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Shakespeare Theatre School Trip to London

Shakespeare Theatre School Trip to London

Positive, accommodating, helpful – doing anything they can to make our trip not only happen, but as if we are the only school they deal with. Nothing is any trouble AND they send chocolate! Seriously, they KNOW their craft and ensure that our trip is tailored efficiently and effectively. This is our second trip with WST: we are already thinking about our third.
Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School


Seeing a performance can make all the difference in engaging students in the plot and context of Shakespeare’s plays. Shakespeare’s Globe offers a unique opportunity to see his works performed as they would have been originally.

Tour Day 1

Morning Depart school for arrival in London around mid-day
Afternoon Check-in to your accommodation. Free time in the South Bank area
Evening Early pre-theatre dinner at Pizza Express 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 min 40, Bed and Breakfast at International Hotel Wembley, October 2017 (excluding half term) 

£149

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.

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.

QUALITY HOTEL WEMBLEY 

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. 

COLUMBIA HOTEL

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 2017 Season

The 2017 season is The Summer of Love with artistic director Emma Rice marking the 50th anniversary of the summer of 1967. Bring Shakespeare to life and leave your students in awe with a legendary performance at Shakespeare's Globe. The season opens on 22 April and performances include:

Romeo & Juliet - starting 22 April 

Twelfth Night - starting 18 May

Much Ado About Nothing - starting 14 July

King Lear - starting 10 August

Boudica - starting 8 September - World Premier 

Touring performances include Nell Gwynn and Tristan & Yseult.

Booking opens on 9th January.

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! 

 

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

GUIDED TOURS

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.  A vast urban regeneration programme is transforming East London and making headline news daily. Limited areas of the Olympic Park are now open to the public on guided tours .

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 – CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT – DUE TO RE-OPEN IN JULY 2014

The Imperial War Museum London covers conflicts involving Britain from the First World War through to the present day. Once the museum re-opens new WW1 and WW2 exhibitions will feature alongside the permanent of People’s War, Second World War Portraits, A Family in Wartime and Secret War.

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.