Teach Pupils to Love Learning on our School Trips to London
The nation’s capital is an exciting location for educational visits of all kinds.
Our specially crafted school trips to London cover a range of topics in a fun, diverse and engaging way. From Tate Modern to the National Gallery, the London Eye to the Natural History Museum, or a West End show to a Thames cruise, there is plenty to choose from.
Choose from one of the many itineraries below, or get in touch and we’ll help to tailor one to your school’s specific needs.
This exciting tour allows pupils to see a wealth of the capital’s most famous and informative places, such as the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, and St Paul’s Cathedral.
This trip is perfect for letting students fully immerse themselves in the capital’s unique environment, as there’s more time for sightseeing. You could even experience the glamour of the West End on a theatre visit!
School trips to London are perfect for pupils studying the life and works of Charles Dickens. Enjoy a guided city walk with a Dickens expert, and visit 48 Doughty Street, the author’s home.
Children can ‘Kip In A Ship’ during this innovative experience. They’ll spend the night on board a historic warship and experience life below deck, immersing themselves in the ship’s history by sleeping in real sailors’ bunks.
For a sleepover with a twist, take your 7-11-year-old students to the B.U.G.S. house at ZSL London Zoo. Explore the zoo by torchlight, wake up to the sounds of the animals, play games, listen to stories, and participate in talks.
This visit is full of fun workshops, which are designed to teach students the techniques that are used by actors on the stage. The workshops are followed by an unforgettable West End Show.
On this top tour, pupils will get the opportunity to participate in a fashion illustration workshop and see the impressive 24,000-piece dress and fashion collection at the Museum of London.
This is a fascinating visit for students who are interested in law and history. It centres on a selection of legal institutions around the city, such as The Old Bailey and the Middle Temple.
Discover the magic behind the spellbinding special effects and secrets of the Harry Potter film series. Tread the original stone floor of the iconic Hogwarts Great Hall and wander down Diagon Alley.
This is what school trips to London are all about – seeing the fantastic sights and historic buildings that it has to offer, including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and many more.
This tour gives people of all ages (including teachers!) a fun and educational day out. Iconic props, costumes, and behind-the-scenes secrets can be seen throughout your experience.
“The School Travel Company took all the pressure out of the organisation and the whole visit, though busy was exciting and ran like clockwork. “
OUR CAPITAL CITY HAS SO MUCH TO OFFER
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Refurbished in 2017, this is a purpose-built, 320-bed hostel located on the Thames riverside. The venue is very secure: it has CCTV; 24-hour staffing; electronic gates; is fully enclosed; the staff is very experienced in working with school and youth groups, and so we are confident that all of our groups will appreciate its excellent location and facilities.
Accommodation consists of en-suite rooms, all of which have bunk beds and security lockers, and groups will not be expected to share rooms with the general public. You’ll be able to access the internet from desktop computers, and free Wi-Fi is available at the ground floor reception, bar, and in all other public social areas.
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