Like all Go Learn journeys, the adventure begins at home. We'll make sure you have all the information you need before you arrive in London—we'll answer questions about what to pack, how to get around, and our daily itinerary. We want you to arrive in London ready to learn!
A trip reunion about a month after returning will be the perfect conclusion to our journey. We will exchange pictures and stories while remembering the highlights of our tour. Go Learn expeditions are designed to be small, boutique experiences where one returns with a group of friends. Good food, drink, and company await us at this reunion.
It’s hard to fit what London is into one sentence, but let's give it a shot: London is the capital of the United Kingdom (and hence has all the Washington D.C.-type buildings), and it also has hundreds of historical sites from a Roman temple to Jimi Hendrix's apartment, and it's also the biggest city in the European Union (8.5 million) with the most diverse population (270 nationalities and 300 languages—imagine what that means for restaurants, yum), and it’s also one of the world’s premiere financial and commercial hubs (um, shopping), and it has the most museums in the world (173, with 11 of them national museums, and unlike other European cities, they're mostly FREE); it also has the most restaurants in the world (37,450), 5,000 acres of parks (8 of them Royal) and 214 theatres to which 14.2 million people flock each year (including us); plus it has fourteen football clubs, including 6 Premier League teams, is home to the tallest building in the EU (the Shard) and has hosted the Olympic Summer Games 3 times. Whew! But it isn't all about bigness and most-ness. London is also home to quiet nooks and curious crannies—truly adventure around every corner.
The best time to visit London is March through May when the temperatures are cool and the city's parks are green and blooming. Remember, there is always a change for rain!
Activity levels and restrictions
In order to fully explore the sights on our itinerary, we will be walking every day sometimes up to 10 miles. Most city walking is flat on paved surfaces. When visiting gardens, museums and churches, we may be walking long distances or standing on our feet for prolonged times. Be sure to bring comfortable walking shoes! Since we will be waking up early with jet lag, we often will start our days early and continue until sundown. Our exciting itinerary and daily learning adventures will keep you happily exhausted.
March 5–14, 2020
Tour is limited to 20 participants
Double Occupancy: $ per person
Single Cost: $
See Terms for payment and cancellation details.
Excursions to Kew Gardens, Eltham Palace & Gardens, 18 Stafford Terrace, Spencer House, Sir John Soane’s House, and 2 Willow Road in Hampstead
Day trips to Blenheim Palace and Wakehurst Gardens
Bell ringing at St. Mary Abbots Parish Church, Kensington
Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London
4-5 plays and music events specially chosen for A Very English Spring
A major art exhibition at the National Gallery, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, or Royal Academy
Informal lectures and chats led by Tim and others, your cultural guides for A Very English Spring
Handpicked culinary delights from fabulous restaurants and open-air markets
Free time, with plenty of suggestions, to find your own remarkable Very English Spring