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London Christmas Markets School Trips & Tours

At the German-style Christmas market on London’s Southbank you’ll find Christmas presents at the wooden chalets, enjoy Christmas music, as well as a traditional carousel. Plus, being overlooked by the London Eye, you can add some extra magic to your day by taking an evening ride on this gigantic Ferris wheel and take in all of the Christmas lights from above on your christmas market school trip.

Why not make a real event of your school trip to London and add in a theatre show too? The Lion King, Wicked, Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are guaranteed to entertain.

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 Blue Badge Guided Tour by coach London Eye followed by free time to explore the markets on the South Bank
2 Thames River Cruise Visit to Hyde Park Winter Wonderland West End Show
3 Warner Brother Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter Return flight to Ireland
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Morning Morning flight from Ireland
Afternoon Blue Badge Guided Tour by coach
Evening London Eye followed by free time to explore the markets on the South Bank
Morning Thames River Cruise
Afternoon Visit to Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Evening West End Show
Morning Warner Brother Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter
Afternoon Return flight to Ireland

On-tour support

On-tour support includes...

Additional on-tour support available...

  • Pre-booked meals at great group prices


Popular options in London

Top visits

London Christmas Markets

For a wonderfully festive experience visit the German style Christmas markets, overlooked by the London Eye your pupils can find unusual Christmas presents at the wooden chalets, enjoy traditional Christmas music, and take a ride on the carousel.

Bursting with all the charm and excitement of the Continental Christmas markets, your students are bound to be impressed by the December delights on offer

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.

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 '' London Eye.

The London Eye

A classroom with a moving view! Standing 135m tall on the South Bank of the River Thames, nothing says iconic like The London Eye.

Since 2000, this world-famous structure has taken over 75 million people on a journey into London’s skyline. Be inspired with our Skyline Workshops. At an additional cost, these enhanced in-pod experiences are delivered by our education hosts and include interactive activities and interesting facts on London's iconic skyline.

Developed in collaboration with education specialists, teachers can book either a KS2/KS3 version.

Evening activites

  • West End Show
  • Jack the Ripper walking tour
  • Bowling
  • Imax cinema

Educational resources

Free Christmas market worksheet for students.



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


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
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