London School Trip Ideas

Inspiring venues for educational school visits in London

London, our capital city, has history and culture in spades, crammed full of attractions and learning opportunities to fuel the imaginations of young students. The range of first class sights, venues and educational options makes London a favourite destination for school groups, whether you are a short tube ride away, or travelling from the other side of the country.

The main reasons for taking a school trip to London are the wealth of historical sights and landmarks relating to both London's own history, and the country as a whole. The city is also the setting for a wide range of exciting educational venues that cater for school children.

Listening to feedback from school teachers about which London school trip venues offer the best educational experience for their students has helped us put together the following list of school-friendly visit options. Click on any of the links below to find out more.

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The London Dungeon


Accredited with 'The LOtC Quality Badge', KS3/KS4 pupils have the opportunity to learn: In English and To analyse the process of professional scriptwriting and to identify the features of a successful script To write a script in groups focusing on a specific purpose and audience To understand the importance of character building, dialogue, set design and stage directions and sound effects To understand the importance of character building, using intonation, tone, volume, mood, and action to convey meaning In To identify significant events in local history and to understand the wider historical context of the London Dungeon...





Visiting London for a day?

Schools located relatively close to the capital can take a fun and valuable day trip to London. Your students can soak up the sights and sounds of this diverse and multi cultural city in so many different ways. The only thing you have to think about is how much you can squeeze into your day! We can help you discover a huge range of exciting learning experiences, addressing any curriculum subject or topic. Take a look through the venues below or get in contact if you need any ideas.


London
Citizenship, English, Maths, Science, Art, PSHE, Physics, Chemistry, Biology


KidZania is an indoor City run by kids! Children can choose from more than 60 real life role play activities including police, dentist and vet. All activities can be cross referenced against the national curriculum. ...

KidZania London

London
English, History, Religious Education, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, SEN


The Charterhouse has been living the nation’s history since 1348. Founded as a medieval monastery of the Carthusian order, the site became a Tudor mansion, a boys’ school, and an almshouse, which it remains to this day. ...

The Charterhouse

London
English, History, Drama


With an inspirational cast of actors, the London Dungeons offer an exciting walk-through experience that lets you see, hear and smell historic London and its perilous past. Get pupils thinking about language, characters and stage directions! ...

The London Dungeon

London
English, Drama


In the Kingdom of Far Far Away, KS1/KS2 pupils can join Shrek and his DreamWorks pals to reinforce how stories are built with a beginning, middle and an end, while also exploring character development and performance. ...

Shrek's Adventure! London



London
Citizenship, PSHE, SEN


Part movie set, part learning experience; our Life Skills Tours teach your pupils about citizenship, personal safety and the wider world using the latest cinematic technology, all set within a safe, engaging and unique learning environment. ...

Sutton Life Centre

London
Science, History, Design Technology, Egyptians, Romans, worldwar, Chemistry, SEN


Located on the Roman wall itself and with over 600 years of history The Salters' Company brings to life the City of London drawing on its rich heritage and strong links with chemistry and architecture. ...

The Salters Company

London
Physical Education


It's exercise in disguise! Whether it's a one hour reward bounce, or as part of a weekly programme to switch up the PE lesson, we have the skills in house to meet your learning objectives as part of the National Curriculum. ...

Bluewater, Kent

London
History, Design Technology, Geography, SEN, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, Human Geography


Observe London’s iconic landscape from a unique classroom in the sky. Discover the city's geographical and historical features and analyse London’s changing architecture and its impact. ...

Coca-Cola London Eye

London
Science, Geography, Wildlife, Biology, Fieldstudies, SEN


Hampstead Heath is the ultimate outdoor classroom. Our hands-on school sessions allow students to have fun, develop their knowledge and key skills, and explore different aspects of this beautiful open space. ...

Hampstead Heath Schools Programme

London
Science, Art, Food, Chemistry, SEN, Design Technology


Get hands-on and learn the art of candy making at Spun Candy! Design and create your very own rainbow swirl lollipops. A super sweet and educational school trip in the heart of London! ...

Spun Candy

London
Science, Business, Wildlife, Physics, Biology, SEN


Education is at the heart of what we do and with 10 themed lands, 40 rides and attractions, over 1000 amazing animals and a SEA LIFE centre; Chessington really is Britain’s Wildest Classroom! ...

Chessington World of Adventures
★★★★★

London
English, Science, History, worldwar, SEN


Adaptable Travel tailor make fantastic overnight school trips to London for groups based elsewhere in the UK. London is a world-class city that offers a huge range of attractions and educational visits that make it a superb choice for your next trip....

London Tour - Adaptable Travel

London
Citizenship, English, PSHE


Mingle with the world’s most famous faces at Madame Tussauds London. Students will gain an invaluable insight into the media by exploring its purpose, audience and influence – from the modern-day selfie to the concept of fake news. ...

Madame Tussauds London

London
History, Music, Art


London has so much to offer for Primary School trips with excursions and attractions that link to all subject areas.Even though this is the biggest capital city in Europe, we choose excursions that are central so it’s easy for groups to travel. ...

Equity Primary Trips to London
★★★★★

London
History, Tudors, SEN


The Charterhouse has been living the nation’s history since 1348. In that time it has served as a monastery, private mansion, boys school and an almshouse, which it remains to this day. ...

Tudors at the Charterhouse

London
Science, Biology


Travel through Pacific Ocean tunnels, tropical rainforests (and even a shark reef!) to see the different habitats on planet earth. Their adventures will include exploring lifecycles and ecosystems, and learning how animals adapt to survive. ...

SEA LIFE London

London
History, Geography, Romans


Lullingstone Roman Villa provides a hands-on insight into the lives of the Romans living there and brings the curriculum to life in a fun and engaging way. Lullingstone is amongst the most outstanding Roman villa survivals in Britain. ...

Lullingstone Roman Villa

London
Science, History, Design Technology, SEN, Twentieth Century


A unique working industrial site, birthplace of paper's industrial revolution and still making paper with heritage machinery today. 'What a WONDERFUL day we all had and every child came away the richer for sure.'- teacher, Berkhamsted. ...

Frogmore Paper Mill

London
English, Music, Languages, PSHE, SEN


Theatre Workout is the centre for education in London's West End, rated by School Travel Organiser magazine as "one of the top ten drama trips in the UK", alongside the Barbican, Globe, and National Theatres! ...

Theatre Workout Education

London
English, Business, Music, PSHE, SEN


A bespoke buffet of options including coach hire, hostel and hotel accommodation, meals, theatre tickets, backstage tours, attractions and more. Specialists in London, but trips nation-wide also catered for. ...

West End Theatre Packages and Trips

London
History, Medieval, SEN


The Charterhouse has been living the nation’s history since 1348. In that time it has served as a monastery, private mansion, boys school and an almshouse, which it remains to this day. ...

Black Death at the Charterhouse

London
History, Geography, Art, Victorian, Fieldstudies


Located in North London, a hidden gem of historical interest for school groups. With an internationally renowned art collection, Robert Adam interiors and acres of land to explore! ...

Kenwood House

London
History, SEN, Tudors, Elizabethans


Come aboard The Golden Hinde on a voyage of a discovery in to the past! The Golden Hinde provides a wonderful learning opportunity to step back in time and be fully immersed in an authentic Elizabethan environment. ...

The Golden Hinde

London
Maths, Science, Business, Physics, SEN


More than just a fun day out- Thorpe Park offers amazing reward trips but not only that, we offer exciting, award-winning workshops for a range of curriculum subjects. Give your students a school trip to remember! ...

Thorpe Park

London
Citizenship, Religious Education


Our tailored itineraries will allow students to look at different non-Christian faiths to see diversity of worship, while visiting places of major religious significance. ...

Religious Studies London

London
Citizenship, English, History, Twentieth Century


A year-round programme of visits for students aged 7-18. Choose from a selection of themed workshops and tour the awe-inspiring Palace of Westminster. ...

Parliament

Staying in London for a night or two?

We have worked with lots of schools over the years, from rural Wales, villages in the the North East of England, and small towns in the Midlands, teachers have been requesting help with organising trips to London for their students. The list of attractions and venues suitable for schools is immense, from action-packed sight-seeing tour, to a long list of world class museums and art galleries. On a longer stay you will also have more time for leisure activities like river cruises and bus tours. We work with tour operators who can help organise the whole stay and itinerary for you, or we can assist you with accommodation in London if you just need a roof over your heads and already have your daytime activities planned.


Scout Adventures Downe
Scout Adventures Downe
★★★★★



Over 110 years of experience, and 4000 groups annually means you can trust Scout Adventures with your School residential. With both indoor accommodation and tented village options, our instructors can deliver an experience built around you. ...

Scout Adventures Downe
★★★★★



Take over The Golden Hinde for a whole night where your group will transform in to the crew of our ship setting sail on a voyage of adventure and piracy. ...

Overnight Living History



Museums and palaces overflowing with art, science and history, incredible theatre shows in the West End, bustling Oxford Street and Covent Garden, and iconic Big Ben and Trafalgar Square! London is the perfect destination for a cultural tour. ...

Cultural Tour of London for International Schools



Five fantastic locations in the South East offering fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. The choice of day and residential centres include a huge range of excellent urban and rural field sites from Box Hill to Bushy Park. ...

Field Studies Council - London South East
★★★★★





London – the ultimate city break offering every conceivable educational experience for all age groups with a plethora of opportunity for school groups, without the need to go abroad! ...

London



An Art & Design trip to London allows students to develop an appreciation for art in a stimulating yet familiar setting. The National Gallery offers collections from many famous artists. ...

Art and Design Trip to London



Ravensbourne Group Accommodation House has 11 en-suite bedrooms, semi commercial kitchen and dining room, private garden and drive, wi-fi throughout. Unique space in London for groups, schools and colleges. ...

Ravensbourne Group Accommodation House



Walton Firs Activity Centre is perfectly located in 36 acres of beautiful Surrey woodland, yet inside the M25 making it both a great venue for conducting on-site activities, and as a base for exploring London and the wider region. ...

Walton Firs Activity Centre



A warm welcome awaits you at our purpose-built hostel, based in the docklands area of London. With a coach drop-off just outside the door getting here is easy. Inside you’ll find great social spaces, full meals service and places to study. ...

YHA London Thameside



Over 110 years of experience, and 4000 groups annually means you can trust Scout Adventures with your School residential. With both indoor accommodation and tented village options, our instructors can deliver an experience built around you. ...

Scout Adventures Gilwell Park
★★★★★

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