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Day Trip to London

Not every school trip has to be further afield, instead explore a bit closer to home and experience what the capital can offer in a single day trip to London.

From visiting the best art galleries and learning in the most school trip friendly museums, London can provide a culturally rich learning experience for you and your class trip. Our bespoke day trip itineraries can help meet your subject's learning objectives, while helping to show your students that England’s capital city really has it all. 



Tour Day 1

Depart school early morning to arrive in London mid-morning. Visit the Science Museum or the V&A
Transfer to the South Bank to visit the Imperial War Museum followed by free time at the Tate Modern
Depart London for your return journey for a late arrival back to school

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Based on min 40, October 2020



Tour Day 1

Depart school early morning to arrive in London mid-morning. Free time in Covent Garden area
Enjoy a matinee performance of a West End show followed by free time
Depart London for your return journey for a late arrival back to school

1 day tour from only

Based on min 40, Oct 2021, subject to availability of theatre rates


Study Visits


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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  

Cultural Visits

The capital offers a great choice of museums and attractions for London school day trips. Many of these are an ideal complement to students' learning and can be free for school visits.


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

  • Lion King
  • Wicked
  • Les Misérables
  • Matilda The Musical
  • School of Rock
  • Aladdin

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


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.


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.  This 2 – 2½ hour walk begins at Pudding Mill Lane and takes in the exteriors of the Aquatic Centre, the Stadium, Handball Arena (The Copper Box), 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. 


With breath-taking views of London, the world’s longest and tallest tunnel slide and the UK’s highest freefall abseil, the ArcelorMittal Orbit is the UK’s most exciting viewing platform. 

Enjoy a breath-taking panorama of up to 20 miles across London through stunning floor to ceiling windows before experiencing the city’s landmarks from the outside observation walkway suspended 262ft above the ground. Discover sights including Wembley Stadium, St Paul’s Cathedral and Canary Wharf and get an exclusive bird’s eye view of the iconic sporting venues of London 2012. 

The Slide: A hair-raising experience that’s not for the feint-hearted? Hold on tight through the twists, turns and drops of the world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide as it weaves its way through the iconic red steel frame of the UK’s tallest sculpture, the ArcelorMittal Orbit. 

Enjoy the 40 second descent in the 584ft long slide through light and dark sections at speeds of up to 15mph as The Slide loops its way around the ArcelorMittal Orbit 12 times taking visitors through gentle curves, thrilling drops and a tight corkscrew.  Take a Look


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.


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


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.


This cruise along the Thames is a great way to see some of the major sites of the city during a London school day trips. 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.

Positive, accommodating, helpful - doing anything they can to make our trip not only happen, but as if we are the only school they deal with. Nothing is any trouble AND they send chocolate! Seriously, they KNOW their craft and ensure that our trip is tailored efficiently and effectively. This is our second trip with WST: we are already thinking about our third.
Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School, London

Rachel's Expert Tip

London has a huge range of museums and galleries which offer free entrance to students so it really is a great option to inspire your students when you’re on a budget.

Top tip from Rachel, our Specialist Tour Consultant