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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Case Studies

Students at Buckingham Palace

The Netherwood Academy's School Trip to London

Netherwood Academy were the first of our school groups to enjoy a school trip after Covid-19 restrictions were eased. Here, they tell us about their experience of arranging a school trip in the ‘new normal’.

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Activities for London

Imperial War Museum London

Imperial War Museum London

Through its exhibitions, collections and varied programmes, the Imperial War Museum London offers a stimulating and memorable learning experience.The Museum… Read More

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is the world's leading museum of natural history. It contains a range of interactive exhibitions including… Read More

West End Show

West End Show

Head to London's famous West End to catch an incredible show! Some of the world's most famous productions have been… Read More

National Theatre Backstage Tours

National Theatre Backstage Tours

Get exclusive access to unseen parts of the building on a tour led by experienced and enthusiastic National Theatre guides.… Read More

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen, as well as the administrative… Read More

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

With a rich tradition of Christian worship and over a thousand years of history, pupils will be inspired by a… Read More

London Eye

London Eye

The London Eye is the world’s biggest observation wheel. Situated on the South Bank of the Thames, it is the… Read More

Tower of London

Tower of London

There are dozens of amazing sights and activities at the Tower of London. Students can spend the day visiting the… Read More

Warner Bros Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter

Warner Bros Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter

Bring Harry Potter to life with a visit to Warner Bros. Studio Tour, London.… Read More

The London Dungeon

The London Dungeon

The London Dungeon recreates various gruesome and horrifying historical events in a comedic, 'gallows humour' style, which makes it extremely… Read More

Houses Of Parliament

Houses Of Parliament

Take a guided tour around the houses of Parliament where you will be able to see the Commons and Lords… Read More

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!