Exploring the Sights of London

Exploring the Sights of London


Year 6 pupils have just returned from a thoroughly enjoyable three day trip to London.

Stopping on-route at the famous Warner Brothers Studios where all the Harry Potter films were made, pupils were delighted to discover the magic behind the spellbinding special effects and explore the behind-the-scenes secrets of the gripping wizardry stories. Walking through the iconic Hogwarts Great Hall, encountering animatronic creatures and wandering down Diagon Alley to visit Ollivanders Wand Shop; the afternoon offered a magnificent, magical experience which brought the stories of Harry and his friends to life.

Pupils then boarded the coach for the final part of their journey, arriving at their accommodation near Notting Hill in time for their evening meal and a quiz challenge. An early start on Wednesday allowed for a full and interesting morning at the Natural History Museum to see the ‘Mammoths and Ice Age Giants’ exhibition and meet some of largest mammals to have walked on Earth. Fossils, skeletons and huge models towered above in a mighty display of tusks and trunks.

Lunch at Pizza Express followed, then back on the coach and across Blackfriars Bridge for a tour of The Globe and a demonstration of the weapons used in many of Shakespeare’s battles. The afternoon was spent exploring the sights of London; the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St. James’ Park and Buckingham Palace, concluding with a theatre trip to see ‘Warhorse’, the stunning production with equine puppetry brought to life on stage.

A sunny Thursday morning provided perfect conditions for a trip on the London Eye and clear panoramic views across the capital, before it was time to board the coach for the final journey home.