Educational Trip To London For International Schools
Students can discover history and culture through some of England’s most famous landmarks on a city tour of London.
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Marie Tussaud’s waxworks came to London in the 1830s, and has since become one of its busiest tourist attractions. Find out what makes people queue to invest in one of the capital’s most expensive museum tickets.There are over 400 wax effigies, from ancient monarchs to US presidents to pop stars and sporting heroes – not forgetting the Chamber of Horrors.
This is the world’s largest observation wheel and stands at 135m high. It’s the most exciting way to see over 55 of London’s most famous landmarks, with views as far as 25 miles on a clear day. Each of the 32 pods can hold 25 people so groups can experience the half-hour ride together.
Seeing the sights of London by boat is a fantastic way to avoid the crowds and show students how the city has developed along the riverside. Highlights include the South Bank, Westminster, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tate Modern and a trip under Tower Bridge. You can hop on board at numerous locations down the river and cruises leave every 30 minutes. Cruises range from half an hour up to three hours and talks can be tailored to specific educational groups.
See the uniform Nelson was wearing when he was fatally shot at the Battle of Trafalgar in the National Maritime Museum and visit the home of Greenwich Mean Time, also housing London’s only planetarium, and the UK’s largest refracting telescope. Workshops available.
Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen. It is one of the few working royal palaces remaining in the world today. Enjoy the Changing of the Guard almost every other day from 11.15 AM in front of this iconic landmark.
The good news is that most of London’s top museums are free! Visit world renowned museums such as the British Museum for some free culture, the Natural History Museum for astonishing artefacts, learn something fascinating at the Science Museum or discover art and design at the V&A.
The tower is in fact a castle on the north bank of the River Thames. It has a rich history of functions that include Royal Mint, palace to prison and home of the Crown Jewels. It’s a fantastic place for students to learn about the monarchy and landmark British periods such as the Tudors.
The ‘West End’ is the name that’s been given to the part of London west of Charing Cross station since the 1800s. This glitzy part of London is a celebrated hub of theatres and musical venues. England’s answer to Broadway is a fantastic place for students to see a commercial production of excellent quality at a discounted rate.
This ground-breaking adventure in the heart of London is sure to fuel your students’ imagination as team-building and project challenges require strategic thought. With a choice of themes including Sherlock Holmes and Harry Potter-style, teams uncover London in an unforgettable experience as they compete for the winners’ title. (Comprehensive student packs and leader’s notes are included)
This landmark building is now the tallest building in Western Europe and has become a dynamic feature of the London skyline. Master architect Renzo Piano created three levels of viewing for the 310m-high structure reached by a ‘kaleidoscopic’ lift. At the level 72, cloudscape views reach 64km around and the multimedia displays bring London landmarks to life.
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