London School Trip Ideas

London is a very popular destination for school trips and other outings.  With so much to choose from you can cover so many different subjects and visit a number of educational sights and places of interest in a single school visit to London. 

From historical sites to museums and major tourist attractions London offers it all and we understand making a choice for your school trip to London can be hard.  Here at UK School trips we have a wide range of venues, locations and service providers in and around London, to help you plan a one day school outing or a longer residential education visit including accommodation. 

See a sample of our London based below or visit our plan your school trip page to refine your search or to search for London school trip ideas by distance.

London Day School Trip Ideas

Maple Lodge Residential Centre Essex

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Residential stays in 130 acres of picturesque grounds, in either our residential centre, Maple Lodge or in our tent villages. Catered or self catering available. From May to October a varied evening entertainment programme is included.

National Justice Museum Education Royal Courts of Justice London

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At The National Justice Museum Royal Courts of Justice, London our inspirational educational visits use authentic courtrooms, museum spaces, objects and archives to help pupils gain a practical understanding of the law and justice system.

The Postal Museum London

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A visit to The Postal Museum supports learning across the curriculum for all key stages - from EYFS, to Key Stages 1 through to 5, and even SEN groups.

RSPB Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve

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Inspire your class with a school trip to the fabulous RSPB Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve! Here, the safe and engaging environment will allow your students to get closer to nature.

Cutty Sark London

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Discover what life was like on board the legendary ship Cutty Sark, the world’s sole surviving tea clipper & fastest ship of her time. This 19th-century ship has been raised over 3 metres allowing you the jaw-dropping experience of walking underneath.

Absolute Travel School Tour Operator

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Absolute Travel and Tours is one of the leading specialist school and group tour operators in the United Kingdom organising sports tours, adventure holidays, ski trips, music and educational tours for school, college and club groups for all ages.

Thames River Sightseeing

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Thames River Services Operate sightseeing trips from Westminster Pier which is right by The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben to Greenwich and the Thames Flood Barrier.

Archlight Cinema London

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The Archlight Cinema provides fantastic cinema experiences, where students can enjoy their favourite films in a state-of-the-art cinema which features Dolby Atmos 3D surround sound and laser projection!

Lambourne End Outdoor Centre Essex

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We offer a completely different perspective in a scenic rural location, providing an opportunity for people to look at the way they view themselves, the world in which they live and with whom they share it in innovative and stimulating ways.

Greenwich Theatre London

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Greenwich Theatre is one of London's premiere off-West End theatres, presenting a year round programme of high quality performances.

Battersea Park Childrens Zoo London

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Our guided tours teach children in an educational but fun way about animals and birds. We cover habitats, baby animals, colours, caring for animals, eating habits and much more. Tours can be tailored to suit subjects related to the National Curriculum.

Nature Conservation Ranger Team

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The James Leal Centre is a new state of the art, eco building within Ray Park, which was officially opened in Dec 2009. Packed full of sustainable features with a bold contemporary look, it is well designed to meet with the modern needs of all users.

Sayers Croft Field Centre Surrey

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Sayers Croft is a beautiful, safe and secure site with 56 acres of woodlands, meadows, ponds and fields and has been providing quality outdoor experiences for young people for over 70 years.

First Education and School Travel – All-Inclusive Day Stay Packages for School Groups UK Wide

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First Travel Solutions provide excellent outdoor activity days and fun experiences for educational groups at select YHA centres. Day trip packages include Coach Travel, a 6-Hour Activity Programme, a Packed Lunch and an optional evening meal.

Escape Entertainment Team Building London

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Escape Entertainment Team Building London offers stimulating and logical school trips, where students will be tested on their ability to communicate, work co-operatively and use their cognitive skills to solve numerous problems.

Jewish Museum London

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The Jewish Museum London offers a space for students to further their learning of Judaism on religious and historical schools trips. Students are given the opportunity to handle historical objects and ask questions.

Science & Dinosaur Digital Mobile Dome Nationwide

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Science Dome offers a variety of shows for all age groups, including the Moon landings, a trip through the Solar System, Rocks and Soils, and Dinosaurs.

The Lincolnsfields Childrens Centre

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The Children at War experience offers a unique hands-on insight into life in wartime Britain. We encourage each group to get into role and if they come dressed as an evacuee it can really add a whole new dimension to the experience.

Dialogue Sensory Experience Day Trips London

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Dialogue in the Dark provides students with a fun, challenging and inspiring experience which will encourage them to awaken their senses with the use of specific activities to orient pupils into a world without pictures.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – the Making of Harry Potter

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As the books were still being released while the films were being made, the production crew saved many of the iconic sets, props & costumes that were created especially for the films - just in case they were ever needed later on in the series. 

Clink Prison Museum London

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Built on the original site of Clink Prison, dating back to 1144 one of England’s oldest Prisons. You experience hands on original artefacts, including torture devices & the opportunity to view & hear the stories of the inmates & the notorious Southbank.

The School Journey Association School Trips Nationwide

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Inspiring and exciting educational trips designed to bring subjects to life, extend students’ learning and develop their appreciation of local and international cultures outside the classroom. There is simply nothing like an SJA Trip! 

London Metropolitan Archives

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Largest local authority archive in Britain; collections cover the whole of Greater London spanning nearly 1000 yrs of history. London’s past is represented through millions of documents & thousands of maps, prints, drawings, plans, photographs & film.

Fashion Enter The Factory Tour London

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Fashion Enter conducts you through every step of your garment process to help create a brand that is ethical, sustainable and competitively made in the United Kingdom. New! Why not book a Virtual Tour At Fashion Enter.

Science Museum London

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A trip to the Science Museum will enhance your classroom teaching and bring to life the science, technology, engineering, and maths that has shaped our lives today. Suitable for all age groups, with interactive galleries, exhibitions, and even workshops.

Keats House - London

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We offer workshops on everything from exploring poetry to experiencing domestic life above and below stairs to investigating insects, flowers and trees in the garden.

English Heritage Greater London

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Iron Age Settlements, Roman Forts, Medieval Abbeys, Tudor Castles, Victorian Mansions and Gardens, and even World War Fortresses - you name it, our exceptional, out-of-the-classroom sites offer unlimited cross-curricular learning opportunities.

Lee Valley VeloPark Olympic Park London

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Here at Lee Valley VeloPark, we offer physically challenging school trip experiences, where your students will have the opportunity to cycle in the London 2012 Olympic Venue!

Willows Activity Farm St Albans

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Resulting of a farm diversification programme to create one of the leading leisure attractions in Hertfordshire. Lots of farmyard animals to discover, the focus is on learning through having fun many demonstrations, shows, tractor rides & adventure play

Hangloose Adventure Bluewater

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Hangloose Adventure provides educational groups with an adrenaline packed school trip experience that will teach students core skills whilst also letting them enjoy a memorable school trip in a beautiful setting.

Cineworld - Venues in Greater London

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Cineworld can be an ideal end of term reward, with a private film screening; you can watch the big Hollywood blockbusters, or even choose a film which fits in with what the kids are currently studying.

Kidzania London

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Designed for children aged 4-14, KidZania blends learning and reality with entertainment. During a four-hour experience, children can independently choose from a number of real-life activities and test their skills in a variety of professions.

Hampstead Heath Schools Programme London

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Hampstead Heath Schools Programme offers exciting school trips, where students have the chance to discover a natural environment and various different organisms, while still remaining in London.

Lee Valley White Water Centre Hertfordshire

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Lee Valley White Water Centre provides a safe yet adventurous space, where students of all ages and abilities can take part in outdoor activities that are guaranteed to be enjoyed by all, whilst also being highly beneficial for students' development.

STEM Discovery Centre Stevenage

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STEM Discovery Centre's education programme is linked to key stage 2 & 3 of the curriculum, designed and delivered by North Hertfordshire College and tailored to your group’s needs. with 3 state of the art discovery zones for school groups.

Xplore

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Explore provides educational groups with an extensive range of adventure activities such as kayaking, abseiling, and quad biking. There is even an equestrian centre next door.

Bunker 51: Paintball, Laser Tag and Airsoft London

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Bunker 51, a decommissioned Cold War Nuclear Bunker located a stone’s throw from The O2, North Greenwich; it is a brand new state of the art paintball and laser tag facility, brings laser tag and paintball to a whole new level…. Below ground level

London Stadium Tours (Former Olympic Stadium)

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The former Olympic Stadium in London that inspired world class athletes is now transformed into a fantastic multi-use venue.
Pupils can tour the home team's changing room; the dugout; race on the indoor running track; and much more!

The Snow Centre Hemel Hempstead

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The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead is the newest Snowsports destination in the UK. Home to a 160m Main Slope and the largest indoor lesson slope, the centre boasts perfect real snow conditions all year round.

Walton Firs School Trip Activity Centre Cobham Surrey

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A great location, fantastic facilities and a broad range of challenging activities which will keep young people occupied and entertained throughout.

Learning at Epping Forest

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Here at Epping Forest, students will have the opportunity to learn, explore and have fun in an exciting environment outside of the classroom. We create unique, enjoyable and memorable experiences, in which all areas of the curriculum can be studied.

Imperial War Museum London

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The IWM London provides students with an historical experience that cannot be found anywhere else. From exploring the causes of war to understanding the impact conflict has had on individual lives, this museum will offer students a unique insight.

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort Berkshire

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We offer bespoke Curriculum based LEGO Workshops for ages 3-11. Lead by our fully trained Education Team, we cover topics such as Robotics, Underwater Creatures, Computing, Maths and much more.

Immersive Experiences Mobile Planetarium School Workshops Nationwide

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Immersive Experiences is the UK's multi-award-winning immersive learning/entertainment outreach provider, reaching a record breaking 200,000 people a year.

World Rugby Museum Twickenham Stadium Tours

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World Ruby Museum in Twickenham provides school groups with interactive stadium tours with a rugby expert. Journey through rugby history in the World Rugby Museum and experience hands-on learning in a free education session.

Star Command: The Outpost London

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Star Command Laser tag is a Sci-Fi themed laser game arena. The latest technology to give you the most exciting gaming experience

Tower Bridge London

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Tower Bridge is a world-famous landmark that provides educational groups with unforgettable school trip experiences. From exploring the high-level walkways to uncovering the history of the Bridge, there is something to captivate every student!

Celtic Harmony Camp Prehistory Day Trips

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Celtic Harmony Camp, the UK’s largest Iron Age settlement, provides a program of Prehistory Residential and Day trips covering Stone, Bronze and Iron Age Britain. Immerse your class in Ancient Britain with hands-on outdoor experiential learning!

The Golden Hinde School Tours and workshops London

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At The Golden Hinde, the use of costumed educators and reenactments makes history come to life. This historical school trip allows students to experience what life was really like on an Elizabethan Galleon.

Adaptable Travel UK and Worldwide Tour Operator

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Adaptable Travel is the UKs most innovative school trips operator offering unique, safe and low-cost school trips and educational tours to destinations across the UK, Europe and worldwide.

ZAPspace Trampoline Park Stratford East London

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ZAPspace is Stratford's only Freestyle Jump Trampoline Park, giving you unlimited access to our 3 storey trampoline park for a full hour of fantastic fun! We open every day and welcome everyone from kids to adults.

London School Trip Tours

London Stadium Tours (Former Olympic Stadium)

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The former Olympic Stadium in London that inspired world class athletes is now transformed into a fantastic multi-use venue.
Pupils can tour the home team's changing room; the dugout; race on the indoor running track; and much more!

Adaptable Travel UK and Worldwide Tour Operator

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Adaptable Travel is the UKs most innovative school trips operator offering unique, safe and low-cost school trips and educational tours to destinations across the UK, Europe and worldwide.

Xplore

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Explore provides educational groups with an extensive range of adventure activities such as kayaking, abseiling, and quad biking. There is even an equestrian centre next door.

Imperial War Museum London

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The IWM London provides students with an historical experience that cannot be found anywhere else. From exploring the causes of war to understanding the impact conflict has had on individual lives, this museum will offer students a unique insight.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – the Making of Harry Potter

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As the books were still being released while the films were being made, the production crew saved many of the iconic sets, props & costumes that were created especially for the films - just in case they were ever needed later on in the series. 

World Rugby Museum Twickenham Stadium Tours

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World Ruby Museum in Twickenham provides school groups with interactive stadium tours with a rugby expert. Journey through rugby history in the World Rugby Museum and experience hands-on learning in a free education session.

Kidzania London

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Designed for children aged 4-14, KidZania blends learning and reality with entertainment. During a four-hour experience, children can independently choose from a number of real-life activities and test their skills in a variety of professions.

TOUROPE UK International Tourism and Education Tour Operator London

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TOUROPE UK provides educational tours, in which students can fully immerse themselves into English culture and experience everything, whether it be using public transportation or discovering the wealth of history England has to offer.

Immersive Experiences Mobile Planetarium School Workshops Nationwide

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Immersive Experiences is the UK's multi-award-winning immersive learning/entertainment outreach provider, reaching a record breaking 200,000 people a year.

First Education and School Travel – All-Inclusive Day Stay Packages for School Groups UK Wide

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First Travel Solutions provide excellent outdoor activity days and fun experiences for educational groups at select YHA centres. Day trip packages include Coach Travel, a 6-Hour Activity Programme, a Packed Lunch and an optional evening meal.

The School Journey Association School Trips Nationwide

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Inspiring and exciting educational trips designed to bring subjects to life, extend students’ learning and develop their appreciation of local and international cultures outside the classroom. There is simply nothing like an SJA Trip! 

Jewish Museum London

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The Jewish Museum London offers a space for students to further their learning of Judaism on religious and historical schools trips. Students are given the opportunity to handle historical objects and ask questions.

English Heritage Greater London

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Iron Age Settlements, Roman Forts, Medieval Abbeys, Tudor Castles, Victorian Mansions and Gardens, and even World War Fortresses - you name it, our exceptional, out-of-the-classroom sites offer unlimited cross-curricular learning opportunities.

The Golden Hinde School Tours and workshops London

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At The Golden Hinde, the use of costumed educators and reenactments makes history come to life. This historical school trip allows students to experience what life was really like on an Elizabethan Galleon.

The Lincolnsfields Childrens Centre

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The Children at War experience offers a unique hands-on insight into life in wartime Britain. We encourage each group to get into role and if they come dressed as an evacuee it can really add a whole new dimension to the experience.

Absolute Travel School Tour Operator

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Absolute Travel and Tours is one of the leading specialist school and group tour operators in the United Kingdom organising sports tours, adventure holidays, ski trips, music and educational tours for school, college and club groups for all ages.

London Study Tours

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London Study Tours provides multi-guided tours within London, the South East and the South West. These tours are carried out by friendly, professional guides and can be be specifically tailored to fit the educational requirements of your school group.

The Kia Oval Ground Tours London

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The Kia Oval Ground Tours provide educational school tours, where students can get a behind-the-scene look at one of the most iconic sporting venues in the world!

Dialogue Sensory Experience Day Trips London

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Dialogue in the Dark provides students with a fun, challenging and inspiring experience which will encourage them to awaken their senses with the use of specific activities to orient pupils into a world without pictures.

Clink Prison Museum London

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Built on the original site of Clink Prison, dating back to 1144 one of England’s oldest Prisons. You experience hands on original artefacts, including torture devices & the opportunity to view & hear the stories of the inmates & the notorious Southbank.

Fashion Enter The Factory Tour London

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Fashion Enter conducts you through every step of your garment process to help create a brand that is ethical, sustainable and competitively made in the United Kingdom. New! Why not book a Virtual Tour At Fashion Enter.

Thames River Sightseeing

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Thames River Services Operate sightseeing trips from Westminster Pier which is right by The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben to Greenwich and the Thames Flood Barrier.

London School Trip Accommodation

Optivo Student Accommodation Earls Court

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Park House provides school trip accommodation in the heart of London, making it perfect for any classes looking to explore the biggest and most famous city in the UK.

Clink261 Hostels London

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Clink provides educational groups with a friendly, fun, relaxed & comfortable hostel experience in stylish surroundings. CCTV throughout and a manned 24 hour reception. WIFI, free continental breakfast, locker storage, girls only section & dorms.

Celtic Harmony Camp Prehistory Residential Experiences

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Celtic Harmony Camp, the UK’s largest Iron Age settlement, provides a program 1 and 2 night Prehistory Residential trips covering the Stone to Iron Age, primitive skills, and a unique sleepover in our authentically reconstructed Iron Age Roundhouses!

Harrow Hall Student Accommodation London

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With its central location and comfortable facilities, Harrow Hall offers fabulous School Trip Accommodation for any classes looking to explore the wonderful city of London.

SoHostel Group Accommodation London

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SoHostel offer stylish, clean and secure accommodation for single travelers, couples and groups.

Imperial College Campus Accommodation London

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Imperial College, London offers more than 1,900 bedrooms as B and B or self-catering accommodation from July to September each year. Perfect for school or educational groups looking for accommodation in Central London.

Optivo Student Accommodation Colindale

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The accommodation at Platt Hall consists of flats of six fully furnished bedrooms each with an en-suite shower room and a shared kitchen. Bedding and towels are provided. Cooking utensils, cutlery & crockery etc. is not provided.

Adaptable Travel UK and Worldwide Tour Operator

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Adaptable Travel is the UKs most innovative school trips operator offering unique, safe and low-cost school trips and educational tours to destinations across the UK, Europe and worldwide.

The Lincolnsfields Childrens Residential Centre

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The Lincolnsfields Children's Centre is located within the Lincolnsfields Centre which in turn is the home for other organisations open to members of the public such as a soft play centre and farm area along with various community hobby/leisure groups.

Xplore

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Explore provides educational groups with an extensive range of adventure activities such as kayaking, abseiling, and quad biking. There is even an equestrian centre next door.

Sayers Croft Field Centre Accommodation Surrey

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Sayers Croft is a beautiful, safe and secure site with 56 acres of woodlands, meadows, ponds and fields and has been providing quality outdoor experiences for young people for over 70 years.

Optivo Student Accommodation Holborn

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Helen Graham House is in the perfect location, situated ideally in the centre of London, opposite the British Museum. Students will find themselves surrounded by cultural locations that are just waiting to be explored...

The School Journey Association School Trips Nationwide

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Inspiring and exciting educational trips designed to bring subjects to life, extend students’ learning and develop their appreciation of local and international cultures outside the classroom. There is simply nothing like an SJA Trip! 

Smart Hyde Park Inn London

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Just 150 yards from Bayswater Underground Station and Hyde Park, Smart Hyde Park Inn offers budget dormitories with free Wi-Fi access throughout.

Optivo Student Accommodation Wood Green

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Accommodation consists of cluster flats that vary from 4 to 12 fully furnished single rooms, each cluster has shared bathroom & kitchen facilities. Bedding & towels are provided as well as basic cooking utensils including cutlery & crockery. 

Ravensbourne Group Accommodation London

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Ravensbourne Group Accommodation House offers student accommodation in London, making it perfect for any classes looking to have a short commute in order to explore the city. It provides fantastic facilities, making it a comfortable stay.

Absolute Travel School Tour Operator

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Absolute Travel and Tours is one of the leading specialist school and group tour operators in the United Kingdom organising sports tours, adventure holidays, ski trips, music and educational tours for school, college and club groups for all ages.

TravelStay Hammersmith Rooms Accommodation London

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TravelStay Hammersmith Rooms provides self-catering group accommodation in West London, less than a 5-minute walk from Hammersmith Tube Station.

Lambourne End Outdoor Centre Essex

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We offer a completely different perspective in a scenic rural location, providing an opportunity for people to look at the way they view themselves, the world in which they live and with whom they share it in innovative and stimulating ways.

Accommodation YHA Greater London

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Much of the YHA hostel network is available for use by groups and schools. We offer both group accommodation that’s great for teacher-led residentials as well as complete packages. Unless stated the hostel is bed and board only.

TravelStay Kensal Green Accommodation London

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TravelStay Kensal Green Rooms is situated in a convenient North West London location, just a 2-minute walk to a Zone 2 tube station on the Bakerloo Line and London Overground.

Maple Lodge Residential Centre Essex

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Residential stays in 130 acres of picturesque grounds, in either our residential centre, Maple Lodge or in our tent villages. Catered or self catering available. From May to October a varied evening entertainment programme is included.

Clink78 Hostels London

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Clink in Kings Cross London provides educational groups with a friendly, fun, relaxed & comfortable hostel experience in stylish surroundings. CCTV, manned 24 hour reception. WIFI, free continental breakfast, locker storage, girls only section & dorms .

Smart Russell Square London

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This hostel is in the heart of London, a 10-minute walk from King's Cross Railway Station and the British Library. It provides budget accommodation with free Wi-Fi access throughout.

TravelStay Earls Court Accommodation London

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TravelStay Earls Court Rooms is situated in a prime location, just a 15-20 minute walk from the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum.

Walton Firs School Trip Residential Centre Cobham Surrey

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Our site can accommodate visitors in dormitory style huts, or groups can choose to camp if preferred.
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