Make friends and see London

Learning English at our school is not just about studying in a classroom. We believe that after you study, you need time to explore London, relax, and enjoy yourself. To help this, we have a social programme where our students get a chance to visit some of the most famous and interesting places in London with one of our teachers. You get to practice your English and make friends!

We visit art galleries, museums, restaurants, cafes and lots more! Every Friday afternoon we invite students to the local traditional pub, The Duke of Wellington, to enjoy a chat and a drink – this also includes non-alcoholic drinks! In summer, we enjoy the Victoria School Barbecue, Sports Day, restaurant outings, Thames River trips and International Day.

Many of these activities are free. When you do have to pay entrance fees or trip costs, we negotiate the lowest possible price.

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summer social programme

Our 2019 Social Summer Programme

Our social summer programme starts in July and every Wednesday one of our experienced teachers will take a group of our students to some of the most interesting, exciting and famous tourist attractions in London. Some of these places include the British Museum, the Tate Modern Art Gallery and the National Gallery. One of the fantastic things about London is that so many of our museums and art galleries are free!

As well as visiting these great attractions, we also offer something different.  In July, you are invited to our Sports Day Picnic in Battersea Park, and also to a beautiful countryside walk just outside of London.   

In August, our students are invited to our garden party and BBQ (at the Principal’s house, and the Principal is an excellent BBQ chef!), a River Thames boat trip from Westminster to Greenwich, the South Bank Walk, and on the last day of the summer season, the Victoria School of English International Day. 

As well as visiting these great attractions, we also offer something different.  In July, you are invited to our Sports Day Picnic in Battersea Park, and also to a beautiful countryside walk just outside of London.   

In August, our students are invited to our garden party and BBQ (at the Principal’s house, and the Principal is an excellent BBQ chef!), a River Thames boat trip from Westminster to Greenwich, the South Bank Walk, and on the last day of the summer season, the Victoria School of English International Day. 

Click here to see all our summer events


 
 

Activities we recommend

Guided walks through the historical and cultural areas of London 

  • Food Walking Tour: London Bridge and Borough Market 

  • Harry Potter walking tour 

  • Highlights of London and afternoon tea 

  • Changing of the Guard guided walking tour 

  • Historic pub walking tour 

  • Camden street art walking tour 

  • Private Sherlock Holmes walking tour 

Visits to sightseeing attractions 

  • Tower Bridge 

  • Buckingham Palace 

  • Hyde Park 

  • St. Paul's Cathedral 

  • West Minster Abbey 

  • Big Ben 

  • Tower of London 

  • Greenwich 

  • The Sky Garden 

  • London Dungeon 

  • Sealife London Aquarium 

 Visits to the famous galleries and museums 

  • Tate National Gallery 

  • Tate Modern Gallery 

  • National Gallery 

  • Natural History Museum 

  • British Museum 

  • Victoria & Albert Museum 

  • Science Museum 

Excursions to places of interest 

  • Canterbury 

  • Cambridge 

  • Bath 

  • Oxford 

  • Brighton 

  • Stratford-upon-Avon 

  • Stonehenge  

  • Windsor 

  • Hampton Court