London Business Studies School Trips & Tours
Over 500 groups every year travel with NST to experience London, one of the world’s largest financial centres. The city is home to over half of the UK’s top 100 listed companies and offers fascinating visit opportunities for Business Studies groups. We’ll book educational visits that enhance your pupils’ learning, as well as group friendly accommodation, your leisure activities and even your meals – all at our great school group prices.
Price Shown includes
- 1 night's bed & breakfast accommodation
- Executive coach transport from & to school & throughout your stay
- Group travel insurance
- 1 in 8 free place ratio
Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers departing from selected departure points in November 2020 and is subject to availability.
On-tour support includes...
- Pre-booked meals at great group prices
- Pre-booked and pre-paid London Underground tickets
- A choice of packed lunches for your group throughout your stay
Insider London’s business tours are designed to give pupils a first-hand understanding of the London business scene, and encourage new ways of thinking and doing business. Full day activities could include one of the below tours, plus a visit to one of the companies below. We can tailor the talks to the group’s requirements, and quite often the tours too, if there is anything your group would particularly like to hear about. A half day of activities could include either one of our tours or a business visit.
- West End Retail Design Tour
- Silicon Roundabout / Tech City Tour
- Finance Tour
- 1.5 hour Business Incubator tour & visit
- 1.5 hour visit to a global software development company
- Business Model Canvas Workshop
- Defining Leadership Workshop
Bank of England Museum & Talk
The museum, housed within the Bank of England, traces the history of the bank from its foundation in 1694 to its role today as the nation’s central bank. The bank has had the responsibility of setting interest rates to control inflation since 1997, and also issues bank notes and works to maintain a stable financial system. There are a number of talks available (approx. 60 mins):
Pounds & Pence - Encourages students to think about the value of money and prices, and their spending and saving decisions.
Keeping on an Even Keel - Explains what the bank does to keep inflation low, maintain trust in its banknotes and keep the financial system stable.
Activity sheets are available at the Museum, and resources are available from the Museum's website. An essential visit for every student studying business, maths and economics.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
Step onto 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. Located at the Studios where all eight films were produced.
A programme of educational lessons has been created to complement the Studio Tour. These lessons are delivered in purpose-built classrooms by qualified teachers and use the Harry Potter™ film series as an example of the wider context and theories surrounding filmmaking and design. You’ll even get access to free downloadable pre and post-visit resource packs to use in the classroom.
Lesson options include:
- Screenplay Stories
- Costume Characterisation
- Costume Distressing
- Instructional Writing
- Movie Graphic Design
- Careers in the Creative Industry
- Script to Screen
- Camera Choices
- Set Design
- Movie Business
- Movie Marketing
Fuller’s Griffin Brewery
Established in 1845, this company is famous for its beer, pubs and hotels and is one of the UK’s largest independent brewers and retailers. As London’s only remaining traditional family brewer, this tour offers a fantastic opportunity for pupils over 16 years old to experience the history and heritage of a successful business that trades on the merits of both its products and its service.
Guided Walking Tour of London City / Financial District
These two hour walks are geared to giving pupils an understanding of how the City has changed from its original commercial trading into arguably the world’s most diverse financial centre, with stocks, shares, bonds, gilts, hedge funds, investment banking, specialist and mainstream insurance, the largest foreign currency exchange market on the planet and all the “support” businesses that enable it to function like law, accountancy and assurance firms.
St Paul’s Cathedral - ‘Whose Business Is It?’ Themed Tour
Following a tour of this magnificent cathedral and crypt, pupils will take part in a workshop to discuss the challenges faced by this multi-purpose place of prayer and worship, business, venue for tourism and centre for the arts. A panel discussion can also be arranged with staff from departments including marketing, PR, retail and visitor services.
The Business of Wimbledon Guided Tour
This fascinating visit offers pupils an intriguing insight into the business behind Wimbledon to discover how the stadium has become the envy of the tennis world. The Business of Wimbledon guided tour includes a talk about the history of the stadium together with a visit to the museum and tour of the grounds.
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.
Twickenham Tour & Workshop
A tour of Twickenham Stadium is a fantastic way to discover more about the iconic home of England rugby. You Tour Guides will take you into the hallowed England dressing room, the Royal Box, hospitality suites, medical room and players’ tunnel.
Workshop - Commercial Twickenham This seminar provides an insight into the operations and management of the Twickenham Rugby Store. Representatives of the Rugby Store management team will present an educational seminar covering the business operations, structure, and logistics involved in the running of the store and ways of exploring the commercial opportunities afforded by the game.
Lord’s Cricket Ground Tours
Tours of Lord’s gives pupils the opportunity to go behind the scenes at MCC’s historic ground, where they can see many of the most famous sights in world cricket being shown around ‘The Home of Cricket’, one of the sport’s most iconic locations, by an expert guide. We can tailor make your tour to meet your curricular needs.
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.
The Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising
What makes us buy certain products? Discover how well-loved brands have evolved through creative use of packaging and advertising and how we, the public, have evolved with them.
Worksheets can be completed during the visit on topics including advertising, packaging and marketing. Evocative and inspiring, the museum houses a kaleidoscope of images and iconic brands and features over 12,000 original items.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Science Museum is packed with awe-inspiring galleries, interactive resources and inspirational exhibitions. Your students can explore the hands-on galleries which cover a wide range of subjects areas including:
Wonderlab - Science and Maths:
Inspired by the power of wondering, Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery will ignite curiosity in science and maths through more than 50 cutting edge exhibits and immersive experiences. Along with high-energy shows, live experiments at our Chemistry Bar, live lightning demos at our giant Tesla coil, plus our brilliant Explainers to facilitate engagement, a school trip to Wonderlab is a must for KS2 and KS3 students. The gallery will enrich learning across the curriculum themes of forces, electricity, light, sound, matter, space and maths. The exhibits will encourage students to be curious, to look at close details and to be creative – skills that are invaluable to scientists.
‘Who am I?’ - find out what makes you in this gallery that mixes intriguing objects with interactive exhibits.
Psychology & Sociology:
Psychology: Mind Your Head – a small exhibition exploring some of the stories, tools and puzzles that have engaged British psychologists during the 20th century.
The museum also offers a great selection of curriculum-linked schools events and shows, and stunning 3D films in their IMAX Cinema. Science Museum resources are also available and free to download.
Old Bailey Insight Tour
A morning talk at the Viaduct Tavern opposite the Old Bailey, which includes a hot drink and a croissant. Hear about the fascinating history of the Old Bailey, and the places of interest around it, such as the pub where wealthy people rented rooms to get the best view of the public executions and an exclusive view of the old Newgate Prison gaol cells. Afterward, we can direct you straight to the most interesting cases on at the Old Bailey that day. For schools, colleges and universities, a special teachers’ information pack is available which includes a history of the Old Bailey and an Old Bailey timeline.
Social Media Masterclass
Exclusive to NST
Social media has had a huge impact on our lives over the last few years. It has made it easier to connect with people, to gathering information and has even impacted elections. However, there are also many students who have gone beyond using it for personal gain and seeing how it can help them with their studies and also build careers. Changing the mindset from using social media as a hobby to using it professionally is something that Andrew Davis (Trainer) has done. He has helped many students over the years and will help you in this 90 minute workshop.
This workshop will show you a very simple strategy in identifying the people you want to communicate with and getting them to engage with your content by understanding how film scripts work. Storytelling is the success for media online and this workshop will show you how to do that.
Science / Maths / Computer Science
This workshop not only shows you what works from a creative point of view put also strips away what you see on Snapchat/Instagram and more and goes under the engine to show you the science and maths behind how these platforms decide who sees what content.
This workshop shows you the business end of social media and how companies are using it to make money, acquire customers and keep existing ones. Understanding how business works online is what all organisations are trying to achieve and this workshop will show you how it is done.
Business Model Canvas Workshop
An interactive session which delves deep into practical entrepreneurship thinking. From understanding the market place to knowing your competitors, your students will get to explore what it’s like to run their own business.
An engaging presentation will be followed by a group activity in which students plan their very own business strategy.
EntFest 2021 from the Peter Jones Foundation
We're the exclusive travel partner
June 2021 TBC - University of Buckingham
EntFest is a unique celebration of enterprise and entrepreneurship, brought to you by the Peter Jones Foundation and hosted by the University of Buckingham.
This year, the festival heads outdoors, with festival tents hosting a full day of opportunities for your students to meet and learn from some of the UK’s best known entrepreneurs and business leaders in a vibrant environment different to that of their day-to-day school life.
The agenda will feature talks from key note speakers, panel debates, competitions and skills-based workshops, and of course the chance to see your students compete in the Dragon’s Den style final of their National Entrepreneur of the Year competition.
- London Eye
- Thames River Cruise
- West End Show
- Jack the Ripper Tour
Available from any location in the UK, our executive coaches are fitted with seatbelts, toilet facilities, air conditioning, DVD and reclining seats.
Rail is a convenient travel option for small groups, ideal for connections to Eurostar, major airports and travel to many city destinations.
We can arrange for your group to fly from a range of UK airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.
Giving you full support throughout
Before your tour
- Your own dedicated NST contact
- Bespoke tour itineraries
- Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
- Curriculum linked visit programmes
- Great value for money - no hidden costs
- Free group leader inspection visits
- Risk assessment guidance
- Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits
Whilst you're away
- Free educational resources
- Group-friendly accommodation
- Exceptional standards of coaching
- On-tour support from our reps on the ground
- Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
- 24/7 support just a call away
- Extensive group travel insurance
On your return
- Priority rebooking services
- Rewarding your loyalty with our reward scheme
- You say, we listen - we're committed to continuously improving our tours
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