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Published on: 03 October 2019
London is the largest city in the UK and one of the most multicultural cities in the world. It boasts vibrant streets where well over 200 languages are spoken and is home to an abundant number of places of worship for different faiths. The religious traditions of Great Britain are mainly Christian, but in a capital city so diverse, other widely practiced religions include Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism and Sikhism; as well as other religious and non-religious beliefs.
Due to London’s diverse range of race, ethnicity and religion, it is often described as “The World in One City”. As many different religions are practised daily, London is one of the most popular destinations for Religious Studies school trips. Students have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of different religious beliefs by exploring churches, temples, mosques, synagogues and gurdwaras, along with various museums. Experiencing places of worship first-hand enables students to gain a greater insight into different religions’ history, values, teachings, and sources of wisdom and authority.
Students can enjoy the London Eye which offers breath-taking views across the landscape, a relaxing Thames River Cruise, a #snapchat opportunity at Madame Tussauds and a delightful evening at a West End Theatre.
We have created a fantastic itinerary for Religious Studies trips to London, however as all of our packages are bespoke, please feel free to let us know of any changes you may prefer based around your exact area of study.
After arriving in London, your group shall transfer to the hotel and check-in. You shall then continue onto Bevis Marks Synagogue to explore the place of worship and enjoy an enriching and educational Sephardi Jewish experience. In the evening, you will have the opportunity to discover London from a different perspective on a thrilling London Eye Flight and Thames River Cruise.
This morning your group shall be visiting West London Synagogue which is the UK’s flagship reform synagogue. Students will be able to contrast this synagogue in comparison to Bevis Marks Synagogue which will allow a greater understanding of the Jewish faith. Next, you shall visit the Jewish Museum which is a thought-provoking insight into Judaism in the UK; workshops are available in a variety of categories. This evening, your group will attend a delightful West End Theatre Show.
Today your group have the opportunity to explore a place of worship of a different religion, at St Paul's Cathedral which dominates the city’s skyline with an 111m high dome. The cathedral offers guided tours, workshops and special events based on the national religious studies curriculum. Depending on your departure time, your group may have enough time to visit another place of worship, such as London Central Mosque, a museum or another popular London attraction.
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