CELTA via London (Russell Square), UK. The centre of the UK’s capital city!

The capital of the UK and the capital of the English-speaking world, London is one of the greatest cities on the planet. Whatever you’re interested…

The capital of the UK and the capital of the English-speaking world, London is one of the greatest cities on the planet. Whatever you’re interested in, there is an endless list of things for you to see and do. Art, history, architecture, sports, music, fashion, shopping, theatre are just a handful of aspects you can indulge in. And you can do this while taking your face-to-face CELTA in the absolute heart of the city via the London (Russell Square) location.

The London (Russell Square) centre is in the the centre of London, in Zone 1, near the Russell Square tube station. With a number of upcoming CELTA courses available, let’s have a look at what it is like to take the Cambridge CELTA via this truly wonderful location

CELTA in the centre of London

The London (Russell Square) location couldn’t be better located, next to the elegant and peaceful Russell Square park and Bloomsbury Square, a few minutes from the tube station as well as the world-famous British Museum. You are just a short stroll from the creative and artistic buzz of Covent Garden too. In fact, the London (Russell Square) centre provides the perfect location for you to explore virtually anything that the UK’s incredible capital city has to offer. Whether it’s a trip to see the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, shopping in Oxford Street or a relaxing afternoon in Regent’s Park or Hyde Park. There are a million and one things to do in London, and the Russell Square location is the perfect base for them.

So, what is it like taking a CELTA in the London (Russell Square) location?

Jo Greenyer, Head of Teacher Training at the London (Russell Square) centre says: “The Russell Square centre is in the bustling area of Bloomsbury with pubs, restaurants, cafes, and entertainment literally on the doorstep. The Russell Square CELTA courses are run by an experienced team of trainers. Our CELTA tutors have worked together for many years, ensuring consistency, and providing cohesive, coherent training in a supportive environment. We are also practising teachers, meaning we’re in touch with the realities of day-to-day classroom teaching. The experience will be unforgettable. It’ll be extremely intensive, highly rewarding and a lot of fun.”

The London (Russell Square) centre also provides an excellent potential step in terms of teaching roles. Jo explains: “As we are a well-known and respected CELTA provider, schools often let us know of job opportunities, which we pass on to our CELTA graduates. We also employ many of our trainees especially during the summer months.”

The trainee experience feedback is very positive too. For example, Salome Hoenen from Switzerland, who recently took the CELTA course via Russell Square, explains: “I recommend you to take the CELTA course, especially in the location of London (Russell Square), if you want to improve your skills and gain experience. The course was an overall very useful experience. I learned various new techniques and improved my teaching skills through continuous training with students and by writing multiple assignments about topics related to course subjects.”


One great aspect of the London (Russell Square) CELTA course is the option for ‘on-site’ accommodation. This is highly useful as it eradicates travel time to the school, meaning, some of the ‘external stresses’ are taken out of the course, allowing you to really focus and make the most of your CELTA experience. For details about on-site accommodation options, which start from just over £300 p/w (including breakfast), you can chat through with the CELTA course tutor/course coordinator at the interview stage of the application process. You will be right in the heart of the amazing city of London, and 1 minute away from where you need to be for your CELTA sessions. It doesn’t get more convenient than that!

A great little feature about the London (Russell Square) location is its rooftop terrace. This is accessible to all trainees, and is particularly nice in the summer to enjoy some calming fresh air a long way from the traffic below. You could even do lesson planning there, should you feel like it!

Six amazing things to see, all within half an hour walk of the London (Russell Square) centre

We mentioned the amazing location of the London (Russell Square) location and so thought we have to highlight some of London’s nearby gems. We could list 100 things here, but here are our top six places for you to explore when you have a little time to stretch your legs while taking the London (Russell Square) CELTA course!

Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament: Explore the iconic Westminster Abbey’s history and architecture, and marvel at the nearby Houses of Parliament, the mother of all parliaments, and the iconic Big Ben.
The British Library: Dive into literary history with a vast collection, including the Magna Carta and Shakespeare’s First Folio.
The British Museum: Explore the amazing collection of global art and antiquities, including the Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies.
Tate Modern: Immerse yourself in one of the world’s finest contemporary art galleries, in a former power station on the banks of the River Thames.
The National Gallery: Admire classic art masterpieces, home to an extensive collection of European paintings from the 13th to the 19th centuries.
Covent Garden: Experience the lively atmosphere of Covent Garden, known for its street performers, shops, and dining options.

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A little bit further from the centre of London…

For those who want to experience a London CELTA course a little bit from the centre of the city, the London (Highgate) centre, in the beautiful and desirable location of Highgate in North London, is well worth considering. With a beautiful garden and peaceful setting, but only five minutes from a tube station in Zone 3 of London, it is a great option if you want to do a London CELTA course, but want to be a bit further away from the hustle and bustle!

Apply to take the CELTA via London (Russell Square), United Kingdom today!

If you are looking to embark on an exciting career where you can teach around the world, the CELTA course via London (Russell Square), UK is a great place to start! You can apply for the CELTA through our online form. There are no application fees and the form usually takes five to 15 minutes to complete.

Do you have any questions about taking the CELTA? Get in touch with a member of our team today!

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