English & English Literature Shakespeare Trips to London

For English and English Literature students, there is no greater muse than the most famous playwright in history. A trip to Shakespeare's famous Globe Theatre on the banks of the Thames offers the ideal chance for first-hand inspiration through on-stage productions and workshops.

Our dedicated programme for English and English Literature school groups in London enables students to gain a deeper understanding of these subjects through access to subject experts, walking tours and visits to homes of famous writers, and even Warner Brothers Studios.


Tour Day 1

Depart school for arrival in London around mid-day
Check-in to your accommodation. Enjoy a Shakespeare focused theatre workshop tailored to your group
Early pre-theatre dinner at an Italian Restaurant followed by a Globe Theatre performance

Tour Day 2

Tour of the Globe theatre and free time in the Globe Exhibition
Depart London for your return journey to school

2 day experience from only

Based on min 40, BB at Meininger Hotel London, July 2022


Curricular Links

A WST tour to London will support the study of numerous elements of the following exam board specifications:


  • GCSE English Language (8700 & 8702)
  • A-A/S Level English Language (7701, 7702, 7706, 7711, 7716)


  • GCSE English Language
  • A-A/S English Language


  • GCSE English Language (J351)
  • A-A/S Level English Language (H070, H470, H074, H474, H072 & H472))


  • GCSE English Language
  • A-A/S Level English Language

Study Visits

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 Summer Season

As a friend of The Globe, we can offer our customer's exclusive priority booking. Once the season is announced all you need to do is contact our team to secure your preferred dates for the  season.

Contact us to request a priority booking today here.


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

Step inside this faithful recreation of William Shakespeare’s iconic Globe theatre. Imagine it as it would have been at the centre of London’s notorious Bankside entertainment district.

Throughout the year their expert guides bring this extraordinary open-air theatre to life in a 50 minute guided tour, with colourful stories of the 1599 Globe, the reconstruction process in the 1990s and how the building works today as an imaginative and experimental theatre space. Take a seat ‘within this wooden ‘O’’ – listen, absorb and ask questions as the secrets of the Globe unfold

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! 

Cultural Visits

For students on English Shakespeare tours, 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. 


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 Gallery
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Tate Britain
  • Tate Modern
  • 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. 


Free guided tours are available throughout the year by requesting a place through your MP or a member of the House of Lords.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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
  • Maxwell’s
  • Piazza 

We can also arrange for packed lunches to be delivered to your hotel or an appropriate meeting point in the city.

Our tour guide was excellent, very friendly with the boys and had interesting details and info that kept them engaged. Highly recommended. My tours are always well planned and I am kept informed at all times of changes or details. Even when I have to change details it is never too much of a problem, Carole is always excellent, friendly and willing to help. The tours always run well and the activities are good. The pupils always enjoy the trips and I have never had any complaints from them. I would not travel with anybody else!
St. Aloysius College