London

To plan and arrange your tour, call us on: 01709 385500


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London is a vibrant capital city which is steeped in history, tradition and culture – from the West End with its bustling theatres, to the City of London, dating from pre-Roman times, to the arts and culture of the South Bank. There are many interesting and famous places for a school visit, such as the Tower of London, the London Dungeon, the London Aquarium, Hampton Court Palace, the Cabinet War Rooms, Kew Gardens, the London Transport Museum, London Zoo and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

London
London

A three-hour panoramic guided tour by one of our preferred Blue Badge Guides is the best introduction to the many sights of London for a school trip – take in Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, the Tower of London and many more. The guide will board your coach and answer any questions you may have.

The Imperial War Museum

This museum seeks to encourage the study and understanding of modern war and its effects on our lives. It was founded in 1917 to record the story of the Great War and the contributions made by the peoples of the Empire. It was subsequently extended to the Second World War and then to all military operations in which British or Commonwealth forces have been involved since August 1914. The Imperial War Museum is thus the national museum of twentieth century conflict, illustrating and recording all aspects of modern war, and of the individual’s experience of war.

Natural History and Science Museums

These are home to life and earth science specimens. The Science Museum covers the history of western science, technology and medicine, with its interactive ‘hands on’ exhibits, where visitors can discover the ways things work through their own use of them. The Science Museum and Natural History Museum are leading resources for science education and have school programmes catering for all ages. There is an educational programme that looks at contemporary and historical issues, meeting the needs of the national curriculum.

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London

A three-hour panoramic guided tour by one of our preferred Blue Badge Guides is the best introduction to the many sights of London for a school trip – take in Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, the Tower of London and many more. The guide will board your coach and answer any questions you may have.

The Museum of London

Take an exciting and interesting journey through London’s history, from the Bronze and Iron Ages, through Roman times, right up to 1914 just prior to the First World War.

Art Galleries

Tate Britain, Tate Modern, the National Gallery & the National Portrait Gallery provide for all tastes in art and have excellent education departments to help with school visits.

London Eye
London Eye

During the day or after dark, you can enjoy the spectacular views of London. The London Eye flight lasts 30 minutes and is well worth taking.

Madame Tussaud’s

This attraction hosts varied exhibitions including: The Spirit of London, a journey through 400 years in the life of London; The World Stage, meeting our political leaders face to face; Auditorium, a journey into infinity, looking out into space; Chamber Live, Tussaud’s horror section; and, of course, meet all the famous stars of film and sport.

Thames Cruise

Take in some of London’s most famous sights from the River Thames, including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, London Eye, the Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, HMS Belfast and the Tower of London. Cruise beneath the Millennium Footbridge, London Bridge and under Tower Bridge and enjoy the views of St Paul’s Cathedral and Canary Wharf from the water.

Suggested Itineraries

All tours can be tailor-made to suit your needs. Some groups have specific sites that they wish to visit including graves, where they may wish to lay a wreath. Others like to combine a history tour with some leisure time, such as a day visit to Bruges, a visit to Bellewaerde Theme Park outside Ypres or add on a visit to Disneyland® Paris.

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All our tours include:

  • Pick-up and drop-off at your school or chosen pick-up point
  • Executive class coach travel (subject to availability)
  • Return travel on Eurotunnel (or P&O Ferries, if you prefer)
  • Entrance to all museums throughout the tour
  • Full board accommodation for tours lasting two days or more
  • Exclusive Teachers’ Information Booklet and Pupil Worksheets
  • Personal Battlefields Tours Executive to assist with tour planning
Jacqui Shaw - Our Head of Schools and Colleges Battlefield Tours

Expert guidance and planning

Here at Holts, we believe that Battlefield Tours are an important part of how a student learns about history, and perhaps even themselves. We have passion, experience and the knowledge to help make the most of your Battlefield Tour and make it an experience for your students to remember for a lifetime.

Our Head of Schools and Colleges Battlefield Tours, Jacqui Shaw, was educated at Reading and Cambridge, and has worked as a teacher for over 20 years. Inspired to learn more after visiting the Battlefields herself on a school tour, she has been returning ever since and is excited to be able to bring the experience to new generations of students. With Holts, we seek to bring history to life, understand the past, and ensure a memorable and rewarding Battlefield Tour for your students.

To arrange and plan your tour, call us on 01709 385500