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- Travel, 2 nts accommodation & insurance
- Conference & workbook
- Park Hopper ticket
- Event team services
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Locate My Trip Included in Every Tour
Locate My Trip is the easy, convenient way for your school to follow your group’s location whilst on tour and, has been specifically designed to provide reassurance to both parents and teachers and is included as STANDARD in all our tours.
We Take Responsibility
For every school and college who take a trip with us, a Maya nut tree will be planted in Peru supporting reforestation and we pledge to offset an additional tonne of CO2 through the Brazilian Amazon deforestation project. Learn more here.
Design & Technology Trips to London
London has many places of interest for Design and Technology, such as: The Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, The Design Museum, Science Museum, also there are talks at Theme Parks that can be arranged.
Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Group Rail to London and drop bags at your accommodation||Visit to the Design Museum||Check in to your accommodation. Evening meal and London Eye|
|2||Wembley Stadium Design & Technology Tour||Visit to Nissan Innovation Station and flight on Emirates Airline||Return group Rail travel|
|Morning||Group Rail to London and drop bags at your accommodation|
|Afternoon||Visit to the Design Museum|
|Evening||Check in to your accommodation. Evening meal and London Eye|
|Morning||Wembley Stadium Design & Technology Tour|
|Afternoon||Visit to Nissan Innovation Station and flight on Emirates Airline|
|Evening||Return group Rail travel|
Price Shown includes
- Return rail travel (based on the fare from Birmingham stations)
- 1 night B&B accommodation
- Specialist group travel insurance
- Bespoke itinerary planning service
- Free place ratios
- Locate My Trip - live trip tracking app
- Online trip organiser & travel app
- 24/7 support whilst you are away
Reasons to Visit
The Design Museum in London is dedicated to exhibiting the best contemporary design in every form from furniture to graphics and architecture to industrial design. Exhibitions at the Museum highlight key designs which have shaped the modern world from lighting and fashion through to everyday domestic appliances. The museum offers inspirational workshops which draw on the museum's exhibitions, resources and network of design practitioners.
Victoria and Albert Museum Workshops
The V&A museum houses extensive collections exploring furniture design and architecture. It also runs a programme of workshops to support students of Design and Technology meeting key criteria for Edexcel, AQA and OCR boards. Examples include ‘Design Prototyping', ‘Graphics' and 'Digital Animation'.
We recognise the growing popularity of theme parks as well as the need to add educational value to these visits. We recommend the following talks, which are available at Alton Towers and Thorpe Park: Marketing, Human Resources, Customer Service, Health & Safety, ICT, Design & Technology. The talks last for around 45 minutes with time for questions at the end, and supporting literature may be available, after the talk, upon request.
Wembley Stadium Tour
Wembley Stadium Tours are both entertaining and educational, allowing students the opportunity to witness first hand where their heroes prepare while learning valuable insights into the operational workings of the most famous sport and music venue in the world. The building of Wembley, as a high profile design and construction project can also be incorporated into lessons in engineering and design.
Nissan Innovation Station
This fun and interactive visit is engineered with experiences that have extreme performance and world-leading innovation at their core. Take part in the multi-player technology and Nissan focused quiz or immerse yourself in the GT race experience. Take a virtual test drive of the 100% electric Nissan LEAF the latest generation of electric vehicle, which at 21 decibels, makes less noise than a crying baby, a vacuum cleaner, or a ceiling fan.
Museum of Brands - Sustainability in Packaging Workshop
This one hour workshop has environmentalism at its centre and will help students to explore historic and contemporary packaging created by our favourite brands, before investigating alternatives to single-use plastics and high waste levels. Students then design their own products looking towards the future with sustainability as their focus.
Coca-Cola London Eye
The famous Coca-Cola London Eye is one of the world’s highest observation wheels, standing at 135 metres high. The wheel has thirty-two capsules, each of which holds 25 people and views possible as far away as twenty-five miles on a clear day.
The view from the Shard is situated on floors 68, 69 and 72, almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London, where you can take in all of London at once with 360 degree views of up to 40 miles long.
Sightseeing Tours by bus
Hop-on hop-off bus tours are great for general sightseeing, giving access to all the major sites. Departing from Grosvenor Gardens it includes Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, London Eye and Piccadilly Circus.
Thames River Cruises
A great opportunity for you to discover the 'must-see' sights in London. Watch as the River Thames weaves its way through the heart of London and see the history of this city around every bend. Cruises depart frequently from Westminster Pier, Waterloo (London Eye) Pier, Tower Pier and Greenwich Pier.
The Emirates Air Line
Rising to a height of 90 metres, Emirates Air Line offers you an exciting 1.1km cable car journey across the Thames on the UK’s only urban cable car. Emirates Air Line connects the Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Victoria Dock.
The London Dungeons
Transport yourself back to the darkest moments in the capital's history within the deep depths of the London Dungeons.
Madame Tussauds is one of London’s most popular tourist attractions with over 400 wax works of celebrities, politicians, pop stars and actors. A fully interactive experience, Madame Tussauds will inspire, enthuse and immerse pupils in celebrity culture and modern media as they walk among the stars!
Downloadable lesson plans are available to enhance and support your visit which will explore the media, fake news and celebrity culture.
The ArcelorMittal Orbit in the Queen Elizabeth Park, Stratford which is the iconic structure of the London 2012 Games and has the longest and tallest tunnel slide in the world.
Take the lift up to the viewing platform, 80 meters high, and after marvelling at the view take the slide down which lasts a thrilling 40 seconds! Go back to the top and take some time learning about the city on the interactive touchscreens or making use of the free Key Stage 1-4 resources before walking back down the winding staircase with its 455 steps.
You can book with or without the slide and you can choose to stay the whole day in the park by taking a behind the scenes tour at the iconic London Stadium, swimming at the London Aquatics Centre or visiting the Lee Valley Velopark; alternatively, explore the parklands and waterways with a local Blue Badge guide.
Tower Bridge, which crosses the River Thames, was built between 1886 and 1894 and is an iconic symbol of London with its two towers and bridge deck which opens to allow tall ships through. You can walk across the lower bridge deck but the twin towers and high-level glass walkways and Victorian engine rooms are part of the Tower Bridge Exhibition.
West End Theatre Tickets
The majority of student groups who visit London like to round off their trip by seeing a show. We can also book pre-theatre meals at nearby restaurants for you. Save up to 50% on the normal ticket price by attending a midweek (Mon-Thurs) evening or matinee performance. The majority of top West End shows offer these affordable discounted tickets to student groups year round (excluding school holiday dates).
THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE WITCHES OF OZ...
WICKED tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two young women who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba. Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths. Glinda's unflinching desire for popularity sees her seduced by power while Elphaba's determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, will have unexpected and shocking consequences for her future. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
WICKED is suitable for a general audience. As a guide to parents and guardians, it is recommended for ages 7+
School of Rock
Based on the cult film and with a rocking new score from Andrew Lloyd Webber, School of Rock follows slacker Dewey Finn as he turns a class of straight – A students into an ear-popping, riff-scorching, all-conquering rock band! As they prepare for the Battle of the Bands, can Dewey make them embrace the empowering message of rock?
Recommended for ages 8 and above.
Matilda the Musical
Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
Recommended for ages 6 and above.
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s multi award-winning musical Mary Poppins returns to the Prince Edward Theatre, it's original West End home, this October.
The magical story of the world’s favourite Nanny is triumphantly and spectacularly brought to the stage with dazzling choreography, incredible effects and unforgettable songs.
The Lion King
Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's multi award-winning musical uses breath-taking masks and puppetry to create pure theatrical magic. At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba - the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.
Set on a Greek Island Paradise, the story of a daughter on the eve of her wedding and her quest to discover the identify of her father, all set to the music of ABBA.
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in.
Jamie is terrified about the future. He is going to be a sensation. Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.
Recommended for ages 14 and above
Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of some happiness in her life. When a hot new doctor arrives in town, life gets complicated. With the support of her workmates Becky and Dawn, Jenna overcomes the challenges she faces and finds that laughter, love and friendship can provide the perfect recipe for happiness.
Suitable for 13 years plus
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What you say
The information given to us in the Final Pack was excellent - everything flowed in the order of the trip. The directions for each tour was great and also helped when moving around the London Underground. St Ambrose High School
Once again delighted with the service we have received from beginning to end with EST. Queen Elizabeths Grammar School
I will continue to use EST as each year our annual London trip gets better and better. Kings Leadership Academy
An excellent trip which was thoroughly enjoyed by staff and students. I received great support throughout. Sir John Deanes College
This was my second journey via European Study tours and I would highly recommend the company to anyone bringing groups to London. Pianca School