School trips to London


London is possibly the most exciting, vibrant and diverse city in the world and has a long and colourful history. It also has the most comprehensive range of inspiring cultural and educational visits of any city and we are delighted to be able to offer you the chance to explore many of the stunning sights and sounds of our capital with your students. With an unparalleled selection of attractions, museums, shows and restaurants, it can be difficult to know where to start. Contact us now and let us help to plan your next school trip to London.

  • The London Eye

  • Tower of London

  • Thames river cruise

  • Some of the world's best museums and galleries

  • West End shows and workshops

  • Shrek Adventure! London and SEA LIFE London aquarium

  • Great choice of themed restaurants

  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

Top Visits

The London Eye

Enjoy an unforgettable 360-degree panoramic view over London's iconic skyline from one of the 32 glass capsules of the London Eye. Plan an amazing lesson for your students at 135m above the River Thames. The rotation takes about 30 mins. Free curriculum linked classroom resources are available.

Tower of London

The Tower of London is a World Heritage Site and an iconic London landmark. Discover nearly 1000 years of fascinating history during which time the famous castle has served as a fortress, palace, prison and execution site. Today you can meet the Yeoman Warders and ravens and see the huge and world-famous collection of Crown Jewels.

Thames London River Cruise

Take a cruise along London's River Thames and enjoy some of the city's famous sights from a different perspective. See landmarks including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, St Paul's Cathedral, Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe theatre, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.

The View from the Shard

Towering over the London skyline, at over 300m tall the Shard is of one of the highest buildings in Europe, and nearly twice as tall as any other building in the city. Enjoy breath-taking panoramic views from the viewing platforms. Guided tours are possible and curriculum linked educational resources are also available for English, Maths, History, Geography and Art & Design.

West End Show

The West End is renowned around the world as one of the best places to watch a theatre performance. See long-running musicals and plays, or one of the latest shows, and we'll help you secure the best group rates. Enjoy a backstage guided tour at a number of the famous theatres and develop as individuals and groups with workshops and classes at some of our iconic venues here on your doorstep.

Shrek Adventure! London

This fantastic and enchanting experience bring the world of Shrek and friends to life. Explore 10 themed live shows and sets, an amazing 4D ride, and interact with favourite characters from the Shrek films.



Discover over 500 species of marine life in the amazing underwater world at SEA LIFE London Aquarium. Learn about different ocean and rainforest habitats from around the world in 14 themed zones. Come face to face with sharks, piranhas, crocodiles, penguins and so much more.


Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

Enter the magical world of Harry Potter at Warner Bros Studio Tour London which brings the hugely popular films to life. Explore behind-the-scenes at the spellbinding authentic sets where all of Harry Potter films were made.


London museums

Explore an extraordinary range of museums covering virtually every subject, with highlights including: the world famous British Museum, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum.


London art galleries

Art and Design students are completely spoilt with an amazing choice top galleries and exhibitions. Top of the list are probably Tate Modern and Tate Britain, the National Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, Somerset House and the The Royal Academy of Arts.


Subject-specific trips

We can tailor your school or college trip to include a range of specialist subject-specific visits to meet your objectives for the study trip, educational package and more.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Depart from your school or college for the coach journey south to London.

Arrive at the hostel or hotel to check in to your rooms. Free time for shopping and to explore (subject to arrival time).

Evening dinner (if added to your package) or head out and buy some food.

Day 2

Breakfast at the hostel or hotel. Transfer for educational visit per package inclusions or free time for your own arrangements.

Evening free for a dinner reservation, boat trip (optional extra) or return to the hotel.

Day 3

Breakfast. Check out of accommodation. Transfer for educational visit per package programme or free time for your own arrangements. Sightseeing prior to departure. Set off for the coach journey back home.

Where to Stay

London has an excellent range of accommodation to suit every group, from quality youth centres such as the Generator and YHA chain, to good standard budget hotels such as the Royal National and the Wembley International among others. We will ensure the right option for you based on your budget and location preference.

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