• London Eye
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  • London War Museum

London

The vibrant, multi-cultural UK capital is one of the world’s most visited tourist destinations. Study trips to London can be as diverse as the city itself, with world famous theatres and concert halls, iconic museums, world class art collections, and some of the best known tourist attractions such as Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral. Whatever part of the curriculum teachers wish to bring to life, the answer can be found in London.

Sample Itinerary

Visits to London can range from one day upwards. Ideally a residential visit to the capital would include two nights’ accommodation, but this will depend on the travelling time from your school to the city.

Day 1

Arrive London mid-afternoon and take in some of the main sights whilst on board the coach. Take a ride on the London Eye and then visit the Houses of Parliament.

For the older students a themed walk is possible in the evening. We are able to access many restaurants for a great dining experience.

Day 2

Morning visits to the Natural History Museum and / or the Science Museum both free of charge.

Afternoon visit to the Imperial War Museum and Churchill’s Cabinet War Rooms.

Evening at the Theatre with tickets to one of the popular West End shows.

Day 3

Perhaps a morning visit to the Warner Bros Harry Potter Studios before making the journey home.

Visits And Excursions

Each group will have its own special interests and curricular needs. That’s why every visit can be completely tailored around you. You’ll find some suggestions below, but you can always call us to discuss more options. There may be special exhibitions and shows on during the time of your visit, so or let us know what you want to see or do and we will advise on how to make the best use of your time.

Rondo Recommends:

A - Art & Architecture | C - Culture | G - Geography | H - History | L - Leisure | P - Performing Arts | Sc - Science, Tech & Engineering | G - General Tourist Attraction

Imperial War Museum

Imperial War Museum

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Your students can learn about the causes and consequences of war, from the First World War to the present day, with a focus on how war has shaped the lives of the people involved.

HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast

H G

Telling the story of life aboard a warship during World War Two, with many interactive exhibits bringing its fascinating history to life. Children under 15 have free entry.

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

G H Sc G

With hundreds of exciting and interactive exhibitions, world famous dinosaurs and even virtual reality, there is so much to discover at the Natural History Museum. School groups can make use of workshops, science shows and many more activities to enhance their learning.

Tower of London

Tower of London

A C H G

Your students can learn all about the fascinating and diverse history of the tower. See the crown jewels and hear bloody tales of murder and betrayal from the excellent beefeater guides.

London Eye - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Geography Science, Technology and Engineering General Tourist Attraction

What a way to see some of the sights in London aboard this slow moving giant Ferris wheel.

The Shard - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Geography Science, Technology and Engineering General Tourist Attraction

At almost twice the height of any other viewing platform, the view from the Shard is the highest in the city and is spectacular on a clear day.

Tate Modern - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture History General Tourist Attraction

The National museum of modern art is home to a vast collection from Cezanne to Warhol.

Churchill War Rooms - (Click for more information)

History General Tourist Attraction

Visit the underground headquarters used by Churchill during the Second World War, where your students can discover the secrets and strategies of the government during the Blitz, as well as the life and legacy of Churchill himself.

National Gallery - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture History General Tourist Attraction

With a huge collection of Western European paintings, this is a must visit for art students. The National Portrait gallery is just next door and is also well worth a visit whilst in Trafalgar square.

Theatres and Shows - (Click for more information)

Culture Leisure Activity Performing Arts General Tourist Attraction

With a world class theatre scene, there are fantastic shows and plays taking place all year round. Just let us know what you want to see and we will find the best deals for you. Have a look at the Visit London website to get some ideas of what’s available.

The British Museum - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture History General Tourist Attraction

Home to a vast collection of treasures spanning two million years of human history. There are 100s of free resources to make use of and entry into the museum and any special exhibitions is completely free for school groups.

Westminster Abbey - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture History General Tourist Attraction

Open Monday to Saturday, this magnificent building is steeped in 100 years of British history and is the burial site of some of the most significant Britons to have lived.

St Paul’s Cathedral - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture History General Tourist Attraction

An iconic aspect of the London skyline, St Pauls’ staggering interior and fascinating history make this a worthwhile visit for students studying British history.

Hampton Court Palace - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture History General Tourist Attraction

Visit this magnificent Tudor palace, once home to Henry VIII. With its famous maze, haunted gallery and costume tours this is a great opportunity for you students to learn about Tudor England.

Buckingham Palace - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture History General Tourist Attraction

The official home of the British monarchy, the spectacularly decorated state rooms are open to visitors between August and September. We advise timing your visit to catch the changing of the guard.

Tate Britain - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture History General Tourist Attraction

Containing the largest collection of British art in the world, you will find many classical and contemporary masterpieces.

Barbican Art Gallery - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture History General Tourist Attraction

The Barbican’s collection is always changing to feature fine art, photography and design exhibits. Talk to us about the latest exhibitions taking place during your visit.

Sporting London

Culture Leisure Activity General Tourist Attraction

It is possible to arrange guided visits to both Wembley Stadium and the Olympic Park.

Sightseeing

Art and Architecture Culture History General Tourist Attraction

There are many opportunities and different way of seeing the sights of London. We can take you around on your coach and employ a Blue Badge guide for the best access to information, or you can join one of the open top tours with hop on and hop off facilities. You can also get excellent views of the city by riding the London Eye or going to the top of the Shard.

Windsor - (Click for more information)

The Thames side town of Windsor offers the opportunity to visit the royal residence and see the renowned Eton College. Close by is the site of the Magna Carta signing at Runnymede.

Legoland - (Click for more information)

Although very much an age appropriate attraction, Legoland is always popular as a recreational trip for those who are still young or just young at heart.

Harry Potter Studios - (Click for more information)

So many people are fascinated by the stories of Harry Potter and so a visit to the studios will always entertain and educate. The studio is in Watford, just 20 miles North West of London.

Greenwich Observatory - (Click for more information)

Budding scientists and astronomers will always find something to fascinate them in the historic observatory of Greenwich, which is at the centre of the time zones on the east west meridian.

Thorpe Park - (Click for more information)

For pure thrills and entertainment, teachers may like to consider Thorpe Park as a treat at the end of a study trip. The park is near Chertsey, less than 20 miles to the south west of the centre of London.

As in most large cities, the accommodation you choose will depend on your choice of style and location.

We work with many hotels and hostels to provide what you need, where you need it and when you need it. Our default starting point in London is the centrally located Columbia Hotel opposite Hyde Park. This traditional hotel in the heart of London is great at working with young people and offers good value for money.

There are several other centrally located hostels and hotels and we will always discuss your group’s needs before agreeing the best available options.