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?
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!