English & Literature Trips To London

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  • Secondary School, Sixth Form

Curriculum Included

Key Highlights

  • City Academy Creative Writing workshops
  • Shakespeare performance at the Globe Theatre
  • Literary themed walking tours around London
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About this trip

Our programme of English and English Literature school trips to London will really help your GCSE and A-Level students gain a far deeper understanding of this core subject.

With specific workshops run by subject experts, a wide selection of museum visits, visits to the homes of famous writers, and even Warner Brothers Studios, your students can expand their knowledge on their favourite subject, while creating fantastic case studies to use within their upcoming examinations.

We also offer guided walking tours designed to support a selection of authors, texts, genres and key curricular themes being taught in school.

Trip Details

Shakespeare's Globe - Summer 2024

Summer Season 2024

The season will be running from 19th March to 27th October and performances will be on a series of selected dates throughout this period.

During this time you can enjoy a Shakespeare performance, seated or standing in the authentic surroundings of the famous Globe Theatre. But you need to hurry, these performances sell out quickly. 

Take a look at this year's performances:

  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Richard III
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • Antony and Cleopatra
  • The Comedy of Errors

Other Study Visits

  • Dr. Johnson's House & Workshops
    During an English London school trip, students can mull over Johnson's great Dictionary in the Garret where it was written. Take the new audio-visual tour and discover Johnson's fascinating life and try on the Georgian costumes and explore with the family trail.
  • City Academy Writing Workshops
    City Academy’s writing workshops are an opportunity for students to free their imagination and tell an original story. Options include Creative Writing, Sitcom Writing, Scriptwriting, Poetry and more.
  • South Bank Centre Poetry Library
    The Southbank centre welcomes visits from schools and will adapt a visit to help you get the most out of the collection and other opportunities at Southbank Centre. Students can research a particular poet, explore the UK's largest collection of modern poetry, research a particular subject and even discover how to publish poetry.
  • Royal Courts Of Justice
    Bring your learning to life with a visit to the Royal Courts of Justice for a school visit unlike any other. The National Citizenship and Law (NCCL) specialises in providing a range of innovative activities to suit your classroom based learning, all within the magnificent setting of one of Britain’s most prestigious working courtrooms. Your group can choose from a wide range of quality learning experiences.

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Other Cultural Visits

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Highlights of London Guided Tour
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Sample Itinerary

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Sample itinerary for a 2 day trip

Day 1
Morning

Depart for arrival in London around mid-day. Check into your accommodation

Afternoon

Creative Writing workshop at City Academy

Evening

Pre-theatre evening meal followed by a Shakespeare Performance at the Globe Theatre

Day 2
Morning

Choice of literary themed walking tour such as Charles Dickens, Shakespeare, Henry James or Sherlock Holmes

Afternoon

Depart London for your return journey to school

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