Activity Programme August 2013
Amazing discounts on attraction tickets. Available at reception!
THE ENGLISH BUS
Go to www.theenglishbus.com MADAME TUSSAUDS
Go to www.andersontours.co.uk/?linkid=francesking
BELGIUM A DAY IN BRUGES
CANTERBURY,WHITE CLIFFS & DOVER CASTLE
STONEHENGE, BATH AND SECRET PLACES
ISLE OF WIGHT BY COACH
WINDSOR, STONEHENGE & SALISBURY
OXFORD, STRATFORD AND COTSWOLDS VILLAGES
£64 £59 £54
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS Go to www.internationalfriends.co.uk
LIL ADVENTURES TOUR Go to www.liladventures.com
EDINBURGH & LOCH NESS 3 DAYS
OXFORD, COTSWOLDS, BATH, From LACOCK & STONEHENGE 2 DAYS
GO TO WWW.INTERNATIONALFRIENDS.CO.UK TO FIND OUT ABOUT
PARIS TOUR- 3 DAYS
AMSTERDAM & BRUGES COACH- 3 DAYS HORSE RIDING IN WALES- 2 DAYS WALES COAST & MOUNTAINS- 2 DAYS
BOOKS FOR SALE
Friday 2nd August £5 with voucher £10 without 10pm - 3am
Old Street Underground Station
Friday 9th and 23rd August £7 with voucher £15 without. 11pm - 6am
Victoria Underground Station
Friday 16th August
...WE OFFER ONE TO ONE TUITION. Lessons are in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere, with experienced, professional and patient One-to-One teachers. They will focus on your specific needs such as: professional social skills / understanding different accents / using English in a business environment / CV and interview preparation / extra examination practice You can participate in exclusive One-to-One evening social events where you can practise speaking English over a drink or dinner in a relaxed atmosphere.
To have a look around please come up to 77 Gloucester Road and ask for Amanda, the One-to-One coordinator.
...YOU CAN APPLY FOR A STUDENT OYSTER CARD (if your course is at least 14 weeks) Please prepare the following: Student Number (on the front of your Student Card) Digital photo on your computer Credit/Debit Card Go to: www.tfl.gov.uk/tickets/ and follow the instructions.
£7 with voucher /£10 without. 10pm - 3am Cheap drinks witha Lost in London wristband! Piccadilly Circus Underground Station
Friday 31st August End of Summer Boat Party HMS President £7 With Voucher £15 Without
Temple Underground Station
Essential Grammar in Use (+ CD-ROM and Answer key) For levels B-C
English Grammar in Use (+ CD-ROM and Answer key) For levels D-E
As a Frances King student you can now get fitter during your stay in London and get to know Londoners by going to You can purchase your membership at our partner gym in London. reception at 77 Gloucester Road. 1 week £25 Students should go to the gym and 6 weeks £65 speak to the Sales Team Leader. The 3 months £180 prices include joining free but does not 6 months £300 include towel rental.
Longman Advanced Learner’s Grammar ( + Answer Key) For levels E-F
English Vocabulary (+ CD-ROM and Answer key) For levels D-E
Frances King is happy to announce its partnership with South Kensington Fitness First.
Longman Active Study Dictionary (+ CD-ROM) For levels B-D
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English (+ CD-ROM and mobile phone download) For levels D-F
Activity Programme August CHELSEA PHYSIC GARDEN
PROMS AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL
RICHMOND DAY TRIP
LEIGHTON HOUSE & HOLLAND PARK
Sunday 11th August
Thursday 22nd August
Saturday 24th August
Tuesday 23rd July
Situated across the road from The Thames, Chelsea Physic Garden is a celebration of the beauty and importance of plants. This walled garden was founded in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries for its apprentices to study the medicinal qualities of plants. It became one of the most important centres of botany and plant exchange in the world.
This marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Since 2006 there has been a mass gathering in Trafalgar Square. The event features live music, food stalls, exhibitions and displays about Islam. Eid is the Arabic word meaning festivity, while al-Fitr means conclusion of the fast.
The Royal Albert Hall is a great place to see a concert. Anna Caterina Antonacci sings Wagner’s Wesendonck-Lieder with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Rotterdam Philharmonic, a mini Tristan and Isolde. Tchaikovsky’s fantasy-overture Romeo and Juliet and the bright colours of Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony form a strong contrast.
The town was founded following Henry VII's building of Richmond Palace in the 16th century from which the town derives its name. During this era the town and palace were particularly associated with Elizabeth I. During the 18th century Richmond Bridge was completed and many Georgian terraces were built, particularly around Richmond Green and on Richmond Hill.
Leighton House Museum is the former home of the Victorian artist Frederic Lord Leighton. The only purpose-built studio-house open to the public in the United Kingdom, it is one of the most remarkable buildings of the nineteenth century, containing a fascinating collection of paintings and sculpture by Leighton and his contemporaries.
Tuesday 6th August
5th City of London Walk The City of London has great history and architecture. We start at Monument and end up at St Paul’s Cathedral. Meet the FK Leader inside Monument Underground station at 3.30pm. Free event
12th Westminster River Walk Take our guided walk along the South Bank of the River Thames and see some of the best views that London has to offer. Meet the FK Leader inside Embankment Underground station at 3.30pm. Free event
See where famous pop and rock stars have left their mark on London. The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga all have a place in the capital’s music history. Meet the FK Leader downstairs,inside Bond Street Underground station (near the ticket machines) at 3.30pm. Free event
Hopefully the weather will be good & you can enjoy London’s parks and open spaces. Or you can go to the Notting Hill Carnival- good music and good food and drink!
London’s first botanic garden, founded in 1673 to train apprentices in identifying plants, has subsequently become one of the most important centres of botany in the world. Meet the FK Leader outside 77 Gloucester Road at 3.15pm. £6 admission
Fish and Chips
Join us at the Golden Hind, London’s ‘best provider of the national dish’. Their fried haddock and chips are highly recommended. Meet the FK Leader downstairs, inside Bond Street Underground station (near the ticket machines) at 6.30pm. £12 approx
20th Pronunciation Workshop Improve your accent! Learn some tips on how to sound more natural and discuss issues about spoken English. Feel more confident speaking and listening to real English. Meet the FK Leader in room 16 at Wetherby Gardens at 3.15pm Free event
Harry Potter Walk
Try some of the Persian delights on offer at a great, authentic Iranian restaurant. ‘Alounak’ is reasonably priced and high quality. ’the best kebabs in London?’’ Meet the FK Leader outside 77 Gloucester Road at 6.30pm. Bring your own wine/beer. £12 approx.
The Tempest at the Globe
'We are such stuff as dreams are made on.' See one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays at The famous Globe Theatre! Meet the FK Leader inside St Paul’s Underground station at 1.20pm sharp. Standing tickets only £5!
Improve your writing by learning a few tips on how to communicate better. Now including Q and A session so you can ask all the questions you ever wanted to ask about writing! Meet the FK Leader in room 16 at Wetherby Gardens at 3.15pm. Free event
Come and find out how to write a good CV in English - it could help you to find a job! Meet the FK Leader in the Study Centre at Wetherby Gardens at 3.30pm. Free event
Hall 22nd Royal Albert Proms
The amazing food and real Turkish atmosphere combine with a reasonable price to make a meal with friends at the famous “Galipoli” restaurant a must! Meet the FK Leader inside Angel Underground station at 6.30pm. Mixed meze 16 dish extravaganza only £12.50
Enjoy Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet and Prokofiev’s 5th Symphony at the world- famous Royal Albert Hall.
Join us as we trace the footsteps of the young wizard around the more mysterious streets of old London town!
Join us as we enjoy a great, tasty Korean meal. Bulgogi, bi bim bap and much more!
Meet the FK wizard leader inside Temple Underground station at 3.30pm. Free event
Meet the FK Leader inside Leicester Square Underground station at 6.30 pm. £14 approx.
Meet the FK Leader inside South Kensington Underground station at 6.00pm. Buy tickets at Reception. £15
Live Jazz Night
Join us as we enjoy some live jazz at the Effra Hall pub. Drums, double bass, sax, trumpet, electric guitar. From 9.00pm Meet the FK Leader inside Brixton Underground station at 8.30pm. Good bar food. Over 18s only. Bring drinks money
Local Pub Time
It’s Friday! Let’s go to a pub near school to have a drink with students and teachers. Meet the FK Leader outside Gloucester Road School or DLD School at 4.15pm. Sorry, over 18 only. Bring drinks money.
Hampstead is known for its intellectual, liberal, artistic, musical and literary association..It has some of the most beautiful buildings in the London area. Meet the FK Leader in Hampstead Underground station at 3.30pm. Free event
apothecary (n) old name for chemist apprentice (n) a person who learns a job by working with someone more experienced fasting (n) to eat no food for a period of time gathering (n) occasion when people come together as a group stalls (n) small open counters where things are displayed for sale overture (n) a piece of music played at the start of an opera, a musical play, etc. Georgian (adj) of or relating to the time from 1714 to 1830 when England was ruled by four kings named George purpose-built (adj) designed for a particular use
Soho Classic Pub Tour
Join us for a tour of 4 classic pubs in Soho. From lavishly decorated Victorian extravaganzas to charming street corner ‘locals’. Meet the FK Leader outside 77 Gloucester Road at 4.15pm. Over 18s only. Bring drinks money
House 30th &Leighton Holland Park Visit the beautiful 19th Century house of Victorian artist Lord Leighton with its Arab Hall, gilded ceilings and domed studio. Afterwards, take a walk in lovely Holland Park. Meet the FK Leader outside 77 Gloucester Road at 3.15pm £3 Entrance
Eid al-Fitr Festival
To mark the end of Ramadan there is a celebration in Trafalgar Square featuring live music, food, exhibitions and displays about Islam. Meet the FK Leader inside Leicester Square Underground station at 1.00pm. Free event Sat
Great British Beer Festival
Do you like beer? So do we and we like trying lots of different beers from around the world. Meet the FK Leader at 77 Gloucester Road at 12.30pm. Sorry, over 18 only £10 entrance plus drinks money Sat
Richmond Day Trip
See The Green, The River Thames and the deer in Richmond Park. Meet the FK Leader at Earls Court Underground station (Earls Court Road entrance) at 10.30am Pay for travel to Zone 4 & £10 for pub lunch Sat
Brighton Day Trip
Visit the Lanes, the medieval fishing quarter and enjoy a walk around the oldest seaside resort in Europe. Meet the FK Leaders inside Victoria Train Station, in front of the giant TV screen, near platform 13, at 10am. £12.50- £15
BOOK ACTIVITIES AT RECEPTION!
Limited numbers please book early
Friday Football in the Park Meet up with other students to play a friendly game of football. All levels and all students are welcome. To get a football and a map showing a good place to play go to Reception, Gloucester Road at 3.15pm every Friday -or every other afternoon of the week!
Morning Sightseeing and Coffee Please note that dates and meeting points vary every week. See posters on the noticeboards for more information or ask at Client Services Office.
You can call the activity programme phone number: 07824 304015. The leader will wait 15 minutes.