8 days
London
Behind the gorgeous façades of its classic buildings lie the tales of criminal justice and law. Starting at the near-millennium-old Tower of London, you’ll track the evolution of the British legal system, exploring from the inside the Royal Courts of Justice, the Inns of Court and the Old Bailey, perhaps recognizable from A Tale of Two Cities or “Law & Order.”

🔹 Curated experiences: Every program is intentionally designed to feature guided learning, cultural engagement, and independent exploration experiences to drive global competency development, denoted on each itinerary with a blue diamond. Learn more about these experiences.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to England

  • Day 2: London

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of London

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • The Strand, London's major thoroughfare
    • Trafalgar Square, a bustling central square
    • Leicester Square, a square lined with theaters and other events
    • Covent Garden, a vibrant and charming shopping area

    Enjoy a roast dinner in London

  • Day 3: London

    Take a tour of London through the lends of criminal justice

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Big Ben, an iconic London bell at the Palace of Westminster
    • Houses of Parliament, home to England's governing body
    • Piccadilly Circus, a five-way intersection 
    • St. Paul’s Cathedral, a domed church which has hosted many royal events
    • Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (if scheduled)

    🔹 Independent exploration: Spend a half day exploring London on your own

  • Day 4: London

    🔹 Cultural engagement: Visit the Old Bailey courthouse, one of a number of buildings that house the Crown Court; You will have free time to attend court hearings, which often include major criminal cases from Greater London

    Tour London and learn about Jack the Ripper with an expert local guide  

  • Day 5: London

    🔹 Guided learning: Tour the Houses of Parliament with an expert local guide and get a glimpse into British government; weekday visitors attend debates, while Saturday guests enjoy a tour of the courthouse

    🔹 Guided learning: Take a tour of the Inns of Court and see the professional associations for barristers (lawyers) in England and Wales

    Take a tour of the Royal Courts of Justice, home to the Court of Appeal of England and Wales and the High Court of Justice of England and Wales

  • Day 6: London

    Tour the Tower of London with an expert local guide and see this former prison, where Henry VIII banished two of his wives, and the jaw-dropping collection of Crown Jewels

    🔹 Independent exploration: Spend a half day exploring London on your own

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Forensic workshop

    Forensic workshop

    Participate in a forensic workshop developed by Scotland Yard detectives. Led by a current detective in the field, you'll dust for fingerprints, analyze shoe marks and compare samples at a "crime scene" to produce a timeline of last sightings, suggest actions, and form ideas around suspects.

  • Day 7: London

    🔹 Cultural engagement & industry experience: Meet with a local police officer to learn about the legal system firsthand

    🔹 Independent exploration: Spend a half day exploring London on your own

    Enjoy a fish and chips dinner in London

  • Day 8: Depart for home

Want to learn more about this program?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to England

  • Day 2: London

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of London

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • The Strand, London's major thoroughfare
    • Trafalgar Square, a bustling central square
    • Leicester Square, a square lined with theaters and other events
    • Covent Garden, a vibrant and charming shopping area

    Enjoy a roast dinner in London

  • Day 3: London

    Take a tour of London through the lends of criminal justice

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Big Ben, an iconic London bell at the Palace of Westminster
    • Houses of Parliament, home to England's governing body
    • Piccadilly Circus, a five-way intersection 
    • St. Paul’s Cathedral, a domed church which has hosted many royal events
    • Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (if scheduled)

    🔹 Independent exploration: Spend a half day exploring London on your own

  • Day 4: London

    🔹 Cultural engagement: Visit the Old Bailey courthouse, one of a number of buildings that house the Crown Court; You will have free time to attend court hearings, which often include major criminal cases from Greater London

    Tour London and learn about Jack the Ripper with an expert local guide  

  • Day 5: London

    🔹 Guided learning: Tour the Houses of Parliament with an expert local guide and get a glimpse into British government; weekday visitors attend debates, while Saturday guests enjoy a tour of the courthouse

    🔹 Guided learning: Take a tour of the Inns of Court and see the professional associations for barristers (lawyers) in England and Wales

    Take a tour of the Royal Courts of Justice, home to the Court of Appeal of England and Wales and the High Court of Justice of England and Wales

  • Day 6: London

    Tour the Tower of London with an expert local guide and see this former prison, where Henry VIII banished two of his wives, and the jaw-dropping collection of Crown Jewels

    🔹 Independent exploration: Spend a half day exploring London on your own

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Forensic workshop

    Forensic workshop

    Participate in a forensic workshop developed by Scotland Yard detectives. Led by a current detective in the field, you'll dust for fingerprints, analyze shoe marks and compare samples at a "crime scene" to produce a timeline of last sightings, suggest actions, and form ideas around suspects.

  • Day 7: London

    🔹 Cultural engagement & industry experience: Meet with a local police officer to learn about the legal system firsthand

    🔹 Independent exploration: Spend a half day exploring London on your own

    Enjoy a fish and chips dinner in London

  • Day 8: Depart for home

Want to learn more about this program?

Learning outcomes on this program

Confidence • Curiosity • Global perspective • Empathy • Adaptability • Relatability • Self-Awareness


EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources

With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development
See the resources you get
EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources


With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development

See the resources you get



Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • On-tour transportation

    Land transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Daily breakfasts and select local dinners are included in your program. Generally, we leave lunch up to you so your group has an opportunity to explore its own tastes.

  • End-to-end support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • EF Global Learning Toolkit

    To capitalize on moments for building empathy, awareness, and adaptability in a global environment, we offer a number of different tools designed to help educators facilitate student growth abroad and on campus, including academically enriched travel programs, industry engagement opportunities, global learning resources, and a Global Competencies Assessment tool.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert Local Guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour.

  • Entrances

    Jack the Ripper tour, Tower of London

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $50 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible payment options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.


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