Spring 2023 England events and activities!

Paris Hyman Student Services Coordinator


November 17, 2022

We are excited to welcome you to the UK this Spring semester! We’re dedicated to ensuring that you’ll create lasting memories. You’ll find a perfect balance between visiting many revered tourist attractions and lesser-known hidden gems.


Read on below for what we have in store. Event registration opens Thursday 8th December at 12 noon (EST) in your Arcadia Portal. 


Don’t forget, if an event is full you can add yourself to the waitlist to be notified automatically if more spaces become available.


Regional events

This year Arcadia England has the honour of hosting this semester's regional trip. Join our Scotland and Ireland students for some quintessentially London themed activities!  


Group Dinner and Shakespeare Workshop

Get to know your fellow students studying in Scotland and Ireland at this group dinner, before Shakespeare like you’ve never seen him before (this event is being organised by our Academic team - huge thanks to them!)


Hampton Court Palace

Discover the magnificence of Henry VIII’s favourite royal residence on this day trip to Hampton Court Palace in Richmond-upon-Thames. This palace is most famous for its ties to the Tudors, but you will see that many other periods have influenced its architecture over time.


London Eye

Join us inside the very lens of the city. This giant Ferris wheel sits right by the River Thames, whilst offering a 25 miles plus view of London.  At an impressive 135 metres (443 ft) tall, view the beauty of the city of London from up high.

Other Paid events 

From kayaking through Welsh caves, to marveling at historical landmarks to going behind the scenes of a top premier league football stadium, don’t miss out on our popular trips. Experience how multicultural, eclectic and exhilarating the UK is!

Wales Adventure Weekend 

Preseli Venture in Pembrokeshire (west coast of Wales) has the perfect combination of excitement and relaxation. From kayaking to surfing, this adrenaline-inducing experience also offers moments of pure tranquility, as one gazes across the sea out onto the Welsh horizon.


Bath and Bristol Weekend

Get away and visit one of Britain’s most unique and vibrant cities. We’ll stay one night in Bristol with a day trip to the nearby city of Bath the following day.  Bristol is a cultural hub in the southwest of England and home to some of our most famous street art. Bath is a beautiful and historic city dating back to Roman times later made famous by resident Jane Austen.  We’ll check out the Roman Baths, the focal point of the city which has been in place for centuries!


Westminster Abbey

Visit the church where Prince Charles is due to be Coronated as the King of England, following Queen Elizabeth’s passing. This impressive gothic structure  has been the final resting place for 17 monarchs and has been the coronation church since 1066.


Stonehenge and Salisbury - day trip

Ever wonder about the mystery of these world renowned stones? It’s time to debunk those alien conspiracy theories and get a real glance into England’s ancient civilizations and ritualistic practices surrounding life, death and labour. 


As we travel out of Stonehenge to Sailsbury, we find ourselves turning our attention from former paganistic practices to Christianity. From the grooves of the pillars to the glistening candelabra, one can't help but be put in a reverent state of reflection for Catholicism's rich history. The cathedral holds the tallest spire in Britain at 404 feet and houses original copies of the Magna Carta from 1215. 


Football Stadium Tour

Join us for a behind­-the-­scenes peek at the world famous London Stadium. The tour includes exclusive content featuring the West Ham squad, historic Hammers memorabilia and takes you to parts of London Stadium you would otherwise never reach. Your visit will also include exciting content relating to other major events in London Stadium’s history, including the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, concerts to name a few. 

Hidden London

Hidden London is a series of FREE events to showcase some of London’s best kept secrets and underrated destinations. This semester our Hidden London events will be taking place Friday afternoons. Make sure to keep your diaries free and discover London with us!


Sky Garden and Borough Market

See a panoramic view of London, from the highest public garden. Sky Garden, colloquially known as the ‘walkie-talkie’ skyscraper, sits in the heart of London, by the River Thames. Spy the London Eye, Tower Bridge and St.Paul’s Cathedral, to name just a few noteworthy landmarks. 


Thereafter, take a leisurely walk to Borough market and discover a range of delicacies, from every vendors highly sought after hotspot.  


Black Cultural Archives and Pop Brixton

We all know the great impact of the civil rights movement in the US, but what of Black British history? The Black Cultural Archives boast a plethora of artifacts, exhibitions and events which: “preserve and celebrate the histories of people of African and Caribbean descent in the UK and to inspire and give strength to individuals, communities and society”.


Just a stone's throw away experience colourful Pop Brixton, a creative space full to the brim with exciting start-ups working in food, retail, design and social enterprise.


Queer Britain Museum and Coal Drops Yard

Attend Britain's first ever LGBTQ+ museum situated by the picturesque Regent’s Canal. This inclusive space celebrates the many strides made in LGBTQ+ equality over recent decades and embraces visitors of all sexualities and gender identities. Located in Coal Drops Yard, explore the local area, with outdoor exhibitions, market spaces and a plethora of quality restaurants. 


Mudchute City Farm

Join us on this trip to visit Mudchute city farm! Just south of London's financial district, the farm plays host to cows, pigs, donkeys, llamas, alpacas, chickens, birds, goats, and other small animals.


Jewish Museum

Discover Jewish Museum London, founded in 1932 and now situated in an elegant Victorian listed building in Camden Town. This museum tells the story of the heritage of Jews in Britain, in the heart of the Jewish settlement in East End London. Explore the fantastic exhibitions which showcase rare items and ceremonial Jewish art. The museum has also gained an entire collection from the Jewish Military Museum since 2015.


Cat Cafe

Are you a lover of all things cute and furry? Join us at the cat cafe! As the name suggests, experience the cafe delectables whilst being surrounded by a myriad of cats and kittens. Escape the bustle of city life, as you cuddle and play with these furry friends, in this cat sanctuary. 


God’s Own Junkyard

Join us for this colourful and eclectic Hidden London event to God's Own Junkyard! Full of neon and vintage signs (some of which you might spot as having been in the movies), this dazzling warehouse is definitely Instagram worthy.

Please be aware the events are subject to change at Arcadia’s discretion. Stay tuned for any updates. Email hymanp@arcadia.edu for more event and excursion related information.