Trips to London for Business Studies Students
London has a global reputation for being a cultural and financial mecca. Its iconic skyline is made distinctive by its many tourist attractions including the London Eye, the Shard building and of course the Houses of Parliament.
Businesses, sporting venues and even theme parks offer visits and workshops from industry professionals on all aspects of the syllabus including marketing, operations management, people and finance. This is a great learning opportunity for any business studies student.
London city also offers students the opportunity to experience some of the world's best museums and galleries including The National Portrait Museum, The Serpentine Gallery and the Tate Modern. Students can even round off their stay with a trip to the theatre to see a West End show.
Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Morning coach departure from the Midlands||Guided Tour of Financial District||Coca-Cola London Eye|
|2||Bank of England Museum & Talk||Museum of Brands||Depart on coach for return to the Midlands|
|Morning||Morning coach departure from the Midlands|
|Afternoon||Guided Tour of Financial District|
|Evening||Coca-Cola London Eye|
|Morning||Bank of England Museum & Talk|
|Afternoon||Museum of Brands|
|Evening||Depart on coach for return to the Midlands|
Price Shown includes
- 1 night’s bed & breakfast accommodation
- Executive coach transport from & to college & throughout your stay
- Group travel insurance
- 1 in 10 free place ratio
The visits shown in the sample itinerary above are not included in your quoted price unless indicated. If you would like to add any of these activities to your quote price, please get in touch.
Price shown is based on 30 paying passengers departing from a selected departure point on selected dates and is subject to availability.
On-tour support includes...
- Services of a StudyLink Representative to provide 24-hour emergency assistance
Additional on-tour support available...
- A choice of packed lunches for your group throughout your stay
- Pre-booked meals at great group prices
- Pre-booked and pre-paid public transport tickets
- Services of a Local Guide
Top visits for college groups in London
Insider London’s business tours are designed to give pupils a first-hand understanding of the London business scene, and encourage new ways of thinking and doing business. Full day activities could include one of the below tours, plus a visit to one of the companies below. We can tailor the talks to the group’s requirements, and quite often the tours too, if there is anything your group would particularly like to hear about. A half day of activities could include either one of our tours or a business visit.
- West End Retail Design Tour
- Silicon Roundabout / Tech City Tour
- Finance Tour
- 1.5 hour Business Incubator tour & visit
- 1 hour visit to a company using group thinking to create accurate forecasting
- 1.5 hour visit to a global software development company
- Business Model Canvas Workshop
- Defining Leadership Workshop
Bank of England Museum & Talk
The museum, housed within the Bank of England, traces the history of the bank from its foundation in 1694 to its role today as the nation’s central bank. The bank has had the responsibility of setting interest rates to control inflation since 1997, and also issues bank notes and works to maintain a stable financial system. There are a number of talks available (approx. 60 mins):
Pounds & Pence - Encourages students to think about the value of money and prices, and their spending and saving decisions.
Keeping on an Even Keel - Explains what the bank does to keep inflation low, maintain trust in its banknotes and keep the financial system stable.
Activity sheets are available at the Museum, and resources are available from the Museum's website. An essential visit for every student studying business, maths and economics.
Business of Football - Chelsea FC
Aimed at business studies pupils, this tour provides an exciting insight into operations at the club. During the tour, pupils complete an education workbook with answers provided by an experienced guide. Focusing on merchandise, marketing, finance and staffing, the tour provides a great resource for coursework and revision which pupils of sport, leisure, tourism and marketing may also find informative.
Fuller’s Griffin Brewery
Established in 1845, this company is famous for its beer, pubs and hotels and is one of the UK’s largest independent brewers and retailers. As London’s only remaining traditional family brewer, this tour offers a fantastic opportunity for pupils over 16 years old to experience the history and heritage of a successful business that trades on the merits of both its products and its service.
Guided Walking Tour of London City / Financial District
These two hour walks are geared to giving pupils an understanding of how the City has changed from its original commercial trading into arguably the world’s most diverse financial centre, with stocks, shares, bonds, gilts, hedge funds, investment banking, specialist and mainstream insurance, the largest foreign currency exchange market on the planet and all the “support” businesses that enable it to function like law, accountancy and assurance firms.
Highlights of London Blue Badge Guided Tour
See the major sights of the city. An expert Blue Badge Guide will join you on your coach and bring the Capital to life for your group. Sights may include Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral.
Jack the Ripper Walking Tour
Discover at firsthand the historical context of Whitechapel in the late 19th century as well as in-depth historical knowledge on Jack the Ripper.
This eerie yet informative evening activity led by expert guides provides an insight into the mindset of this renowned murderer and maps his trail of terror. The site is also near Cable Street so the study visit can include work on 20th century protest.
The Dungeon will reinforce your pupils’ historical education in an accurate, dramatic and thought-provoking way. Witness scenes of British history depicting human sacrifice, martyrdom, torture, witchcraft and many little known yet curious facts of the lives of our forebears.
Discover the all new, bigger and bolder London Dungeon, with a full cast of 20 brilliant actors in 18 new shows, rich sets, special effects and two new exciting rides, we’ll take you on a unique 90-minute thrill-filled journey through 1000 years of London’s murky past.
Lord’s Cricket Ground Tours
Tours of Lord’s gives pupils the opportunity to go behind the scenes at MCC’s historic ground, where they can see many of the most famous sights in world cricket being shown around ‘The Home of Cricket’, one of the sport’s most iconic locations, by an expert guide. We can tailor make your tour to meet your curricular needs.
The Science Museum is packed with awe-inspiring galleries, interactive resources and inspirational exhibitions. Your students can explore the hands-on galleries which cover a wide range of subjects areas including:
Wonderlab - Science and Maths:
Inspired by the power of wondering, Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery will ignite curiosity in science and maths through more than 50 cutting edge exhibits and immersive experiences. Along with high-energy shows, live experiments at our Chemistry Bar, live lightning demos at our giant Tesla coil, plus our brilliant Explainers to facilitate engagement, a school trip to Wonderlab is a must for KS2 and KS3 students. The gallery will enrich learning across the curriculum themes of forces, electricity, light, sound, matter, space and maths. The exhibits will encourage students to be curious, to look at close details and to be creative – skills that are invaluable to scientists.
‘Who am I?’ - find out what makes you in this gallery that mixes intriguing objects with interactive exhibits.
Psychology & Sociology:
Psychology: Mind Your Head – a small exhibition exploring some of the stories, tools and puzzles that have engaged British psychologists during the 20th century.
The museum also offers a great selection of curriculum-linked schools events and shows, and stunning 3D films in their IMAX Cinema. Science Museum resources are also available and free to download.
St Paul’s Cathedral - ‘Whose Business Is It?’ Themed Tour
Following a tour of this magnificent cathedral and crypt, pupils will take part in a workshop to discuss the challenges faced by this multi-purpose place of prayer and worship, business, venue for tourism and centre for the arts. A panel discussion can also be arranged with staff from departments including marketing, PR, retail and visitor services.
Thames River Cruise
Take in London’s best-loved sights on this enjoyable cruise. Your students will gain an insight into the many layers of history that have built up along the river, from the Houses of Parliament and Tower Bridge to the Coca-Cola London Eye.
The Business of Wimbledon Guided Tour
This fascinating visit offers pupils an intriguing insight into the business behind Wimbledon to discover how the stadium has become the envy of the tennis world. The Business of Wimbledon guided tour includes a talk about the history of the stadium together with a visit to the museum and tour of the grounds.
The Legacy of London 2012 – Guided Olympic Site Tour
HALF & FULL DAY OPTION AVAILABLE
Come and witness the legacy of London 2012 and see the Olympic Park area following the exciting urban regeneration programme which transformed the face of East London. Your Blue Badge Guide can take you even closer to the venues, driving right next to the Velodrome, the BMX track, and the Olympic and the Paralympic Villages. The coach will travel around the edge of the Olympic Park before making a stop at the Olympic Stadium, the Aquatics Centre and the Orbit. The tour also affords fantastic views of the International Broadcast Centre and the Copper Box venue. Weather permitting, there are opportunities to get off the coach and explore.
You’ll then head to the Royal Docks to view ExCel, which hosted seven Olympic sports and five Paralympic sports. Then to Woolwich to see the magnificent facade of the Royal Artillery Barracks, the venue for shooting and for the Paralympic archery. The tour ends at Greenwich with a walk in the Park where the Equestrian events and the Modern Pentathlon had such a spectacular setting.
Tours can be tailored to a group’s specific requirements.
The Lemonade Stand
AN INTRODUCTION TO LAUNCHING A SUCCESSFUL START-UP
Step into Silicon Valley (the birthplace of many a start-up) and take your pupils on an inspirational (ad)venture into the rapidly moving and ever innovative world of start-ups.
In this experience, pupils will learn exactly what it takes to launch a successful start-up with nothing but a game changing idea and a healthy dose of ambition – from converting an idea to something tangible to making sure the idea is marketed in an effective and engaging way.
From conceiving their billion pound idea, drafting a solid business model, to formulating the ultimate launch marketing strategy, pupils will get a taste of what it might be like to launch their very own start-up.
The Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising
What makes us buy certain products? Discover how well-loved brands have evolved through creative use of packaging and advertising and how we, the public, have evolved with them.
Worksheets can be completed during the visit on topics including advertising, packaging and marketing. Evocative and inspiring, the museum houses a kaleidoscope of images and iconic brands and features over 12,000 original items.
Twickenham Tour & Workshop
A tour of Twickenham Stadium is a fantastic way to discover more about the iconic home of England rugby. You Tour Guides will take you into the hallowed England dressing room, the Royal Box, hospitality suites, medical room and players’ tunnel.
Workshop - Commercial Twickenham This seminar provides an insight into the operations and management of the Twickenham Rugby Store. Representatives of the Rugby Store management team will present an educational seminar covering the business operations, structure, and logistics involved in the running of the store and ways of exploring the commercial opportunities afforded by the game.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
Step on to authentic sets, discover the magic behind spellbinding special effects and explore the behind-the-scenes secrets of the Harry Potter film series. Tread the original stone floor of the iconic Hogwarts Great Hall, encounter animatronic creatures and wander down Diagon Alley. Located at the Studios where all 8 films were produced.
Movie Business - focusing on one scene, pupils will be able to grasp the enormity of film production and the business principles required in the industry of filmmaking.
Movie Marketing - pupils will discover how a marketing campaign can influence the success and profitability of a film. A step-by-step analysis of a film marketing campaign will allow pupils to access the complex and exciting world of filmmaking.
West End Shows
A West End show is a magical and unforgettable experience and a must for groups visiting the city! Catch a show at one of the capital's famous theatres with tickets to an array of award-winning plays and spectacular musicals, including the Lion King and Wicked!
There are so many popular options to choose from and we can book any show for your group. Plus, our dedicated in-house theatre team and our links with the best ticket providers means we’ll be able to reserve your first choice tickets.
White Hart Lane Guided Tour
Explore behind the scenes at White Hart Lane, get up close to their famous trophies and experience what it's like to be a Premier League footballer by sitting in the dressing rooms and walking down the players' tunnel out to pitch side. The Stadium Tour includes: Pitch side including the Technical Area, The Tunnel including the Hall of Fame, The Players Dressing Room, The Press Auditorium, The Directors Box, Trophy cabinets and memorabilia which includes close ups of the FA Cup and League Cup & walk through the Lounges including the Bill Nicholson Suite.
West End Retail Design Tour
Award-winning Insider London’s tour of beautiful and unusual hand-picked retail spaces is the ultimate master class in shopping, store design and visual merchandising. For students with an interest in retail, this tour allows you to sample the coolest and most luxurious shops London has to offer.
The View from The Shard
The View from The Shard offers a unique education experience – it is the only place where students can see the entire city at once; both old and new! Two high speed kaleidoscopic lifts will transport your group to the viewing platforms on Level 69 and Level 72 where you can encourage your student’s fascination with the history of London and enjoy the unparalleled 360 degree views.
Educational visits can support learning across both the National and London Curriculum, including History, English, Maths, Geography, and Art and Design.
Silicon Roundabout / Tech City Guided Walking Tour
This two-hour tour starts at Shoreditch Grind and finishes at Google Campus. Groups will look at how and why such a small area of London is beginning to rival Silicon Valley, and why it has become crucial to the UK’s post-recession recovery. Your pupils will take a first-hand look at the businesses in the area - such as ASOS, Spotify and Zoopla - and your guide will discuss why London and the Silicon Roundabout has an advantage over other global technology clusters.
THORPE PARK Resort
Learning through enjoyment is the ethos THORPE PARK Resort is championing to teachers and students alike. Our goal is to harness students’ excitement and provide the framework to challenge and inspire them. Take a walk on the island’s wild side and enjoy over 30 rides, live events and attractions to choose from inside the Resort, including our family favourite, ANGRY BIRDS LAND with 4D Experience and Dodgems. THORPE Education Daily Talks! A 30 minute talk from a choice of STEM or Business subjects for KS3, KS4 or KS5.
THORPE PARK Resort provides opportunities for learning with a range of curriculum-linked educational workshops including STEM subjects, Business Studies, Psychology, Marketing, THORPE PARK Resort as a Business and The Science of Roller Coasters.
You can download THORPE PARK's educational resources to enhance your pupils’ experience.
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Friday 19th June 2020 - University of Buckingham
EntFest is a unique celebration of enterprise and entrepreneurship, brought to you by the Peter Jones Foundation and hosted by the University of Buckingham.
This year, the festival heads outdoors, with festival tents hosting a full day of opportunities for your students to meet and learn from some of the UK’s best known entrepreneurs and business leaders in a vibrant environment different to that of their day-to-day school life.
The agenda will feature talks from key note speakers, panel debates, competitions and skills-based workshops, and of course the chance to see your students compete in the Dragon’s Den style final of their National Entrepreneur of the Year competition.
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