Section 1: Overview
Is this course for me?
- This programme offers students aged 16 – 25 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 central location of South Bank University — located right on the River Thames with views of the London Eye and The Shard.
- Every Wednesday, 29 June – 17 August 2022
- 1 week bookings: 3 August, 10 August, 17 August 2022 only.
- 16 – 25 (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)
- 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)
- Travel cards for zones 1 and 2 (access to all main tourist sites)
- 1 x full day excursion per week
- 3 x evening activities per week
- Exciting optional activity programme visiting iconic London sights
Section 2: Programme content and structure
- English lessons will explore British culture — specifically, the history, politics and social economy of London.
- Your classes will take place at one of the main university buildings — recently completely renovated and just 5 minutes’ walk from your accommodation.
- The modern classrooms are all equipped with data projectors.
Your meal plan
- A newly refurbished campus dining facility is just a short walk from the accommodation.
- Breakfast and dinner is provided every day with a choice of meals.
- You will live at David Bomberg house or McLaren House— residence facilities of South Bank University.
- 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.
- David Bomberg House is just 3 minutes’ walk from the nearest tube station (Borough) and is very close to London Bridge station.
- McLaren house is equidistant to the school and a 5-minute walk to Southwark or Waterloo stations
- Both are within close walking distance of the Tate Modern Gallery and the Globe Theatre.
- Our Discover London programme includes a weekly travel card (zones 1 and 2) so you can explore London in your own time.
- Your programme includes 1 x organised full-day visit per week
- You will also be able to join 3 x free evening activities per week, such as a movie night, disco, sports evening or quiz night.
- If you want to join other optional organised trips you can pay for these on a “pay-as-you-go” basis at the centre. Alternatively, the full package with activities and all excursions included is available to pre-purchase prior to arrival at the cost of £145 per person, 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 — beach and Sea Life Centre
- Oxford — University walking tour and Ashmolean Museum
- Portsmouth — HMS Victory
- 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: £40
- 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.
- Price: £60
- 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: £38
- 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: £40
- 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.
Entrances only (accessible by public transport)
- Price: £25 (age 17 and under); £29 (age 18+)
- 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.
Tower Bridge Experience
- Price: £12 (age 17 and under); £16 (age 18+)
- 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. Pauls Cathedral
- Price: £18 (age 17 and under); £22 (age 18+)
- 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.
- Price: £21 (age 17 and under); £25 (age 18+)
- 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.
- Price: £20 (age 17 and under); £24 (age 18+)
- 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.
- Price: £31 (age 17 and under); £35 (age 18+)
- 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: £25 (age 17 and under); £29 (age 18+)
- 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.
- Disco/Karaoke: £5
- Games night: £3
- Sports night: £3
- West end shows: prices from £30
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The Kings Admissions Team