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English Plus London Guided Walks Week

London is a fantastic city to explore on foot and SGI, based in Central London, is a great place to combine English language study with guided walks led by our very own fully-qualified walking tour guide and teacher Owen. Our English + London Guided Walks Week is especially suitable for those international students who are fascinated by the history of London and want to improve their English.

Next Course Dates: TBA

Maximum number of participants: 12

Package Price: £395

The walks will provide many memorable highlights for students as well as a strong sense of London’s history. From the grandeur of the buildings and the serene beauty of the mighty River Thames, to the peaceful charm of the Royal Gardens and the breathtaking views from Greenwich Hill.

Package includes:  

  • General English in the morning: Mon – Fri: 3 hours a day
  • London Walks early/mid afternoon: Mon – Fri: 2-3 hours per day*
  • there is a 10 – 15 min briefing session before each daily walk    
28th Monday: Welcome drinks

London Walk 1: Soho and Westminster Walk

This popular walk takes in two famous areas close to the school. You will walk through London’s world famous Soho district and theatre land and then go through Trafalgar Square, home to Nelson’s Column and then finish up at the Houses of Parliament and the iconic London landmark of Big Ben. Owen will provide a host of interesting facts along the way.

29th Tuesday: Natural History Museum and Ice Rink

London Walk 2: City of London and Under the Bridges Walking Tour

See the Thames from an unusual angle - from underneath the bridges of the River Thames! walk along the northern shore of the Thames and into the City of London. See ancient and modern buildings and hear some fascinating stories about this beautiful historic area.

Wednesday: Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

London Walk 3: London’s Royal Gardens

Do you remember the royal kiss on the balcony at Buckingham Palace when William and Kate got married? Come on a lovely walk through the Royal Gardens of London and see all the special locations associated with the Royal Family. Hear all the stories and gossip about The Queen, Charles and Diana and many others. You won’t believe how green central London is!

31st Thursday: New Year's Eve in Historic Greenwich: Walk and Fireworks

London Walk 4: Jack the Ripper Walk

Do you dare to walk the mean streets of East London and hear stories which will freeze your blood? Follow in the footsteps of the worst killer London has ever known - Jack the Ripper! Come back in time to 1888 and visit Whitechapel, still one of the most atmospheric areas of modern London. We’ll show you where the victims died and you’ll hear terrifying stories about Jack’s crimes. Who was he? Hear about some of the suspects and see if you can decide his real identity.

1st Friday: Tate Modern

London Walk 5: Greenwich and the Meridian Line

Enjoy a walk in Greenwich, one of London’s oldest and most atmospheric areas. Come and see the beautiful Victorian ship the Cutty Sark. Walk under the River Thames through one of London’s oldest foot tunnels. Climb the hill in Greenwich Park to see the most amazing views back onto Central London. And stand on the Prime Meridian, the line which separates the hemispheres - so you can have one foot in the eastern hemisphere and one in the western!

*All activities and venues subject to change

Package includes:  

•    General English in the morning: Mon – Fri: 3 hours a day
•    London Walks mid/late afternoon: Mon – Fri: 2-3 hours per day

Teacher Owen

Accommodation (additional cost)

Great choice of homestay or student residences: prices from £150 per week (B&B Homestay

Key Features

Course start date:TBA
LevelsA1 Elementary - C1 Advanced
Max Group Size12
Price (£)£395

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