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Trips to London for Health & Social Care Students

London is a great destination for a health & social care study trip on a budget. A study trip to London will allow your students to explore different sectors and institutions involved in health and social care in the UK. 

The Florence Nightingale Museum allows students to explore the role of Nightingale in the development of training for nurses and standards of care in hospitals, whilst a half-day course through Medical Projects will allow your students to gain a deeper understanding of what life is like working as a healthcare professional.

At StudyLink we have a fantastic choice of subject-relevant visits that will give your students an interesting insight into the potential career paths open to them in health and social care.

Take a look at our study trips to London.

Prices start from£149pp

Sample Itinerary

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.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Executive coach transfer to accommodation Freud Museum Evening visit to the London Eye
2 Florence Nightingale Museum Medical Projects - Introduction to Healthcare half day course Executive coach transfer home
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Morning Executive coach transfer to accommodation
Afternoon Freud Museum
Evening Evening visit to the London Eye
Morning Florence Nightingale Museum
Afternoon Medical Projects - Introduction to Healthcare half day course
Evening Executive coach transfer home

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 40 paying passengers departing from a selected departure point on selected dates and is subject to availability.

On-tour support

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 London Underground tickets

Top visits for college groups in London

Bethlem Museum of the Mind

Bethlem Hospital is Europe’s first and oldest institution to specialise in mental illness. The hospital museum, Museum of the Mind, has relocated to Bethlem Hospital site, and the new premises include a dedicated learning space, permanent exhibition, temporary exhibition gallery and archive search room.

Self-guided visits are available for school groups. These 90 minute sessions include a short introductory talk and a visit to the museum which now includes sections on labelling and diagnosis, freedom and constraint, temperament, treatments and recovery.

Teachers are welcome to make an advance visit and develop their own activities.


Freud Museum

Delve into the darker corners of the mind at the final home of the father of modern psychology!

The Freud Museum was the home of Sigmund Freud and his family after they were forced to flee Nazi-occupied Vienna. Students can discover the man behind the theories through his intriguing consulting room, his extraordinary collection of antiquities, and his world-famous psychoanalytic couch.

The Museum has a dedicated Education Team who are passionate about Freud and his work. Facilitated visits include an introduction to the house, and a tailored discussion at the end of the visit to help students understand Freud’s approach and assist with exam preparation.

Students can also explore Freud’s ideas with a new series of specially produced educational films, created for A-Level students learning about the psychodynamic approach.

The V&A Museum of Childhood - with Sociology Session

Visit this fantastic museum’s exhibitions and explore a broad range of subjects relating to childhood, fashion, play and social issues. Major exhibitions, such as War Games, are large and feature around a hundred objects, interactive interpretation and multimedia. For A-level sociology groups, hour-long talks are available in the afternoons on ‘The Social Construction of Childhood’. Tailor made sessions can be requested and provided where available.

Sleep Assessment & Advisory Service (SAAS) session

During a 90 ­minute session with a sleep expert from the Sleep Assessment & Advisory Service (SAAS), students will explore the links between sleep and wakefulness. Created by Dr Chris Idzikowski, the country's leading expert in sleep and director of the Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service, this unique session draws on his experience of more than 30 years in the field which includes running a sleep disorders centre, investigating the effects of drugs on sleep, giving expert advice at major criminal trials and publishing several books.

You can choose to focus on a range of study themes including: Sleep Research, Sleep Disorders; Sleep and the Law; Sleep and dreaming, Mental Illness and Sleep.­ Your session can be tailored to suit the specific learning requirements of your group. For example, for GCSE groups "Sleep research" can be turned into an opportunity to learn about "Research methods" used in psychological research. 

The Wellcome Collection

The Wellcome Collection explores the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future.

The venue provides an insight to anyone seeking to understand biology, medicine and the role of medicine in society – past and present. Free guided tours of exhibitions are available for pre-booked groups.


London Medical Walking Tour

Take a walking tour of London to discover medical issues and advances over the years.  Tours can be tailored to cover themes such as Public Health, Plagues or Cholera.

The Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum

St Mary’s Hospital is home to the Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum. As well as seeing Fleming’s laboratory, restored to its 1928 condition, students can explore the story of Fleming and debate his precise role in the development of penicillin.

The Florence Nightingale Museum

Helping students to examine the role of Nightingale in the development of training for nurses and standards of care in hospitals, groups can see how the status of nurses was transformed, as well as how Nightingale’s work showed a new approach to the day to day running of hospitals. Why not use our worksheets to focus your group in the museum? 

Science Museum

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 subject areas.

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.

New in 2022 - Technicians: The David Sainsbury Gallery:

Aimed at KS3 & KS4 levels, students will get to explore this gallery and get hands on with interactive exhibits which simulate job-related tasks. Students can experience what it's like to create visual effects on a film set, analyse blood samples in a lab, fix a fault on a wind turbine and plenty more.

Medical Projects

We're delighted to offer a bespoke half-day course that is designed to give your students an insight into what life's really like working as a healthcare professional.  They will get an expert talk, along with the opportunity to try some experiential activities, such as suturing and venepuncture.

During this four-hour visit, your students will get:

  • To gain a genuine understanding into the role of a healthcare professional
  • To develop teamwork, leadership and communication skills
  • To develop basic clinical skills taught to students at Medical School
  • To gain a deeper understanding into the process of becoming a Doctor
  • To gain experiences that can be used to boost university applications

Evening activites

  • The London Eye
  • View from The Shard
  • Thames River Cruise
  • West End show 
  • Jack the Ripper tour
  • Bowling
  • Cinema

Study themes

  • Human growth & development
  • Positive care environments
  • Patient care pathways
  • Psychology for health & social care