Maths Trips to London

Take the study of mathematics out of the classroom with a visit to the capital city to explore the use of maths in everyday life. From the London Eye, the Wembley Arch to the Olympic Park, you can use the capital's famous landmarks as inspiring educational tools to illustrate just how omnipotent maths really is.   

Enjoy a bit of code breaking at Bletchley Park, see mathematical principles illustrated at the British or Science Museums, and learn how maths was used in the design, architecture and engineering of the city’s greatest landmarks.   There is really no limit to the places you can visit that will bring this subject off the page.

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 to Mathematics Gallery at the Science Museum Dinner and West End Show or London Eye
2 Visit the British Museum, maths challenge Wembley Stadium Tour Return Group Rail Travel
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Morning Group Rail travel to London, drop bags at your accommodation
Afternoon Visit to Mathematics Gallery at the Science Museum
Evening Dinner and West End Show or London Eye
Morning Visit the British Museum, maths challenge
Afternoon Wembley Stadium Tour
Evening Return Group Rail Travel

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Places to Stay

Reasons to Visit

Wembley Stadium Tours

Wembley Stadium Tours are both entertaining and educational, allowing students the opportunity to witness first hand where their heroes prepare while learning valuable insights into the operational workings of the most famous sport and music venue in the world. Students of maths and statistics will be amazed by the mind blowing wealth of numerical data on offer as they learn all of the facts and figures about this unique building.

Bletchley Park

As well as visiting this fantastic museum to see the Enigma machines your students could take part in a targeted workshop aimed at either Key Stage 3,4 or 5. Students will use their understanding of mathematics to calculate the number of possible settings for an Enigma cipher machine. The aim of the workshop is for students to grasp the magnitude of the task that faced Bletchley Park’s Codebreakers.

Mathematics Gallery at Science Museum

This gallery is unique in showing a range of mathematical instruments accompanied by displays which illustrate mathematical principles. Students can explore the use of maths in everyday life from carpentry to mapping and packaging.

British Museum Maths Challenge

During the Maths Challenge groups of students rotate through nine activities in different galleries, including the recently opened Citi Money Gallery. The challenges are designed to focus on developing students’ mathematical thinking by using key processes and applying a variety of mathematical concepts to unfamiliar challenges.

London Eye

From every angle, the London Eye is an exceptionally useful and inspiring educational tool. So many different disciplines went into its creation and there are many example of how Maths was used in its design, architecture and engineering.

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.

Bank of England

The Bank of England has a unique role promoting the good of the people of the United Kingdom by maintaining monetary and financial stability. It offers free talks about a variety of subjects Explains what the Bank does to an even keel keep inflation low, maintain trust in its banknotes and keep the financial system stable.

Sky Academy

The visit includes a behind the scenes tour of Sky Studios, a hands on learning experience at Skills Studios where students will create their own television report and a chance to work with a team of experts and cutting edge technology. Each topic is available for Key Stage 2, 3 and 4 in subjects such as Science, Maths, English, Sport & Citizenship.

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 3/4 Maths 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.

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.

The Emirates Air Line

Rising to a height of 90 metres, Emirates Air Line offers you an exciting 1.1km cable car journey across the Thames on the UK’s only urban cable car. Emirates Air Line connects 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.   

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.

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Queen Elizabeths Grammar School

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Sir John Deanes College

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