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

Bringing London Bridge’s History alive in the most thrillingly immersive and interactive lesson possible, at The London Bridge Experience and London Tombs!

Get your pupils out of the classroom and drenched in London’s history as we take them on a lesson they’ll never forget. Linked to the History and English National Curriculum and suitable for Key Stages 2 and 3, we have added extras just for schools to enhance learning at this multiple award-winning attraction.

The two-part show starts with The London Bridge Experience where costumed actors bring alive London Bridge’s 2,000 years of history. Your group will learn about the bridge from its conception around 53 AD; How Londonium became the capital city; The Romans, and Queen Boudica’s rebel army; How 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! Add the many fires in the bridge’s 2,000 year history - mainly in 1215, 1633 and the Great Fire of London in 1666 - who said learning couldn’t be fun?

Pupils then venture down into the vaults of the Bridge for a heart-pumping scare-maze in London Tombs, where the kids’ lesson ends and running for their lives from crazed Zombies begins. London Tombs has won the UK’s scariest attraction for 9 years in a row, it is not for the faint hearted, but we can promise the kids will leave having a horrifyingly good time! For those wishing to escape, free Guardian Angels are on-hand so pupils (or teachers) can still experience the Tombs whilst being protected by a Guardian Angel.

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

https://twitter.com/LondonTomb

Why you are you a great place for educational visits?
We offer an exclusive, free education talk for schools before they experience the two-part show as well as a free 20-page downloadable workbook packed with activities to enhance learning.

We also offer a host of help to plan a school trip, including free teacher planning tickets, storage for bags and lunches, risk assessments and a room to gather and eat together.

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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