Activity Programme March 2014
Amazing discounts on attraction tickets. Available at reception!
THE ENGLISH BUS
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
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS LIL ADVENTURES TOUR
EDINBURGH, LOCH NESS AND HIGHLANDS BY TRAIN 3 DAYS
OXFORD, COTSWOLDS, BATH, From LACOCK & STONEHENGE 2 DAYS
GO TO WWW.INTERNATIONALFRIENDS.CO.UK TO FIND OUT ABOUT
PARIS TOUR- 3 DAYS
HORSE RIDING IN WALES- 2 DAYS WALES COAST & MOUNTAINS- 2 DAYS
BOOKS FOR SALE
PARTIES Friday 7th March
Victoria Underground Station
AMSTERDAM & BRUGES COACH- 3 DAYS
@Piccadilly Institute 10pm - 3am £8 with voucher £10 on the door Cheap Drinks with a Lost in London Wristband
Friday 14th March @Pacha 11pm - 6am £10 with voucher £15 on the door Piccadilly Circus Underground Station
...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.
Friday 21st March @Cafe de Paris 10.30pm - 3am £10 with voucher £15 on the door £5 extra after 12am Piccadilly Circus Underground Station
Friday 28th March @Ministry of sound 10.30pm - 5.30am £10 advance ticket (CRM-Refills) £16 on the door £5 extra after 12am Elephant & Castle 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 March WINDSOR DAY TRIP
Highlights DOG RACING
ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
FISH & CHIPS
SPITALFIELDS & BRICK LANE MARKETS
Sat 8th March
Wed 12th March
Sun 16th March
Fri 21st March
Sun 23rd March
Windsor is a small town on the banks of The River Thames, about 30 km from London. The Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and the Official Residence of Her Majesty the Queen. Its rich history spans almost 1000 years. We will also cross the bridge to Eton with its famous, historic school.
We will go to a very good fish and chip restaurant to have battered cod or haddock with chips and mushy peas- delicious! Because the restaurant does not have a licence, you can bring a bottle of wine from a shop to drink in the restaurant.
St Patrick’s Day is on March the 17th and every year on, or near that date, Irish people celebrate their patron saint with music, dancing and maybe a few pints of Guinness! Many people of Irish extraction live in London and there is always a parade which ends in Trafalgar Square.
Dog racing is an organized, competitive industry in which greyhound dogs are raced around a track. The dogs chase an artificial hare or rabbit on a track until the greyhounds cross the finish line. As with horse racing, greyhound races often allow the public to wager on the outcome.
A Sunday morning tradition for many East Enders, Brick Lane market is a vast hotchpotch of stalls selling leather clothing, second-hand furniture and bric-a-brac. Here, second-hand stores and leather shops line the actual market itself, and hot dog stands compete for trade with the many cheap and cheerful Indian and Bangladeshi restaurants, trendy bars, and a famous 24-hour bagel shop.
River Walk to Westminster
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
Notting Hill Walk
This area is one of the most interesting areas in London. See where the film Notting Hill was filmed. Join the group and discover a new part of London. Meet the FK leader at 3.30 inside Notting Hill Gate Underground station. Free event
Harry Potter Walk
Join us as we trace the footsteps of the young wizard around the more mysterious streets of old London town! Meet the FK wizard leader inside Temple Underground station at 3.30pm. Free event
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
Sir John Soane Museum is the house-museum of the great Neo-Classical architect Sir John Soane (1753 – 1837) and still displays his collection of antiquities, furniture, models and paintings in the same state in which they were left at the time of his death . Also see The Hunterian Museum with human specimens, wax models & surgical instruments!
Meet the Frances King leader at Holborn Underground station at 2.15pm Free event
The Old Bailey Visit
Entrance subject to capacity. Please note that drinks, anything electronic, big bags, cameras & mobiles CANNOT be taken in.
Live Jazz Night
Local Pub Time
Join us for a drink and a chat in our local pubs: The Stanhope Arms and The Hereford Arms. Learn how to order at the bar like an expert! Meet the FK Leader outside 77 Gloucester Road at 4.15pm. Over 18s only. Bring drinks money.
St Patrick’s Day Parade
See the Parade arrive in Trafalgar Square and stay there to watch the Festival wirh the best of traditional & contemporary Irish music. Meet the FK Leader inside Leicester Square Underground Station at 12pm Free event.
Windsor Day trip
Enter the oldest inhabited castle in the world. Meet the FK Leader at Paddington train station at 10.30am, by platform 6, main concourse. Return rail fare and Castle £28.20 Sun
Have a fun night out and win some money at the same time! Enjoy a drink and something to eat while you watch the races & hope your dog wins. Meet the FK Leader at Tooting Broadway Underground station (Zone 3) at 7.00pm. £7 entrance plus drinks, bets etc. th
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
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
We sit in the Public Gallery of the famous Old Bailey criminal court. Meet the FK Leader inside St Paul's Underground Station at 2pm. Free event.
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.
Meet the FK Leader outside 77 Gloucester Road at 4.15pm.
Come and try some great English food in this lovely Mayfair pub. Meet the FK Leader inside Bond Street Underground station at 6.30pm.
Join teachers Amy and Steve to learn how to take better photos of London. Bring your own camera.
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.
John Soane Museum & Hunterian
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
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.
Meet the FK Leader at St. Paul’s Underground station at 3.30pm. Free event.
battered (adj) covered in a mixture of flour, milk and eggs before frying. cod/haddock (n) the 2 most popular types of fish in fish and chips. mushy peas (n) soft, mashed peas. patron saint (n) a Christian saint who is believed to give special help to a particular place. greyhound (n) a type of dog that has a thin body and long, thin legs and can run fast. wager (v) risk money to try to win more money. outcome (n) result. hotchpotch (n) confused mixture of different things. bric-a-brac (n) small decorative objects.
House 7 th Leighton & Holland park
Museum of London
Learn about the history of London from pre-historic times to the Romans, the Great Fire, World War II and the present day.
Mixed meze 16 dish extravaganza only £12.50
I The Science Museum is made up of a number of galleries. These are the most popular permanent ones: Power: The East Hall, Launchpad, Flight, Making the Modern World and Exploring Space. Meet the FK Leader outside 77 Gloucester Road at 3.30pm.
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.
Improve your accent! Learn some tips on how to sound more natural and discuss issues about spoken English. It could help you to make your English clearer. Meet the FK Leader in room 16 at Wetherby Gardens at 3.15pm Free event
Spitalfields & Brick Lane Markets
These markets are the most interesting in East London. Plants, pots, bikes, clothes and antiques are all there at Brick Lane. Live music/ great real ethnic food. Meet the FK Leader inside Liverpool Street Mainline station, near platform 1 at 11.00am. Free event Sat
Houses Of Parliament
See the mother of all parliaments on this amazing tour inside the Palace of Westminster. The tour starts at 10.00 am Meet the FK Leader inside Westminster Underground station at 9.15am sharp. Please pay at Reception £9 Only 13 tickets
BOOK ACTIVITIES AT RECEPTION! Limited numbers please book early You can call the activity programme phone number: 07584487962 The leader will wait 15 minutes.
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.
Interested in an exam course?
Come to the exam forum on 6th or 13th March in the Common Room at 4 Wetherby Gardens. This 30-minute information session starts 11.15am and is repeated at 4.15pm on both dates.
If you plan to use the Underground on any weekend, please note that there is often maintenance work happening and some lines may be closed or part- closed. Please check on the website before you travel. http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/livetravelnews/realtime/track.aspx?offset=weekend
Published on Feb 26, 2014