London Highlights Tour
Whether it be the rich, history and culture of London or indeed the rest of the UK we can create an itinerary that is action packed with activities. Explore one location in depth or tour around multiple destinations we work closely with you to create a trip that is bespoke to you.
From our meet and greet service at the airport, our network of reliable travel partners and guides to our emergency 24hr assistance service we offer the support and reassurance you need that every aspect of your trip runs like clock work.
See our sample 'London Highlights' Itinerary below:
|1||Arrive in London and meet your coach||Transfer to your accommodation and settle in after your flight.||Free time in Covent Garden with Dinner|
|2||Take in the amazing views of London during a ride on the iconic London Eye||Hop aboard your River Cruise along teh Thames, ending in Greenwich to visit the Royal Observatory||Pre-theatre meal followed by a hit West End show|
|3||Take a peek into London's royal history at the Tower of London||After lunch, meet some old and new characters at Madame Tussauds and do a curriculum linked workshop while you are there.||Shopping in Oxford Street and an evening meal|
|4||See Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard||Take your pick of any one of the capitals world-class museums: National Gallery, Imperial War Museum, V&A, Natural History Museum|
|5||Discover all the movie magic at the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour.||Evening meal with free time for shopping|
|6||Round off your stay by taking a tour of one of London's top football stadiums: Chelsea, Arsenal or Wembley||Meet your coach to transfer to the airport for your return flight home|
|Morning||Arrive in London and meet your coach|
|Afternoon||Transfer to your accommodation and settle in after your flight.|
|Evening||Free time in Covent Garden with Dinner|
|Morning||Take in the amazing views of London during a ride on the iconic London Eye|
|Afternoon||Hop aboard your River Cruise along teh Thames, ending in Greenwich to visit the Royal Observatory|
|Evening||Pre-theatre meal followed by a hit West End show|
|Morning||Take a peek into London's royal history at the Tower of London|
|Afternoon||After lunch, meet some old and new characters at Madame Tussauds and do a curriculum linked workshop while you are there.|
|Evening||Shopping in Oxford Street and an evening meal|
|Morning||See Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard|
|Afternoon||Take your pick of any one of the capitals world-class museums: National Gallery, Imperial War Museum, V&A, Natural History Museum|
|Morning||Discover all the movie magic at the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour.|
|Evening||Evening meal with free time for shopping|
|Morning||Round off your stay by taking a tour of one of London's top football stadiums: Chelsea, Arsenal or Wembley|
|Afternoon||Meet your coach to transfer to the airport for your return flight home|
Reasons to Visit
The lastminute.com London Eye
The famous London Eye is one of the world’s highest observation wheels, standing at 135 metres high. The wheel has thirty-two capsules, each of which holds 25 people and views possible as far away as twenty-five miles on a clear day.
The Emirates Air Line Cable Car
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.
Tate Modern is Britain's new collection of modern art. The museum contains works from 1900 to present day and includes Dali, Picasso, Matisse, Rothko, Warhol and more contemporary artists. There is also a wide range of temporary exhibitions and public programmes.
Shakespeare’s Globe GCSE Study Day
Tailored to complement the KS4 English requirements these study days offer an introduction to your chosen play at GCSE level. This study day provides a practical introduction to the play and the performance conditions at the Globe, exploring how this shapes playing style and language. Students will learn about the social, historical and cultural context of the play, explore aspects of plot and characterisation, identity key themes and analyse language.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour - Harry Potter
Discover the magic of the big screen and the behind-the-scenes secrets of the Harry Potter™ film series. Take your students on an enchanting tour of the actual sets used in the films; complete with authentic props and real costumes. You'll see animatronic characters and experience the stunning special effects along the way. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London celebrates and educates visitors of the artistry and craftsmanship in quality film production - on both sides of the camera.
School groups can enjoy specially-created educational lessons to complement and enhance the tour in brand new, state-of-the-art learning spaces. These lessons offer students authentic and relevant learning experiences in one of the most exciting and magical contexts: the production of Harry Potter. The film series is used as a case study to explain elements of film production, all of which align with KS2, 3, 4 and 5 learning objectives.
Windsor Castle is the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world and is the home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The castle encompasses 900 years of history and its magnificent State Rooms and works of Art reflects the kings and queens since its beginning. Educational programmes are also available which can be tailored to suit the needs of the students.
Cabinet War Rooms
The Cabinet War Rooms were used as emergency accommodation for Winston Churchill and the war cabinet against air attacks during the Second World War. The original twenty-one rooms are open to the public and include the Cabinet room, the transatlantic telephone room and the Prime Ministers room.
Tower of London
Tighten your grip on ten centuries of Tower history. The fun and interactive ’Hands on history’ exhibition has enhanced displays aimed at encouraging visitors to literally get to grips with items including swords and armour inspired by the Royal Armouries’ collection. Health and safety advice: wear sensible shoes due to uneven walking surfaces.
Madame Tussauds is one of London’s most popular tourist attractions with over 400 wax works of celebrities, politicians, pop stars and actors. Educational packs to support the Leisure and Tourism curriculum for Key Stage 4 and 5 are available to enhance your visit.
Wembley Stadium Tour
The Wembley Stadium Tour creates a wealth of exciting and inspiring learning and discovery opportunities for students. 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.
St Paul's Cathedral
A guided visit encourages students to discover Christianity through Art & Design. It offers an interesting and inspiring opportunity to think about how beautiful objects and paintings can enhance sacred spaces and how they might help Christians to pray, worship and learn about the Bible.
Founded in 1857, the London Science Museum holds the world's most comprehensive collection of science, technology, industry and medicine. The themes are explained through a range of exhibits including the first steam locomotive and man's first flight in space. The main attractions include a V2 missile and the Apollo 10 command module. Admission to the museum is free.
Other places to consider visiting in the UK
Old Trafford Stadium Tour
Stratford Upon Avon
Twin Centre Tours
Twin centre tours are the perfect way to add value to your trip and allow you to go even deeper into your subject area and broaden your students experience. Perfect choices for twin centre tours:
- New York & Washington
- Berlin & Krakow
- Munich & Nuremburg
- Moscow & St Petersburg
- Beijing & Shanghai