We encourage you to get involved with as many of the optional visits as possible; it will broaden your experience of London and the UK, introduce you to some memorable attractions, and allow you to spend time with some newfound friends! Registered students will receive information and a direct link from their profiles to purchase their tickets.


Buckingham Palace, The State Rooms – £28.50

Stonehenge – £60.00

Oxford/Cambridge Optional Day Visit – £40.00

London Eye – £ 36.50

Guided London Coach Tour – £25.50

Tower of London – £33.50


We are offering this year a visit to Hampton Court Palace. Cost – £32.50


The above optional visit prices include; entrance tickets, return transport provided on London Underground trains, and a LIYSF member of staff to accompany the visit. Private coach used for Stonehenge trip and Oxford/Cambridge day trips.

Prices DO NOT include travel-card, you must make your own way to the theatre. 

Wednesday 31st July:

  • Wicked – £
  • The Lion King – £
  • Richard III at the Shakespeare Globe Theatre – £

Monday 5th August

  • We Will Rock You – £
  • Much Ado About Nothing at the Shakespeare Globe Theatre – £

We will also be selling LIYSF merchandise this year as follows:

  • LIYSF T-Shirt – £12.50
  • LIYSF Hoody – £25.00


  • Buckingham Palace State Rooms – A rare opportunity to go inside, the official London residence of Queen Elizabeth II with your newfound LIYSF friends. Explore the magnificent State Rooms of Buckingham Palace, used by The Queen for entertaining at State and ceremonial occasions. They are richly furnished with many of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Canaletto, sculptures by Canova, and some of the finest works of art in the world. Truly an unforgettable experience whilst in London!
  • Stonehenge – The great and ancient stone circle of Stonehenge is one of the wonders of the world. It is the focal point in a landscape filled with pre-historic ceremonial structures, now a World Heritage Site.
  • The London Eye – Join your LIYSF peers to enjoy one of the best views across London. The price includes one-day travel-card on Underground. Ride the London Eye with us and enjoy the panoramic views of the capital with its stunning landmarks. See the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben and the dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral.
  • Oxford/Cambridge – Day Visit During the LIYSF programme you will already visit one of these cities with our Oxford/Cambridge Science Visit days. Join us on this Sunday excursion to explore the city you didn’t already have the opportunity to go to. Full day with a private coach, LIYSF staff member, and a visit to the University at Oxford or Cambridge respectively.
  • Please note these are two trips, one to Oxford and one to Cambridge. You must choose which you wish to join, each coach will only go to one city.
  • London Guided Coach Tour – Join us on a private city sightseeing coach tour with an official blue badge guide, passing and learning about the most iconic London sights!
  • Tower of London – This has been a popular attraction in London for 300 years. The tower itself was built in the reign of William the Conqueror and has been a prison, a place of execution and even a jewel house. Tower Hill, found just outside the Tower, was once a popular place for executions- especially on a Sunday! Today the Tower houses, among other things, the Crown Jewels and the Royal Armories. Ravens circle the tour during the day and Yeoman Warders in Tudor regalia guard the Tower.
  • Hampton Court Palace – Experience the public dramas and private lives of Henry VIII, his wives the queens, and their children in the world of the Tudor court. Admire Henry’s Great Hall and Tudor kitchens. Discover the spectacular baroque palace built for William III and Mary II and explore Hampton Court Palace’s outdoor spaces and 60 acres of magnificent gardens

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