The London Bridge Experience & London Tombs
2 - 4 Tooley Street, London, , SE1 2SY
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Drama / Performing Arts | Walking Tours | Team Building | Storytelling | Special Educational Needs (SEN) | Personal Development-Mentoring | Museums | Historical Heritage | Film Making | City Tours | Educational Tours | Media | Leisure and Tourism | History | English | Themed Attraction
What we offer
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 thebridge’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 LondonTombs, 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.
What makes us a great choice?
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.
Accreditation and Awards
Currently applying for the LOtC Quality Badge
What is typically included?
1 hour show, plus optional 20-minute educational talk
Group Sizes Catered For
From 10+. We cater for 100's at one given time, dependent on your school trip. Capacity is not an issue.
Materials, Resources & Information Provided
Educational programmes, for Key Stage 2, 3 and 4. These can be provided prior to your visit once booked. Risk assessments provided.
Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions
Photography is prohibited during the show, but prior or after your visit in and around the site is welcomed.
Risk Assessment Details
We provide risk assessments for the teachers
Education Officer Information
Please ask for Kirsty Linton
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.
First Aid Information
Yes, all managers are First Aid trained
Retail shop which the kids may want pocket money for, especially if they want to buy their photo. cafe arch for your group to eat a packed lunch if required.
Accessibility & Disabled Facilities
Our site is suitable for disabled children
Opening Hours & Information
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/
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.