The most often visited country in the United Kingdom, England is steeped in history and British culture. Most school trips will arrive in Heathrow Airport, one of the world’s busiest travel hubs. Nearby London is the biggest city and capital of both England and the UK. Due to this and its two thousand years of existence, London is a global leader in the arts, finance, fashion, politics and commerce. There are a plethora of historic structures, museums, statues, parks and more to explore. For groups interested in volunteering, various service learning activities can be arranged in London or outlying cities.
Literary buffs should not miss the chance to see Stratford-upon-Avon, the historic hometown of the renowned English playwright and poet, William Shakespeare. It is now a major destination for school and theater groups. Other destinations not too far from London include Stonehenge, Cambridge, Oxford, Bath and more.