London School Trips

Inspiring venues for educational school visits in 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 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.

Popular London Trip January 2019

Chessington World of Adventures
Chessington World of Adventures
Chessington World of Adventures
Chessington World of Adventures

When students are enjoying a lesson it shows. It shows in their attention levels, in the effort they put in and the results they achieve. The Education Programme at Chessington World of Adventures Resort offers maximum educational value through unique and stimulating learning experiences and a focus...

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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.

Bluewater, Kent

Bluewater, Kent

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

KidZania London

KidZania London

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

Tudors at the Charterhouse

Tudors at the Charterhouse

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

Chessington World of Adventures

Chessington World of Adventures

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
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


Thorpe Park

Thorpe Park

Create an educational school trip like no other for your students or select our purely recreational offering. Inspiring and engaging students from KS2 - KS5. ...
Thorpe Park

Equity Primary Trips to London

Equity Primary Trips to London

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
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

Kenwood House

Kenwood House

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

Lullingstone Roman Villa

Lullingstone Roman Villa

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


The Golden Hinde

The Golden Hinde

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

SEA LIFE London

SEA LIFE London

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

Hampstead Heath Schools Programme

Hampstead Heath Schools Programme

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

Madame Tussauds London

Madame Tussauds London

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


The London Dungeon

The London Dungeon

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

Theatre Workout Education

Theatre Workout Education

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

West End Theatre Packages and Trips

West End Theatre Packages and Trips

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

Sutton Life Centre

Sutton Life Centre

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


Shrek’s Adventure! London

Shrek’s Adventure! London

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

Parliament

Parliament

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

Religious Studies London

Religious Studies London

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


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.


London Tour

London Tour

London – the ultimate city break offering every conceivable educational experience for all age groups. As Samuel Johnson said “No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." ...
London Tour

Walton Firs Activity Centre

Walton Firs Activity Centre

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

YHA London Thameside

YHA London Thameside

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

Scout Adventures - London South East

Scout Adventures - London South East

Scout Adventures helps young people learn the character skills they need to succeed - leadership, teamwork, resilience and initiative. With our expertise in informal, outdoor learning we have encouraged and inspired generations. ...
Scout Adventures - London South East


Field Studies Council - London South East

Field Studies Council - London South East

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
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

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