History school trips to London
Our specialist school trip to London will offer your students an in-depth view of the tenacity of Great Britain’s capital. Encourage your students to research the early history of the city, with its rise and fall under the Roman Empire. Let them discover why William the Conqueror built the Tower of London in the late eleventh century, and the expansion into a commercial centre that followed. Study the Royal Family and traditions with a visit to royal landmarks such as Hampton Court Palace or Kensington Palace. The Clink Prison Museum gives an insight to prison life in Middle Age History whilst the London Dungeon in contrast shows the treatment for high status and royal prisoners. Films, portraits, tanks and trucks will help students uncover Britain’s involvement in wars from World War I to present day at the Imperial War Museum. If an inspiring trip with a short travel distance is what you’re looking for then a History trip to London should be at the top of the list.
Case Study opportunities
The Tudor Dynasty
- Royal Palaces
- National Portrait Gallery
- Tower of London
- Royal Palaces
- National Portrait Gallery
- Tower of London
- London Dungeons
- Globe Theatre
Britain during WWI & WWII
- Imperial War Museum
- St Paul's Cathedral
Crime and Punishment
- Clink Prison Museum
- London Dungeons
Suggested GCSE links
Britain Power and the People
- Conquered and conquerors (The Norman Invasion)
Britain - Migration, empires and the people
- Challenging Royal Authority
- Reform and Reformers
Elizabethan England c1568-1603
- Elizabeth’s Court and Parliament
- Life in Elizabethan Times
- Historic Environment of Elizabethan England
Restoration England 1660-1685
- Life in Restoration England
Power: Monarchy and Democracy c1000-2014
War and British Society c790-c2010
Migration and Empire 1688-c1730
- Empire trade and the slave economy and migration from Britain 1688-c1730
The English Reformation c1520-c1550
- English Reformation c1520-c1535
Crime and Punishment c1250-Present
- Early modern Britain c1500-c1750
- Industrial Britain c1750-c1900
The Elizabethans 1580-1603
- Elizabeth and Government
- Daily lives
- Popular Culture
Britain in Peace and War 1900-1918
- WAR – Responses and demands of total war
Crime and Punishment in Britain c1000-present
- c1500-c1700 Crime and punishment in Modern England
- c1700 – c1900 Crime and punishment in the 18th and 19th centuries
London and the Second World War
- Historic Environment
Henry VIII and his Minister
- Henry VIII and Wolsey 1509-1529
- The Reformation and its impact 1529-1540
Early Elizabethan England 1558-1588
- Elizabethan Society in the Age of Exploration
The Elizabethan Age 1558-1603
- Elizabeth Government
- Lifestyles of the rich and poor
- Popular entertainment
Austerity , Affluence and Discontent in Britain 1951-1979
- Popular entertainment and fashion
Changes in crime and punishment c500-present
- Enforcing law and order
- Methods of combatting crime
- Methods of punishment
Changes in Entertainment and Leisure c500-present
- Popular entertainment – theatre, stage, screen
- Popular entertainment – music, dance
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.
Subject Specific Excursions
Imperial War Museum
This museum charts all the conflicts involving Britain from World War I to the present day. Films, portraits, oral history, personal letters and diaries, tanks and trucks can be seen.
Combining entertaining actors, darkness and rides your students will learn about 1000s of years of London’s history.
Clink Prison Museum
The Clink Prison Museum is built upon the original site of the Clink Prison. The Prison dates back to 1144 making it one of England’s oldest prisons. Visitors will experience a hands on educational experience allowing them to handle original artefacts, including torture devices, as well as the opportunity to view and hear the amazing stories of the inmates.
Royal Palaces Tour
Visit Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, The Banqueting House and Kensington Palace – these stunning, historic and iconic British buildings. You can do any combination or all of the above.
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 many other purposes since then and since 1303 has been the home of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom.
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.
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 students ride their broomsticks.
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