High School Program

London, a city steeped in history, beckons you to explore from the Elizabethan Globe Theater to the iconic Tower of London. Immerse in its multicultural tapestry, delve into the legacy of the British Empire, and unravel the captivating mysteries that the city conceals.


From North America to the depths of the Nile River, the British Empire has deeply rooted colonial ties. At the height of the British Empire, they controlled roughly a quarter of the world’s population and landmass, making them the largest empire in history. In the post-colonial era, Britain has attempted to confront the legacies of its past. This program focuses on imperialism’s long shadows. Witness artifacts from many different nations that were once under British reign and unpack the meaning and limits of decolonization and Indigenization movements.

About London

London invites you to step into some of the most important eras in history. Travel back in time through a Shakespearean workshop at the Elizabethan Globe Theater, venture through the walls of the Tower of London and try your hand at a game of cricket. This program allows you to immerse yourself in one of the most multicultural cities in the world, while also learning about  the impacts of colonialism and the history of the British Empire. Unleash your inner Sherlock Holmes and uncover all of the mesmerizing secrets London has to offer.   

Theme alternatives

Fully customizable authentic experiences

At Insight, our program itineraries are as unique as your students. All our program itineraries are customized with teacher chaperones to ensure that it meets the needs of your students.

With the support of a variety of local vendors and NGO’s, we promise that your students will get an authentic, local experience.

What's included

All our trips include:

Program highlights

  • Hop aboard an evening boat tour of the Thames River for fantastic views of the city.  Through trade and commerce, this river plays a big role in London’s wealth. 

  • Visit Buckingham Palace, the royal residence and headquarters of the British monarch. 

  • Visit Cambridge University, founded in 1209, the third oldest university in the world and continues to be one of the  leading education institutions. 

  • Learn to play cricket, a very British pastime established in South England in the mid-16th century.

  • Indulge in the High Tea experience at Harrods of London. Pinkies up while you indulge in a famously British experience of High Tea.

How it works


Want to take your students outside the classroom? Review our program locations and suggested themes.

Connect with one of our High School Educators who will help custom design your program.

With our assistance, submit required paperwork and details to your Administration and School Board.

Announce the trip to your students! (We’ll provide all the materials you need).

Invite us to your school to host a Student & Parent Info Night! We will be there to answer questions and support student sign-up!

Sample Itinerary

  • Travel to London, England.
  • Welcome to London! Upon arrival, head over to your accommodations to check-in and freshen up for the afternoon. 

  • Stretch your legs on a stroll through Hyde Park, one of the most famous urban parks in the world. Walk by Kensington Palace, the Italian Gardens, the Albert Memorial and more.

  • Hop on the iconic London doubledecker bus to explore the city from an elevated lens. Audio guide will be included as you pass dozens of notable London attractions. Then, head over to Shakespeares’ Globe to participate in a drama workshop and witness a performance in the reconstructed Globe Theater, an Elizabethan playhouse. 

  • Hop aboard for an evening boat tour of the Thames River for fantastic views of the city.  This significant river  plays a big role in London’s fame and fortune making it one of the wealthiest cities in the world through trade and commerce.

  • Visit the British Museum and witness one of the most famous museums in the world, with a permanent collection of eight million works, making it the largest in the world. Pieces within the collection range from significant pieces of British history  to stolen artifacts, allowing for an interesting impression of Colonialism. 

  • Embark on a guided walk through Westminster. Strolling through the iconic locations like the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and the recently restored Big Ben. 

  • Head over to the Tower of London. Your challenge is a scavenger hunt that will explore the key sights at the tower to discover its secrets and stories. Officially His Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress, the Tower of London is a historic castle on the North Bank of the River Thames in Central London. 

  • Learn to play a very British pastime, cricket. The earliest reference to cricket is in South East England in the mid-16th century. It spread globally with the expansion of the British Empire and is popular around the world today.

  • Located in South Kensington, visit the Victoria and Albert Museum, the world’s largest museum of applied arts, decorative arts and design, with a permanent collection of over two million objects. 

  • Make a stop at Harrods of London, one of the most notorious shopping institutions around the world. Indulge in an afternoon High Tea experience. Then, visit the royal residence and administrative headquarters of the British monarch, Buckingham Palace.

  • Visit the Imperial War Museum  to learn more about the role of conflict in shaping Britain, from the 100 years war to the Battle of Britain in 1941. 

  • Explore London’s Borough Market, at the base of the London Bridge, one of the city’s most prominent transit hubs provides a plethora of food stalls, artisanal retailers, and more.

  • Travel from London to Cambridge for a day trip to the City of Cambridge in eastern England. Stroll through the town, and take a punting tour on the River Cam. Then, visit Cambridge University, founded in 1209, the University of Cambridge is the third oldest surviving university in the world and continues to be one of the  leading education institutions. Take a stroll through the breathtaking campus and step into the shoes of a university student for the day.
  • Take in the grandeur of Trafalgar Square, learning about the battle of Waterloo and the significance of Napoleon’s eventual defeat at the hands of the British. Then, take a guided tour of the National Gallery.

  • Wrap up the program recreating an iconic dish at a London cookery school. A true British classic from the coast to the country, nothing beats succulent fish with crunchy batter, a mound of crispy chips and the classic accompaniments of peas and tartare sauce. Learn  to make the best fish and chips you’ve ever tasted.
  • Begin your journey home.

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