English Literature Trip to London
Bring the script to life with an English literature trip to London's West End!
London’s theatres enjoy a great heritage and world-renowned reputation. They host a wide variety of performances throughout the year. On arrival in London, we can organise a choice of backstage tours, either to the National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe or Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
An evening meal can be arranged at the Hard Rock Café or Planet Hollywood, followed by an evening theatre performance. And, on the way back to school on the second day, make sure you visit the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter.
Small group? Why not join forces with the performing arts department to make this trip cross-curricular?
Suggested Itinerary (2 days, 1 night)
Travel to London
Tour of Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Enjoy Wicked - the Musical in the West End
Visit Warner Bros Studio - the Making of Harry Potter
- 1 night's bed and breakfast accommodation
- Dedicated Itinerary Manager
- Detailed information pack
- Evening meal at Hard Rock Cafe or Planet Hollywood
- Free staff place ratio 1:8
- Return executive coach travel
- Exploring Shakespeare plays
- Use of dramatic effects
- Exploring different audience interpretations
- Works published or performed after 2000
- Exploring Shakespeare plays
- Understanding dramatic devices
- Using drama to engage and entertain
- Post-1914 prose fiction and drama
Key Stage 3
- Understanding our literary heritage
- The world of Shakespeare
- Seminal world literature
- Contemporary drama and poetry
Educational activities and visits
National Theatre Backstage Tours
Get exclusive access to unseen parts of the building on a tour led by experienced and enthusiastic National Theatre guides… Read More
Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare's Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the… Read More
Theatre Royal Drury Lane Tour
Through the Stage Dooris the UK's first interactive theatre tour at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. The history of the… Read More
Warner Bros Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter
Bring Harry Potter to life with a visit to Warner Bros. Studio Tour, London. With the help of qualified teachers… Read More
Wicked the Musical
Discover the untold story of the Witches of Oz in Wicked; one of the most successful and longest-running shows in… Read More
Cultural activities and visits
Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen, as well as the administrative… Read More
Houses Of Parliament
Take a guided tour around the houses of Parliament where you will be able to see the Commons and Lords… Read More
The London Eye is the world’s biggest observation wheel. Situated on the South Bank of the Thames, it is the… Read More
Tower of London
There are dozens of amazing sights and activities at the Tower of London. Students can spend the day visiting the… Read More
The 3* Quality Hotel Wembley is a great base for those wishing to explore London. Located next to Wembley stadium, the hotel offers comfortable accommodation with several amenities to suit groups. The 165 rooms all feature an en-suite and air-conditioning, as well as satellite TV, a direct telephone, hairdryer, safe, and tea & coffee making facilities. Students will be accommodated in multi rooms, with staff in twins or singles. The hotel boasts a sports bar and snack bar as well as a restaurant serving international à la carte cuisine.
Safestay at Elephant & Castle is housed in a beautiful 18th century Georgian building, located just south of the river Thames in London.Students will generally be accommodated in 4-8 bedded rooms and adults in twins, all with ensuite facilities. Rooms also have lockers and may have a TV too.A continental breakfast will be provided every morning, but evening meals will be taken in one of a number of local restaurants. Among its other amenities, the hostel offers free WiFi in communal areaa, a laundry room, free luggage storage, a walled garden, games room and a library. There is also a licensed bar for group leaders to relax in at the end of the day.
YHA Rotherhithe is a modern hostel situated just south of the River Thames in the Docklands area of central London. Offering 320 beds in a range of guestrooms, from twins to 10-bedded rooms, all with private bathroom facilities, your purpose-built hostel can provide breakfast, a picnic lunch and evening meals.Alongside the self-catering kitchen at YHA Rotherhithe, you will also find a laundry room, TV lounge, reference library and book exchange, as well as Internet access. The hostel also offers cycle storage, luggage storage, coin and card payphones and facilities for wheelchair users, including disabled transport information.
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Sachsenhausen is a must for a Berlin visit, as well as the traditional sites – TV Tower, Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Jewish Memorial, etc. For a leisurely afternoon the Berlin Zoo is also worth considering and we also tried out the lesser known Otto Weidz Museum which our students thoroughly enjoyed. Take full advantage of the U/S Bahn during the visit, particularly if travelling with KS4 students – we packed so much into the visit as a direct result. I’ll definitely be back for more as 4 days doesn’t even scratch the surface with so many fascinating sites easily accessible.— Horbury Academy
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