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Fashion Trips to London

Fashion has always been at the heart of London. There are many shops and galleries to visit, the V&A has a large collection of costumes through the years and the Fashion and Textile Museum gets designers in for talks and workshops. For a true London shopping experience visit Oxford Street, Bond Street and Regent Street, these bustling streets and endless shops will keep you busy for hours!

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Prices start from£169pp

Popular itinerary

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Group Rail into London and drop bags at your accommodation Visit the V&A Museum - Fashion, Jewellery & Accessories Collection Dinner and Thames River Cruise
2 Visit the Fashion and Textile Museum Visit the dress collection at Museum of London Return Rail Travel
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Morning Group Rail into London and drop bags at your accommodation
Afternoon Visit the V&A Museum - Fashion, Jewellery & Accessories Collection
Evening Dinner and Thames River Cruise
Morning Visit the Fashion and Textile Museum
Afternoon Visit the dress collection at Museum of London
Evening Return 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

Places to Stay

Reasons to Visit

Museum of London

The dress collection at the Museum of London is internationally recognised for its quality and diversity. From the outset the London Museum collected fashion and clothing as a social record according it the same historical significance as other artefacts of material culture. Provenance and context were valued and the museum was the first in Britain to publish a catalogue of its costume collection in 1933. Clothing and textiles are displayed in themed displays in the Museum’s galleries.

Fashion and Textile museum

The Fashion and Textile Museum is a cutting edge centre for contemporary fashion, textiles and jewellery in London. Founded by iconic British designer Zandra Rhodes, the centre houses permanent and changing exhibitions exploring elements of fashion, textile and jewellery as well as the Academy which runs courses for creative students and businesses.

Design Museum

The mission of the Design Museum is to promote the importance of design in our daily lives. The collection shows the history of modern design and how the current designs and technologies influence the future.

Victoria and Albert Museum

Founded in 1852, it is well known for the wide variety of inspiring collections which include fashion, hats, shoes, embroidery, jewellery, glasses and wedding dresses (collections subject to change - check the website).

The London Eye

The famous 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

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.

IFS Cloud Cable Car

Rising to a height of 90 metres, the IFS Cloud Cable Car offers you an exciting 1.1km cable car journey across the Thames on the UK’s only urban cable car connecting 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

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.   

ArcelorMittal Orbit

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

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.

Tate Modern

Tate Modern is Britain's new collection of modern art. The museum contains works from 1900 to present day and includes Dali, Picasso, Matisse, Rothko, Warhol and more contemporary artists. There is also a wide range of temporary exhibitions and public programmes.

London Street Art Walking Tour

Beginning in the heart of Shoreditch outside Shoreditch High Street Station. Walk through the streets of this vibrant and colourful side of London. Over two-hours learn about the difference between Street Art and Graffiti and the rise of the artform in the East End. From enthusiastic locals to world-renown artists, their work can be seen on walls, streets, lamp posts, shops, and just about anything else that can be used as a canvas. Visit quirky places and see historical relics that will most likely keep you hovering around the area long after the tour has finished. This is a walking tour that will not only be enjoyable to all but also shed light on a rapidly growing area that is bordered by the start-ups of Silicon Roundabout and the City of London’s financial district. Walk away with a better understanding of pop art, the impact the art has had on the community and see work in a vast range of mediums from full-scale wall murals to installations and sculpture.

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).



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+


NOTE: There are other shows/plays on offer not featured. All are subject to availability.

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.


NOTE: There are other shows/plays on offer not featured. All are subject to availability.

Mary Poppins

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. 

On show at: Prince Edward Theatre 

Times: Wednesday 7.00pm.  Thursday-Monday 7.30pm.  Thursday, Saturday & Sunday matinees 2.30pm.

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.


NOTE: There are other shows/plays on offer not featured. All are subject to availability.

Mamma Mia!

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.

NOTE: There are other shows/plays on offer not featured. All are subject to availability.

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


NOTE: There are other shows/plays on offer not featured. All are subject to availability.

Fashion Enter - The Factory Uncovered

Fashion Enter offers an educational two hour site visit to a factory for up to 20 students, tailor made to suit your studies and level of education.

The factory produce for clients such as ASOS, Coast , Tesco, M&S, Finery, Boohoo, Reclaimed vintage all the way through to high end clients such as, Harrods, Mathew Williamson, Marcus Lupfer, Aubin and Wills and Ellesse.

This tour includes a first hand look at the Garment Life Cycle showing the manufacturing process of a garment from initial idea right through to delivery. Your students will also learn more about:

• The supply chain and challenges a supplier faces
• Critical path
• What makes the factory SMETA approved – why they are a fully compliant factory
• Tour of the Factory – review of the cutting table, industrial machines flatbed and over-locker, quality control stations.
• How long does it really take to make a garment?
• How is a garment costed?
• Tour of the Fashion Studio – patterns, grading, toiles, sampling and small production runs

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What you say

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