2025 London Band Week - Marching Scarlet Knights

Itinerary and Registration Form

Please complete one registration per traveler. If you are registering more than one traveler, you may return to this page.

Current Itinerary (subject to change)

Monday, June 23, 2025
Depart USA

Tuesday, June 24, 2025
Arrive in London and meet your London Band Week liaisons and staff. Transfer by chartered motorcoach to the city center for Band Week check-in, then check into the Zedwell Picadilly Circus hotel once rooms are available.  Dinner is provided by London Band Week this evening.

Wednesday, June 25, 2025
After getting breakfast in the neighborhood with your breakfast voucher, walk to Buckingham Palace to view the Changing of the Guards. This ceremony is supported by one of His Majesty’s Guard Bands. Lunch on own follows, then tap your Oyster Card to take the Underground to the Tower of London. Situated along the River Thames in central London, this historic fortress has a rich and often dark history. Built by William the Conqueror in 1066, it has served as a royal palace, prison, and treasury. Its iconic White Tower is the central structure and displays an impressive collection of armor, weaponry, and the Crown Jewels. The Tower’s guardian, the Yeomen Warders (Beefeaters), adds to its unique charm. Dinner and evening on own.

Thursday, June 26, 2025
Use your voucher to collect breakfast in the neighborhood, then board the chartered motorcoach for an excursion to the nearby town of Windsor. Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. Built in the 11th century, it has been a royal residence for over 1,000 years and is best known as having been the favored residence of Queen Elizabeth II. Take a guided tour of the Castle, including the State Apartments and St. George’s Castle, then enjoy lunch on own and free time to explore this charming British town. Return to London for dinner and the evening on own, with an opportunity to take in an exciting West End show (cost of tickets not included).

Friday, June 27, 2025
Use your voucher to collect breakfast in the neighborhood, then the morning is free for independent exploration, with lunch on own. Your London Band Week Survival Guide will suggest a sightseeing loop of St. Paul’s Cathedral, South Bank, Borough Market, and Shad Thames. Or choose to visit one of London’s amazing museums. Afternoon Marching Scarlet Knights performance in Potters Fields Park near the Tower Bridge. Dinner will be provided today.

Saturday, June 28, 2025
Use your voucher to collect breakfast in the neighborhood. Today is a full day of rehearsals in preparation for the evening London Tattoo at the London ExCel Centre. Lunch and dinner will be provided during rehearsal breaks.

Sunday, June 29, 2025
Use your voucher to collect breakfast in the neighborhood. Transfer by chartered motorcoach to Hampton Court Palace.  One of King Henry VIII’s favored residences, Hampton Court is a splendid Tudor palace and a prime example of English Baroque architecture. Renowned for its intricate Tudor and Baroque design elements, the palace boasts stunning architecture, magnificent gardens, and the famous Hampton Court Maze. Present the Palace Parade Review & DrumLine London: The Battle of Flower Pot Gate.  Afterwards, return to London.  Dinner will provided today.

Monday, June 30, 2025
Use your voucher to collect breakfast in the neighborhood. Transfer to the airport for the return flights to the USA, or continue your summer journey in England or beyond!

Tour Inclusions

  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Performances at
    • The London Tattoo
    • Palace Parade Review
    • Drumline London
    • Stand-still for the Marching Scarlet Knights at Tower Bridge (Potters Fields Park)
  • Welcome event
  • Entrance to
    • Tower of London
    • Windsor Castle
    • Hampton Court Palace
    • Stonehenge (optional, additional fee)
  • 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • 6 nights accommodation at the Zedwell Piccadilly Circus (multiple occupancy, in individual beds; single rooms may available at an additional charge)
  • Motorcoach transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • Pre-paid TfL Visitor Oyster Card
  • Dedicated London Band Week Liaisons on site
  • Dedicated pre-departure staff in the USA
  • Welcome pack, souvenir accreditation, participation memento, and detailed “Survival Guide” outlining how to make the best of your time in London


Tour Exclusions

  • Meals on own, en route, or otherwise not specified above
  • Expenses of a personal nature (snacks, souvenirs, cleaning, etc.)
  • Airline excess baggage fees for second, overweight, or oversize bags
  • Passport acquisition (passports must be valid through January 1, 2026)
  • Visa acquisition, if necessary (U.S. citizens do not require visas to enter the UK; non-U.S. citizens can check this U.K. government website for information on whether or not a visa is needed)
  • Trip protection, trip cancellation, or overseas health insurance
  • Any item not specifically included above

Note: this registration form is for student and band staff participants only.