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The Central Gurdwara (Khalsa Jatha) is the oldest established Sikh place of worship in Europe, originally formed to promote religious and social activities among the Sikhs who had settled in the UK.

Westminster Cathedral is London’s largest Catholic church and the mother church of the Catholic community in England and Wales. View the rich collection of mosaics and marbles around the magnificent building and witness spectacular views over London from The Tower Viewing Gallery. Guided tours suitable for different age groups can be provided.

The London Central Mosque (more commonly known as Regent’s Park Mosque), is an established part of the London landscape and provides guided tours for all ages, either with a basic general insight into Islamic belief and practice, or by arrangement, tours with a specific desired focus.

The Bevis Marks Synagogue of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews, is the oldest in the United Kingdom. It can also be contrasted with the 19th century West London Synagogue which is the most famous Reform synagogue in the country. For groups studying Judaism, the Jewish Museum will also provide a thorough background on the history and development of the Jewish community here.

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, known more commonly as Neasden Temple, is the first traditional Hindu Mandir (temple) in Europe and attracts half a million pilgrims and visitors every year. This dramatic building holds an ‘Understanding Hinduism’ exhibition - a concise, yet comprehensive study of the Hindu religion. Introductory talks to groups are available as well as downloadable worksheets.

This, the first Buddhist temple in the UK, was created with the objective of dissemination of theoretical and practical Buddhist teachings in Europe.

A rich learning resource for students in Years 9-13. Visits include an orientation session to help prepare and focus students, a visit to the galleries and a feedback session to help students reflect on what they have learned.

This fascinating session begins with a look at the events happening in Nazi-occupied Europe leading up to the outbreak of World War II. Your students will study telegrams, radio intercepts and reports received by the Foreign Office between 1938 and 1944 and will learn about how the events in Nazi-occupied territories unfolded.

The Wiener Library is one of the world’s leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust and Nazi era. Formed in 1933, the Library’s unique collection of over a million items includes published and unpublished works, press cuttings, photographs and eyewitness testimony. Workshops include The Nazi Games (looking at propaganda and the 1936 Olympics) and Rescues of the Holocaust (looking at individuals who saved lives under Nazi rule).

This museum encourages understanding of the social psychology of the Holocaust, as well as the moral, spiritual and personal dimensions. 

Topics include family separation, the refugee experience and human rights. Students explore artefacts, documents and photographs, both as sources of evidence and as a starting point for unravelling personal stories. Tailor-made educational workshops available include:

Never Again Auschwitz, Witness the Witness/A Child’s Journey, Faith & the Holocaust, Focus on the Kinder Transport and Every Object Tells a Story.

Witness the Witness/A Child’s Journey
Students will meet and hear the personal testimony of a Holocaust survivor or Kindertransport refugee. We recommend this workshop for students in KS2-3 who have prior background knowledge.

This museum encourages understanding of the social psychology of the Holocaust, as well as the moral, spiritual and personal dimensions. 

Topics include family separation, the refugee experience and human rights. Students explore artefacts, documents and photographs, both as sources of evidence and as a starting point for unravelling personal stories. Tailor-made educational workshops available include:
Never Again Auschwitz, Witness the Witness/A Child’s Journey, Faith & the Holocaust, Focus on the Kinder Transport and Every Object Tells a Story.

Faith & The Holocaust
Reflecting on faith during and after the Holocaust. Students will look at the role of belief, ritual and prayer in the face of adversity. Students will explore religious objects and the texts as a springboard for discussion. This workshop is recommended for students in years 9-13.

This museum encourages understanding of the social psychology of the Holocaust, as well as the moral, spiritual and personal dimensions. 

Topics include family separation, the refugee experience and human rights. Students explore artefacts, documents and photographs, both as sources of evidence and as a starting point for unravelling personal stories. Tailor-made educational workshops available include:

Never Again Auschwitz, Witness the Witness/A Child’s Journey, Faith & the Holocaust, Focus on the Kinder Transport and Every Object Tells a Story.

Never Again Auschwitz
Drawing on the life story of British born Holocaust survivor, Leon Greenman OBE, this workshop enables students to reflect on the experience of individuals in the Holocaust and relate this to the concepts of tolerance, respect, freedom and identity both in the past and today. This workshop is recommended for students in years 9-13.

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.

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.

Starting 5th February 2020 - journey through the wonders of Ancient Egypt as two young men, raised together as brothers in a kingdom of privilege, find themselves suddenly divided by a secret past. One must rule as Pharaoh, the other must rise up and free his true people; both face a destiny that will change history forever.
Based on the acclaimed DreamWorks Animation film, The Prince of Egypt is an exhilarating, powerful and joyous celebration of belief and the human spirit.

On show at: Dominion Theatre
Times: Monday-Saturday 7.30pm.  Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm.
School rates available: Monday-Wednesday 7.30pm, Thursday 2.30pm & 7.30pm.

Starting 25th January 2020 - Vienna in 1900 was the most vibrant city in Europe, humming with artistic and intellectual excitement and a genius for enjoying life. A tenth of the population were Jews. A generation earlier they had been granted full civil rights by the Emperor, Franz Josef. Consequently, hundreds of thousands had fled from the Pale and the pogroms in the East and many found sanctuary in the crowded tenements of the old Jewish quarter, Leopoldstadt.

Regarded as Britain’s greatest living playwright, Tom Stoppard’s new play, directed by Patrick Marber, is an intimate drama with an epic sweep; the story of a family who made good. “My grandfather wore a caftan,” says Hermann, a factory owner, “My father went to the opera in a top hat, and I have the singers to dinner.”

It was not to last. Half a century later, this family, like millions of others, has re-discovered what it means to be Jewish in the first half of the 20th century.

On show at: Wyndham Theatre
Times: Monday-Saturday 7:30pm.  Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2:30pm
School rates available: Monday-Wednesday 7:30pm, Thursday 2:30pm & 7:30pm

A trip to the capital isn’t complete without a little shopping time! We recommend Covent Garden as a suitable area for groups to explore and watch the street performers.

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 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!

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.

The View from The Shard offers a unique education experience – it is the only place where students can see the entire city at once; both old and new! Two high speed kaleidoscopic lifts will transport your group to the viewing platforms on Level 69 and Level 72 where you can encourage your student’s fascination with the history of London and enjoy the unparalleled 360 degree views.

Educational visits can support learning across both the National and London Curriculum, including History, English, Maths, Geography, and Art and Design.

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’!

At St Paul’s Cathedral, students can study an iconic Christian place of worship and learn about the beliefs and practices of the Church of England through a number of themed tours suitable for KS3-KS5, including: The World of Worship, The Bible: Is it Relevant in Today’s World?, The Big Issues, ‘Jesus’ Fact or Fiction for Today’s Society and Christianity Through Art & Design. General guided tours suitable for different age groups can also be provided.

Suitable for KS3/4 groups - The Freedom of Religious Expression case looks at a real appeal against a well-known company. It explores the right to religious expression in the form of wearing a religious symbol to work.  This fascinating session considers the role of the European Convention on Human Rights in people’s everyday lives and looks at tolerance, rights and religious conviction.

Kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers; poets, priests, heroes and villains - the Abbey is a must-see living pageant of British history. Located in the heart of London, this wonderful 700-year-old building offers highly-popular tours and subject-linked workshops for a range of subjects including Religious Studies, History, STEM and Literacy.

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