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London Southbank Tour Information Booklet


Alde Valley Events Managements Team or AVEMT will be giving a tour of the London Southbank showing different landmarks and historic monuments. This information booklet should give a little information about what AVEMT is, and what the tour will include.

Alde Valley Events Management Team or AVEMT is a walking tour guide group founded in 2013. The group is made up of: Benjamin Gulliford, Luke Meikle, James Clouting, Laura Mayhew, Patrick Doyle, Leanne Morphew, Jake Carroll, George Edwards, Caitlin Bullock, Danielle Furneaux, Georgia Gardiner, Keira Shipp, David Ball. We are Located in Leiston, Suffolk, England .

London Southbank: where is it?

The Southbank is in Central London located adjacent to the southern bank of the River Thames opposite the City of Westminster. It is opposite the NorthBank and is said to be the more interesting of the two by tourists. With many iconic buildings such as the London Eye, The OXO Tower, The Tate Modern and the Globe Theatre.

Tour Itinerary  The Coach will leave the Sixth Form at 7:30am  A refreshments stop at service stop  Arrive at London Southbank  Start the tour  Finish the tour  Free time in London  Depart London Southbank  Refreshments stop at service stop  Arrive at Alde Valley Sixth form at 6:30pm

Free time in London After the tour you get will get free time in London, the times will be given on the day. There are many different and exciting activities to see and do in London. The London eye is a must see– its £19.95 and it lasts for 30 minutes. The London river cruise on the Thames- £13.00 and it lasts for 40 minutes. London Duck Tours is also a favourite with tourists being £21.00 and lasts one hour and fifteen minutes. London Sea Life Centre costs £25.20

Buckingham palace with the palace guards Tower Bridge and the Tower of London Houses of Parliament

Giraffe Café in Southbank Centre, lunch for £6.95! McDonalds in County Hall, a student’s favourite Yo! Sushi £3-10 The Southbank shopping centre Lagom fashion store

What's on the tour? Globe theatre  The Globe theatre or

Shakespeare's Globe is a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse in the London Borough of Southwark, on the south bank of the River Thames that was originally built in 1599.

River Thames  flows through southern England. It is the

longest river entirely in England and the second longest in the United Kingdom, after the River Severn. While it is best known for flowing through London.

Millennium bridge  The Millennium Bridge, officially known

as the London Millennium Footbridge, is a steel suspension bridge for pedestrians crossing the River Thames in London, linking Bankside with the City of London.

St Pauls  St Paul's Cathedral, London, is a Church of

England cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and mother church of the Diocese of London. It sits at the top of Ludgate Hill, the highest point in the City of London.

The Oxo Tower 

The Oxo Tower is a building with a prominent tower on the south bank of the River Thames in London. The building has been redeveloped as a mixed use development called "Oxo Tower Wharf.

London television centre  The London Studios (previously known

as London Weekend Television House and now known as ITV Towers) it produces Daybreak, The Graham Norton Show, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway and The Jonathan Ross Show.

London eye  The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London, England. Also known as the Millennium Wheel, its official name was originally the British Airways London Eye

Palace of Westminster  The Palace of Westminster is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Commonly known as the Houses of Parliament after its tenants . County hall  County Hall or called London County Hall, is a building in Lambeth, London, which was the headquarters of London County Council and later the Greater London Council.

Tate modern  Tate Modern is a modern art gallery located in London. It is Britain's national gallery of international modern art and forms part of the Tate group

Royal Festival Hall  The Royal Festival Hall is a 2,500seat concert, dance and talks venue within Southbank Centre in London. It is situated on the South Bank of the River Thames.

Queen Elizabeth Hall  The Queen Elizabeth Hall (QEH) is a music venue on the South Bank in London, England that hosts daily classical, jazz, andavant-garde music and dance performances. The QEH forms part of Southbank Centre arts complex and stands alongside the Royal Festival Hall

Safety on the tour  Do not leave bags unattended.  Stay in groups of three or more.  Don't leave your bag unattended anywhere in London, this can

lead to a security alert!  Keep your purse or wallet close to your body and don't carry too

much cash.  When using a cashpoint, check that no one is looking over your

shoulder and that the ATM hasn't been tampered with. Cover the keypad so no one else can see your PIN number.  Keep your mobile phone, MP3 player, camera and other gadgets

out of sight in your pocket or handbag when not in use.

We will have a member of your group’s mobile number for safety reasons. The tours mobile phone number in case of emergency is the trip leader (Mr Woodgate) If you cannot get in contact with the trip leader please phone either the sixth form or the main school.

The Sixth form telephone number is 01728 830886 The main schools number is 01728 830570

AVEMT hope that you have a thoroughly enjoyable and safe guided walking tour of the London Southbank and central London.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to talk to one of our tour guides or myself. Please find the questionnaire and feedback sheets provided on the coach home, please fill these out and return when debarking from the coach upon arrival.

Have a nice Trip

Benjamin Gulliford Tour Manager

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