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London Business Studies School Trips & Tours

Many groups every year travel with NST on a school tour to London to experience the capital city of England and one of the world's largest financial centres. The city is home to over half of the UK's top 100 listed companies and offers fascinating visit opportunities for Business Studies groups. We'll book educational visits that enhance your students' learning, as well as group friendly accommodation, your leisure activities and even your meals – all at our great school group prices.

Sample itinerary

Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Morning flight from Ireland Thames River Cruise London Eye
2 Blue Badge Guided Tour of financial district Museum of Brands West End Show
3 Thorpe Park entrance & educational talk Return flight to Ireland
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Morning Morning flight from Ireland
Afternoon Thames River Cruise
Evening London Eye
Morning Blue Badge Guided Tour of financial district
Afternoon Museum of Brands
Evening West End Show
Morning Thorpe Park entrance & educational talk
Afternoon Return flight to Ireland
Evening

On-tour support

On-tour support includes...

Additional on-tour support available...

  • Pre-booked meals at great group prices
  • Pre-booked and pre-paid London Underground tickets
  • A choice of packed lunches for your group throughout your stay

Accommodation

Popular options in London


Top visits

Insider London Tours

Insider London’s business tours are designed to give pupils a first-hand understanding of the London business scene, and encourage new ways of thinking and doing business. Full day activities could include one of the below tours, plus a company visit. A half day of activities could include either one of our tours or a business visit.

  • West End Retail Design Tour
  • Silicon Roundabout / Tech City Tour
  • Finance Tour

 

Bank of England Museum

The museum, housed within the Bank of England, traces the history of the bank from its foundation in 1694 to its role today as the nation’s central bank. The bank has had the responsibility of setting interest rates to control inflation since 1997, and also issues bank notes and works to maintain a stable financial system.  

Fuller’s Griffin Brewery

Established in 1845, this company is famous for its beer, pubs and hotels and is one of the UK’s largest independent brewers and retailers. As London’s only remaining traditional family brewer, this tour offers a fantastic opportunity for pupils over 16 years old to experience the history and heritage of a successful business that trades on the merits of both its products and its service.

Guided Walking Tour of London City / Financial District

These two hour walks are geared to giving pupils an understanding of how the City has changed from its original commercial trading into arguably the world’s most diverse financial centre, with stocks, shares, bonds, gilts, hedge funds, investment banking, specialist and mainstream insurance, the largest foreign currency exchange market on the planet and all the “support” businesses that enable it to function like law, accountancy and assurance firms. 

 

St Paul’s Cathedral - ‘Whose Business Is It?’ Themed Tour

Following a tour of this magnificent cathedral and crypt, pupils will take part in a workshop to discuss the challenges faced by this multi-purpose place of prayer and worship, business, venue for tourism and centre for the arts. A panel discussion can also be arranged with staff from departments including marketing, PR, retail and visitor services.

The Business of Wimbledon Guided Tour

This fascinating visit offers pupils an intriguing insight into the business behind Wimbledon to discover how the stadium has become the envy of the tennis world. The Business of Wimbledon guided tour includes a talk about the history of the stadium together with a visit to the museum and tour of the grounds.

Twickenham Tour & Workshop

A tour of Twickenham Stadium is a fantastic way to discover more about the iconic home of England rugby. You Tour Guides will take you into the hallowed England dressing room, the Royal Box, hospitality suites, medical room and players’ tunnel. 

Business Workshop - Stadium Director. During this workshop, students will analyse how Twickenham Stadium drives income and revenue for the Rugby Football Union, investigate how financial necessities are balanced against human comfort and cultural prestige when planning and developing a modern-day sporting venue, consider the environmental impact and financial implications of construction in an urban environment, discuss the specialist understanding of the interior design and operations of Twickenham Stadium and receive an insight into the history and evolution of Twickenham Stadium.

 

Lord’s Cricket Ground Tours

Tours of Lord’s gives pupils the opportunity to go behind the scenes at MCC’s historic ground, where they can see many of the most famous sights in world cricket being shown around ‘The Home of Cricket’, one of the sport’s most iconic locations, by an expert guide. We can tailor make your tour to meet your curricular needs.

The Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising

What makes us buy certain products? Discover how well-loved brands have evolved through creative use of packaging and advertising and how we, the public, have evolved with them.

Worksheets can be completed during the visit on topics including advertising, packaging and marketing. Evocative and inspiring, the museum houses a kaleidoscope of images and iconic brands and features over 12,000 original items.

The Legacy of London 2012 – Guided Olympic Site Tour

HALF & FULL DAY OPTION AVAILABLE

Come and witness the legacy of London 2012 and see the Olympic Park area following the exciting urban regeneration programme which transformed the face of East London. Your Blue Badge Guide can take you even closer to the venues, driving right next to the Velodrome, the BMX track, and the Olympic and the Paralympic Villages. The coach will travel around the edge of the Olympic Park before making a stop at the Olympic Stadium, the Aquatics Centre and the Orbit. The tour also affords fantastic views of the International Broadcast Centre and the Copper Box venue. Weather permitting, there are opportunities to get off the coach and explore.

You’ll then head to the Royal Docks to view ExCel, which hosted seven Olympic sports and five Paralympic sports. Then to Woolwich to see the magnificent facade of the Royal Artillery Barracks, the venue for shooting and for the Paralympic archery. The tour ends at Greenwich with a walk in the Park where the Equestrian events and the Modern Pentathlon had such a spectacular setting.

Tours can be tailored to a group’s specific requirements.

Thames River Cruise

Take in London’s best-loved sights on this enjoyable cruise. Your students will gain an insight into the many layers of history that have built up along the river, from the Houses of Parliament and Tower Bridge to the Coca-Cola London Eye.

Highlights of London Blue Badge Guided Tour

See the major sights of the city. An expert Blue Badge Guide will join you on your coach and bring the Capital to life for your group. Sights may include Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral.

London Dungeon

The London Dungeon has been delighting audiences for over 40 years and brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, scenes and rides in an exciting walk-through experience that lets you see, hear and smell historic London and its perilous past. Get pupils thinking about spoken language and stage directions as they review script writing and explore the physical creation of a show as they look at the design process, including room layout, make-up and costume design and highlight the importance of historical accuracy in relation to topic, characters and set design. 

Jack the Ripper Walking Tour

Discover firsthand the historical context of Whitechapel in the late 19th century as well as in-depth historical knowledge on Jack the Ripper.

This informative evening activity led by expert guides provides an insight into the crimes including what they reveal about the history and social conditions in the East End of London at the time. The site is also near Cable Street so the study visit can include work on 20th century protest.

West End Shows

A West End show is a magical and unforgettable experience and a must for groups visiting the city! Catch a show at one of the capital's famous theatres with tickets to an array of award-winning plays and spectacular musicals, including the Lion King and Wicked! 

There are so many popular options to choose from and we can book any show for your group. Plus, our dedicated in-house theatre team and our links with the best ticket providers means we’ll be able to reserve your first choice tickets.

Science Museum

The Science Museum is packed with awe-inspiring galleries, interactive resources and inspirational exhibitions. Your students can explore the hands-on galleries which cover a wide range of subject areas.

The museum also offers a great selection of curriculum-linked schools events and shows, and stunning 3D films in their IMAX Cinema.

Science Museum resources are also available and free to download.

New for 2022 - Interactive careers gallery:

Aimed at KS3 & KS4 levels, students will get to explore this gallery and get hands on with interactive exhibits which simulate job-related tasks. Students can experience what it's like to create visual effects on a film set, analyse blood samples in a lab, fix a fault on a wind turbine and plenty more.

Business Model Canvas Workshop

An interactive session which delves deep into practical entrepreneurship thinking. From understanding the market place to knowing your competitors, your students will get to explore what it’s like to run their own business. 

An engaging presentation will be followed by a group activity in which students plan their very own business strategy. 


Evening activites

  • London Eye
  • Thames River Cruise
  • West End Show
  • Jack the Ripper Tour

Transport

We offer flights from a variety of departure airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.

Flight


Giving you full support throughout

Before your tour

  • Your own dedicated NST contact
  • Bespoke tour itineraries
  • Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
  • Great value for money - no hidden costs
  • Free group leader inspection visits
  • Risk assessment guidance
  • Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits

Whilst you're away

  • Free educational resources
  • Group-friendly accommodation
  • Exceptional standards of coaching
  • On-tour support from our reps on the ground
  • Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
  • 24/7 support just a call away
  • Extensive group travel insurance

On your return

  • Priority rebooking services
  • Rewarding your loyalty with our reward scheme
  • You say, we listen - we're committed to continuously improving our tours
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