19320
England
London's Cultural Heritage
On an exploration of London alongside experts, learn about major historical events, British royalty, the legacy of Shakespeare and the city's most iconic monuments.
Rating (4.83)
Program No. 19320RJ
Length
10 days
Starts at
2,599
Flights start at
775
Getting There
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At a Glance

Journey through the ages from medieval to modern on the streets of London, tracing the lives of great figures from London's history in the famous buildings they've inhabited. Talk of Henry VIII at his sumptuous Hampton Court Palace, discuss Queen Victoria's Royal Albert Hall and Victoria and Albert Museum, study the architecture of Sir Christopher Wren at his churches that dot the city and relive Churchill's "finest hour" at the Cabinet War Rooms and Churchill Museum.
Activity Level
Varies by date
Varies by date. May 8, 2017 / Oct. 16, 2017: Easy Going: Walking distance subject to ability but slower paced; stairs. Extensive use of coach. All other dates Active: Walking up to one mile over varied terrain; stairs.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Expertly led scholarly field trips to the sites of London's major historical events and eras, from the medieval city to the Victorian "Albertopolis" to Princess Diana's Kensington Palace.
  • Delve into the history of legal London at Lincoln's Inn Fields and survey some of England's greatest treasures at the British Museum.
  • Take an evening tour of Sherlock Holmes' London including a visit to a local pub.
Featured Expert
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Kevin Flude
Kevin Flude lectures on the archaeology, history and museums at Central St. Martins College (University of the Arts, London) the University of Westminster and is an Honorary Lecturer at University College London. He is also the Director of the Old Operating Theatre Museum, a fascinating Museum in Central London. Kevin serves as a study leader for Road Scholar programs, putting to use his deep and broad experience in the museum world gained during his time at the Museum of London, the Victoria and Albert Museum and Oxford’s Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art.
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Kevin Flude
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