The best ideas for school trips in London

From the grounds of Buckingham Palace, to Big Ben’s world-famous clockface, London leaves a truly iconic stamp on the globe – it’s a historical hotspot, after all. But London’s offerings spread far beyond the banks of the Thames. It’s Britain’s cultural epicentre; a multi-faceted city that people from all over the world travel far and wide to visit.

The vast range of activities available for young people in The Capital make it a popular destination for school trips. But how, as a school, do you go about finding the best of what’s on offer?

We know it can be tough, especially when booking a subject-centric trip, which is why we’ve pulled together a list of the most exciting and inspiring educational activities on offer in the capital. If you’re struggling for ideas, then this guide to the best school trips in London should help.

 

Business Studies trips to London

London’s influence on the financial trade is undeniable, spreading far further than just the doors of the Stock Exchange. Home to some of the biggest money-making landmarks that the world has to offer, London is a gold mine for Business Studies school trips.

At WST, our huge range of exciting educational tours provide the perfect base for any Business Studies school trip to London. With us, students have the opportunity to take a look inside financial giants, as well as seeing the inner workings of world-famous brands.

Itinerary options include a Thorpe Park Business Studies Workshop, where students can go behind the scenes of one of the UK’s biggest theme parks, or a Business of Football Tour with Chelsea Football Club. Alternatively, students can take a look inside Fuller’s Griffin Brewery, one of the largest independent brewers in the UK, or embark on a walking tour of The Square Mile, taking in the old Stock Exchange, the Mansion House and Lloyds of London, as well as much more.

 

Science and Technology trips to London

Housing some of the best museums in Europe, alongside awe-inspiring workshops, shows and lectures, London’s scientific offerings put it at the forefront of the industry. Here, students can cover an array of topics over just a few short days, making the city a fantastic option for science school trips.

While visiting, students can immerse themselves in thousands of years of history in the Science Museum, the most visited science and technology museum in Europe, and the Natural History Museum, home to 70 million items and artefacts – including specimens collected by Charles Darwin.

Students can also take part in a 3D printing session with a senior designer, making and testing their own shampoo at L’Oreal Young Scientist Centre. Or visit the science education centre, Centre of the Cell, at Queen Mary University of London to see research scientists at work.

English Literature trips to London

Students can take a trip to Charles Dickens’ house, museum and workshop at Number 48 Doughty Street, or head on a Sherlock Holmes mystery tour through the alleyways and courtyards featured in Conan Doyle’s renowned stories. For those looking to hone their writing skills, workshops in creative and sitcom writing are available, while a courtroom learning experience like no other awaits at the Royal Courts of Justice.

 

Drama and Performing Arts trips to London

With one of the world’s most famous theatre districts, alongside first-class dance and performing arts schools, London offers fantastic school trips for Drama and Performing Arts students.

For those interested in learning about plays and scripts, WST also offers Shakespeare themed trips, visiting the Globe Theatre, and West End theatre trips, taking in one of the many magical stage performances in the district.

Alternatively, those looking to master the art of dance can take part in a ‘Dancing with West End’ workshop, or head to Karen Hardy Studios for a ‘Strictly’ Themed Experience.

 

Book your bespoke school trip today

To find out more about any of the activities listed above, or to arrange a bespoke itinerary for your school or educational trip, get in touch with one of our specialists today.