London Trip!

Posted on: 17/06/2022

The focus of this history trip was crime and punishment - it certainly didn't disappoint, and it was a whirlwind of experiences. On Friday we visited the Royal Courts of Justice for a tour where the migrant deportations to Rwanda were taking place as we were there. After this was the Old Bailey, where most of us were lucky enough to get into public galleries to watch judges summing up at the end of the day's cases.

After a walk across the Millennium Bridge to the South Bank beside Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, we headed to Cafe Rouge for dinner and then for an evening performance of Wicked, before flopping into our beds. Saturday was just as hectic. We began with a guided Whitechapel walking tour which supported large areas of our GCSE study. The Tower of London followed by a Thames River Cruise were much more relaxing. Then a dip into the National Gallery, the chaos of Trafalgar Square, the calm of St. James' Park (trying to dodge the deckchair man!) and dinner at Pizza Hut. Our day was rounded off with a Jack the Ripper location tour just before dusk! Sunday was the day to take it slower. The fascinating Imperial War Museum, cricket in the park and the Clink prison punishment museum were all wedged into the day before the trek home. 
Our bus drivers, father and son (Neil and Gareth) were exceptional with their patience and humour. All our staff were genuinely proud of the students' attitude shown throughout the trip. They were a pleasure to be with. Happy days and great memories.

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