Est. 1985

Strictly Finance – NEW TOUR

2 day tour
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Business Studies for Finance and the Economy

“The economy is a very sensitive organism”

All Business and Economics students will benefit from this visit to the vibrant City of London, a leading international centre for finance since the 19th century.  Initially it was a magnet for lending and investment.  Today it is now a world leader in business and financial services and maintains the largest trade surplus in financial services around the world. London is popular for financial institutions as it benefits from its position between Asia and the USA time zones. It is also well located within Europe and both the Bank of England and the European Banking Authority are based in London.

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Inspire and motivate your students with a tour of the Bank of England followed by a  presentation.  This will cover areas such as money, prices and the value of money, controlling spending, financial systems and how the bank works to name a few of the topics covered.  You can combine this with a guided tour of a sporting venue like the Olympic Stadium where students can look at the financial aspects of building this public/private venture.  They can also learn about its affect on the economy post London 2012 as well as examining the current issues that are affecting the business world.   For the afternoon you could split your students into groups and set them a challenge.  New for 2016 is a visit to a London retailer, hotel or tourist attraction to make contact with and interview key staff about the potential current issues they are facing in their day to day jobs.

Resources pre and  post visit maybe available please ask for further details. The suggested itinerary and pricing is just that and can be adapted to suit your needs just let us know what you want to achieve and the budget you have available.


Dates available on request

Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Breaking into Banking

Arrive in London for midday and leave your bags at your hostel/hotel then make your way to the Bank of England for a tour followed by a presentation.

Dinner at Planet Hollywood or Pizza Express.

Return to hotel.

Day 2

Going for Gold

Meet for an early breakfast and check out of the hotel.  Head to the Olympic Stadium for a tour of the stadium and a talk.

Break for lunch then in groups take on Business Studies Challenge with retail, hotel or tourist attraction (Approximately 2 hours).

Then back on the coach and head for home.

Suggested Hotels

Lords Hotel

This a family run budget hotel located next to a beautifully quiet garden square in Bayswater, central London. Close to Hyde Park, it is a perfect affordable base from which to explore London. Accommodation is flexible to suit most needs ranging from single rooms to multi-bedded rooms with a mixture of single beds and bunk beds sleeping up to 6. All rooms have flat screen TV and hair dryers as well as en-suite facilities.

Ibis Docklands

Located in Canary Wharf is a short light rail journey from ExCel and the O2 Arena. City Airport is just 5km from the hotel, and there is secure onsite parking for up to 30 cars. The hotel offers 87 Sweet rooms by ibis with air-cooling, flat-screen TV and free WIFI.

Optional Extras

  • 1 day multi-zone travel card for London Underground, DLR, overground train and buses
  • Bowling
  • West End Show
  • Dinner at Planet Hollywood
  • Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Pricing Information

We use local coach companies to minimise coach costs and prices will vary depending on point of departure.  Where drivers need overnight accommodation, this will be included within the quote. Free teacher places can be booked please call us for further details. All enquiries are priced according to date, no of students/staff travelling and what you would like to be included in the price and are tailor made to your specific requirements.

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