London Twickenham

Join our London Experience Summer School

London is just ‘WOW! Quite simply, one of the greatest cities in the world, offering an urban adventure that you will not find anywhere else. London is the planet’s global city, where 9 million people from every country come together to speak English! If you want to learn the English language and get to know the whole world at the same time, this is the place for you!

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Why will you love our London Experience Summer School?

London is the city of everything! There are the “must sees”: Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye, as well as world class museums, galleries, the iconic river Thames, and the greenery of the parks throughout the city .  London never sleeps: there are things going on everywhere and  all the time – you will need more than a couple of weeks to discover it all, but you can get a taste of what London has to offer with our London Experience course!

Location Highlights

St Mary’s University is a modern university campus and was founded in 1850. It is located in Strawberry Hill, a suburb of Twickenham in south west London.

The campus also includes Strawberry Hill House, a neo-Gothic castle, built in 1747.

Free WiFi
Lounge Areas
Cafeteria
Tennis courts, sports fields, sports hall and basketball courts

LAL Summer School St Mary’s University

LAL’s extremely popular summer school is situated at St Mary’s University.  The university campus boasts extensive sports facilities including sports fields, indoor tennis courts, a student hall and theatre.

12 - 17
Ages
16
Max students per class
03 Jul - 31 Jul 2022
Course dates

Course & Methodology

  • LAL’s own bespoke course book, “Round the World” given to every student (included in price)
  • Curriculum and class levels based on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • Course designed by LAL academic staff with a focus on communication and current topics
  • Certificate of attendance and teacher’s report given to every student

Lesson Schedule

Free Time

Free time can only be taken when there is no scheduled excursion. Students are only allowed to leave the campus under the following conditions:

– During the afternoon (locally – not Central London)
– Aged 16 or over
– Consent is given by parents via LAL’s online Welfare and Consent form only (no e-mails or PDFs accepted)
– Students must be in groups of 3 or more

Getting to the school

Transfers

  • Arrivals and departures are on Sundays only.
  • See our Price List or your Group Quote for exact arrival and departure times.
  • Price includes accompanied transfer to and from London Heathrow* with the arrival and departure times listed in the Price List or group quote. Transfers outside of these times and dates are subject to an additional cost.
  • Transfers may involve a waiting time of up to two hours after students have cleared immigration.
    *Gatwick, Luton, St Pancras, London City and Stansted arrivals and departures incur a supplement charge and are usually transferred via Heathrow which may incur additional waiting time. Transfers from other airports are available upon request and additional costs will be charged.

Leisure

Our programmes include supervised excursions during the week and on the weekends to ensure our students have a full summer experience.

Included excursions:

Classic:

  • One full-day per week
  • Four half-days per week

Premium:

  • One full-day per week and one extra full day per two weeks
  • Four half-days per week (two per week different from the Classic programme)

When on excursions, students over the age of 12 are given free time at the destination for a limited period

INCLUDED FULL DAY

Arcelormittal Tower And Slide & London Street Art

Experience breath-taking views and ride the world’s longest and tallest tunnel slide to the bottom! On the way home we visit some of London’s most famous street art in Brick Lane!

Packed meal included. This excursion is approximately 9 hours of which up to 3.5 hours is travel time.

OPTIONAL HALF DAY (GBP 16)

Bowling in Kingston

Visit nearby Kingston for bowling with your new friends at the modern 16 lane bowling alley at the Rotunda centre. You will be home in time lunch/dinner.

This excursion is approximately 4 hours of  which up to 1 hour is travel time. You will be home in time lunch/dinner.

OPTIONAL FULL DAY (GBP 35)

Brighton

Visit Brighton, a seaside town famous for its pier which opened during Queen Victoria’s reign in 1899. On the Palace Pier you will find a fairground arcades.

This excursion is approximately 9 hours of which up to 3 hours is travel time. Packed meal included. You will be home in time for lunch/dinner.

INCLUDED HALF DAY

British Museum

Founded in 1753 the museum is dedicated to human history and culture documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present day.

This excursion is approximately 4.5 hours of which up to 1.5 hours is travel time. You will be home in time for lunch/dinner.

INCLUDED FULL DAY

Camden Market & Regent’s Park

Enjoy the sights sounds and shopping at the famous Camden Market. For a change of pace, stroll round one of London’s most beautiful Royal Parks, Regent’s Park.

Packed meal included. This excursion is approximately 9 hours of which up to 3 hours is travel time.

INCLUDED HALF DAY (weeks 3 & 4 only)

Cartoon Museum

In the heart of London, lies this gem of a museum which should be of interest to everyone with images from the past to the present.

This excursion is approximately 4.5 hours of which up to 2 hours is travel time. You will be home in time for lunch/dinner.

INCLUDED HALF DAY

Emirates Air Line

For one of the best views of London, this cable car ride will give you an awe-inspiring perspective of the city.

This excursion is approximately 4.5 hours of which up to 2.5 hours is travel time. You will be home in time for lunch/dinner.

INCLUDED HALF DAY (weeks 3 & 4 only)

Harrods and South Kensington

A visit to the most famous shop in the world is a must. Just walking around the food hall or the other departments opens your eyes! After, a short walk to the Albert Memorial, built in memory of Queen Victoria’s husband.

This excursion is approximately 4.5 hours of which up to 2.5 hours is travel time. You will be home in time for lunch/dinner.

INCLUDED HALF DAY (weeks 3 & 4 only)

Hyde Park & Oxford Street and dinner in Central London

Starting at Hyde Park Corner, you will stroll down Oxford Street, seeing some of the iconic shops and areas which surround the shopping heaven. Dinner in a restaurant concludes the trip.

This excursion is approximately 8 hours of which up to 2 hours is travel time.

INCLUDED HALF DAY (weeks 3 & 4 only)

London Dungeon

A trip to London’s scariest museum! Learn about the horrors and the history of the past – all quite safe…

This excursion is approximately 4.5 hours of which up to 2 hours is travel time. You will be home in time for lunch/dinner.

INCLUDED HALF DAY (Premium London Experience Excursion only)

London Eye

Ride on the London Eye and discover this amazing city from a whole new perspective! You will love it!

Premium London Experience Excursion only.
This excursion is approximately 4.5 hours of which up to 2 hours is travel time. You will be home in time for lunch/dinner.

INCLUDED HALF DAY

London Southbank Walk

Walk along London’s beautiful riverside stretch taking in some of the city’s sights including Shakespeare’s Globe, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Shard and the Tate Modern art gallery. Experience the history and diversity that London is world famous for.

This excursion is approximately 4.5 hours of which up to 1.5 hours is travel time. You will be home in time for lunch/dinner.

INCLUDED HALF DAY (Premium London Experience Excursion only)

Madame Tussauds

Have your photos taken next to all your favourite celebrities: From Beyoncé to David Beckham! Madame Tussaud’s holds hundreds of incredibly lifelike wax works, as well as a 4D cinema experience.

Premium London Experience Excursion only.
Packed meal included. This excursion is approximately 5 hours of which up to 2.5 hours is travel time.

INCLUDED HALF DAY (weeks 3 & 4 only)

Monument & Jack the Ripper walk

Monument marks the Great Fire of London. Climb the 311 steps, 61 metres above the streets of London. After, if there is time, we can visit some of the locations where Jack the Ripper roamed the streets.

This excursion is approximately 4.5 hours of which up to 2 hours is travel time. You will be home in time for lunch/dinner.

INCLUDED HALF DAY (weeks 3 & 4 only)

National Gallery and Trafalgar Square

Time for some culture! Visit this gallery or the National Portrait Gallery next door and then spend some time in one of the most iconic squares in London.

This excursion is approximately 4.5 hours of which up to 2 hours is travel time. You will be home in time for lunch/dinner.

INCLUDED HALF DAY

Natural History Museum

One of the most famous museums in London and home to many interesting exhibits, from dinosaur fossils to whale skeletons. Who doesn’t like animals?

This excursion is approximately 4.5 hours of which up to 2 hours is travel time. You will be home in time for lunch/dinner.

INCLUDED FULL DAY (weeks 3 & 4 only)

Oxford

Visit the oldest University City in the English-speaking world. An ideal place to combine sight-seeing and shopping with a visit to one of Oxford’s world-famous colleges.

Packed meal included. This excursion is approximately 9 hours of which up to 3 hours is travel time.

INCLUDED HALF DAY

Royal Walk

Take in some of London’s most famous sights from the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben to Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey.

This excursion is approximately 4.5 hours of which up to 2 hours is travel time. You will be home in time for lunch/dinner.

INCLUDED HALF DAY

Science Museum

There is something for everyone in this fascinating and interactive museum. Discover the truth about tech you didn’t know.

This excursion is approximately 4.5 hours of which up to 2 hours is travel time. You will be home in time for lunch/dinner.

OPTIONAL HALF DAY (GBP 6)

Shopping in Kingston

One of London’s most popular destinations for shopping. Situated on the Thames, Kingston has huge malls and traditional shops in the market area.

This excursion is approximately 4 hours of which up to 1 hour is travel time. You will be home in time for lunch/dinner.

INCLUDED HALF DAY (Premium London Experience only)

St Paul’s Cathedral

Once the tallest building in London, Christopher Wren’s St Paul’s Cathedral is not only one of the most spectacular buildings in London, it also has one of the most striking views in London when you climb to the top.

Packed meal included. This excursion is approximately 5 hours of which up to 2.5 hours is travel time.

INCLUDED HALF DAY

St Pauls Cathedral

Once the tallest building in London, Christopher Wren’s St Paul’s Cathedral is not only one of the most spectacular buildings in London, it also has one of the most striking views in London when you climb to the top.

Premium London Experience Excursion only.
Packed meal included. This excursion is approximately 5 hours of which up to 2.5 hours is travel time.

OPTIONAL FULL DAY (GBP 15)

Sunday Markets and Street Food

Visit one of London’s famous Sunday markets and then sample some street food from all over the world.

Including GBP7 for lunch. This excursion is approximately 7 hours of which up to 3 hours is travel time.

INCLUDED HALF DAY

Thames Party Cruise

Enjoy an evening excursion to London’s River Thames for a cruise to take in London’s sights while you dance the evening away!

This excursion is approximately 5.5 hours of which up to 2 hours is travel time.

INCLUDED FULL DAY (Premium London Experience Only)

Thorpe Park

Visit one of Europe’s most exciting theme parks. With over 30 rides along with plenty of other things to see and do, Thorpe Park will easily keep everyone entertained all day!

Premium London Experience Only.
This excursion is approximately 9 hours of which up to 2 hours is travel time. You will be home in time for dinner.

OPTIONAL FULL DAY (GBP 40)

Thorpe Park

Visit one of Europe’s most exciting theme parks. With over 30 rides along with plenty of other things to see and do, Thorpe Park will easily keep everyone entertained all day!

This excursion is approximately 9 hours of which up to 2 hours is travel time. You will be home in time for dinner.

INCLUDED FULL DAY (weeks 3 & 4 only)

Tower Bridge & Covent Garden

See the world’s most famous fortress. The Tower of London offers fantastic insight into the history of London. The visit if followed by a trip to Covent
Garden.

Packed meal included. This excursion is approximately 8 hours of which up to 3 hours is travel time.

INCLUDED HALF DAY (Premium London Experience only)

Tower of London

See the world’s most famous fortress. The Tower of London offers fantastic insight into the history of London. It is home to ravens who are said to guard the city.

Packed meal included. This excursion is approximately 5 hours of which up to 3 hours is travel time.

INCLUDED HALF DAY

Tower of London

See the world’s most famous fortress. The Tower of London offers fantastic insight into the history of London. It is home to ravens who are said to guard the city.

Premium London Experience Excursion only.
Packed meal included.
This excursion is approximately 5 hours of which up to 3 hours is travel time.

INCLUDED HALF DAY (weeks 3 & 4 only)

Victoria and Albert Museum

Visit the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design. It houses 4.5 million objects, its collection spans 5000 years of art from all over the world.

This excursion is approximately 4.5 hours of which up to 2 hours is travel time. You will be home in time for lunch/dinner.

OPTIONAL FULL DAY (GBP 75)

Warner Bros Studio Tour: Harry Potter

Go behind the scenes and see how the Harry Potter films were made. View the costumes, props and special effects used to bring them to life.

Packed meal included. This excursion is approximately 8 hours of which up to 4 hours is travel time. Book by 31 Mar 2021

INCLUDED FULL DAY

West End Walk & Dinner in Central London

Explore the famous sights of London visiting Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Chinatown. Dinner in a restaurant concludes the trip.

This excursion is approximately 8 hours of which up to 2 hours is travel time.


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Accommodation in London

We take all steps to ensure that our young students are safe and comfortable while studying in our Summer School in London. These are our accommodation options.

University Residence in London

On-campus

Students can stay on-site at our St Mary’s University student residence. The residence features single rooms, with both shared and en-suite bathroom options available.

Further Information

Important Information Arrivals and Departures: SUNDAYS

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