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
  • Water
  • Energy

Curriculum Topics Key Stage 5

  • Population and the Environment
  • Contemporary urban environments

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 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
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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

Places to Stay

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.

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