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London

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Overview

London is a wonderful location for school trips. Attracting millions of visitors each year, the city was also host for the Olympic Games in 2012, an event that generated huge interest and investment. There has never been a better time for schools to plan a visit for their students. London is a world city and has some incredible educational sights including parliament, law courts, churches and cathedrals, museums, and more historical landmarks than you can shake a ruler at. The wider South East of England region also boasts a wonderful selection of venues for school groups. There are some excellent residential activity centres, for London schools, galleries and of course museums covering curriculum subjects from Roman history to Victorian England. London is a stylish, dynamic 21st century city with outstanding cultural attractions on offer for students. It is also the home of sports played around the world, such as, football, cricket, tennis, rugby and much much more! Visit the world class facilities on offer, whether it be the ‘Church of Football’ – the new Wembley Stadium, ‘Twickers’ – Rugby Stadium & Museum of Rugby, Wimbledon & the Tennis Museum or ‘Lords’ – the most famous cricket ground in the world. This is fantastic for all sports enthusiasts or those looking to explore behind the scenes at these great venues to discover how they offer superlative experiences!

 

Highlights:

  • London’s topography and architectural elements
  • Visit country of Kent, known traditionally as The Garden of England.
  • View the famous White Cliffs of Dover, explore Dover Castle and visit historic Canterbury.
  • Visit Warner Bros. Studio-The Making of Harry Potter-world’s most famous wizard
  • View the magnificent London eye and the longest Thames river in England.
  • Visit Westminster Abbey, site of royal coronations, royal weddings, and the resting place of monarchs, poets and famous historical figures from the last 1000 years of British history.
  • Changing of the Guards, a tradition of pomp and pageantry typically British that never fails to impress.
  • Visit Madame Tussauds has stunned guests with amazingly life like wax figure.
  • Explore behind the scenes at Arsenal Football Club.
  • Visit Jack the Ripper? a man that brought terror to the streets of London in the autumn of 1888.

 

Educational Benefits:

  • Exploring student’s imagination in the world of wizards.
  • Differentiate between Medieval, Gothic, Classical and Victorian architecture.
  • Understand British culture, history, politics, motivations, and social habits.
  • Identify cultural, social and historical challenges.
  • Enhance creative thinking in the world of arts and science.
  • Understanding the importance of teamwork and collaborations.