London Geography and Earth Sciences

3 days/2 nights

From only £136pp

Overview

3 days/2 nights From only £136pp

London as a ‘global city’ offers much for students to study and explore. Learn about the history, wildlife and environment of the River Thames and the risk of flooding in London at the Thames Barrier. Visualise the urban sprawl of London with a flight on the London Eye and explore the topics of sustainability and regeneration with a visit to the 2012 Olympic Park.

What's included in the trip?

  • Executive coach travel
  • Use of the coach during the tour
  • Return ferry crossing via Dover / Calais
  • Accommodation on a B&B basis
  • Multi-bedded rooms for students
  • Single/twin rooms for leaders
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:10 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Departure from UK campus.  Olympic Park. Investigate the legacy of London.

  • Day 2

    Thames Barrier Tour to investigate hazard management; energy; fluvial/river systems; ecosystems. Afternoon in Greenwich to investigate the impact of tourism and urban regeneration.

  • Day 3

    The Crystal Experience.  Departure to UK campus.

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Enhance your trip

  • The Shard is among the latest addition to London’s skyline designed by Master Architect Renzo Piano. It has become the tallest building in Weston Europe at a height of 1016ft.
  • The Tilbury power stations are two fossil fuel power stations on the north bank of the River Thames at Tilbury in Essex. The 1,428 MW Tilbury B Power Station has operated since 1967 and fires coal, as well as co-firing oil and biomass.
  • The Thames Barrier is the world’s second-largest movable flood barrier and is located downstream of central London, United Kingdom.
  • Beaufort Court run an education facility to enable school children, students, professionals and the general public to come and see our buildings and their energy systems at first hand.
  • 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.
  • Since its first public flight in March 2000 the London Eye has been a dominant feature to London’s Southbank. This wheel can carry up to 800 passengers per turn and views as far as Windsor Castle can be seen on a clear day.
  • Some of London’s most classic icons can be seen on a Thames boat trip which meanders through the centre of the UK’s capital sailing past Canary Wharf, Westminster and more.
  • The Tower of London is draped in history, first established by William the Conqueror and dating back to 1066. It has been the home of the Crown Jewels since the 1100’s. The Tower of London is now a World Heritage Site and one of London’s major tourist must see attractions.
  • Madame Tussauds London swirls over two centuries of figures from popular and celebrity culture under one roof. There are 14 different sections displaying over 300 wax figures including some of Madame Tussaud’s early work.