Primary School Trip to London

For primary school students, the chance to head out of the classroom and onto a school trip to the capital can seem like the most exciting prospect. It can also help to build independence, create bonds between classmates and expand learning opportunities.

During primary school trips to London, our bespoke school tours will cover a wide range of KS2 curriculum topics in a fun and informative way that your young students are sure to love.


Tour Day 1

Depart school to arrive in London mid-day.
Go straight to the Kensington area to visit the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum.
Pre-theatre dinner at Planet Hollywood followed by an evening West End performance.

Tour Day 2

Check out of accommodation and transfer to the Tower of London
A Blue Badge Guide will join your coach for a tour of the highlights of London. Following this you will depart London for your journey home.
Arrive back at school

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Based on min 35, Bed & Breakfast at the Premier Inn Wembley with evening meals in restaurant. June 2021



For groups of Primary School students we recommend accommodation a little further away from the hustle and bustle of the city. 

Premier Inn Wembley & Hangar Lane

These hotels both offer a very high standard of accommodation at a good price.  Located in quieter areas slightly outside of the busy city centre but with easy access to all the major sights and on public transport routes.

Premier Inn Harrow

If you are looking to stay on the outskirts of London for a quieter location this hotel is ideal. Located north of London you can still access the city centre by coach within 1 hour. Recommended for groups on a tight budget and is a great option if you are including a Harry Potter Studio tour in your itinerary. 

Meininger Hotel London Hyde Park - New for 2020 tours

Situated in the Kensington area of London, the Meininger is in the ideal location for school groups. It is only a few hundred metres from the Natural History, Science and Victoria and Albert Museums. In terms of quality and location, this hotel offers great value for money.

YHA Thameside

Excellent youth hostel accommodation offering a range of facilities. Located in the edge of the Docklands area, this is ideally suited to younger groups travelling by coach.  

Wembley International Hotel

This is a large hotel, located just outside the city centre, yet close to public transport. Rooms for students are all 3 - 4 bedded and the hotel has good meeting room facilities. 

Study Visits


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The Isis Education Centre at The LookOut is an idyllic sanctuary in the middle of Hyde Park. For primary school trips in London, half day workshops are available where educators will support your pupils whilst exploring around the park. They then return to the centre to discuss and carry out hands on sessions based around a range of topics including the weather, sustainability and habitats. 


Here your pupils can learn more about the Tudors and the Stuarts. Highlights include the Great Hall, a typical medieval hall, Living Tudor World medieval re-enactment, the Young Henry VIII exhibition and the world famous maze. You can choose from an audio guide or a costume guided tour.


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.


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.


Step inside the 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. This is a great visit to find out what everyday life was like in London across the ages.


An iconic attraction, situated in the renowned Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery is a great introduction to art for Primary pupils. During primary school residential trips to London, students can learn about some of the most famous names in the world of art from Reubens, Van Gogh and Turner to Da Vinci, Monet and many more.


The National Portrait Gallery is home to the best collection of portraits in the world. Your students can put a face to the name of many of the men and women who have shaped British history.


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.


The Royal Observatory is home to Greenwich Mean Time and London’s only Planetarium. Your pupils can find out more about astronomy and enjoy interactive space galleries and planetarium shows. This is an ideal visit to cover Science topics.


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. At the Museum you can find all this and more with topics ranging from space and travel to food and medicine.


SEA LIFE London Aquarium is home to one of Europe's largest collections of global marine life. Your pupils can learn about marine life and habitats, food chains, living creatures and caring for animals and their environments.


Located on the South Bank, the Globe is an ideal visit if you are studying the Tudors.  Your pupils will be given a guided tour around the theatre giving an insight into what the theatre was like in Tudor times and how it was rebuilt. The interactive exhibition explores the life of Shakespeare and the London where he lived.


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. 


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 over 750 different species at the zoo along with daily animal talks, shows, feeds and demonstrations your pupils will be entertained and informed all day. 

Cultural Visits

Highlights Of London

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

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. 

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. Please note that tours are very popular and places are limited so generally have to be booked about six months in advance. Your tour will last around 75 minutes.

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 primary school trips in London should not miss!

Shrek's Adventure

The adventure begins when you board a magical 4D ‘DreamWorks Tours’ bus. With Donkey as your mischievous tour guide, calamity, chaos and endless fun are the name of the game.

Be part of the 10 live fairy-tale themed shows where you can visit Shrek’s swamp, find your fortune in the crystal ball, get lost in the Mirror maze and reveal your inner Ogre when needed! This Ogre sized experience lasts for approximately 75 minutes.

Madame Tussauds

A thrilling and exciting  visit containing inspiring wax works of some of the world’s most influential and famous people.

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.

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.  School groups can take a self-guided visit or a themed guided visit

Thames River Cruise

This cruise along the Thames is a great way to see some of the major sites of the city.

Theme Parks

If you are travelling by coach you can choose to visit a Theme Park en route home from London as a great way to finish off the trip. Here are the nearest theme parks to London:

  • Chessington World of Adventure
  • Thorpe Park
  • LEGOLAND ®Windsor Resort

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.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making Of Harry Potter

A unique chance to go behind the scenes including the detailed sets, costumes, props and animatronics.

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.

Our top West End shows for primary school tours to London:

  • The Lion King
  • Wicked
  • Matilda the Musical
  • Stomp
  • School of Rock
  • Aladdin


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:

  • Bubba Gump Shrimp
  • Planet Hollywood
  • Rainforest Café
  • Hard Rock Café
  • Pizza Hut
  • Pizza Express
  • Maxwell’s
  • Sticky Fingers
  • Palm Court Brasserie
  • Piazza

We can also arrange for packed lunches to be delivered to your hotel or an appropriate meeting point in the city. 

The staff were amazing! We cannot praise them enough. They were more than accommodating with bot the children and staff. They made sure we had everything we needed and went above and beyond with customer service. We would highly recommend the Piazza restaurant to any other group planning visits - high quality staff, service and food.
Wilbraham Primary School, London