Practical information about training at ISOC London

Training location

­The ISOC training centre is conveniently located in central London, opposite Buckingham Palace Gardens and a short walk from Hyde Park and Knightsbridge.
Our address is 13 Grosvenor Place, London SW1X 7HH.

Arriving by Tube

We are three minutes’ walk from Hyde Park Corner Underground station on the Piccadilly line.
In the station, follow signs for Grosvenor Place.
Walk out of exit 3 and turn right at the top of the stairs.
Number 13 is on the right.
(Other underground stations nearby are Knightsbridge, Victoria and Green Park.)

Training time

Training starts at 09:30 and ends at 16:30.


Tea, coffee and snacks are available all day in the ISOC Coffee Lounge.
There are several good cafes and restaurants nearby where you can get lunch.

Dress code

Business casual.


All learners who complete the course will receive a certificate of attendance bearing the accreditation of Pearson Edexcel and the British Accreditation Council.

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If you require a visa to travel to the UK for training, please allow sufficient time for it to be processed.

See for up-t0-date information about UK visas and to apply online.

A Standard Visitor Visa is the cheapest and most flexible type of visa for most people.

If you are not eligible for a Standard Visitor Visa you may instead apply for a Short-term Study Visa.

ISOC is accredited by the British Accreditation Council and therefore able to support Short-term Study Visa applications.

NOTE: you do NOT need a “Tier 4” visa to attend an ISOC training course. “Tier 4” visas are for long-term study, such as university degree programmes.

Visa checks and due diligence

We will issue documentation to support visa applications only when we are convinced that a booking is not an attempt to secure a visa for immigration purposes.

We conduct due diligence to investigate the status of all new clients, including third-party checks.

We issue documentation to support visa applications only after full payment is received.

In most cases we support visa applications only from established and verifiable companies and institutions.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.


If you are travelling for training and need to stay overnight, we can provide recommendations and in some cases special rates for local hotels. Please contact the training team for details.

There are hundreds of hotels, guest houses and apartments nearby. See for options, or check one of the following hotels that are popular with ISOC learners.

The Halkin

5 – 6 Halkin Street, London SW1X 7DJ
+44 20 7333 1000

The Z Hotel Victoria

5 Lower Belgrave Street, London SW1W 0NR
+44 20 3551 3700
Discount rates available. Contact ISOC for username/password.

The Lime Tree Hotel

135-137 Ebury Street, London SW1W 9QU
+44 207 730 8191

The Millennium Hotel Knightsbridge

17 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9NU
+ 44 207 235 4377

Sloane Square Hotel

7 – 12 Sloane Square, London SW1W 8EG
+44 20 7881 5984

The Capital Hotel

22 – 24 Basil Street, London SW3 1AT
+44 20 7589 5171

InterContinental London Park Lane

Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1J 7QY
+44 207 409 3131

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA
+44 20 7235 2000‎

Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, Suites Residences

51 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AF
+44 20 7769 7766

Draycott Hotel London

22 – 26 Cadogan Gardens, London SW3 2RP
+44 20 7730 6466