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A London school trip offers an unforgettable chance to experience the UK capital for your students.

This may be a student's first time in London, or it may be a city they know well. But the wonderful thing about London is that it offers so many exciting educational opportunities that you can visit over and over again without doing the same thing twice.

London is proof that you don’t have to travel too far for a school trip that will leave your students feeling inspired. And remember, all the educational trip itineraries on our website are examples – we’ll tailor-make your visit to London to meet your specific learning objectives and requirements.

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Why visit London?

Cultural capital

London is the UK's cultural capital, so it is a great destination for almost any subject. It's home to many museums and art galleries, such as the science museum and the national gallery, along with other important cultural and historical institutions.

London is also the UK’s primary destination for theatre, making it the perfect choice for performing arts groups, or even an English literature class. Your students will love seeing famous plays and musicals at London’s world-famous West End and can even take part in professional workshops to develop their own skills.

And English students, in particular, will love the Warner Bros. Studio Tour, where the world of Harry Potter is brought to life.

Discover fascinating history

London has been a major settlement for over 2,000 years, making it a historian’s paradise! History groups can focus on medicine through time or the experience of those living in wartime Britain.

Plus, London boasts some of the best museums in the world, from the grand institutions on Exhibition Road, such as the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Natural History Museum, to smaller, more niche museums, such as the Old Operating Theatre. This means that whatever your subject focus, you can be sure there will be a museum in London that can help you bring it to life for your students.

Experience multiculturalism and diversity

One of the most exciting things about London is how diverse and multicultural the city is. This makes it a great choice for a religious studies group, as your students will be able to visit important places of worship and enjoy guided tours focused on faith in the city.

See the sights

A trip to London offers students the opportunity to see important historic buildings and monuments that they will be familiar with but will be hugely excited to see for themselves – imagine the excitement of seeing Buckingham Palace or Big Ben for the first time!

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Take a look at our range of London school trips below, and then get in touch with one of our tour advisers to discuss your requirements.

Prices from £79 pp

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Frequently Asked Questions

To make the most out of everything that London has to offer, we would recommend spending at least 2 days in London on your school trip.

The London Underground, better known as the Tube, is by far the best and quickest way to get around London.

There is so much to see and do in London that it's hard to narrow it down to a couple of visits that you mustn't miss, but the Houses of Parliament, as the heart of government in the UK, is certainly an unmissable visit for school groups.

And for great views of London, a cruise on the Thames and a trip on the London Eye are unbeatable.

The Natural History Museum is one of the best museums in the world, while the Imperial War Museum is a must-visit for any group interested in WW1 or WW2 history.

Yes, in fact, there are lots of things to do in London that won't cost a penny, including many of the world-class museums. The Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and British Museum, for example, are all completely free!

Yes, in fact, London is one of the best UK destinations for cross-curricular school trips, as there are exciting opportunities here for many subjects, including history, performing arts, English literature, religious studies and even residential school trips.

Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

  • School trips designed by teachers for teachers

    Originally founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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  • School trips tailored to your curriculum

    We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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  • Health & safety prioritised

    As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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  • Support every step of the way

    We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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  • Financially secure school trips

    We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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  • Rewarding loyalty scheme

    You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

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The Halsbury Difference

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Work together with other teachers in your school to save thousands of pounds on future school trips with our multi-trip loyalty scheme!