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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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SEA LIFE London



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.

Together, pupils will develop a love for the natural world as they dive into a world of amazing discovery! We will introduce them to some of our core sea creatures – from sharks and jellyfish to sea turtles and seahorses! Pupils will be able to identify different ‘creature features’, understand creatures’ needs, and explore ocean, river and even rainforest habitats – making some new, colourful, and incredible friends along the way! The adventure can begin in your classroom with our free to download lesson plans. The first hour will encourage students to identify and describe sea creatures, the second hour lesson explores how human needs may differ or be the same in order to survive and be happy. Our exclusive education rates are £6 per pupil from September to February and...

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SEA LIFE London





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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. ...

KS3 – Picking up the pieces: Restoration England

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. ...

Unforgettable Day Visits at Suntrap Forest Centre
★★★★★

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! ...

KS1 – Fit for a Queen: Meet Queen Elizabeth I

London
Sports Centre


Lee Valley VeloPark can help children master the fundamentals of cycling, including basic skills such as cornering, braking and bike handling. Cycling is not only fun but an essential tool to help navigate throughout life. ...

Cycling



London


Lee Valley Riding Centre is British Horse Society approved and offers riding lessons and top class tuition. Nestled in the bustling urban city of London, it is an hidden gem set within the Lee Valley Regional Park. ...

Horse riding

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 Tour - Adaptable Travel

London
Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Biology, SEN


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. ...

SEA LIFE London

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. ...

Science Museum

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. ...

KS1 – Picture me! Portraiture and Emblem hunting

London
PSHE, Sports Centre, Watersports, Careers


The venue offers exciting paddlesport opportunities led by qualified instructors who will engage and excite students. Options include rafting, hydrospeeding, kayaking and paddleboarding. ...

White Water

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. ...

KS2 - The Black Death

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. ...

KS2 – Hand on Tudors

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. ...

The London Eye

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. ...

Hangloose Adventure Bluewater

London
English, Science, Biology, 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! ...

The London Dungeon

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. ...

Equity Primary Trips to London
★★★★★

Frogmore Paper Mill
Frogmore Paper Mill
★★★★★

London
Science, Chemistry, History, Industrial, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Design Technology, Art, SEN


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, 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...

Shrek's Adventure! London

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. ...

Field Studies Council - London South East
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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. ...

Madame Tussauds London

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. ...

Lullingstone Roman Villa

London
English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Physics, Biology, History, Tudors, 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. ...

The Royal Parks

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. ...

Kenwood House

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


Lee Valley Regional Park Authority's Youth and Schools Service provide a range of outdoor learning opportunities for all the key stages within Lee Valley Regional Park. ...

Day Visits

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. ...

FSC Epping Forest

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. ...

FSC London

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.




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



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



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



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





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



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



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



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
★★★★★



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



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

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