.

There is one other possibility which is to take a mixture of both. In this scheme you would have some of your lessons at an institute while also having perhaps one hour per day one-to-one tuition or alternatively some lessons at the weekend.

Can you arrange for me to stay in other homestays in UK?
We now have a limited number of associate homestays let us know us know your needs and I will try to help.

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Please fill out the contact form, or ring me or email me and I will respond promptly.


Guy Turton Oxford Homestay
Guy Turton Owner of Homestay Oxford. Please get in touch with your enquiry via our online form or using the details below.

+44 7982 841 829
(when calling from outside UK)
07982 841 829
(when calling from within UK)




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Hello x, Our students have filled out an evaluation sheet and the general opinion about the host families in Oxford was very positive (score 8). I think all went really smoothly. We were worried at first about the bus trips, but this turned out very well indeed. We saved a lot of time and besides, Carfax Tower is an excellent meeting point. So no problem if this would be the arrangement another time. I hope we meet another time and thank you again for your help.

Nanette Oosterwijk, Da Vinci College, Holland 9th March 2017

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