Last week, pupils from Burnage Academy for Boys in Birmingham decided to spend a couple of days in London just before school went out for summer!
Arriving in the afternoon, the group took a cruise on the River Thames, taking in the sites from Tower Bridge, the sky-scraping Shard and the London Eye.
Landing back ashore and a quick drive later found them at the Fire and Stone, a pizzeria in Covent Garden, where we like to grab a slightly less than traditional pizza when we’re in the capital!
To end the day, the group when to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal. Based on the popular book by Roald Dahl, the show weaves the tale of the young Charlie Bucket who wins the illustrious prize of a tour of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Fun fact: the show is directed than none other than Sam Mendes, Oscar winner for Best Director for American Beauty and more recently directed James Bond’s last outing in Skyfall in 2012.
The next day the boys got to see London in a different way: taking a walking tour guided by a Blue Badge Tour Guide, someone who knows London better than anyone. The trip started along the Kings Road in Chelsea, leading them to their final destination: the Natural History Museum. Unfortunately, they missed Prince George (by a week) but still had fun checking out the newest exhibit “Mammoths: Ice Age Giants”.
Thanks so much for the photos, and we hope you had a great time! If you would like to know how you can make your own tailor-made trip to London, click here for more.