Trips to London for Travel & Tourism Students

Attracting more than 40 million visitors to the UK each year, London is the perfect destination for your travel and tourism students to investigate the UK tourism product first-hand.

As London is a main tourist destination this is a great tour for any student studying Leisure and Tourism. The London Eye, Buckingham Palace Tour, Tower of London, Madame Tussauds are just some of the cultural places and purpose-built attractions that make London such a big draw for international tourists from far-and-wide.

Not only does London have far-reaching appeal as a cultural destination, it’s also a city that will allow your students to delve into the key specialised markets in tourism.  A Jack the Ripper Walking Tour will allow your students to discover the nature of dark tourism and a tour around the city’s  host of sporting venues,  will allow them to see how sports tourism can have a long-lasting economic impact and can result in developments to the local areas.

Round off your study trip to London with an educational workshop at THORPE Park Resort or at the fascinating Emirates Aviation Centre, to learn more about key topics on the curriculum.

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 to London Guided coach tour including Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace & The Mall. Transfer to accommodation West End Show
2 London Dungeons The lastminute.com London Eye Executive coach transfer home
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Morning Executive coach travel to London
Afternoon Guided coach tour including Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace & The Mall. Transfer to accommodation
Evening West End Show
Morning London Dungeons
Afternoon The lastminute.com London Eye
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

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

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. Your Harry Potter World school trip is located at the Studios where all 8 films were produced.

45 minute workshops are also available, covering Art and Design, Business Studies, English and Drama, Film and Media and STEM subjects, as well as Primary.

 

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.

The lastminute.com London Eye

A classroom with a moving view! Standing 135m tall on the South Bank of the River Thames, nothing says iconic like The lastminute.com London Eye.

Since 2000, this world-famous structure has taken over 75million people on a journey into London’s skyline. Be Inspired with our Skyline Workshops. At an additional cost, these enhanced in-pod experiences are delivered by our education hosts and include interactive activities and interesting facts on London's iconic skyline.

Developed in collaboration with education specialists, teachers can book either a KS2/KS3 version.

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.

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.

V&A Museum

The world’s largest collection of decorative and applied arts. Some areas focus on the history of costume and are of particular interest to pupils studying textiles. The holdings of ceramics, glass, costumes, jewellery, furniture, sculpture, prints and photographs are among the largest and most comprehensive in the world.

Art Galleries

Appreciate works of art, both old and new, at the fantastic galleries on offer in the city.

The Tower of London

Help to develop pupils’ understanding on the nature of authority and attitudes to crime and punishment in the early modern period on their school trip to Tower of London. An ideal opportunity for a more in-depth study of Guy Fawkes and his  attempt to destroy the Houses of Parliament in 1605.

Imperial War Museum

After a major redevelopment in 2014, the museum now features groundbreaking new WWI Galleries which will present the story - how it started, why it continued and its global impact - through the lives of those who experienced it on both the front line and the home front. The Witness to War atrium displays iconic larger objects including a Harrier, Spitfire and V2 rocket suspended from above.

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.

London Dungeons

The London Dungeon has been delighting audiences for over 40 years and brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, scenes and rides in an exciting walk-through experience that lets you see, hear and smell historic London and its perilous past. Get pupils thinking about spoken language and stage directions as they review script writing and explore the physical creation of a show as they look at the design process, including room layout, make-up and costume design and highlight the importance of historical accuracy in relation to topic, characters and set design. 

Madame Tussauds

The world of the Media is a creative and inspiring one, where ideas combine with drama, excitement and humour to keep us entertained and engaged. A fully interactive experience, Madame Tussauds will inspire, enthuse and immerse pupils in celebrity culture and modern media as they walk among the stars!

THORPE PARK Resort

Learning through enjoyment is our ethos at THORPE PARK Resort. Teachers have the option to book an educational workshop from our award-winning STEM & Business programme that aims to harness students’ excitement and provide the framework to challenge and inspire them.

With over 10 educational experiences to choose from, THORPE PARK Resort can help bring your subject to live with a range of engaging 45-minute talks and interactive hands on workshops for key stages 2-5. 

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.

Wembley Tour

Visit the new stadium and take a 90-minute tour. See England’s changing rooms, the players’ warm-up zone, VIP reception area, the Royal Box, dugouts, the post-match interview area, press conference room, treatment rooms and the Bobby Moore Statue. You can even ‘Lift the Cup’!

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.

Wimbledon – Marketing an Attraction

Includes a guided tour of the grounds, museum entry & a talk (3 hours)
This fascinating visit offers students an intriguing insight into the marketing machine behind the world’s most coveted title in tennis. Students will gain an understanding of the unique relationship between the Club and the Championships and discover the opportunities and constraints that this presents in promoting a year-round attraction. During the talk, students will have the opportunity to evaluate current marketing materials produced by the museum however your lecturer can tailor your discussion to suit the specific learning objectives of your group on request.

 

Emirates Aviation Experience Guided Tour

Explore the Aviation Experience with this interactive one-hour guided tour. Learn about different aspects of the aviation industry, including what happens to aircraft on the ground, the roles and responsibilities of cabin crew and the advances in aircraft technology. Then discover the science behind flight and examine a real Rolls-Royce jet engine. This session is accompanied by a range of props and equipment to help make full use of the exhibition.

To further your students’ experience, you can also add a flight simulation experience and get to choose from a selection of additional one-hour workshops covering a range of topics: 

• The Act of Forces: The Science Behind Aviation

• Redesign, Recycle, Reduce: Creating Sustainable Aircraft

• Let’s Go Green: Sustainable Travel and Tourism (Key Stage 5)

• Emirates Airline: Aviation, Travel And Tourism

• From The Ground Up: Emirates Customer Services (Key Stage 5)


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

  • Impacts of Tourism

  • Transport, Travel & Mobility
  • Key Specialised Markets: Cultural Tourism, Sports Tourism & Special Interest Tourism