Film & Media Studies Trips to London

London is home to the headquarters of the majority of the UK’s top television companies, all of the UK’s national newspapers are edited here and it is also the centre of the British Film Industry.  With Around a fifth of all the people who work in London involved in the media industry in one way or another, it is a great destination to bring students interested in a career in this vibrant industry.

See a film screening at the BFI IMAX Cinema; take a seminar at the British Board of Film Classification; visit the Museum of Brands and head to the Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour for a real crowd pleaser.  There are many ways to inspire your budding TV and film makers on a visit to London. 


Curriculum Topics Key Stage 4 & 5

  • Media Representations
  • Media Industries
  • Media Audiences
  • Contemporary British Film
  • Regulation in the Media Industry

Prices start from£69pp

Popular itinerary

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.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Depart by coach for London Workshop at London Film Academy Dinner and film screening at IMAX Theatre
2 Visit London Film Museum Workshop at British Board of Film Classification Evening meal followed by Thames River Cruise
3 Visit to Warner Bros. Studio Tours - Harry Potter. Board coach for return travel. Arrive school.
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Morning Depart by coach for London
Afternoon Workshop at London Film Academy
Evening Dinner and film screening at IMAX Theatre
Morning Visit London Film Museum
Afternoon Workshop at British Board of Film Classification
Evening Evening meal followed by Thames River Cruise
Morning Visit to Warner Bros. Studio Tours - Harry Potter. Board coach for return travel.
Evening Arrive school.

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

Warner Bros. Studio Tour - Harry Potter

Go behind-the-scenes in the making of Harry Potter and see how many things the camera never showed. From breathtakingly detailed sets to stunning costumes, props and animatronics, Warner Bro. Studio Tour provides a unique showcase of the extraordinary British artistry, technology and talent that went into making one of the most successful film franchises. Short workshops are also available in a variety of subjects including set design, camera choices and many more.

British Board of Film Classification

The BBFC are not only the final step in film production process but also an essential part of the film industry. Students will gain an insight into the ever-changing practices of the BBFC as it keeps up to date with changes in both attitude and technology. Using film clips to put decisions into context, you will see how some recent and even controversial classifications have been made. The sessions are fully interactive and can be tailored to your requirements.

London Film Academy

Half day or full day workshops are available in all aspects of film production: Making A Short Film, Production Processes, Cinematography, Documentary Film Making, Documentary, Airbrush Make-Up for Film, TV, Theatre & Fashion and many more.

London Film Museum

Museum of film history and film making in the UK and aims to show the importance of the UK’s film heritage, as well as explaining the techniques and artistry that goes into the making of films. It is suitable for all age and ability levels. There is an Education room which can be booked for teachers.

Sky Skills Academy

A visit to the Sky Skills Academy begins with a behind the scenes tour of Sky Studios but is also a hands-on learning experience where students will create their own television report. They will get the chance to work with experts and cutting edge technology whilst creating their report which will be screened on the day. A great opportunity to develop skills and gain insight into careers in the media industry.

Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising

Featuring over 12,000 original items, the museum is a great addition to any Media Studies trip to London. Discover how well-loved brands evolved through their creative use of packaging and advertising.Student Worksheets are available for a variety of subject areas including Media Studies, advertising and Communications Strategy.

BFI Imax Theatre

The IMAX is Britain’s largest cinema screen, more than 20 metres high (that's nearly the height of five double-decker buses!) and 26 metres wide. With a 11,600-watt digital surround-sound system and the most sophisticated motion-picture projection system in the world, viewers literally feel like they are 'in the picture’.

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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. 

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