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London Science School Trips & Tours

This exciting destination offers pupils the opportunity to explore a range of science themes at a number of intriguing visits and hands-on workshops, whilst also enjoying a big city experience. We’ll tailor-make your itinerary to suit your group’s specific learning requirements to include the best visits and attractions at great value for money.

Pupils can witness science in the past, present and future across a broad spectrum of scientific topics: astronomy, biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology, mathematics, physics technology and more. 

 

Prices start from£119pp

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 from selected departure points in November 2022 and is subject to availability.


On-tour support

On-tour support includes...

  • Pre-booked meals at great group prices
  • Pre-booked and pre-paid London Underground tickets

Accommodation

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Top visits

Science Museum

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 subject areas.

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.

New for 2022 - Interactive careers gallery:

Aimed at KS3 & KS4 levels, students will get to explore this gallery and get hands on with interactive exhibits which simulate job-related tasks. Students can experience what it's like to create visual effects on a film set, analyse blood samples in a lab, fix a fault on a wind turbine and plenty more.

Natural History Museum

On a Natural History Museum school trip, your students can explore the natural world and discover the amazing diversity of life that has evolved on our planet. Study a range of themes including climate change, evolution and the natural environment, helping to give your students an understanding of the impact that science has on their lives.

Exploring the human biology gallery, which covers memory and how our memory functions and an insight into the human body.

3D Printing Workshop

3D printing is a process that's becoming increasingly important and commonly used in everyday life. It is used accross a variety of industries from medical research through to catering, as well as the more traditional engineering industries. Many pupils don't get to see the process ... until now! Take part in one of our 3D printing workshops, choosing from DNA and Protein Visualisation or Design By Nature.

L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre - Make and Test Your Own Shampoo

Produce your own version of a shampoo and compare it to the commercial product.

L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre - Extract Your Own DNA

Learn about DNA molecules, extract your own DNA and create a necklace to take away.

L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre - Cosmetic Chemistry

Get hands on and make bath bombs and lip balms whilst learning some fundamental chemistry.

L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre - High Velocity Eggsporter

Build and crash test a vehicle on a specially designed rig then analyse the results using high-speed photography.

 

L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre - Forensics Workshop

A great introduction to genetics and forensic analysis with the opportunity to use modern molecular biological techniques to test DNA samples.

L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre - A Question of Taste

Extract your own DNA using modern techniques and equipment only found in research laboratories.

 

The LookOut Discovery Centre

This education eco-facility at the heart of Hyde Park offers half day sessions inspired by the unique biodiversity of the Royal Parks for science students, including Science in the Royal Parks (looking at the different careers in the parks which use science), Food Chains & Webs, Talk About the Weather, Unlocking Classification and Local Nature Conservation.

 

Wembley Stadium

Visit this striking stadium to gain an invaluable insight into modern engineering. Worksheets are available to accompany your visit on Science, Maths & Statistics and Design & Engineering.

London Zoo

Spend time with over 750 species on a London Zoo school trip. Immerse students in the sights, sounds and experiences of life in the animal kingdom.

Centre of the Cell

Placing science in context, this is the first science education centre in the world to be located within medical laboratories. Sudents will experience unique science shows, digital interactive games, human specimens and interactive microscopes. All groups are joined by a STEM ambassador who studetns can question about the life of a scientist and their own career choices.

We can also book you a fun-filled and curriculum linked Science Show or Workshop. The content relates to cells and the human body, and all of the Shows and Workshops have specific curriculum links.

Opening in Summer 2018 will be the exciting new Neuron Pod, which adds to the Centre of the Cell's capacity for educational workshops, experiments, debates and exhibitions.

Science & Maths Magic Shows - Could it be Magic?

Run by Dr Matt Pritchard, who works for organisations like Royal Institution, British Science Association and The Big Bang fairs, these interactive science and maths magic shows will inspire and inform students.

Can you discover the sneaky scientific secrets behind the illusions? The show will challenge you to think creatively like a scientist and a magician. The interactive show encourages enquiry, using magic tricks to inspire students’ imaginative engagement with scientific ideas and technological developments.

Science & Maths Magic Shows - Superhero Science

Run by Dr Matt Pritchard, who works for organisations like Royal Institution, British Science Association and The Big Bang fairs, these interactive science and maths magic shows will inspire and inform students.

Are superpowers fact, fiction or feasible in the future? Explore x-ray vision, super strength, invisibility, levitation, telekinesis and mind-reading and find out what they do (or don’t) have to do with real science like forces and motion, light and radiation, waves, electricity, psychology and neuroscience.

Science & Maths Magic Shows - Something About Nothing

Run by Dr Matt Pritchard, who works for organisations like Royal Institution, British Science Association and The Big Bang fairs, these interactive science and maths magic shows will inspire and inform students.

Nothing is notoriously hard to grasp. However, this show will attempt to fill in the empty gaps and explain almost everything there is to know about nothing. A comedy show uniquely fusing magic, multimedia and mathematics that explores the history, maths, science and philosophy behind nothing.

The Wellcome Collection

The Wellcome Collection explores the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future.

The venue provides an insight to anyone seeking to understand biology, medicine and the role of medicine in society – past and present. Free guided tours of exhibitions are available for pre-booked groups.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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!

The View from The Shard

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.

THORPE PARK Resort

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

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. 

LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort

With over 55 rides, live shows and attractions, all set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland; bring learning to life outside of the classroom with LEGOLAND® Windsor Resorts tailored school trips which can engage, excite and inspire your students. LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort has been awarded with a Learning Outside of the Classroom Quality Award: a national accreditation for the provision of learning.

There are educational workshops available, perfect for teachers and pupils to have a fun, hands on and engaging session hosted by a trained member of educational staff.

Westminster Abbey

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.

Emirates Aviation Experience Exhibition

Explore the Aviation Experience with this self-guided tour of the exhibition. 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. 

To further your students’ experience, you can also add a flight simulation experience.

Sphere Science – Buggies Workshop

In this 90 minute interactive workshop, students will each build and test a buggy powered by a balloon. They will work out all the independent variables and choose one to investigate its effect on a dependant variable.

Science Gallery

The Science Gallery is part of a mission by King’s College London to connect art, science and health to drive innovation and creative thinking in the heart of the city. The free-to-visit space is at London Bridge, and three seasons will each focus on a theme through exhibitions, events, performances, live experiments, open discussions and festivals. All will have scientific engagement at their core and the programming draws on and reflects a broad range of expertise in health and wellbeing.

The Silverstone Experience

State of the art interactive displays, compelling stories, iconic cars and motorcycles – let the Silverstone Experience take you on a journey through the past, present and future of Silverstone and British motor racing! Workshops are also available at the Silverstone Experience and are designed to provide curriculum-related, hands-on opportunities for students to extend their learning in STEM subjects. Workshops are led by trained facilitators and are based in one of the Learning Studios overlooking the famous Silverstone Circuit. Also, at the end of your visit, experience the thrill of speeding around Silverstone alongside your racing heroes in a dramatic, immersive show ‘The ultimate lap of Silverstone’ with commentary by Murray Walker.

Medical Projects

We're delighted to offer a bespoke half-day course that is designed to give your students an insight into what life's really like working as a healthcare professional.  They will get an expert talk, along with the opportunity to try some experiential activities, such as suturing and venepuncture.

During this four-hour visit, your students will get:

  • To gain a genuine understanding into the role of a healthcare professional
  • To develop teamwork, leadership and communication skills
  • To develop basic clinical skills taught to students at Medical School
  • To gain a deeper understanding into the process of becoming a Doctor
  • To gain experiences that can be used to boost university applications

Kew Gardens - 90 minute workshop

Discover the world of wonder behind the botanical collections at Kew, with over 50,000 living plants to be found across the UNESCO World Heritage site. Groups can take part in a hands on, 90 min workshop which links directly to the curriculum. Workshops are available from KS3-KS5 and include topics such as: ecosystems: deserts and rainforests, evolution and adaptation, natural resources, nutrient cycles and decomposition.

CSI Workshop

Participants will learn to use the best forensic science equipment and latest techniques to unravel truly thrilling stories as they explore complex, realistic and detailed scenarios from Thinkers in Education.  

They will need to process evidence, from blood typing through to DNA fingerprinting, like professional forensic scientists.  Then students need to employ critical thinking skills, to think like detectives, as they attempt to solve intriguing mysteries that rival anything they may have seen on television.

Every workshop is delivered as a competition, in which teams compete against one another to use the technology, their skills and problem solving techniques to successfully reach a conclusion that fits with the evidence.  Will the truth be uncovered?

Choose from: CSI: Blood Pool or CSI: Body In the Box.

Chessington World of Adventures Resort

When students are enjoying a lesson, it shows. It shows in their attention levels, in the effort they put in and the results they achieve. The Education Programme at Chessington World of Adventures Resort offers maximum educational value through unique and stimulating learning experiences and a focus on curriculum relevant workshops and content.

They have been accredited with the LOtC quality award badge, enabling them to help you with risk assessments, free teacher visits prior to your trip and educational resources to help you get the most out of the day. Importantly, your pupils can take part in a number of structured workshops that are linked to the National Curriculum and specific programmes of study.


Evening activites

  • Jack the Ripper tour
  • Ice skating
  • Bowling
  • A quiz or disco at your hotel (most hotels can provide a room for groups to use in the evenings)

Transport

Available from any location in the UK, our executive coaches are fitted with seatbelts, toilet facilities, air conditioning, DVD and reclining seats.

Coach

Rail is a convenient travel option for small groups, ideal for connections to Eurostar, major airports and travel to many city destinations.

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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 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
  • School travel company of choice since 1967