School trips to London
The perfect cross-curricular destination, a school trip to London will bring your students face to face with some of the world's most famous landmarks and historical attractions including St Paul's Cathedral, The Shard and Buckingham Palace. Home to some of the best museums and galleries in the world including the Imperial War Museum and Tate Modern, the learning opportunities are endless when you head to the capital. Your group can also enjoy the spacious parks and beautiful gardens such as Regent's Park and Hyde Park, which are scattered throughout the city.
There are various exhibitions held throughout the year at a majority of London’s museums and art galleries. Our Account Managers and Destination Specialists will be able to advise some of the best attractions and events geared towards your specific needs, whether you have a group of Art & Design students hungry for inspiration, or a class of History students eager to learn about London’s past.
- Free museums and galleries
- World famous Landmarks
- Cross-curricular destination
Why choose London?
Equity provides a range of options in London to suit all budgets.
N.B The basic 'from' prices do not include excursions, for a full package price... Request a quote
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Cross Curricular Itinerary
Above price is the BASIC price, excluding any excursions. It includes coach travel, 1 night on a bed and breakfast basis. Call us for a price including excursions and for a bespoke itinerary to fit your requirements.
Below is a sample of excursions Equity can organise for your school trip to London - for subject specific excursions have a look at the
recommended educational trips for London
Night or day The London Eye offers spectacular views of London from high above the River Thames. Famous landmarks to be seen include Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey.
London Eye River Cruise
Before or after your flight, enjoy a unique 40 minute circular sightseeing cruise on the River Thames with fascinating live commentary that brings the city to life, presented by specialist guides. The River Cruise departs from the London Eye Millennium Pier, adjacent to the London Eye.
Millions of people have flocked through the doors of Madame Tussauds since they first opened over 200 years ago and it remains just as popular as it ever was. Mingle with your favourite celebrity wax figures at one of London's most famous attractions.
Tower of London
The Tower’s primary function was a fortress, royal palace and a prison, particularly for high status and royal prisoners, such as the Princes in the Tower and the future Queen Elizabeth the 1st. It has also served as a place of execution and torture, an armoury, a treasury, a zoo, the Royal Mint, a public records office, an observatory, and since 1303, the home of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom.
N.B. Minimum group size of 15
Chocolate Films Workshop
A unique opportunity to participate in a half or full day workshop with this independent film company, enabling participants to take their creativity, imagination and skills to the next level. Drama students will love the “Script To Screen” day – incorporating acting, directing and production design, whereas the Tablet workshop encourages students to create movies using the technology at their fingertips.
The birthplace of Queen Victoria and now the official residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Kensington Palace is a must see when learning about Royal history. Explore the State Apartments, learn more about Queen Victoria’s childhood at the Palace and walk in the footsteps of royalty in the extravagant gardens.
London hop on hop off bus tour
Explore all that London has to offer with ‘The Original London Sightseeing Tour’. The ticket allows you to hop-on & off all the guided open-top bus tour routes, it includes 3 free walking tours and a free Thames river cruise pass.
Seeing a West End show is a very popular tourist activity in London’s “Theatreland”, with over 13 million spectators per year. Along with New York's Broadway, West End theatre is considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English speaking world.
One of London’s most popular museums for school groups, the Science Museum allows students to learn more about pivotal topics related around the STEM subjects. From space technology, to the evolution of medicine and the development of machinery, there’s something here to evoke the imagination and interest of every student.
The Making of Harry Potter – Warner Bros. Studio Tour
The Warner Bros. Studio Tour is now one of London’s most popular tourist attractions. Students can explore the breathtaking sets, as well as get up close to authentic props and costumes seen in the Harry Potter movie series. This is a great excursion for English and Film Studies students.
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!
I have been using Equity for nearly 30 years now and have always found them to be both competitive and personable. Communication was always clear, helpful and responded to quickly. Everything was exactly as I would have expected. London is always a great destination for an Art trip. Our students thoroughly enjoyed their visit and gave very positive feedback.
- St Leonard's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Comprehensive School, Art & Design Trip to London
We were extremely impressed at the service provided. The booking through to the actual visit ran very smoothly and professionally. We will certainly use Equity in the future.
- Tilston Parochial Ce Primary School, Enrichment Trip to London
Royal National Hotel
- Fantastic central location
- Great value accommodation in the heart of London
In terms of value and location, the Royal National Hotel in London is second to none. Located just off central Russell Square, the hotel is close to the British Museum and within good walking distance from the West End.
Location: The Royal National Hotel is only a 5-minute walk from the British Museum and is right opposite the Tavistock Square Gardens.
Facilities: The hotel boasts two restaurants, two bar/lounge areas and meeting rooms are available for hire. The hotel is entirely wheelchair accessible.
Accommodation: Twin or triple rooms are normally offered for students with singles or twins for staff. All rooms are en-suite with televisions and tea & coffee making facilities.
Meals: A free full English breakfast is available. Evening meals can be booked upon request.
- Ideal for coach groups
- Quiet location with easy access to central 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.
Safestay London Elephant & Castle
- Great central base
- Superb on-site facilities
Located on the edge of Zone 1 & 2 in central London, Safestay London Elephant & Castle is a great central base, with easy access to some of London?s most iconic landmarks and attractions. The hostel boasts a beautiful Georgian style exterior with a modern and vibrant interior.
Location: Located a 5-minute walk from Elephant & Castle train station in central London. Very close to the Imperial War Museum.
Facilities: Free Wi-Fi provided in the lounge and bar area. 24 hour reception, providing luggage storage. Onsite restaurant, bar, lounge area, games area with a pool table, table football, TV and vending machines. Large garden/sun terrace area to unwind in after a busy day.
Accommodation: Groups are usually accommodated in 4 or 6 bed dorms (bunk bed). A majority of the rooms have ensuite facilities and lockers.
Meals: Continental buffet breakfast in the hostel?s restaurant. Bar style snacks and meals are served at the restaurant in the afternoon and evening including burgers, lasagne and pizza.
Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.
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Recommended Educational Trips to London
Equity can recommend London for the following subjects - click on the boxes below for more information about subject specific itineraries and excursions.