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School Trips to London

College and school trips to London are always a popular choice due to the abundance of quality visits and attractions. 

An educational visit to London provides your students the opportunity to experience this vibrant, multi-cultural city, steeped with tradition and royal heritage. Students on school trips to London will be met with an incredible choice of traditional sights such as Buckingham PalaceSt Paul’s CathedralHouses of Parliament and Tower of London, and modern day famous landmarks such as The London EyeCanary Wharf and The O2 Arena as part of our London student tours.  

Arguably, it has the best selection of museums, galleries and national collections in the world including Tate ModernScience Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. London also has four UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Tower Of LondonMaritime GreenwichWestminster Palace and Saint Margaret’s Church as well as Kew’s Royal Botanical Gardens.

With a world famous West End Theatre District showing top shows including The Lion KingWicked and Mary Poppins, and Thorpe Park Resort theme park within easy reach, there is no shortage of visits to combine fun and education.

On an educational visit to London you have so many choices, whatever your subject area. Below you will find further information on potential places to visit as well as the opportunity to browse by specific subject area.

Through booking your college or school trip to London with us, our experienced London Student Tour Consultants can guide you to make the right choices by recommending appropriate educational visits and/or cultural and enrichment activities to add a bit of fun!

For a day trip to London, prices start from £89pp - contact us for further information.

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Top Visits in London

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Buckingham Palace

<p>Christmas Markets</p>

Christmas Markets

<p>Covent Garden</p>

Covent Garden

<p>Globe Theatre</p>

Globe Theatre

<p>Houses of Parliament</p>

Houses of Parliament

<p>Royal Albert Hall</p>

Royal Albert Hall

<p>The Shard</p>

The Shard

<p>The;London Eye</p>

The London Eye

<p>The Tower of London</p>

The Tower of London

<p>The West End</p>

The West End

<p>Harry Potter Studio Tour</p>

Harry Potter Studio Tour

Popular London Itinerary

Day 1


Travel by coach or rail into the heart of the capital.


Go on a Thames Cruise and experience a unique view of London's iconic sites from the River Thames.


A West End Show is a perfect way to end the day, take you pick from some of the most popular performances such as The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Matilda or Wicked.


Day 2


Visit one of London's most popular tourist attractions such as the London Eye or explore the London Dungeons.


Head off home to arrive back early evening.


Arrive at School.


Top Tips From Our Travel Experts 

"Always take a boat trip, it’s a really good value option and a brilliant way to see the city. Even if you have a coach or tube tickets, try to factor in some time to walk, you will see lots more this way and it can be quicker due to London traffic! Wherever possible travel mid-week to avoid premium prices for rail, theatre and in restaurants. Don’t forget to incorporate some free time for shopping or just soaking up the atmosphere in places like Covent Garden or Trafalgar Square. You could spend a lifetime exploring London and you would never stop being surprised. The city has something for everyone and there are unlimited treasures to be found. Best of all, it is on our doorstep."

View our most popular Subject Visits to London

Art & Design

Business & Economics

Cultural & Enrichment

History & Politics

Media & Film Studies

English, Drama & Performing Arts

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What We Can Offer You

Knowledge and Experience

  • We continually invest in our teams product and destination knowledge to be able to offer you the best advice and support when planning your tour.
  • We create itineraries are bespoke and individual to your needs
  • FREE teacher inspection visits so you can feel completely secure when leading your group
  • We're only a phone call away 24/7 whilst you are on tour

Safety and Assurance

  • We are assured and founder members of the School Travel Forum.
  • Our Learning Outside the Classroom accreditation ensures we have your safety at the heart of everything we do and ensures the highest possible safety standards.
  • Externally verified Safety Management System
  • Risk assessment guidance and advice

Financial Security

  • Our ABTA membership ensures that we offer you and your parents the best financial protection available. 
  • All flights sold in our packages are covered under our ATOL licence providing further peace of mind
  • Committed to sustainable and responsible educational travel. Working to offset carbon emissions, reduce deforestation and provide wildlife habitats.

London Gallery

<p>Covent Garden</p>

Covent Garden



<p>National Gallery</p>

National Gallery

<p>Shakespeare&#39;s Globe</p>

Shakespeare's Globe

<p>Buckingham Palace</p>

Buckingham Palace

<p>West End Theatre Workshop</p>

West End Theatre Workshop

<p>Shrek&#39;s Adventure London</p>

Shrek's Adventure London

<p>London Eye</p>

London Eye

<p>National Gallery</p>

National Gallery