Monumental geopolitical significance, dominant cultural influence, breathtaking natural and historic scenery, and a diverse, warm, and lovable population make England among the worlds most popular destinations for both leisure, and academic enrichment. From the signing of the Magna Carta, to their growth into histories most expansive colonial empire spanning every continent, and victories in two world wars, England’s lengthy and rich history has shaped the world’s political stage, social precedents, and cultural identities permanently over the centuries. Today as it did in the days of Shakespeare, England and the United Kingdom’s capitol city, London maintains it’s position as one of the world’s main cultural epicenters. Since the end of the Second World War, London has forfeited it’s empire and embraced it’s artistic, musical, and literary heritage as its primary vessel for cultural influence. These facts make England an essential destination for all high school students who seek a better understanding of the world as it is now, and how it came to be.