5 London-Based Must See Locations for Your Students

School tours to London offer so many opportunities to gain knowledge in all subject areas. The city has a wealth of stories to tell through its historical landmarks, plentiful museums and diverse culture.

Whether you’re looking to explore one of our primary school trips to London or stay over a couple of nights with your high school students, we always source the best itineraries for school tours.

We've narrowed it down for you and picked out five must-see locations in London for your students:


Tower of London

Parts of the Tower of London date back to the 1070s when William the Conqueror resurrected a stone tower in his fortress. Now the protector of the Crown Jewels, students can explore inside the walls of this castle and dive into the topic of crime and punishment.

Seek knowledge on the infamous Guy Fawkes. Why did he attempt to destroy Parliament? How did he plan to do this? This visit is perfect for those students studying the 1605 Gunpowder Plot, with an immersive educational experience in the Tower Vaults.

Take a look at our history school trips to London.


Science Museum

The Science Museum London is one of the most impressive museums in the world. There are lots for your students to learn and plenty of interactive elements to get involved with.

From a 3D IMAX cinema to a flight simulator, these exciting activities will catch your students' attention. Curriculum-linked school events and shows are often available, tailoring your class' experience to support learning their current study areas. 

Expose your students to a world of wonders at the Wonderlab interactive gallery on one of our school tours to London. Your pupils can test forces on the friction slide, experience live demos at the chemistry bar, or watch lightning strike in the electricity zone.

Take a look at our London science school trips.


Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter

Engross your students in the wizarding world of Harry Potter with a tour around the magical place where creators produced the film series. With authentic original sets, your students can see how some of their favourite scenes were filmed and walk in the shoes of wizards and witches!

Workshops are also available, covering Art and Design, Business Studies, English and Drama, Film and Media and STEM subjects, as well as Primary. These workshops are great for linking study themes to a film that is loved by pupils everywhere.

Take a look at our media trips to London.


The West End

Explore the world of talent when watching a West End show! Drama and Theatre studies or not, the West End shows are some of the most inspirational and entertaining students will ever see.

On a school trip to London with NST, students can see productions such as Matilda the Musical, Les Misérables, Wicked, Hamilton, & Juliet, and Harry Potter & the Cursed Child. These performances can inspire your performing arts students to dream that one day they will be on the stage.

Take a look at our school theatre trips to London.


The London Eye 

Located on the South Bank of the River Thames is the lastminute.com London Eye. Head into one of the pods which will take your class 135 metres in the sky, providing incredible skyline views of the capital. Your art students could even have a go at sketching the sights. 

This is a classroom with a view! You can also book in-pod experiences delivered by education hosts, including interactive activities and interesting facts on London's iconic skyline. 

School tours to London are a brilliant way to offer your students a practical and alternative way of learning about their subjects. Trips like these benefit many pupils simply by mixing up the classroom environment.

Take a look at our geography school trips to London.


Book your school tours to London today

At NST, we have the pleasure of helping plan unforgettable educational school trip itineraries. These must-see locations are just some of which you can visit with us. We can tailor your trip to accommodate learning in your desired study area.

Get in touch today to discuss your unique requirements. We're always on hand to help.