london school trips


london school trips

London is crammed full of attractions from the educational to cultural and many of which are free, making it a popular destination for our school groups. The majority of London school trips we organise are often short, from overnight stays to 4 days, but we also have experience organising longer trips for international schools visiting from abroad.
London has so many engaging attractions to excite and educate your students. We use our expertise to suggest the best visits for your trip.

A notable feature of co-curricular provision at City of London School is the trips and visits programme. Samuel Johnson suggested that ‘when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford’. This is partly true and great efforts are made to exploit our proximity to so many interesting places. The ease with which museums, art galleries, theatres and academic institutions can be visited is truly unique. However, pupils at City of London School are also offered opportunities to travel the world on an impressive range of educational trips. This all forms part of our commitment to developing culturally and socially aware young men.
It’s thanks to this diverse program of trips and visits that CLS makes its pupils so world-wise – truly global Citizens.

London school trips
From historical sites to museums and major tourist attractions London offers it all and we understand making a choice for your school trip to London can be hard. Here at UK School trips we have a wide range of venues, locations and service providers in and around London, to help you plan a one day school outing or a longer residential education visit including accommodation.
London is a very popular destination for school trips and other outings. With so much to choose from you can cover so many different subjects and visit a number of educational sights and places of interest in a single school visit to London.

School trips to London offer young people a valuable new perspective outside of the classroom and a chance to experience the sights, sounds, hustle and bustle of a major global city. The capital also boasts a regular events programme that no other city can match.
A cultural capital by anyone’s estimation, London is one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan cities on the planet.

Visits are designed to:

  • enthuse Londoners about their city, through our fascinating history and unique place on the national and global stage
  • explain the roles and responsibilities of the Greater London Authority, the Mayor of London and the London Assembly
  • develop an understanding of different political viewpoints and an appreciation of the importance of voting
  • use contemporary issues to bring the policy-making process to life
  • give visitors confidence and encourage them to engage in political debates
  • encourage visitors to actively engage with City Hall

Looking to stick to the National Curriculum or studying a certain subject/ event? We can also provide live guides with a customisable commentary to really bring your subject to life!
Travelling around London with a big group including children can be tricky – especially if you need to stick together. At The Original Tour, we understand that the safety and comfort of your group is paramount, which is why w e will work with you to create the perfect itinerary; making sure your booking is cared for from the moment your first contact email is sent to when we wish you all goodbye on disembarking.

  • Talks at the LSE and Royal Geographical Society
  • Visits to universities.
  • Day at the Yayoi Kusama art exhibition
  • French Institute
  • Theatre trip to “A Curious Incident”
  • British Museum.
  • Science museum.
  • Particle Physics Lectures at Rutherford Institute.
  • Summer activities week.

School trips are extremely valuable to the educational, cultural and social development of students, and form an integral component of the Bales academic curriculum. Local day trips are undertaken regularly for all year groups. R ecent trips include:

Our UK school trips will educate, inspire and enrich students who are seeking to gain an understanding of their subjects, outside the classroom. For so many subjects- the UK is a treasure trove of educational interest and our guides will unlock the secrets of the places we visit. Our school trips can be designed around your students’ specific learning objectives. Whether a day-trip or a week-long educational tour, whether you’re in London, Oxford or Cambridge, our academic trips pack in company visits, workshops and engaging guided tours. Activities range from participating in workshops with start-up businesses to stepping inside the Bank of England to discovering art on Brick Lane.
If you’re a school based in the UK, we have a range of 2-3 day trips focused around certain subject areas, perfect for students looking to gain an insight into a particular industry. For schools and universities abroad, we can curate longer academic travel programs that balance cultural interaction with exceptional educational value.

London school trips
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We offer detailed learning sessions which involve you and your students in exploring a particular theme, or time in history.

From November 2016 we had a temporary Pop-up Museum in a fantastic space that used to be a fire engine garage in Lambeth, but this is now closed. We are starting the development phase of the new London Fire Brigade Museum. This exciting design phase will allow us to explore ideas and develop plans for the new museum.
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