Activity Programme November 2013
Amazing discounts on attraction tickets. Available at reception!
THE ENGLISH BUS GO TO WWW.THEENGLISHBUS.COM CLICK ON “TOURS” SELECT YOUR TOUR WRITE “FK13” IN THE VOUCHER CODE BOX TO GET £10 DISCOUNT
GO TO WWW.ANDERSONTOURS.CO.UK/?LINKID=FRANCESKING SEARCH YOU TOUR BY DATE, LOCATION OR TYPE OF TRIP BOOK ONLINE
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
LIL ADVENTURES TOUR
GO TO WWW.INTERNATIONALFRIENDS.CO.UK FILL THE FORM YOUR TOUR WRITE
SELECT YOUR TOUR GO TO WWW.LILADVENTURES.COM CLICK ON ENTER A PROMOTION CODE AND WRITE FK1
PROMOTION CODE BOX TO GET DISCOUNT
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
PARTIES Friday 8th November 8.30pm - 2am £7 with voucher £10 on the door
Temple Underground Station
Friday 15th November 10pm - 3am £7 with voucher £10 on the door Cheap drinks witha Lost in London wristband! 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 22nd November 10.30pm - 3am £7 with voucher Please arrive early £5 extra after 12AM £15 on the door Piccadilly Circus Underground Station
Friday 29th November 10pm - 3am £7 with voucher £10 on the door
Leicester Square Underground Station
Essential Grammar in Use (+ CD-ROM and Answer key) For levels B-C
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.
English Grammar in Use (+ CD-ROM and Answer key) For levels D-E
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.
FK10 IN THE
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 November BONFIRE NIGHT
LORD MAYOR’S SHOW
MUSEUM OF BRANDS
Tue 5th November
Sat 9th November
Mon 11th November
Wed 20th November
Fri 29th November
Guy Fawkes Night is an annual commemoration observed mainly in Great Britain. Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested beneath the House of Lords. Celebrating the fact that King James I had survived, people lit bonfires around London, and Parliament enforced an annual day of thanksgiving for the plot's failure.
The Lord Mayor's Show, the longest established and best known annual event in London, dates back to 1535. The City of London is now the metropolis's financial district and is informally known as the Square Mile. A new Lord Mayor is appointed every year and the public parade that is made of his inauguration reflects the fact that this was once one of the most prominent offices in England.
Mayfair (originally called The May Fair) is an area by the east edge of Hyde Park. The district is now mainly commercial, with many former homes converted into offices for major corporations’ headquarters, embassies and also hedge fund businesses. There remains a substantial quantity of residential property as well as some exclusive shopping and London's largest concentration of luxury hotels and restaurants. Rents are among the highest in the world.
Come to this lovely restaurant to have meze- a mix of many different hot & cold dishes for £12.50. Try bakla- a broad bean salad, borek, a cheese stuffed pastry and meat stews and kofte, a minced lamb kabab. .
The museum features over 12,000 original items including domestic "everyday" products, posters, toys and games. Set out in chronological order in the form of a “Time Tunnel”, the museum gives visitors a trip down memory lane and shows how the brands around us have evolved from the naïve charm of Victorian times to the greater sophistication of today, reflecting the change in shopping habits, the effects of two world wars and the gradual emancipation of women.
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
FK Students often ask: “where are the most expensive areas in London?” We will take a walk around some of those areas. Meet the FK Leader inside Knightsbridge Underground station at 3.30pm. Free event
City of London Walk
On or near the 5th of November every year we have fireworks parties in our gardens or parks. Meet the FK Leader inside Brixton Underground station at 6.30pm. Free event
Enjoy a classic winter activity in a great location. Skate or just watch. Later, join classmates and friends for a chat and a drink in the pub. Meet the FK Leader outside 77 Gloucester Road at 3.15pm. Special price £8.50 (including free drink)!
The City of London has great history and architecture. We start at Monument and end up at St Paul’s Cathedral.
Come and find out how to write a good CV in English - it could help you to find a job!
Meet the FK Leader inside Monument Underground station at 3.30pm. Free event
Meet the FK Leader in the Study Centre at Wetherby Gardens at 3.30pm. 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
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.
13th Fish andChips 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
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
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows (part one) We will watch half of the film today and watch the rest tomorrow, same time, same place. Meet in Room 17 at Wetherby Gardens at 3.15pm.
Join us for a trip to Masala Zone for a fun, quality, reasonably priced meal in a Soho restaurant. Discover new tastes and flavours. Meet the FK Leader at 6.30pm inside Leicester Square Underground station. £14 approx.
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
Meditation with Amanda
Do you suffer from tension and anxiety? Does stress cloud your ability to make decisions? Amanda will show you some simple techniques for meditation which will help you relax and think more clearly. Meet Amanda in Room 16 at Wetherby Gardens at 3.15pm. Free event
The Old Bailey Visit
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.
Entrance subject to capacity. Please note that drinks, anything electronic, big bags, cameras & mobiles CANNOT be taken in.
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
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. Sorry, over 18s only. Bring drinks money.
stuffed (adj) pastry (n) a food made from a mixture of flour, fat, and water, rolled flat and wrapped round or put over or under other foods and baked stew (n) meat and vegetables cooked slowly in a small amount of liquid a trip down memory lane (idm) remember the past happily
emancipation (n) social or political rights
plot (n) criminal conspiracy inauguration (n) ceremony of putting someone into an official position prominent (adj) important headquarters (n) main offices of an organisation hedge fund (n) a type of risky investment
Since 1189 there has been a Lord Mayor of London elected each year who represents the City of London. Horse-drawn carriages, fireworks and tradition all in one day! Meet the FK Leader at 11.00am at St Paul’s Underground station. Free event Sat
Lord Mayor’s Show
Greenwich by Boat
This truly iconic building houses a vast collection of art you will have seen in many guide books: the Rossetta Stone, and Canova’s ‘The Three Graces’ to name but two. Meet the FK Leader outside Russell Square Underground station at 3.30pm. Free admission
Enjoy the boat trip to Greenwich. See the craft market, the Royal Observatory and Maritime Museum all in Greenwich. Meet the FK Leader inside Westminster Underground Station, by the ticket barriers, at 10.30am.
Soho Classic Pub Tour
of 23rd Houses Parliament 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
Museum of Brands
Featuring over 12,000 original items, discover how well-loved brands evolved through their creative use of packaging and advertising - and how we evolved with them. Meet the FK Leader inside Notting Hill Underground station at 3.30pm. Students £4
1-way boat fare with Travel Card £8. Return via Underground Sat
See the mother of all parliaments on this amazing tour inside the Palace of Westminster. The tour starts at 10am Meet the FK Leader inside Westminster Underground station at 9.15am sharp. Please pay at Reception £9 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 London Bridge station (platform 13 near the giant TV screen) at 10am. £5-£7 only!
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.
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