Region: Greater London

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: 2 - 4 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2SY

Contact: 020 7403 6333

Website: https://www.thelondonbridgeexperience.com/groups/school-groups/

Description

Can you think of a more thrilling and fun way to give youngsters a history lesson they’ll actually pay attention to? Drenched in history, The London Bridge Experience showcases the sights, sounds and even the smells of what the landmark was like throughout the centuries, in an immersive theatrical show. Your group will learn about the bridge from its conception around 53 AD. Londinium (the Roman settlement on the north side of the bridge) and the bridge was destroyed by Queen Boudica’s rebel army in 60 AD. But by 300 AD, Londinium was an established city and port, with London Bridge as the gateway to and from the south. Fast forward to 1355 when William Wallace’s head was the first of many traitors displayed on a spike along the bridge- to show what would happen if you made the king angry! Although there were many fires in the bridge’s 2,000 year history - mainly in 1215, 1633 and the Great Fire of London in 1666 - the bridge always rose again to the marvel it is today. Who said education couldn’t be fun?

After the Experience, cross through the Vortex and descend into the bowels of hell at the haunted site of London Tombs, this is where the fun really begins! The kids are forced to face their fears, be it evil clowns or confined spaces, nesting spiders or the maniac butcher. Scream with terror as you are met with an array of unspeakable horrors in this unimaginable scare maze! London Tombs is situated beneath London Bridge, which has a long history and sinister past. Hundreds of bodies were uncovered from the plague pit there, so you are surrounded by terrifying, visual references to torture and death. Over the years, many sightings have been made from paranormal investigators down there. Warning: London Tombs has won the UK’s scariest attraction for 9 years in a row, it is not for the faint hearted, but can we can promise the kids will leave having a horrifyingly good time!

Are you on Twitter, Facebook or any other social media?
www.facebook.com/thelondonbridgeexperience/

https://twitter.com/LondonTombs

Why you are you a great place for educational visits?
The London Bridge Experience offers free-of-charge Educational Programmes (a 20 page pack of history that the kids learn during the show, which also ties in to the National Curriculum, and The Curriculum of Excellence), and free-of-charge Educational Talks (a 20 minute history talk before the show). Both have been designed to encourage learning outside the classroom, and making Educators life’s that little bit easier.

Do you have the LOtC Quality Badge or any other accreditation such as AALA?
Currently applying for the LOtC Quality Badge

What does a typical educational visit include?
1 hour show, plus optional 20-minute educational talk

What group sizes do you cater for?
From 10+. We cater for 100’s at one given time, dependent on your school trip. Capacity is not an issue. 

Do you provide projects, teacher’s packs, work sheets or any useful information? 
Educational programmes, for Key Stage 2, 3 & 4. These can be provided prior to your visit once booked. Risk assessments provided. 

Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio? 
Photography is prohibited during the show, but prior or after your visit in and around the site is welcomed. 

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments? 
We provide risk assessments for the teachers

Does your venue have an education officer? 
Please ask for Kirsty Linton 

What is the cost of the visit?
School Group rates: £13.99pp (value is £27.95pp).We also offer 1 complimentary ticket in every 15 booked which usually caters for the Educator / Group Leader. 

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?
Yes, all managers are First Aid trained

Please list facilities available. 
Retail shop which the kids may want pocket money for, especially if they want to buy their photo. Café arch for your group to eat a packed lunch if required. 

What are your disabled facilities? 
Our site is suitable for disabled children

What are your opening days and hours?
Weekdays, doors 10:00, first show 10:30. Last show 17:00.Weekends and school holidays, doors 09:30, first show 10:00. Last show 18:00Details: https://www.thelondonbridgeexperience.com/contact/

Do you have any testimonials from previous schools we can include?
“Brilliant. First part was very educational, all actors knew their facts down to a T! I studied history and there was not one word wrong! The second part was so scary it made me cry, well worth the money!!!” – Hannah Page, Historian, TV personality and Podcast Host. 

Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?
Any other inquiries please call Kirsty, our school & group bookings manager on 02074036333 opt 3 or sales@tlbe.co.uk


Age of Children / Pupils: 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: City Tours Film Making Historical Heritage Museums Personal Development-Mentoring SEN Storytelling Themed Attractions Team Building Walking Tours

Curriculum Topics Covered: Drama English History Leisure & Tourism Media

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December


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