SCHOOL TRIP – LONDON

ROYAL PALACES, MUSEUMS, MUSICALS AND HIGHLIGHTS

The capital of England is very versatile with well knows attractions like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, London Eye, Madame Tussaud and Greenwich. Even Windsor Castle and Eton are only a short trip away from central London. It is very easy to explore the city and its history, culture, and the hotspots by tube (underground). It does not matter if you like Shakespeare and visit the Globe Theater or would like to take a magical Harry Potter picture at the platform 9 3/4 at Kings Cross station or you simply let the world go past when you enjoy lunch at Covent Garden.

If you like a day away from the busy capital, we recommend a trip to Oxford, Cambridge or to Brighton to have a day at the coast.

Suitable for...

Students from secondary school and College, adult trips, long weekends for families or with friends as individual trips.

 

Senlac's travel guide for London

All building blocks, sights, attractions, and helpful hints for a successful school trip to London can be found here.

SERVICE

There are many possibilities to make your trip an unforgettable experience. We are happy to help you with recommendations and we have tips to make your trip to London successful. Our SENLAC-Guide, which also can be used in lessons, includes several self-guided walking tours. A Town-Quiz will take you on an exciting route through London. We describe our favorites and help you to make affordable entrance bookings for sights.

MUSICAL IN LONDON

We book free of charge group rate tickets for you.

Museen & Sehenswürdigkeiten in London 

We help with free entrances. Tickets for Madame Tussaud's, Dungeon, London Eye and many more are available at discounted rates.

ACCOMMODATION

LONDON HOST FAMILIES

In and near the city is the home of businesses, shopping streets, theatres, the Queen and the super-rich of the world. The residential districts are located outside. We have host families in 3 districts.

LONDON YOUTH HOTELS

London offers hotels in every price range and for every need. We will find the right accommodation for your group.

SUGGESTED PROGRAM

WE MAKE SUGGESTIONS. YOU DETERMINE THE PROGRAM. THIS IS JUST AN IDEA.
6 DAYS/3 NIGHTS, 2 NIGHT TRIPS, EXTENSION DAY POSSIBLE

In the evening you leave from your hometown and travel to the port of Calais. From there we take the ferry to Dover.

DOVER: In the distance the white cliffs of Dover welcome you to the UK. From Dover Castle – the oldest fortress in England – you have an incredible view. Visitors can travel through time from the medieval times to underground layers from the 2nd world war.

CANTERBURY: Another possible stop would be Canterbury and the breathtaking cathedral which is a property of UNESCO world heritage and the spiritual head of the Church of England. Stroll through the medieval Streets, take a break in one of the romantic cafes and take in the charm of this wonderful city. Archbishop Thomas Becket and the writer Christopher Marlow (Shakespeare´s rival) called this town home.

ARRIVAL IN LONDON: After a short Photo Stop at the Thames Barriers arrival at your accommodation. After the check in you can dive into the lively cosmopolitan mega-city or visit attractions (depending on your accommodation).

GUIDED TOUR: A sightseeing tour with your own coach will show you all the mayor attractions. The tour will end at the Tower of London which you can visit and have a look at the crown jewels. Why are the ravens so important to the tower? What makes the Shard, Gherkin, or the Cutty Sark so special? From which museum can you walk over a bridge across the Thames towards St Paul’s cathedral? Maybe you like to find all the answers and a view from the top of the London Eye at 135 meters might give some clues.

SHOPPING: London offers shopping for everyone from Oxford Street to Harrods the most expensive department store. In Covent garden, Camden Market, and the Carnaby Street you will find traditional shops and market stalls.

HISTORY AND ATTRACTIONS: A visit to London dungeon or a guided ghost walk will tell you the dark and horrid stories of London’s past. You can visit Madame Tussaud, the home of Sherlock Holmes in 221b Baker Street or visit Harry Potter film locations.

SHAKESPEARE: Older students can visit a Shakespeare play in the Globe Theatre. We can also organize a theatre workshop to a Shakespeare play of your choice to meet your curriculum.

OXFORD OR CAMBRIDGE: A visit of either Oxford or Cambridge the most prestigious Colleges in England. A guide will give you a tour around Christ Church College in Oxford or Kings College in Cambridge. They will explain the rules and everyday live in those schools. In the afternoon you can try punting on the river or enjoy a picnic and the atmosphere on the riverbank.

BRIGHTON: Why not spend a day on the coast as a nice contrast to the city. Queen Victoria visited the seaside resort every summer and stayed at the Royal Pavilion which is a museum today. You can have a bird’s eye view from the i360 or ride the rollercoaster on the pier. If you get hungry you can try a portion of traditional fish and chips.

MUSICAL: Back in London you can visit the Westend and a musical.

GREENWICH: Start the day with a boat tour from Westminster to Greenwich. This will give you another view of the city. The beautiful park and buildings are part of the UNESCO. Here you can visit the Royal Observatory and the Meridian, the National Maritime Museum, Queens House, and the Cutty Sark.

GOODBYE: In the evening you will start your journey back to Dover and cross over to Calais by ferry.

In the late morning you reach your hometown

DESTINATIONS AROUND LONDON

  • Brighton – Former Royal summer residence
  • Cambridge  – a stronghold of education with a long tradition
  • Dover – White Cliffs, Port of Dover, medieval castle, and a tunnel labyrinth from the Second World War
  • Canterbury – Seat of the Anglican Church
  • Eton College – England's famous private school
  • Greenwich  – Suburb of London with the Maritime Museum, observatory and famous tea clippers, the Cutty Sark

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