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Excursions

Each week there are two full-day excursions, one to nearby London and the other to attractive destinations such as Brighton, Oxford, Cambridge, Warwick Castle and the Harry Potter Studio Tour.

London visits may include The London Eye, River Thames Cruise, The British Museum and The Tower of London. Brighton is always a popular visit, combining the attractions of a typical English seaside resort with the historical interest of the Royal Pavilion and craft shops of the narrow streets of the Lanes. The ancient university cities of Oxford and Cambridge offer the opportunity to tour a college and to try punting on the river.

The Harry Potter Studio tour is conveniently located less than half an hour’s drive from Mill Hill. It offers a fascinating insight into the making of the movies, with many original props, sets and costumes. Visits also include historic Warwick Castle and Stratford-upon-Avon; the home of William Shakespeare, England’s most celebrated playwright. In addition, there are evening trips to central London, a great chance to soak up the atmosphere of our capital city, and just half an hour’s journey from Mill Hill.

All visits are led and supervised by our staff, with students aged 12 to 14 accompanied at all times, whilst those aged 15 to 17 are given the opportunity to have short periods of  unsupervised time to encourage them to immerse themselves in their surroundings. Sightseeing, cultural visits and even shopping provide contexts within which speaking, and listening skills are put to the test. They are also great fun and provide memories to last a lifetime.