Primary school trips to London
Feel the buzz of Britain's greatest educational resource and capitalise on the variety of astonishing and relevant primary learning experiences the city offers. Look down on the capital from the London Eye, or up to its skyline from the Thames, the children will surprise you with how many landmarks they recognise. Although this is the biggest city in Europe, we have chosen central excursions making it relatively easy for groups to get around. It’s not surprising our primary schools return to the capital again and again.
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- Arrive in London
- South Bank
- Millenium Bridge
- St Pauls Cathedral
- National Gallery
- London Eye
- Thames Boat Trip
- KidZania London
- Science Museum
- West End Show
- British Museum
- Return to School
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- Fantastic central location
- Ideal for primary school groups
This will-equipped purpose-built hostel is ideal for younger groups thanks to its secure site & large communal areas. It offers friendly service & convenient access into central London.
Location: Rotherhide. The overland station is 5 minutes walk from the hostel & connects to the Jubilee Line or buses to London Bridge take approx. 25 mins.
Facilities:Large communal areas with free wifi, café area & bar for teachers.
Accommodation: Purpose built hostel with 2-10 bed rooms, all with ensuite shower and toilet facilities.
Meals: All board basis are catered for, from room-only to full-board, depending on your group's requirements.
- Excellent communal areas & outdoor space
- Friendly safe neighbourhood in North London
Hillspring Lodge is ideal for coach groups as it offers on-site parking & convenient access into central London. Located in leafy Willesden Green, it offers comfortable rooms & excellent indoor & outdoor communal spaces.
Location: Willesden Green, a short walk from Jubilee Line (Zone 2) allowing easy access into central London
Facilities: Spacious communal areas, including restaurant, bar & lounge. Free tea/coffee & water throughout the day. On-site coach parking. Meeting rooms available to book (for up to 25 people) at a supplement.
Accommodation: Groups are usually accommodated in 4 bed dorms with washbasins – shared bathrooms & toilets are located on corridor, with additional facilities in the basement. A small number of ensuite rooms are available. All rooms have free lockers & free wifi. The hostel is staffed 24 hours & operates a security card system to limit access to rooms/areas of the hostel & has comprehensive CCTV coverage.
Meals: Buffet breakfast is included. Packed lunches & evening meals available.
Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.
Subject Specific Excursions
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Natural History Museum
From first sight of the towering Diplodocus your pupils will be hooked. Examine tiny insects to the huge iconic blue whale. Study human development or peer into laboratories where scientists are busy at work. Watch a show, book an activity and get seriously hands-on.
From Stephenson’s Rocket to a 10,000 year clock, science here is inspirational. Enter the Pattern Pod or get technical in the Launch Pad there’s no shortage of interactive learning possibilities. Feel proud watching children experience their light bulb moments!
Take a ride on Europe’s tallest observation wheel; if it’s a clear day you can see for up to forty miles! Observe the Thames meandering its way through the capital, pupils won’t miss Big Ben or Westminster, but can they spot Downing Street or Crystal Palace?
Greenwich and Royal Observatory
Explore the world’s largest maritime collection; learn about British voyages of discovery, hoist sails, steer a ship and navigate the seven seas. Learn about the meaning of GMT by jumping across the Meridian line and let your pupils go star crazy at the Planetarium. Visit the restored Cutty Sark to investigate her cargoes and the cultures she touched during 140-years of sailing.
St Pauls Cathedral
Unravel 1400 years on a journey into medieval times. Be amazed at domes within a dome, climb to the whispering gallery and delve into the crypt. This is the symbolic heart of the nation, where kings were crowned, princes married and the great and good buried.
Meet the Aztecs, unwrap the secrets of Egyptian mummies or discover what life was like in ancient Britain. Work in teams solving the mysteries of ancient objects, children can document the findings and email presentations back to school.
Imperial War Museum
Follow the causes and effects of events from the First World War to the present day. Handle artefacts to develop interpretive, empathetic and reflective skills. Choose galleries thoughtfully as some exhibits on conflict may be disturbing for younger groups.
National Portrait Gallery
Get face-to-face with the people who shaped British history from the Middle Ages to the present day. Compare diverse historical and contemporary styles. Investigate texture and colour and appreciate how messages are conveyed though composition and use of objects.
The Making of Harry Potter
Warner Bros. Studio Tours is an extraordinary world of authentic props, costumes, models and wizardry. Appreciate the incredible detail of the sets, investigate the technology of animatronics and enjoy sheer magic watching your children ride their broomsticks.
Tower of London
Develop enquiry skills handling historical artefacts. Examine Henry VIII's armour, discover the Tower's dark prison history, or dress up in Tudor costume. Listen to stories of those who passed through Traitors Gate and extend chronological understanding of London’s past.
Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!