School Trips for English & English Literature

With a vast number of British authors penning many of our much-loved classics, some of the best English literature school trips are right here on your doorstep.

At WST, we offer English school trips to exciting destinations both here in the UK and further afield, allowing students to explore the places which inspired many of the captivating plays, poetry and novels we still study today. English school tours to London and Stratford Upon Avon give pupils the opportunity to delve into the works of William Shakespeare, with Lively Action workshops designed to truly bring the Bard’s plays to life.

We offer the following fascinating English and English literature school trips:

Learn about London’s literary legends

London promises an action-packed school tour for English and English literature students alike. With plenty of interactive workshops to get involved in, pupils can immerse themselves in a WWI poetry session at the Imperial War Museum, analyse the works of Charles Dickens at the author’s house and museum, or put their own skills to the test at one of City Academy’s writing workshops. You can even pop down to Shakespeare’s Globe or the West End to see one of the plays your students are studying brought to life.

Study Shakespeare in Stratford

Birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford Upon Avon is a fantastic place for English literature students to get to grips with the Bard’s iconic plays. Workshops can be tailored to your students’ study topics, and the Royal Shakespeare Company regularly performs a number of Shakespeare’s plays throughout the season. A great way for students to enhance their understanding of the Bard’s works, you can also pay a visit to one of Shakespeare’s houses to find out even more about the world-renowned playwright.

Discover the inspiration behind WWI poetry

The inspiration for some of history’s most poignant poetry, the WWI battlefields at Ypres and Somme are a must for students looking to grasp a better understanding of the events which stimulated such emotive literature. Students can walk in the footsteps of the thousands of soldiers who lost their lives on the battlefields, as well as follow individual stories through personal testimonies and videos at the In Flanders Fields Museum.

Why choose WST for your English and English literature school trip? 

  • You’ll be put in contact with one of our English and English literature specialists who understand your learning objectives
  • We’ll tailor your tour itinerary to meet your specific study themes
  • We have access to excellent group rates for theatre tickets, including Shakespeare's Globe
  • We offer a superb range of guided tours to suit your study topics
  • We are proud to be the only school tour operator with a Government Standard Customer Service Excellence award
  • Not only do we tailor make each of our school tours, but you can rely on our exceptional customer service throughout the planning

Book your school trip today

Our English and English literature specialists can help you design a trip to specifically meet your pupils’ learning objectives. If you’d like to book, get in touch with one of our travel team today who will be happy to help. 

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Nici's Expert Tip

Shakespeare's Globe offers some fantastic educational resources to use before, during and after your trip. For inspirational ideas go to the Shakespeare's Globe website.

Top tip from Nici, our Specialist Art & Design Expert