Welcome Discount for Every New Teacher
As a teacher/lecturer booking with us for the first time, you can SAVE £30pp on your next school/college trip to the USA and other long haul destinations and £10pp on UK and Europe destinations.
EXTRA! Double Your 'Welcome' Discount for February 2020 Trips
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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.
Human Geography Trips to London
London is a great destination for a geography field trip on a budget. The 2012 Olympic games changed the landscape of the city, making it a great place to study the impact of hosting such an event and urban regeneration.
Other places where geography study themes can be explored are the London Wetland Centre, The Thames Barrier, which is a crucial line of defence in protecting the capital from flooding in times of rising sea levels, and The Crystal which strives to promote urban sustainability.
Curriculum Topics Key Stage 4
- Urban issues and challenges
Curriculum Topics Key Stage 5
- Population and the Environment
- Contemporary urban environments
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 travel to London, drop bags at your accommodation||Visit the WWT Wetland Centre||Dinner and Thames River Cruise|
|2||Visit to the Thames Barrier||Visit the Crystal - Urban Sustainability||Return Group Rail Travel|
|Morning||Group Rail travel to London, drop bags at your accommodation|
|Afternoon||Visit the WWT Wetland Centre|
|Evening||Dinner and Thames River Cruise|
|Morning||Visit to the Thames Barrier|
|Afternoon||Visit the Crystal - Urban Sustainability|
|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
BedZED Beddington Zero Energy Development
The UK’s largest mixed use sustainable community, designed to create a thriving community in which ordinary people could enjoy a high quality of life, while living within their fair share of the Earth’s resources. The BedZED Visitor Centre houses the BioRegional exhibition and BedZED show home, along with meeting and seminar facilities and the offices of BioRegional Development Group. BioRegional products, including locally sourced charcoal, local paper for London, hemp note paper, lavender oil and research reports are also available.
The Crystal - Urban Sustainability
The Crystal aims to motivate students to study sustainable engineering and develop skills in this sector. The exhibition showcases global trends and challenges, alongside existing technological solutions to build environmentally sustainable, liveable and prosperous cities. The urban planning exhibition also features case studies from cities around the world sharing innovative ideas, and the ‘Future Life’ theatre invites you to imagine how cities might look in 2050. Visits can be tailored to your area of study.
WWT Wetland Centre
London Wetland Centre is unique in being the first Created wetland habitat to have been developed in any capital city in the world. Over five years the area has been transformed by WWT from 43 hectares of concrete reservoirs into an impressively diverse wetland reserve and visitor attraction.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - Outdoor Classroom
During a visit to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, your students will be able to use the parklands, venues and waterways as an inspiring learning environment. Resources up to Key Stage 3 are available for download.
The Thames Barrier Visitors Centre
The world's largest movable flood barrier spans 520 metres (a third of a mile) across the Thames at Woolwich Reach, South East London. The Thames Barrier Visitors Centre on the South Bank features a working model of the Barrier and a video which shows its construction and operation and how it protects the capital from flooding.
The River Thames Visitor Centre
The RTVC is the only river centre on the Thames where you can obtain information about the Thames, its environment, the organisations, events, culture, its economy and recreation.
We Make Trip Planning Easy
- Day to day support and advice from our team of travel experts
- Easy-to-view online tour quotation
- Market-leading trip organiser portal, My Tour Manager
- Free Resources and templates to help launch your trip
- Email reminders to keep you on track
- Free and completely personalised Travel App to access your information on the go
- Locate My Trip designed to provide reassurance to parents and teachers
- Risk Assessment advice so you can make an informed decision on every tour component
- Teacher Inspection Visits
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.