School Trips To London
School Trips To London
One of the most visited cities in the world, London is a popular 21st century metropolis, littered with stunning architecture, fascinating attractions and unique heritage. As well as home to intrinsically British institutions, such as Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament, London is a multi-ethnic and diverse city, offering a wealth of cultural activities, cuisine and things to do from around the world. This vibrant, international destination is one of few cities offering green hues, historic building styles and modern-day skyscrapers together, connected systematically by the famous London Underground.
At WST, we arrange captivating educational school trips and tours to London for the following subjects:
We also arrange day trips and primary school tours to London.
Yes an absolutely fantastic weekend!! Everything went to plan and if it's possible, it was probably better than last year and I didn't think I would ever say that. The pupils were amazing and enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you so much for all your help in organising such an amazing weekend!! I can't believe it's over but I'm on with planning for next year. The staff at the hotel were brilliant and so I would definitely go back and the same goes for the Italian restaurant. Can't fault it for friendliness, service and food.
The Snaith School, London, May 2014
Houses of Parliament and Big Ben
A famous piece of gothic architecture, the Houses of Parliament, based on the bank of the River Thames, is a must-visit landmark for students. The destination for today’s UK politics, the Houses of Parliament is an iconic, influential building in England’s capital, as well as a popular tourist attraction thanks to its unique and impressive design. A trip to the Houses of Parliament wouldn’t be complete without admiring Big Ben, the clock resting at the north end of the Palace of Westminster. Tours take place within the Houses of Parliament, where students can explore the scenes behind this stunning building.
Tower of London
The Tower of London is a striking fortress and a historic hub showcasing Britain’s past. Known formerly as Her Majesty’s Palace, this intriguing castle was home to some of the UK’s most notorious criminals, and the scene of many beheadings. Views from the tower encapsulate London’s cityscape and the River Thames, while Tower of London tours take students around the castle and through its Prisoners of the Tower exhibition.
The London Eye is a truly encompassing attraction. What was once the world’s tallest ferris wheel, the London Eye offers stunning panoramic views of London’s landscape from an incredible altitude. Amazingly, visitors can see up to 40 kilometres in each direction on a clear day. Over three million people hop on the London Eye each year, which has cemented its reputation as one of the most visited attractions in the city.
At WST, we can arrange accommodation to suit the needs and budget of each educational trip. Taking pride in the thorough service we provide, all hostels and hotels are personally inspected by a member of our travel team to ensure they meet our strict criteria, guaranteeing a comfortable, pleasant stay.
Where to eat in London
As a multicultural city, London has an extensive selection of delightful and enjoyable places to eat, offering everything from international cuisine to great British classics. From street food markets to world-famous restaurants, experiencing what this vibrant city has to offer doesn’t just stop at its must-see attractions. To ensure your students are fully catered for, we can book reservations at many restaurants and arrange packed lunches to ensure a fun and filling trip.
Top Museums to Visit
Britain’s leading art and design centre, the Victoria and Albert Museum reflects thousands of years of human creativity, presented in an amass of inspiring collections, from textiles and ceramics through to metalwork and sculptures. Alongside being a modern-day muse, this museum showcases the journey art and design has made in differing materials, with intricate fashion assortments, art galleries to explore and theatre collections. There are lots of things to see and do at this influential museum, including educational workshops where students can truly absorb the collections, fascinating temporary exhibitions and its renowned, detailed permanent collection.
Natural History Museum
With hundreds of exciting and interactive exhibits, the Natural History Museum is a must-visit attraction, showcasing captivating collections on an eye-opening selection of natural specimens. Research, workshops and collections cover wildlife, botany, entomology, mineralogy and paleontology, including a fascinating dinosaur exhibition, where you can explore the world-famous extinct creatures.
Museum of London
On an educational trip to London, learning about how this vibrant, popular metropolis has developed over the years is a must. The Museum of London is a popular tourist attraction which documents the life of London through prehistoric, Roman and medieval ages to the city we now know and love. Starting from 450,000 BC, students can explore London’s past and key events via interactive exhibitions, collections and galleries.
If you’re interested in educational tours for smaller groups, you may consider travelling to London by train. This can make it more affordable for groups of 25 students or less. At WST, we’ll arrange accommodation close to transport links as well as include London Underground passes in your tour price to ensure all your travel is covered. If you would like to arrange an exciting and stimulating school trip to London, speak to one of our friendly travel advisers who will be happy to assist