Have you planned your summer trip this year? If you haven’t, visiting London will be a great option.
It is inarguably true that London has everything you can include in your travel itinerary – from the awesome spots to take artsy and Instagram-worthy photos to the excitement of going around the city with the iconic Double-Decker Bus and the Tube. However, spending your week in London doing only sightseeing and shopping may sound pretty ordinary because the city has a whole lot more to offer.
How about trying something different beyond the ordinary? You can explore the city from a different angle, making the most of your journey and creating an unforgettable memory with these 7 extraordinary activities.
British Etiquette and Royal Afternoon Tea
Tea is a very important part of British culture. And one way to make the most of your trip is through experiencing the local culture.
As the first activity, you can participate in a Royal Afternoon Tea class to learn the way the British people drink their tea in a fashionable way. Beside practicing how to gracefully hold your teacup and sit in a sophisticated manner, you will also learn about the history of tea, from how Great Britain got their tea from India, how the teabags were invented, to what made tea ritual become an everlasting tradition in the country.
Move your muscle with fencing! Here, you will get to know the art and technique of drawing a sword like Zorro as you can take a picture in a heroic pose. Don’t you think it would be much fancier to post a photo during sword combat in a knight-like armor?
Street Art and Graffiti
This is your great chance to paint the wall of London streets without feeling afraid of getting caught by the cops.
Create your own graffiti from scratch and learn different spray techniques in Arts and Graffiti Workshop. Feel free to fill your phone storage with tons of London-street-art photos once you finished spray-painting the local wall.
Cooking ala Master Chef
Eating local food in your travel destination is ordinary, but cooking your own local food in the place you are visiting is called extraordinary. As your next extraordinary activity in London, you will have a chance to know how it feels like to make your own delicious English cuisines with professional Chefs in Jamie Oliver Cookery School.
The Business of Football at Chelsea FC
If you are a Chelsea fan, this activity might seem like a pilgrimage for you. Through a Business of Football workshop at Stamford Bridge stadium, you will have the opportunity to get closer to your beloved football club and gain an insight into how the football business works.
Shakespeare Drama Workshop
Shakespeare is known as a poet, playwright, and an actor with the most significant contribution to the development of modern English. He is like a prophet in English literature.
Exploring his legendary and phenomenal works through a drama workshop at Shakespeare’s Globe will surely take your summer trip experience to the next level. Not only that, after the workshop, you will also get the chance to watch the live performance of Hamlet or other Shakespeare’s plays.
The Making of Harry Potter
Perhaps, you’ve already seen the miraculous landscape of the Harry Potter series through the movie screen. Now, you can go beyond the screen and explore the real-life magic world of Harry Potter in the Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour. There is nothing more extraordinary than stepping into the Great Hall, Forbidden Forrest, and Diagonal Alley and getting to know how to bring the giant serpent - Basilisk to life.
There are still a lot more to do and to explore, but these seven activities should suffice to make the most of your London trip. Maybe you would find some difficulties in arranging your itinerary by yourself, or you are probably too busy to do it. No problem! Trough Vooya's experiential study tour, you can take the shortcut to your extraordinary journey in London.
Get the opportunity to have a complete extraordinary tour package including workshops across multidisciplinary subjects (from STEM, social sciences, and arts to personal and physical education) explorative sightseeing, and visiting various world-leading universities in the UK!