English & English Literature Shakespeare Trips to London

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

Itinerary

Tour Day 1

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

Tour Day 2

Morning
A lively action workshop followed by a tour of the theatre and free time in the Globe Exhibition
Afternoon
Depart London for your return journey to school

2 day experience from only

Based on min 40, BB at Meininger Hotel London, July 2020

£162

Accommodation

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

These hotels both offer a very high standard of accommodation at a good price.  Located in quieter areas slightly outside of the busy city centre but with easy access to all the major sights and on public transport routes.

PREMIER INN HARROW

If you are looking to stay on the outskirts of London for a quieter location this hotel is ideal. Located north of London you can still access the city centre by coach within 1 hour. Recommended for groups on a tight budget and is a great option if you are including a Harry Potter Studio tour in your itinerary.

MEININGER HOTEL LONDON HYDE PARK - NEW FOR 2020 TOURS

Situated in the Kensington area of London, the Meininger is in the ideal location for school groups. It is only a few hundred metres from the Natural History, Science and Victoria and Albert Museums. In terms of quality and location, this hotel offers great value for money.

YHA THAMESIDE

Excellent youth hostel accommodation offering a range of facilities. Located in the edge of the Docklands area, this is ideally suited to younger groups travelling by coach. 

ROYAL NATIONAL HOTEL

This is our most central hotel, located in the heart of the city within walking distance of the West End. The Royal National is a large hotel offering comfortable and affordable accommodation in an excellent central 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. 

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 2020 Summer Season

The 2020 Summer Season is due to be announced in December 2019. 

In the meantime if you are looking for Shakespeare with a twist discover the fantastic new musical & Juliet. 

What if Juliet’s famous ending was really just her beginning? What if she decided to choose her own fate? Join Juliet on this sensational journey of self-discovery and second chances, told through some of the most glittering pop anthems of the last three decades from legendary songwriter Max Martin, including …Baby One More Time, Since U Been Gone, Roar, Everybody (Backstreet's Back), Love Me Like You Do and Can’t Feel My Face. & Juliet is the hilariously irreverent new musical that proves when it comes to love, there’s always life after Romeo…

Take a look at the trailor

Workshops

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! 

 

Cultural Visits

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 Gallery
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Tate Britain
  • Tate Modern
  • Victoria & Albert  

BRITISH MUSEUM

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.

HMS BELFAST

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.

LONDON DUNGEON

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. 

LONDON EYE

Breath-taking sights make the London Eye a highlight of the city which you should not miss!

MADAME TUSSAUDS

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.

SCIENCE MUSEUM

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.

RESTAURANTS

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