Sample Business & Finance Educational Tour in London
Subject: Business and Finance
Duration: 7 Days
Give Your Students a Fascinating Insight into Global Business and Finance in London.
Welcome to London, one of the world’s leading financial hubs. Home to the Bank of England, the FTSE 100 stock index and scores of international corporate headquarters, few other places on Earth give such an insight into global banking and commerce. As part of this educational business and finance trip you’ll speak with the bosses of digital start-ups, visit the famous Lloyd’s insurance company and walk inside the Tower of London. You’ll also get to enjoy a breath-taking London musical and get a taste of life in Europe’s most dynamic capital.
The purpose of this itinerary is simply to provide you with a flavour of what you can expect from a Business and Finance student tour to London. If you would like to take your students to London, then trust Anglo Educational Tours to plan a fascinating, well-organised educational study abroad tour tailored to your specific requirements.
All groups also benefit from 24 hour emergency assistance, free mobile phone for group leaders, and directional and tourist maps for all participants.
Arrive in the UK, transfer from airport to accommodation by private coach
Orientation session with Anglo Educational Services staff and Safety Officer
Guided coach tour of London
Upon arrival in London you will be met by your private motor coach, which will transport you to your accommodation. If you arrive before your check in time, then arrangements will have been made with the hotel for you to leave your luggage in a secure area. A pack containing any pre-purchased travelcards, plus directional maps, will have been left for the group leader upon arrival.
An orientation session will be held for you at the Anglo Educational Services Study Centre, Monticello House, in conjunction with Anglo Educational Tours staff. This session will cover health and safety, how to use public transport, as well as offering you helpful hints for your stay.
Following your orientation session, you will board your coach for a 2-3 hour guided tour of London with your private guide. Don’t forget your camera, as there will be plenty of opportunities for you to disembark the coach and view all that London has to offer. You will see sights such as Buckingham Palace, The Shard, The Gherkin, the River Thames, and the Tower of London. Your coach will drop you back at your accommodation, where you will be able to check into your rooms.
Overview lecture on British Business practices
Visit with Senior Management of a start-up business
This morning you will proceed to Monticello House, where you will meet with one for the UK’s leading authorities on business and finance, who will engage you in a 90 minute interactive lecture focusing on a specialised area of your choice. Your lecturer will have extensive experience in their field, and will offer a thorough synopsis of current business trends.
Following free time for an independent lunch after your lecture, you will undertake your first site visit – to a start-up company located in the Old Street area of the City. You will meet with senior members of the team, and learn about how this area of London is becoming a bustling hub for entrepreneurs, as well as the role of emerging small businesses in the economy.
We have left the evening free for you and your students to unwind after a long day. Old Street is in Shoreditch, an area of the city that is almost designed for students! There are so many things to do, from eating and drinking in one of the numerous independent bars and restaurants, visiting a rooftop bar overlooking the local area, or even playing golf, darts, or table tennis! Shoreditch is also not far from Spitalfields, another local hot spot that your students will love.
Opening Ceremony at the Tower of London & Meeting with Marketing and Travel Trade Team at Tower of London
Visit with CEO of an Online Digital Marketing company
This morning will be an early one, as your students will be meeting at The Tower of London at around 8.30am, for morning entrance into the opening ceremony. This is a special ceremony, which is only available to view from within the Tower to groups, and involves a military escort and march to open the Tower for the day.
After this ceremony, you will be meeting with a member of the Sales and Marketing team, who will talk to you about how a large attraction such as The Tower of London is run, and the importance of sales and marketing. Following this you can take a Beefeater tour if you wish, where you will be taken around the Tower, discussing the history of the Tower, torture, and the secrets held within, including the mystery of the Princes in the Tower. Entrance to the Crown Jewels is also included.
After exploring the Tower of London independently, you will be meeting with the CEO of an online digital marketing company. Your students will learn about how the company is structured, the way in which they function, and the marketing industry.
Guided walking tour of Financial and Business London
Visit to a major retailing company with lecture and tour
Make sure you put on your walking shoes this morning, as you will be meeting your guide in the heart of the financial district, where you will have a private guided walking tour of the area. Your tour will incorporate not only the history of this spectacular area, but also its growth and development, and how it has become one of the world’s most influential business districts.
After free time for lunch, your students will meet with the marketing team of one of the UK’s best loved retailers. The John Lewis Partnership, incorporating Waitrose supermarkets and John Lewis department stores, has a unique structure, used not only by international retailers as an example of corporate responsibility, but also by the UK Government. Your students will tour a store, be taught about their business, marketing and media strategies, and have the opportunity to ask questions about the company as a whole.
Visit to Lloyd’s of London Insurance & Financial Services
Lecture at the Bank of England Museum
Lloyd’s of London is one of the UK’s most renowned financial establishments. Famed not only nationally but throughout the world, student groups are offered the opportunity to take a guided tour of their iconic building, including a visit to the trading floor (subject to availability). Your tour guide will be an experienced member of staff, who will be able to offer in-depth knowledge of the company and London’s financial markets.
In the afternoon your students will make the short hop to the Bank of England Museum, located in the ornate Bank of England building. Here they will participate in a workshop covering the role of the Bank, the economy and the current financial climate. They will also have the opportunity to explore the museum independently, and observe items from the Bank’s collections used to illustrate the history of the institution and its role today at the centre of the UK economy.
After a full day of activities, you will all have the opportunity to proceed to the theatre district, where you will see one of London’s breath-taking musicals. Something that everyone should do when they are in London!
Free day to explore London
Free day to explore London
Farewell group dinner
We have left the final day free, so that you and your students can reflect on what they have learnt over the week. This is also a day when you can do some sight-seeing, perhaps talking a walk through Regents Park, strolling along Regent’s Street, or even through Marylebone. If you wanted to see London from afar and take in the whole financial district, why not view it from one of the high points in London- Primrose Hill, Alexandra Palace, and Parliament Hill all offer fantastic views of London.
After a free day to explore the delights of London, you will meet up with your group for a farewell meal at a local pub before your departure the next morning.
Check out of hotel. Private coach transfer to airport
This morning you will be transported to the airport via private coach for your flight home. We hope you have had a safe and memorable trip and look forward to welcoming you to London again one day.
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