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Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament Trips and visits

There will be several day trips included in the International Summer School package. These trips will give you a chance to immerse yourself in the variety of culture throughout the UK.

London

The changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace

Your chance to visit the iconic city that you’ve seen in movies and read about in books.

We’ll start in the area around The Tower of London, where you can explore this historic landmark and famous Tower Bridge. Afterwards, take a boat up the River Thames to Westminster and take a walking tour where you’ll see Big Ben, the House of Parliament and Buckingham Palace.

You’ll end the day with an option to visit the British Museum or shop ‘til you drop on Oxford Street!

There’s simply too much to see in London, and if you wish you can stay overnight after the tour so you can discover more for yourself. It’s only one hour and 20 minutes away from Birmingham!

Oxford and Bicester Village

Oxford Oxford is England’s oldest university town with its medieval colleges and libraries that have been home to kings, politicians, and writers.

See the river where Lewis Carroll took the ‘real’ Alice in Wonderland, Hogwarts’ dining hall (when available) and even the colleges where C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien taught.

If you’re a bargain hunter, enjoy luxury shopping at Bicester Village, home to designer fashion and homeware stores, with up to 60 per cent off. Brands include Mulberry, Gucci and Prada.

Stratford-upon-Avon

Shakespeare's birthplace in StratfordBarmy about the bard? This day is the perfect opportunity to explore the life and times of Shakespeare in his home town.

Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace, find out where he went to school, how he survived the plague and finally why he put a curse on his own grave.