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School trips to London, UK

London has so many engaging attractions to excite and educate your students. We use our expertise to suggest the best visits for your trip.

  • Key stage 2 – 16+
  • Year round

Explore our capital city with a school trip to London

London is crammed full of attractions from the educational to cultural and many of which are free, making it a popular destination for our school groups. The majority of school trips we organise are often short, from overnight stays to 4 days, but we also have experience organising longer trips for international schools visiting from abroad.

We'll work with you to create the perfect itinerary that fits the focus of your trip, whether it's history, art, English, drama, a rewards trip or anything in between. We can recommend a varied mix of curriculum-based visits, sightseeing and fun attractions to make sure you and your students have a great time and get the most out of your trip. We also make sure students are entertained throughout the evening with dinner options at popular restaurant chains like Hard Rock Cafe and Rainforest Cafe.

We can tailor your itinerary to your unique learning requirements, please contact us for a bespoke quote.

Day 1

  • Depart school
  • Arrive in London
  • Matinee show in the West End
  • Evening meal

Day 2

  • Tower of London
  • Trafalgar Square
  • That National Gallery
  • Tate Modern
  • Evening meal

Day 3

  • Science Museum
  • London Dungeons
  • London Eye
  • Thames River Cruise

Day 4

  • Return to school
British Museum
British Museum
Globe Theatre
Globe Theatre
Harry Potter warner bros studio tour excursion photo
Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour
Tate Modern
Tate Modern
Thames river cruise
Thames River Cruise
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V&A Museum
West End London
West End Show
Changing of the Guard Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
London Eye
London Eye
St Pauls Cathedral
St Paul’s Cathedral
Tate Britain
Tate Britain
Houses of Parliament London
The Houses of Parliament
Imperial War Museum
Imperial War Museum
National Gallery London
The National Gallery
London Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum
London Science Museum
The Science Museum
Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square
Tower of London
Tower of London
British Museum

British Museum

Housing around 8 million objects, the British Museum is one of the largest museums in the world. Take your time exploring this haven of human history, art and culture.

Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre

On the South Bank of the River Thames, explore the famous reconstructed Elizabethan theatre associated with William Shakespeare, a must-visit for drama and English students.

Harry Potter warner bros studio tour excursion photo

Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Step on to authentic sets and discover the magic behind the Harry Potter film series. Tread the floor Hogwarts Great Hall, encounter animatronic creatures and wander down Diagon Alley. Located at the Studios where all 8 films were produced, the Studio Tour showcases the incredible British talent that made the series possible.

Tate Modern

Tate Modern

The Tate Modern is London's free national museum of modern and contemporary art. See work by Picasso, Rothko, Dali and Matisse for free and check out the latest big installation in the Turbine Hall. Unmissable for students of art, design and photography.

Thames river cruise

Thames River Cruise

Take a trip down the River Thames and pass some famous sights of the city of London.

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V&A Museum

Get inspired at The Victoria and Albert Museum, the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.27 million objects. This is a top visit for art and design students and there may be a temporary exhibition on during your visit that piques your interest.

West End London

West End Show

Experience a live production in London’s West End!

Changing of the Guard Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace has served as the official Royal London Residence for the British monarchy since 1837 and it is still the administrative headquarters for the Queen. A very popular reason for visiting it to see the Changing of the Guard.

London Eye

London Eye

The London Eye is a fantastic way to fully appreciate London's beauty and see the sprawling capital from as at the highest point, you'll have 360-degree views from 135 meters above! One rotation on the eye lasts around 30 minutes.

St Pauls Cathedral

St Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul’s Cathedral is London's principal religious house and is the seat of the Bishop of London. You can go and see the spectacular building from the outside but you can even climb to the dome and head into the whispering gallery where sounds can travel from one end to the other.

Tate Britain

Tate Britain

Entrance to the Tate Britain is free except for the major exhibitions. Tate Britain runs a school programme which may help to add further depth to your students' experience. You can also hop on the Tate boat which takes you to the Tate Modern in a matter of minutes.

Houses of Parliament London

The Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament are must for any students interested in politics or hoping to study law in higher education. It is slightly tricky to gain admission, as you must write a letter to your local MP who should be able to organise a tour for your group around the chambers and up into Big Ben's clock tower. When the houses are sitting, visitors can sit in the galleries to observe committee meeting debates.

Imperial War Museum

Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum in Southwark is where London's infamous mental asylum Bedlam was. It is a fascinating museum and is more likely than not to have an exhibition going on when you're there. Its permanent exhibition on WWI trenches gives pupils an idea of what life was like for soldiers on the French battlefields. There is also an extremely moving and informative Holocaust exhibition.

National Gallery London

The National Gallery

The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square houses one of the greatest collections of European paintings dating from 1250 to 1900. If you're short on time, visit the gallery's website to find out the thirty must-see paintings amongst the collection of over 2,300.

London Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is one of the most impressive buildings in London. The dinosaurs are always a popular place to start and don't miss the magnificent cross-section of a sequoia tree on the top floor, which dates back to around 400 AD.

London Science Museum

The Science Museum

The Science Museum covers the workings of everything from extraordinary space technology to ordinary household appliances. There are lots of interactive exhibits for students to try out from simulated earthquakes and 3D cinemas.

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square is one of London's most vibrant open spaces, home to Nelson's Column which commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar. It is a wonderful place to soak up London's buzzing atmosphere and an easy stop on your way to other attractions.

Tower of London

Tower of London

The Tower of London is a must for all those wishing to understand the life and soul of British history over the last 1000 years. London's most historic landmark oversaw imprisonment, torture, execution and murder most foul. The Tower currently houses the Crown Jewels. Whilst you are at the Tower, take a stroll down to Tower Bridge, which offers excellent views over the Thames.

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