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Trips to London for Hospitality & Catering Students

A college trip to London offers an affordable and interesting opportunity for hospitality and catering students to discover one of Europe's great culinary destinations.

As the multi-cultural capital of the UK, the city has been influenced by the mix of nationalities that call London home. Nowhere is this more evident than in the city's food-scene. From Michelin-starred restaurants to street food stalls, there's a wealth of places for your students to be inspired by.

We have a host of visits, tours and workshops to help your students to hone their culinary skills and to enhance their classroom learning.

Prices start from£99pp

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 travel Walk Eat Talk Eat Street Food Walking Tour The lastminute.com London Eye
2 Smithfield Meat Market Bread Ahead Workshop Executive coach transfer home
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Morning Executive coach travel
Afternoon Walk Eat Talk Eat Street Food Walking Tour
Evening The lastminute.com London Eye
Morning Smithfield Meat Market
Afternoon Bread Ahead Workshop
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 30 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 public transport tickets

Top visits for college groups in London

Walk Eat Talk Eat - 3 hour food & drink walking tour

Take a walking tour through the streets of London to share a great food experience. You will try modern and traditional dishes, British treats and food from far away. The tours centre around a few different food and drink stops where you may sit down and dine at the venue, pick up the food and taste it outside, or just walk and talk with the food.

London Christmas Markets

For a wonderfully festive experience visit the German style Christmas markets, overlooked by the London Eye your pupils can find unusual Christmas presents at the wooden chalets, enjoy traditional Christmas music, and take a ride on the carousel.

Bursting with all the charm and excitement of the Continental Christmas markets, your students are bound to be impressed by the December delights on offer

Bread Ahead Workshops

We offer a range of Bread Ahead baking classes for college groups – giving students a hands-on experience of baking something delicious to eat!  Workshops available include:

Pizza Workshop

Soda Bread Workshop

Scone Workshop

Shape & Bake Workshop

What is Sourdough? Workshop

Borough Market Visit

The Market's layout reflects its rich history, with a warren of passageways and open spaces providing atmosphere and offering shoppers the thrill of new discoveries.  Three Crown Square, the Market's largest trading area, is devoted to produce, including fruit and veg, meat, fish and cheese, while the spaces around the periphery offer a colourful and eclectic blend of foodstuffs from all over the world.

Smithfield Meat Market

Smithfield Market is located in the City of London and is close to landmarks such as the Barbican, St Paul’s Cathedral and St Bartholomew’s Hospital.  Although some selling takes place until mid-morning, to see the market at its best and find the full range of stalls open, visitors should arrive by 7am.

The Chocolate Museum

The Chocolate Museum is an independent museum established by Isabelle Alaya, a French artisan chocolatier, who started her own brand, Melange Chocolate, in the UK in 2008. The collection encompasses a range of objects and memorabilia acquired over many years from different merchants and collectors.

Waitrose Cookery School

If you love preparing and eating good food you’ll love the hands-on approach to learning at the Waitrose Cookery School.


Evening activites

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

Study Themes

  • Food and Drinks Service
  • European Food
  • Contemporary World Food 
  • Environment and Sustainability in Hospitality