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London

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The UK's capital city for school groups

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.

Willing to expand your search beyond the M25? We have a page for London and the wider South East region, and individual pages for the counties of London, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Sussex, Isle of Wight and Kent.

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The London Eye



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.

We literally take learning to new heights but before you board your classroom in the sky, we recommend that you begin your journey through the human and physical geography of London within your four classroom walls. Free to download on our website, we have planned out some unforgettable lessons that reinforce important aspects of the curriculum. Your class will start with a game of Landmark Detective Files before getting creative with ideas and concepts for their very own attraction. To finish they will reflect post visit as they compare and contrast changing skylines. Our exclusive education rates are £ per pupil from September to February and £ between March and July. We are also Accredited with 'The LOtC Quality Badge', offering teachers a guarantee that not only is...

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London
Citizenship, English, Maths, Science, Physics, Biology, Design Technology, Performing Arts, Music, Art, PSHE, SEN


Designed for children aged 4-14, KidZania blends learning and reality with entertainment. During a four-hour experience, children can independently choose from a number of real-life activities and test their skills in a variety of professions.

London
English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, Biology, History, Tudors, Victorian, Art, Wildlife, SEN


Connect with nature and learn about the park environment, wildlife and heritage with hands-on practical activities in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. We offer a wide range of safe, secure and fun outdoor learning experiences for all ages.

London
History, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Monarchs, Significant Individuals, Religious Education


Discover the life of the Charterhouse monastery and the impact Henry VIII had on the monks who lived here. It then became a Tudor mansion so you can learn all about Tudor homes and lives.

London
History, Tudors


Meet the people of power in our portrait collection and play the giant boardgame of 17th century life! Take a chance and navigate through the various tensions, divisions and debates of Restoration England to bring peace and plenty to the nation.




London
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Food, Wildlife, Bushcraft


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.

London
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft


FSC Epping Forest, is situated in the heart of Epping Forest, an area of around 2,400 hectares of wood-pasture. Visit FSC Epping Forest for fun and engaging primary or secondary one day outdoor field trips.

London
English, Design Technology, Performing Arts


With an inspirational cast of actors, the London Dungeon offers 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!

London
History, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, 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.


London
History, Medieval


Created by Sir Walter Manny during the 1348-19 Black Death, the Charterhouse is on the site of the largest mass grave in London. Hear about the epidemic before discovering causes, cures and consequences in this exciting session.

London
History, 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.

London
Citizenship, English, Performing Arts, Dance, Physical Education, PSHE


Join us at the Circus! Visit the National Centre for Circus Arts in Central London to take a peek behind the scenes and see circus students training. Take part in a workshop led by a professional teacher with an opportunity to ask them qustions.

London
English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Design Technology, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft


Suntrap is in the heart of Epping Forest, within easy reach of east London. In the safe hands of expert environmentalists our memorable & affordable curriculum-led outdoor learning activities bring nature nearer for all ages and abilities.


London
History, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Monarchs, Significant Individuals, Religious Education


Fit for a Queen! Queen Elizabeth I has arrived at the Charterhouse on the way to her coronation. Enjoy an audience with the future Queen as a costumed interpreter brings her to life in her first throne room!

London
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Design Technology


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.

London
Citizenship, English, Business, Performing Arts, Dance, Music, Physical Education, Art, PSHE, Careers, SEN


Theatre Workout is a leading producer of drama and theatre-based workshops and courses in London's West End, in schools and online, offering multi-award-winning programmes led by industry professionals.

London
Maths, Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Significant Individuals, Local History, Design Technology, Computing, SEN


An exciting and educational trip to the Science Museum will enhance your classroom teaching and bring to life the science, technology, engineering and maths that has shaped our lives today. Suitable for all age groups.


London
History, Victorian, Black History, Art


Located in North London, Kenwood is a hidden gem of historical interest for school groups, with an internationally renowned art collection, Robert Adam interiors, acres of land to explore and links to the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade.

London
Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Victorian, Design Technology, Physical Education, Art, Wildlife, SEN


Lee Valley Regional Park Authority's Learning and Engagement Team provide a range of outdoor learning opportunities for all the key stages within Lee Valley Regional Park.

London
Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Biology


Dive deep into a world of underwater discovery, students will understand and learn how to conserve the natural wonders of the world! Explore creatures of the Pacific Ocean, the Amazon rainforest and frozen extremities of Antarctic.

London
Citizenship, Science, Physics, Physical Education, PSHE


Hangloose Adventure promises to deliver a memorable school trip whilst incorporating team building and problem-solving exercises to test trust, balance and strength which will help individuals conquer fears and overcome challenges.


London
English, Performing Arts


Experience a fictional world first hand in the magical, immersive world of Shrek’s Adventure! London. Your pupils will become the central characters in a live fairy tale adventure, meet well known characters up-close, speak to them and change their

London
English, PSHE


Empower young people with the essential skills they need in their day-to-day lives. 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.

London
English, 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
History, Monarchs


Experience the Great Chamber in all its glory! Get to know the people in the portraits and the meaning behind the objects they’re holding. Dress up as artists and pose like models and have a go at playing Queen Elizabeth's Footsteps.


London
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Wildlife, Bushcraft


FSC uses sites across London including parks and urban spaces to deliver exciting fieldwork and outdoor learning one day trips. We work in partnership with The Royal Parks and the London Borough of Lewisham at some of these locations.

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.

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.

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.




Kingswood has 5 residential adventure centres in the south of England. 2 fantastic venues on the north Norfolk coastline; a huge activity centre in Ashford, Kent and a beachside centre on the Isle of Wight. Plus, Green Park in Buckinghamshire!...

Kingswood centres - South East England



We specialise in creative educational group travel, creating & managing engaging school trips covering the whole curriculum in partnership with museums and attractions across the UK, packaged with all your travel necessities....

Creative School Trips



Walton Firs Activity Centre provides a wide range of outdoor activities within a beautiful woodland setting, minutes from J10 of the M25. Let us design and deliver a bespoke residential activity programme that your young people will never forget! ...

Walton Firs Activity Centre
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Curriculum Travel specialises in primary & middle school tours. London is a vast metropolis of exciting sights and visits which will stimulate young minds. Whatever your learning needs are we will help you to achieve them. ...

London for Primary & Middle schools





Suntrap is in the heart of Epping Forest, within easy reach of east London. In the safe hands of expert environmentalists our memorable & affordable curriculum-led outdoor learning residentials bring nature nearer for all ages and abilities. ...

Unforgettable Residentials at Suntrap Forest Centre



Develop dance skills and experience a West End show on our dance and performing arts trips to London. Students can take part in workshops led by dance professionals at the prestigious Pineapple Dance Studios and Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. ...

Dance Trips to London



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



Back-to-nature teamwork activities in a rural bushcraft setting ...

Big Hat Bushcamp Residential Stays



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



Using sports facilities usually reserved for professional clubs, your football team can learn the skills and tactics to greatly improve their game at renowned clubs such as Fulham FC and Futbol Salou. ...

Football Trips & Pro Experiences



Located in Surrey, FSC Juniper Hall is easy to reach but surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Box Hill. Visit for fun filled residential outdoor activity, geography and biology trips for all ages. ...

FSC Juniper Hall

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