School Trip & Tour to Shakespeare, London
School Trip & Tour to Shakespeare, London
Home to the UK’s most influential architecture and attractions, London is a multicultural, dynamic city, offering an exciting vision into the history of Britain. Alongside its iconic landmarks and tourist attractions, this lively city is a cultural and social hotspot bursting with museums, art galleries and theatres, including Shakespeare’s Globe. The UK’s capital is the perfect destination to delve into the life of William Shakespeare, and his works which have shaped English language, literature and drama.
AT WST, we arrange Shakespeare focused school trips to London for:
"Absolutely brilliant, as it was last year. The pupils had a wonderful London experience that wouldn’t have happened without the help and planning given by Kerrie. The whole weekend worked like clockwork and I can’t thank Kerrie enough for the planning and care she puts in to make it so. It was an absolute joy to be in London with 40 pupils for the weekend."
The Snaith School, London
Located in Bankside – London’s cultural quarter on the bank of the River Thames, Shakespeare’s Globe is a dedication to the playwright with a vast selection of resources, exhibitions, workshops and live theatre productions. The distinctive building is a reconstruction of the open-air playhouse in which many of the playwright’s works were performed in the 16th century. Plays take place every day, with places to eat and drink, and exhibitions that showcase the life of William Shakespeare.
Royal Shakespeare Company in London
The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) stages performances of Shakespeare’s work and his contemporaries across London, in immersive, exciting productions. Transforming his writing to the live stage, watching one of the RSC’s plays really is an event not to be missed for students. You may even spot a famous face!
From Shakespeare’s London to the modern-day metropolitan, experience this vibrant city in the 21st Century on the London Eye. The iconic ferris wheel showcases London’s cityscape from the south of the River Thames, and is one of the capital’s most popular attractions.
With a wealth of hotels and hostels across London, we have a superb range of accommodation to choose from, all of which have been personally inspected by a member of our travel team. Students can stay in the centre of this dynamic city if preferred or in quieter areas, which is recommended for younger pupils.
Where to eat in London
To accompany a day or evening of entertainment, we can arrange dining in a selection of restaurants, including those with pre-theatre packages. Some of the popular eating-out options include Bubba Gump Shrimp, Hard Rock Café and Planet Hollywood, offering a variety of mouthwatering dishes for students to choose from in the heart of bustling London.
What to do at Shakespeare’s Globe
Globe exhibition and tour
This eye-opening exhibition and audio tour of Shakespeare’s Globe allows students to learn about William Shakespeare and the building in which some of his most famous plays were performed. Students can immerse themselves in this iconic architectural masterpiece, learn how the open-air theatre works mechanically and the life and times of the world-famous playwright.
Of course, you can’t visit the Globe without experiencing one of Shakespeare’s plays performed in this unique and inspiring structure. Productions take place every day, depicting Shakespeare’s work similarly to how it would have been performed during Shakespeare’s lifetime. With a standing area directly in front of the stage, audiences can really absorb the play or enjoy it from the balconies within this stunning theatre.
Lively Action workshops
Lively Action workshops at Shakespeare’s Globe bring to life the words of the playwright, encouraging students to perform dynamically rather than read during these interactive, animated and interesting workshops, available for every key stage and ability. Hosted in the Globe, this theatrical epicentre offers inspiration for students in a way that enhances their learning of the works of William Shakespeare.
At WST, we arrange educational tours to destinations around the world, including Shakespeare’s London – an exciting, cultural trip for students. Each trip can be tailored to suit the subject curriculum, class and budget. If you’re interested in arranging a tour for your students, contact a member of our travel team who’ll be happy to help.