School Trips To london Business Studies School Trips

England’s capital is a great value options for groups, with a number of highly informative visit options.  For business studies school trips to London, we offer themed walking tours led by expert guides specifically around the topic of finance.

With WST, you can also choose from a number of museums, education centres and building tours to suit your GCSE or A level business related topics. Let our subject experts create your perfect trip with a blend of educational and London’s exciting cultural visits.


Tour Day 1

Depart for arrival in London around mid-day. Check into your accommodation
Financial Walking Tour with Blue Badge Guide
Evening Meal at a popular Italian Restaurant

Tour Day 2

Visit the Museum of Brands and the Bank of England Museum
Depart London for your return journey to school

Curricular Links


·         Basic functions & types of business

·         Different types of business

·         Organisational structures

·         Business aims and objectives

·         Environmental considerations

·         Business enterprise and entrepreneurship

·         Dynamic nature of business

·         Customer needs & good customer service

·         Market research

·         Importance of brand image

·         Identifying and understanding customers

·         Segmentation

·         Putting a business idea into practice

·         Making the business effective

·         Quality control

·         Production processes

·         Business location

·         Understanding external influences on business

·         Technology and business

·         E-commerce

·         Digital communication

·         HR and managing people

·         Quality control and assurance

·         Sustainability within business

·         Promotional methods

·         The finance sector



·         The nature and purpose of business

·         Different forms of business

·         Management, leadership and decision making

·         Meeting customer needs

·         The Market

·         Marketing mix and strategy

·         Setting marketing objectives

·         Managing people

·         Improving motivation and engagement

·         Entrepreneurs and leaders

·         Managing change

·         Raising finance

·         Resource management

·         External influences

·         Business objectives and strategy

·         Business growth

·         Operational performance

·         Increasing efficiency and productivity

·         Influences on business decisions

·         Setting financial objectives

·         Globalisation

·         Global markets and business expansion

·         Global marketing


Study Visits


During London business studies trips, schools can choose from these two walking tours or our Blue Badge guides will tailor a walk to your requirements;

The City of London: The Square Mile

London's financial heart began life in the narrow alleys and coffee houses of 17th century London.  Explore these atmospheric hideaways and discover the development of finance on this 2 hour walk.  Look at the Bank of England - the nation's bank, the old Stock Exchange, the home of the Lord Mayor of London (the Mansion House) and finish up right beside the newest and shiniest buildings in the City: The Walkie Talkie, the Gherkin, The Cheesegrater and of course Lloyds of London.  

London Docklands

Wall Street on Water, Manhattan on Sea. Just two of the names given to London's newest financial district. On this 2 hour walk explore an area that was once home to King Henry VIIIs dogs, then the heart of shipping in London before being developed in the 1980s into the financial fulcrum that is today. See the glass and steel palaces of a regenerated area that now has more than £14 trillion dealt in foreign exchange every day.  It is also home to modern art, a floating church, more waterways than Venice and a marvellous museum that charts the history of the area.  And you can see the O2 and the cable car from here too. 

Top Tip: Your tour will be with a Blue Badge Guide who can tailor it to suit your exact requirements. Just tell us of any particular sights or topics you wish to cover and we can include that in your tour.

Bank Of England Museum

This Museum tells the story of the Bank of England from its foundation in 1694 to its role today as the centre of the UK economy with a combination of interactives, audio-visuals and artefacts. Talks can be booked in advance specific to KS4 and A Level. 

Wimbledon Marketing Presentation And Tour 

The marketing workshop explores the relationship between the Championships and the Museum, exposes the constraints and opportunities a relationship like this presents and how you place the qualities of a very special two week tournament into a year round attraction. During the discussion and the following tour, students will have the opportunity to evaluate current and past marketing materials.

In-Depth Company Visit 

Meet with an expert from a range of professions.  Here are just three examples of the inspirational organisations and individuals you can meet. We’re always updating our little black book, so if there’s someone you want to talk to get in touch with us.

  • Meet a key thought leader at the 'Internet of Things' (IoT). IoT is growing at a rapid pace as companies recognise the benefit of connecting inert devices to the internet. 
  • Speak to the CEO of a powerful financial forecaster at the top of an iconic building in Canary Wharf. 
  • Talk to the senior member of a pioneering software developer creating bespoke risk management software used by the National Health Service and the US Department of Defence.

Industry Visits & Workshops

Industry visits: Meet the talented individuals behind the brands to discover the story of unique companies – past, present and future. With engaging presentations tailored to the specific academic and professional interests and requirements of the group, this is a great opportunity to inspire your groups with real-life success stories and hands-on experience with innovative technology.

Workshops: A range of options are available including:

  • Asset Management & Trading Workshop: Led by a former policy advisor in the European Parliament with extensive experience working for the world’s largest financial services companies.
  • Web Design Workshop: Facilitated by the winners of the 2020 Mobile Web Award by the Web marketing Associations, this 90-minute interactive workshop delves deep into website creation.
  • Business Model Canvas Workshop: This is the perfect introduction to practical business skills. An in-depth session where you will find out what it's like to run your own business.

Twickenham Tour & Workshop

A tour of Twickenham Stadium is a fantastic way to discover more about the iconic home of England rugby. Every corner of this unique venue holds a special piece of history and the highly knowledgeable Tour Guides will even take you into the hallowed England dressing room, giving you the chance to sit in the same place as your heroes.

The tour also takes you to the Royal Box, hospitality suites, medical room, players’ tunnel and includes a breathtaking view of the arena from the top of the stand. All of the Tour Guides are experts in the field, giving you a truly personal experience while offering an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the stadium.

Workshop- Commercial Twickenham - This seminar provides an insight into the operations and management of the Twickenham Rugby Store. Representatives of the Rugby Store management team will present an educational seminar covering the business operations, structure, and logistics involved in the running of the store and ways of exploring the commercial opportunities afforded by the game. 

Cockpit Arts: Creative Business Incubator Session

Award winning Cockpit Arts support extraordinary craftspeople making work in the UK. Students with an interest in social enterprise and business incubation will gain an exclusive insight into the UK’s only creative business incubator for designer-makers.  With everything from start-ups to scale-ups, small batch producers to international exporters, we can tailor your visit according to your study topic of interest.  Visits last 70-90 mins and include a company overview and insightful short talks on starting up a new business and the journey ahead.

Chelsea FC – Business Of Fotball Tour

This tour provides an exciting insight into match day and non-match day operations at a football club. Aimed at KS4 onwards, the tour and case study focus on merchandise, marketing, finance and staffing. This is a great resource for coursework and revision which students of sport, leisure, tourism and marketing may also find informative.

Coca Cola Education Centre, Edmonton 

Qualified teachers will bring industry to life for your students giving them first-hand experience of the manufacturing and business world. This is an ideal opportunity to make connections between work done in the classroom and real life business practises. A typical visit here will include a presentation in a classroom environment tailored to your study topic followed by a tour around the factory. Main areas of study focus on Business Studies, Design & Technology, Marketing, Manufacturing & Production and Enterprise.

Please note this visit must be booked direct by the school. 

Fullers Griffin Brewery

This is one of the largest independent brewers and retailers in the UK and is London’s only remaining traditional family brewer.  Visitors will be taken round this working site and will discover the history and heritage of an independent business. Only available to age 16+.

Guided Tour Of The London 2012 Olympic Sites

Following the outstanding success of the world’s greatest sporting event, there is now huge interest in seeing the area where our athletes won their medals.  A vast urban regeneration programme has transformed East London and is still making headline news. This 2 – 2½ hour walk begins at Pudding Mill Lane on the Greenway overlooking the Aquatic Centre and the Stadium and then goes into the park to past the Handball Arena (The Copper Box), walks by the Velodrome and also the new I-City (formerly the International Press Centre). For an additional fee we can pre-book visits inside the Copper Box, the Aquatics Centre and the Orbit within your walking tour. 

Museum Of Brands

Discover how well loved brands evolved through their creative use of packaging and advertising and how we evolved with them. It’s possible to take a self-guided visit or to arrange a guided tour.

St Paul's Cathedral - Who’s Business Is It? Themed Tour

This is a guided tour around the Cathedral specifically aimed at Business Studies students. You’ll discuss the challenges faced daily for this multi-purpose place of prayer and worship, business, tourism and centre for the arts. Themed tours are limited and subject to availability. 

Thorpe Park Business Studies Workshop

Explore how THORPE PARK Resort operates as such a successful and exciting business. Showcasing their aims and objectives, they demonstrate how creative Marketing, efficient Environmental Management and evolving Customer Service are all required to achieve them.  Choices include;

Marketing: The Marketing Workshop demonstrates the importance of Market Research, understanding your target market and delivering a unique product to bring your curriculum to life. Developed alongside their creative Marketing team, embark on a journey through the brand repositioning and exciting new changes at THORPE PARK Resort.

Guest Care: The Guest Care Workshop highlights the importance of good customer service to a successful business like THORPE PARK Resort.  An opportunity to discover how they adapt to different customers and look to satisfy customer needs and exceed expectations to keep their customers coming back.

Information and Communications Technology:  Discover how vital ICT systems are at THORPE PARK Resort and where they  use them. Find out how these systems compliment their staff’s efforts in keeping their guests safe and thrilled to the max! Looking at ride design, operating the business online and promotion through social media.

Human Resources: The Workshop explores how they recruit the right staff and train them the right way to create a unique atmosphere at THORPE PARK Resort. Discover how Recruitment, Training and Employee Relations combine to acquire and develop a team of over 1,000 staff in a wide variety of Operational and Support roles.

Migration Museum

The Migration Museum explores how the movement of people to and from Britain across the ages has made us who we are. On 6 April 2022 it is launching a new exhibition Taking Care of Business: Migrant Entrepreneurs and the Making of Britain. This immersive exhibition invites you and your students to explore the impact migrant owned and run businesses and products have on all of our lives. From the food we eat to the clothes we wear, the apps on our phones to the products in our homes, our lives wouldn’t be the same without migrant entrepreneurs. The exhibition offers your students the opportunity to explore a range of businesses that have transformed Britain. Our stories will cover both historical and contemporary businesses, from corner shops to tech giants. Explore the skills and creativity it takes to create and run a business and be an entrepreneur. These are key aspects of the immigrant experience - sometimes out of choice, other times out of necessity. Some people arrive with skills and networks that drive forward business. Others are forced into a culture of self-employment due to discrimination. Some of these businesses remain small, some fold, others become big or even global.

The Migration Museum invites you to join them on this immersive journey; asking you and your students to consider the experiences of entrepreneurs and what you might do if you were in their shoes.

The Migration Museum invites you to join them on this immersive journey; asking you and your students to consider the experiences of entrepreneurs and what you might do if you were in their shoes.

The museum can also organise guided walking tours looks at many migration stories embedded across the city. Walking Tours available include:

  • Notting Hill
  • London’s East End
  • The City of London
  • Covent Garden
  • Lambeth (Brixton)
  • Lewisham


Cultural Visits

The capital offers a great choice of museums and attractions for school groups on business studies trips to London, many of which are an ideal complement to their learning and can be free for students.

Highlights of London

A half day guided tour of the city on board your coach is a perfect way to see all the major sites. Highly recommended if this is a first time visit to London for many of your students.

Jack the Ripper Walking Tour

Always in the evening and at its best when London is cold and misty, this eerie tour takes students back in time to 1888 to follow in the footsteps of the London Metropolitan Police as they try to catch a killer. 

Art Galleries Of London

For business studies trips London has a great range of art galleries, which have free entrance and all offer downloadable resources and education programmes. The most popular galleries are:

  • National Gallery
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Tate Britain
  • Tate Modern
  • Victoria & Albert  

British Museum

With more than 7 million objects within its collections, the British Museum illustrates and documents the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.

HMS Belfast

Visit HMS Belfast to discover what life was like for those who lived and worked on board this last remaining warship of its kind. Nine decks of amazing seafaring history provide countless opportunities to explore and discover for students where you can hear sailors’ stories in the Life at Sea exhibition. 

Houses Of Parliament

Free guided tours are available throughout the year by requesting a place through your MP or a member of the House of Lords.

Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum covers conflicts involving Britain from the First World War through to the present day. The Centenary of the First World War is highly topical and with it’s new First World War galleries the IWM is a must for any group visiting London. 

London Dungeon

The London Dungeon combines real history, horror and humour to bring gruesome goings-on back to life in the 21st century. A thrilling and exciting trip that students will love, with actors recreating events such as the Great fire of London, Sweeney Todd, the Plague and Jack the Ripper. 

London Eye

Breath-taking sights make the London Eye a highlight of the city which you should not miss!

Madame Tussauds

A thrilling and exciting  visit containing inspiring wax works of some of the world’s most influential and famous people. Galleries include  Sport, World Leaders, The Royal Family and Music along with the Spirit of London ride and Marvel Super Heroes 4D experience.

Museum of London

Step inside Museum of London for a memorable journey through London’s unsettled history. Telling London's story students can enjoy the prehistoric, Roman and medieval London galleries through to the present day.

Natural History Museum

Hundreds of exciting, interactive exhibits including the ultimate dinosaur exhibition, a human biology section or visit 'Investigate' -an exciting new hands-on science centre perfect for engaging students.

Science Museum

The Science Museum allows you to introduce children to science with fun, hands-on interactives and encounter the past, present and future of technology in seven floors of galleries.

St Paul's Cathedral

With its iconic dome that dominates the London skyline, St Pauls Cathedral is a must see for all groups visiting London. Over the years, decoration has been added and removed so that today the history of the nation can be seen in mosaics and stone carvings throughout the building. 

Thames River Cruise

This cruise along the Thames is a great way to see some of the major sites of the city. We recommend groups take the 40 minute cruise from Westminster to Tower which takes in Westminster, Big Ben, Somerset House, London Eye, Oxo Tower, The Tate Modern, St Paul’s Cathedral, London Bridge, Tower Bridge and the Tower.

Tower Of London

See where numerous individuals lost their heads and visit the Prisoners exhibition which looks at some of the Towers more notorious convicts including Anne Boleyn, Edward V, Guy Fawkes and Sir Thomas More.

Walk Eat Talk Eat 3-hour Food & Drink Walking Tour

What better way could there be to explore the diverse cultures and communities which make up London than taking walking tour through the streets of the city where you get to sample the great range of cuisines on offer. You can try both modern and traditional dishes, British treats and foods from across the world. There are three different tours to choose from all of which centre around a few different food and drink stops where you may sit down and dine at the venue, pick up the food and taste it outside, or just walk and talk with the food. It really is a fantastic experience!

West End Theatre Performance

Whatever your London trip aims, a West End show is a great opportunity to reward those on school trips to London with a thrilling night at the theatre.  Current top West End Shows include:

  • Lion King
  • Wicked
  • Frozen
  • Matilda The Musical
  • Mrs Doubtfire The Musical
  • Les Misérables
  • Back To The Future
  • Harry Potter & The Cursed Child
  • Six
  • We Will Rock You
  • Phantom of the Opera 
  • Mamma Mia

Whatever show you are interested in seeing, we can advise you on the best time to go and arrange your group seating.


Make your evening meal a night out with a restaurant visit. We can book tables at an exciting range of restaurants offering pre-theatre dinner packages to suit all budgets. We can also arrange for packed lunches to be delivered to your hotel or an appropriate meeting point in the city.