With the abundance of hotels and hostels in London, we have a superb range of accommodation to choose from, both centrally and on the outskirts, with facilities and prices to suit all needs and budgets.
Premier Inn Wembley & Hangar Lane
Both of these hotels have a high standard of accommodation at a good price. They are located just outside the busy city centre but have public transport routes to all the major sites and attractions.
Premier Inn Harrow
This hotel is ideal for those looking to stay in a quieter part of London. It is located in North London but you can access the city centre by coach in approximately an hour. This hotel is recommended for groups with a smaller budget and is in a great location for those that are including the Harry Potter Studio tour as part of their trip.
This youth hostel is located in the Docklands and is ideal for younger student groups that are travelling by coach.
Royal National Hotel
This is the most central hotel that WST offer. It is located in the heart of the city and is within walking distance of the West End. It is a large hotel that offers comfortable and affordable accommodation in an excellent location.
Wembley International Hotel
This is a large hotel, located just outside the city centre, yet close to public transport. Rooms for students are all 3 - 4 bedded and the hotel has good meeting room facilities.
This hotel is in an excellent location at Lancaster Gate. It's an old favourite for school groups although is only available for 2 night stays and longer.
Standing or seated, there is no better way to see Shakespeare than in the theatre which has been built to the same design as the original.
Shakespeare’s Globe 2018 Summer Season
The Globe summer 2018 season is certainly one that school groups will want to be part of with a fantastic variety of plays to help bring Shakespeare to life. Choose the play that best ties in with your studies and our specialists will help you create the perfect itinerary around it. We are also a Friend of The Globe meaning each year we have access to priority booking, helping to secure the exact dates you require in advance.
Here are some of the key plays available:
Hamlet: 25 April – 26 August 2018
As You Like It: 2 May – 26 August 2018
The Two Noble Kinsmen: 25 May – 30 June 2018
Othello: 20 July – 13 October 2018
The Winter’s Tale: 22 June – 14 October 2018
Emilia: 10 August – 1 September 2018
Love’s Labour’s Lost: 23 August – 15 September 2018
See what else The Globe has in store this summer through their trailer.
Your students can take part in Lively Action Workshops, that are tailored to the curriculum and explore Shakespeare’s texts practically as a play, rather than as the written word.
Globe Tour and Exhibition
A fascinating guided tour inside the theatre reveals the story of its reconstruction and gives an exciting insight into how the ‘wooden O’ works today as an imaginative and experimental theatrical space. The interactive Exhibition explores the life of Shakespeare, the London where he lived, and the theatre for which he wrote.
RSC in London
Throughout the year the RSC features a range of performances in London’s theatres. You’ll often see a famous face from the big screen so it’s important to book early for RSC productions in London as they sell out fast!
London offers a great choice of museums and attractions, many of which are an ideal complement to their learning and can be free for students.
Highlights of London
A half day guided tour of the city on board your coach is a perfect way to see all the major sites. Highly recommended if this is a first time visit to London for many of your students.
Jack the Ripper Walking Tour
Always in the evening and at its best when London is cold and misty, this eerie tour takes students back in time to 1888 to follow in the footsteps of the London Metropolitan Police as they try to catch a killer.
Guided tour of the London 2012 Olympic Sites
Following the outstanding success of the world’s greatest sporting event, there is now huge interest in seeing the area where our athletes won their medals. This 2 – 2½ hour walk begins at Pudding Mill Lane and takes in the exteriors of the Aquatic Centre, the Stadium, Handball Arena (The Copper Box), the Velodrome and also the new I-City (formerly the International Press Centre). For an additional fee we can pre-book visits inside the Copper Box, the Aquatics Centre and the Orbit within your walking tour.
ART GALLERIES OF LONDON
London has a great range of art galleries, which have free entrance and all offer downloadable resources and education programmes. The most popular galleries are:
National Portrait Gallery
Victoria & Albert
With more than 7 million objects within its collections, the British Museum illustrates and documents the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.
Visit HMS Belfast to discover what life was like for those who lived and worked on board this last remaining warship of its kind. Nine decks of amazing seafaring history provide countless opportunities to explore and discover for students where you can hear sailors’ stories in the Life at Sea exhibition.
HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT
Free guided tours are available throughout the year by requesting a place through your MP or a member of the House of Lords.
IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM
The Imperial War Museum covers conflicts involving Britain from the First World War through to the present day. The Centenary of the First World War is highly topical and with it’s new First World War galleries the IWM is a must for any group visiting London.
The London Dungeon combines real history, horror and humour to bring gruesome goings-on back to life in the 21st century. A thrilling and exciting trip that students will love, with actors recreating events such as the Great fire of London, Sweeney Todd, the Plague and Jack the Ripper.
Breath-taking sights make the London Eye a highlight of the city which you should not miss!
A thrilling and exciting visit containing inspiring wax works of some of the world’s most influential and famous people. Galleries include Sport, World Leaders, The Royal Family and Music along with the Spirit of London ride and Marvel Super Heroes 4D experience.
MUSEUM OF LONDON
Step inside Museum of London for a memorable journey through London’s unsettled history. Telling London's story students can enjoy the prehistoric, Roman and medieval London galleries through to the present day.
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Hundreds of exciting, interactive exhibits including the ultimate dinosaur exhibition, a human biology section or visit 'Investigate' -an exciting new hands-on science centre perfect for engaging students.
RIPLEY’S, BELIEVE IT OR NOT
Based in the heart of the West End, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is the most wonderfully weird visitor attraction in London. Home to countless curiosities collected by the legendary adventurer Robert Ripley, you’ll step into a fascinating world where the bizarre and the unbelievable come to life and
where amazement is waiting around every corner. From unusual art to underwater wonders, an upside down room and even a dungeon, at Ripley’s London there are mindboggling experiences for even the wildest imagination.
The Science Museum allows you to introduce children to science with fun, hands-on interactives and encounter the past, present and future of technology in seven floors of galleries.
ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL
With its iconic dome that dominates the London skyline, St Pauls Cathedral is a must see for all groups visiting London. Over the years, decoration has been added and removed so that today the history of the nation can be seen in mosaics and stone carvings throughout the building.
THAMES RIVER CRUISE
This cruise along the Thames is a great way to see some of the major sites of the city. We recommend groups take the 40 minute cruise from Westminster to Tower which takes in Westminster, Big Ben, Somerset House, London Eye, Oxo Tower, The Tate Modern, St Paul’s Cathedral, London Bridge, Tower Bridge and the Tower.
TOWER OF LONDON
See where numerous individuals lost their heads and visit the Prisoners exhibition which looks at some of the Towers more notorious convicts including Anne Boleyn, Edward V, Guy Fawkes and Sir Thomas More.
Make your evening meal a night out with a restaurant visit. We can book tables at an exciting range of restaurants offering pre-theatre dinner packages to suit all budgets. Choose from:
- Bubba Gump Shrimp
- Planet Hollywood
- Rainforest Café
- Hard Rock Café
- Pizza Express
- Pizza Hut
We can also arrange for packed lunches to be delivered to your hotel or an appropriate meeting point in the city.