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Come to Westgate-on-Sea

Learn English by the sea

Study English in England:

There is no better place to study English than in England, the home of the English Language.

London House is located in Westgate-on-Sea, a pretty seaside town on the east coast of Kent, England, which borders the larger seaside resort of Margate.

Our School of English is only a few minutes walk from the beach and close to the local shops, buses and trains. There are many local attractions on our doorstep, such as: cinemas, sports clubs, beaches, galleries (including the world famous Turner Gallery) and restaurants. Several buses link Westgate to the nearby coastal towns of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate.

London House School of English is only 25km from the famous historic city of Canterbury and only 100km from London. It is within easy reach of the major London airports, the Port of Dover and international rail stations Ashford and Ebbsfleet.

Although Westgate-on-Sea is not a large town or city, it still has many of the facilities that you might need while staying here:

  • shops and supermarket

  • doctors and pharmacy

  • cash machines

  • train station and bus services

  • cinema

  • pubs, bars and restaurants

  • beautiful beaches

Close by is

  • Westwood Cross shopping centre 4km

  • Margate 5km (Famous film set)

  • Broadstairs 8km (Home of Charles Dickens)

  • the City of Canterbury is only 25km away (Historic City)

Margate sea front and Turner Centre

Westgate-on-Sea is a seaside town close to Margate in Kent, England, with a population of around 7 thousand. It is within the Thanet local government district, its two sandy beaches have remained a popular tourist attraction since the town's development in the 1860s. Westgate is notable for once being the location of a Royal Naval Air Service seaplane base at St Mildred's Bay, which defended the Thames Estuary coastal towns during World War I. The town is the subject of Sir John Betjeman's poem, Westgate-on-Sea.

Residents have included the 19th century surgeon Sir Erasmus Wilson and former Archbishop of Canterbury William Temple. The artist Sir William Quiller Orchardson painted several of his most well-known pictures while living in Westgate-on-Sea. The British composer Arnold Cooke attended the town's Streete Preparatory School in the early 20th century, and Eton headmaster Anthony Chenevix-Trench spent the earliest few years of his education in the town.

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