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London House Cultural Trips and Excursions
London House runs a range of full and half day excursions to places of cultural and historical significance. These trips are acompanied and you will be taken on a "Guided walking tour". The tour will highlights place of interest and your guide will explain some of the most import and interesting facts about where you are visiting. At the end of the tour you have free time to explore the area yourself, visit a museum, castle, catherdral or other places of interest and do some shopping in the local shops.
Please look at our Half and Full Day Examples for a more detiled look of what a London House "Guided walking tour" is like.
For students visiting with a group for one week it is normal to visit Canterbury for our half day trip and London for our full day trip. Students who stay for longer periods of time will have the opportunity to visit a greater number of locations.
Below is a list of the places we visit regularly.
Available Trips and Excursions
Half Day Trips are typically run during the week and normally take place either on a Wednesday or Thursday afternoon. For those travelling with groups the cost of these trips is normally included within your package. However, for individual students the cost is typically £20 per trip plus the cost of entry to any attractions you wish to go into.
Half day visits to local places of interest including:
White Cliffs walk
Full Day Trips are typically run during the weekend and normally take place either on a Saturday and or Sunday. For those travelling with groups the cost of these trips is normally included within your package. However, for individual students the cost is typically £30 per trip plus the cost of entry to any attractions you wish to go into.
Full day excursions to destinations including:
Oxford and Windsor
Visit historic Canterbury the home of the Church of England and the famous Canterbury Cathedral. Canterbury boasts over 2000 years of history dating back to the Romans. You will be able to visit Canterbury Cathedral, The Roman Museum, Dane John Park, go shopping or relax by the river and much more.
Canterbury Walking Tour
The walking tour of Canterbury takes approximately 1 hour and covers 8 places of interest. You will depart from Westgate by coach at 13:30 and arrive in Canterbury at approximately 14:15. The coach arrives at Canterbury East Station close to Dane John Gardens where the tour begins.
What you will see
Dane John Gardens
St Thomas Hospital
The Weavers and Ducking stool
The Old Buttermarket
Christ Church Gateway
Visit Visit London
London our beautiful capital city. Take one of our guided tours; see Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and much more. See the Changing of the Guard and Horse Guards Parade or travel on a river boat down the River Thames. Go shopping in Harrods or visit one of London's many free museums. If you want we can arrange for you to visit the famous Tower of London or go to Madame Tussauds. Whatever you choose to do you are sure to find it in London.
London Walking Tour
The walking tour of London takes approximately 2 hours and covers 17 places of interest. You will depart from Westgate by coach at 08:00 and arrive in London at approximately 10:00. The coach arrives at Cleopatra's Needle on the bank of the River Thames facing the Houses of Parliament where the tour begins.
What you will see
Houses of Parliament
Big Ben Clock Tower
New Scotland Yard
Horse Guards Parade
St. James Palace
The British Museum
About London: London is the capital city of England and of the United Kingdom. It is the most populous region, urban zone and metropolitan area in the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its founding by the Romans, who named it Londinium. London's ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its 1.12-square-mile (2.9 km2) mediaeval boundaries and in 2011 had a resident population of 7,375, making it the smallest city in England. Since at least the 19th century, the term London has also referred to the metropolis developed around this core. The bulk of this conurbation forms the London region and the Greater London administrative area, governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.
London is a leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence. It is one of the world's leading financial centres and has the fifth- or sixth-largest metropolitan area GDP in the world depending on measurement. London is a world cultural capital. It is the world's most-visited city as measured by international arrivals and has the world's largest city airport system measured by passenger traffic.London's 43 universities form the largest concentration of higher education in Europe. In 2012, London became the first city to host the modern Summer Olympic Games three times.
London has a diverse range of peoples and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries.London had an official population of 8,308,369 in 2012, making it the most populous municipality in the European Union, and accounting for 12.5% of the UK population. The Greater London Urban Area is the second-largest in the EU with a population of 9,787,426 according to the 2011 census. The London metropolitan area is the largest in the EU with a total population of 13,614,409, while the Greater London Authority puts the population of London metropolitan region at 21 million. London had the largest population of any city in the world from around 1831 to 1925.
London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret's Church; and the historic settlement of Greenwich (in which the Royal Observatory, Greenwich marks the Prime Meridian, 0° longitude, and GMT). Other famous landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and The Shard. London is home to numerous museums, galleries, libraries, sporting events and other cultural institutions, including the British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Modern, British Library and 40 West End theatres. The London Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world.
An important part of any students stay in England is their social life. The friends they will meet, the places they will go and what they can do in their free time. London House ensures that all students have the most productive and enjoyable stay possible. Part of this is making sure that all trips and activities are well planned, well managed and properly staffed.
Training: Social Assistants are trained to deliver tours and guide students. This includes:
knowledge of the route
road safety and how to monitor and guide groups of students
historical knowledge and information
Staffing on trips: London House ensure that students are safe at all times. This achieved by:
a ratio of 1 member of staff to 15 pupils
students have London House emergency contact numbers
students have Social Assistants emergency telephone number
Social Assistants, Group Leaders and Coach drivers exchange telephone numbers
Risk Assessment are conducted for trips and activities to ensure:
good staff management
destinations, venues and transport are suitable and safe for our students