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Section 1: Overview

Is this course for me?

  • This programme offers students aged 16+ the chance to spend an unforgettable summer vacation living and learning in London.
  • Combine English language lessons with visits to some of London’s most famous landmarks.
  • You’ll be based at the superb UAL Camberwell campus — located just a short bus-ride from the heart of London.

Key Facts

Start dates:

  • Every Wednesday, 3 July – 31 August 2024
  • 1 week bookings: 31 July, 7 and 14 August 2024 only. 

Entry level:

  • Kings Level 2 (Elementary)

Age:

  • 16+ (please note that students aged 16 and 17 will be allowed to go out unaccompanied in small groups, but will need to sign in and out and will have a curfew of 23.00)

Duration:

  • 2 – 4 weeks

Class size:

  • Maximum 15

Lessons per week:

  • 20 lessons (15 hours) General English 

Included in the price:

  • 15 hours of English lessons per week
  • Half-board accommodation in single en suite rooms (breakfast and dinner)
  • 1 x full day excursion per week
  • 4 x evening activities per week
  • Exciting optional activity programme visiting iconic London sights
  • Please note
    Students studying in UAL Camberwell Campus will each need to independently pre-purchase an Oyster Card on the TFL website or use a contactless method of payment via a debit or credit card in order to travel on the London underground and buses.

    Approximates costs below
    Visitor Oyster (£5) and Oyster (£7) card
    £2.30 per single Journey (Zones 1-2) - caps at £8.50 per day

Section 2: Programme content and structure

Your classes

  • English lessons will explore British culture — specifically, the history, politics and social economy of London.
  • Your classes will take place at one of the university buildings — a short walk from your accommodation.
  • The modern classrooms are all equipped with data projectors.

Your meal plan

  • A modern campus dining facility is right next to the accommodation.
  • Breakfast and lunch is provided every day with a choice of meals.

Your accommodation

  • You will live in Gardens House Residence
  • The residence offers single rooms with a private bathroom arranged in shared flats, with a communal kitchen dining room for each flat (please note the kitchen is not available for cooking).
  • There is also a social room and laundry facility on site.

Social activities

  • Your programme includes 1 x organised full-day visit per week
  • You will also be able to join 4 x free evening activities per week
  • For prices and typical destinations, please see the detailed Optional Excursions information below.

Full-day excursions (included in the price)

Typical destinations include:

  • Brighton — Royal Pavilion
  • Oxford — Punting
  • Canterbury — Cathedral
  • Cambridge — walking tour and shopping

Please note 16 and 17 year olds will need to have some level of supervision at all times.

Section 3: Optional excursions

  • Customise your course with additional optional excursions, available on a pay-as-you-go basis.
  • All optional trips require a minimum amount of 30 students.
  • Optional excursions may be booked directly at centre and are subject to availability.

Entrances and travel included in cost

Full day to Windsor and Windsor Castle

  • Price: £45
  • Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world.
  • It has been the family home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years.
  • It is an official residence of Her Majesty The Queen, whose flag flies from the Round Tower when she is in residence.

Thorpe Park

  • Price: £70
  • Thorpe Park is one of the top theme parks in the UK.
  • Major attractions include a large water slide, a number of rollercoasters and dark ride Derren Brown’s Ghost Train.

Full day to Canterbury and Cathedral

  • Price: £45
  • Canterbury Cathedral is home of the Archbishop of Canterbury, leader of the Church of England.
  • It had huge religious and political significance in medieval times, and its importance as a centre of pilgrimage increased further after the murder of Thomas Becket there in 1170.

Full day to Hampton Court Palace

  • Price: £45
  • Hampton Court Palace is a royal palace in the town of East Molesey, Richmond upon Thames, Greater London.
  • Along with St James’s Palace, it is one of only two surviving palaces owned by King Henry VIII.

Full day to Greenwich

  • Price: £22
  • Including visits to the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory and shopping time in Stratford

Entrances only (accessible by public transport)

London Zoo

  • Price: £30
  • The London Zoo houses a collection of 750 species of animals.

Thames River Cruise

  • Price: £17
  • Experience London's most iconic sights while navigating Thames river.

London Eye

  • Price: £30
  • The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. The structure is 135 metres tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 metres.
  • When it was built in 1999 it was the world’s tallest Ferris wheel.

The Shard

  • Price: £30
  • The Shard is the tallest building in the United Kingdom, offering unparalleled views of the capital from it's viewing platform up top!

Tower Bridge Experience

  • Price: £14
  • London’s Tower Bridge has become one of the city’s most iconic structures, and offers fabulous views from its glass-floored high-level walkways.
  • A permanent exhibition explains the history and engineering of this unique Victorian bridge.

St. Paul's Cathedral

  • Price: £22
  • St Paul’s Cathedral sits at the highest point of the City of London.
  • The present church dates back to the late 17th century, and was designed by Sir Christopher Wren as was part of a major rebuilding programme after the Great Fire of London.
  • It hosts some of the highest profile weddings and funerals in the UK.

Kensington Palace

  • Price: £23
  • Kensington Palace, whose first royal residents were King William III and Queen Mary II, was built in 1605 by Sir George Coppin.
  • It has always been the home of one royal or another, and its most recent inhabitants were the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

London Dungeon

  • Price: £30
  • The London Dungeon is one of the UK’s most popular tourist attractions, and recreates some of London’s most gruesome historical events!
  • It uses a mixture of live actors, special effects and rides.

Madame Tussauds

  • Price: £35
  • Madame Tussauds is a museum that contains waxwork models of famous people.
  • You can visit a range of different collections, have your picture taken alongside A – list celebrities, and for something a little scarier brave the Chamber gallery where infamous serial killers lurk!

Tower of London

  • Price: £30
  • The Tower of London is a 900-year-old castle and fortress in central London that is notable for housing the crown jewels and for holding many famous and infamous prisoners.
  • Throughout its history, the tower has served many purposes: it housed the royal mint, a menagerie, an armoury and barracks for troops.

London Aquarium

  • Price: £15
  • It hosts more than 1 million visitors each year and has been open since 1997.

London walking tours, Science Museum, National Gallery, Natural History Museum, Imperial War Museum, V&A Museum, Covent Garden, London Markets, Sky Garden

  • Price: £5

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The Kings Admissions Team