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Day Trip to London

Day Trip to London

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


Close to home, London can provide a culturally rich learning experience. England’s capital city has it all. 

  • Tour Day 1

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

    1 day tour from only 

    Based on min 40, October 2018

    £49

  • Tour Day 1

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

    1 day tour from only 

    Based on min 40, Oct 2018, subject to availability of theatre rates

    £72

London offers a great choice of museums and attractions, many of which are an ideal complement to their learning and can be free for students.

WEST END THEATRE PERFORMANCE

Whatever your study 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
  • 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.

HIGHLIGHTS OF LONDON GUIDED TOUR

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.

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.  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. 

ART GALLERIES OF LONDON

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.

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.

RIPLEY’S, BELIEVE IT OR NOT

Based in the heart of the West End, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is the most wonderfully weird visitor attraction in London. Home to countless curiosities collected by the legendary adventurer Robert Ripley, you’ll step into a fascinating world where the bizarre and the unbelievable come to life and where amazement is waiting around every corner. From unusual art to underwater wonders, an upside down room and even a dungeon, at Ripley’s London there are mindboggling experiences for even the wildest imagination.

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.

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.

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.

RESTAURANTS

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. Choose from:

Planet Hollywood

Rainforest Café

Hard Rock Café

Pizza Hut

Pizza Express

Maxwell’s

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