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London City & Shard Tower

  • Destination: UK - England
  • Duration: 1 day

The capital city of England and of the United Kingdom dates back to its founding by the Romans when it was called Londinium. London is a leading global city with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, media, professional services, research and development, tourism, and transport all contributing to its prominence. It is also one of the world’s leading financial centres and a cultural capital. There are many things to see and do whilst visiting the capital. Whether it’s visiting one of its great museums, seeing a west-end show, or visiting world famous landmarks and buildings, your weekend to London is sure to be a success. London offers great school tours close to home and for a variety of school subjects.

The Shard Tower offers unique views of the capital with its observsation deck located 244.3 metres above ground. Visits to this London sight can be adapted to a variety of school subjects.

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Example itinerary

Day 1

Morning: Departure from school and travel to London. Arrival in central London and start of walking tour. See Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, London Eye.

Afternoon: After free time for lunch and sightseeings, meet with group and travel to the Shard Tower. Travel 72 floors to its open-air observatory ( 244.3 metres high 802 ft) and see London from the tallest building in Europe.

Evening: Evening departure from London and travel back to school.

Sights & places of interest in London

Buckingham Palace
London City & Shard TowerThe official residence of the British monarchs and one of the most visited sites in London. Here you can see the changing of the guards or look at the most famous balcony in the world. Also nearby is Victoria Monument.

Westminster Abbey
London City & Shard TowerThis Gothic church located right next to the Palace of Westminster. It has been one of the most notable religious buildings since its construction and the traditional place of the coronation and burial of British Monachs. It has also hosted many royal weddings and burials and houses tombs of some of Britains greatest writers.

National Gallery
London City & Shard TowerThis art museum located on Trafalgar Square houses over 2.300 paintings dating from the 13th century to 1900. It is the fourth most visited museum in the world. Here you can see some of the most well known works of art such as Vincent van Gogh’s: Sunflowers, Rembrandt’s Belshazzar’s Feast, as well as works from Monet, Renoir, Cézanne to name just a few.

The Palace of Westminster
London City & Shard TowerThis building is the meeting place for the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two house of the Parliament in the United Kingdom. It location on the banks of the River Thames and adjacent to the Westminster Abbey made it the first royal palace of the Kings of England. The building complex has the most recognizable landmark in London which is Big Ben or The Elizabeth Tower.

St Paul’s Cathedral
London City & Shard TowerThis Church of England catherdral sits atop the highest hill in London and was built on the site of an original church dedicated to Paul the Apostle. This present church dates from the late 17th century and had survived bombs during The Blitz during World War II.

Tower of London
London City & Shard TowerHer Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress, more commonly known as the Tower of London is a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames adjacent to Tower Bridge. It was the first residence of British Monarchs since William the Conqueror in 1078 but has been known more famously as a prison. Some of its inmates included, Ann Bolelyn, Guy Fawkes, and Rudolf Hess among others. It also house the the Crown Jewels.

Trafalgar Square
London City & Shard TowerThis public square in central London is popular among tourists who come here to see the National Gallery and Nelson’s Column. Named after the famous battle where Nelson defeated the French and Spanish, it has quickly become the gathering place for political and social celebrations.

Madam Tussauds
London City & Shard TowerThis most famous wax museum in central London is a major tourist attraction where millions enter to see the waxowrks of historical and royal figures, film stars, sports stars and infamous murderers. You can expect to facinated for hours visiting this museum.

Tate Modern
London City & Shard TowerThe Tate Modern is a modern art gallery located in central London. It is the most visited modern art gallery in the world. It holds the national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day and international modern and contemporary art. Throughout the year, the museum holds temporary exhibitions which accompany the current collection.

London Eye
London City & Shard TowerThe London Eye is the tallest Ferris Wheel in Europe and the most popular paid tourist attraction in the UK. With a height of 120 meters above London you can see panoramic views of the see and most of the city’s iconic landmarks.

British Museum
London City & Shard TowerThis museum, dedicated to human history and culture, has some 8 million works and is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence. The museum has exhibits from all eras and civilisations and is the 2nd most visited museum in the world.

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