London Science School Trips & Tours

This exciting destination offers pupils the opportunity to explore a range of science themes at a number of intriguing visits and hands-on workshops, whilst also enjoying a big city experience. We’ll tailor-make your itinerary to suit your group’s specific learning requirements to include the best visits and attractions at great value for money.

Pupils can witness science in the past, present and future across a broad spectrum of scientific topics: astronomy, biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology, mathematics, physics technology and more. 

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. Check into your accommodation Thames River Cruise
2 Centre of the Cell Hands on lecture of your choice West End Show
3 The Wellcome Collection Return flight to Ireland
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Morning Morning flight from Ireland
Afternoon Blue Badge Guided tour by coach. Check into your accommodation
Evening Thames River Cruise
Morning Centre of the Cell
Afternoon Hands on lecture of your choice
Evening West End Show
Morning The Wellcome Collection
Afternoon Return flight to Ireland
Evening

Price Shown includes


On-tour support available...

  • Services of a See Off Representative at your departure airport
  • Pre-booked meals at great group prices
  • Pre-booked and pre-paid London Underground tickets

Accommodation

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Top visits

Forensic Science Lecture - The Criminal Mind: Forensic Psychology

Dive inside the minds of forensic investigators, criminals and victims during this fascinating session. Debate how useful psychology is in a forensic context before trying to unravel your own psychological mystery.

Forensic Science Lecture - Into the Woods: Forensic Ecology

An intriguing look at the ways in which ecology aids forensic investigation. Discover how forensic scientists use larvae development and vegetation as proxy indicators to determine the time and cause of death.

 

Forensic Science Lecture - The Remarkable Physics of a Speeding Bullet: Ballistics

Learn about the physics of a speeding bullet and what mysteries it can unearth about the crime committed.

Forensic Science Lecture - Creepy Crawlies: Forensic Entomology

Get a glimpse of the medicocriminal applications of entomology and how insects can provide invaluable information about the post-mortem interval, the site of death and cause of death.

Forensic Science Lecture - So You Want To Be A? Forensic Science Careers

Explore an array of diverse careers in forensic science. During this inspiring session, your group will review fieldwork in entomology, palynology, psychology, anthropology and other science careers.

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 subjects areas including:

Wonderlab - Science and Maths:

Inspired by the power of wondering, Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery will ignite curiosity in science and maths through more than 50 cutting edge exhibits and immersive experiences. Along with high-energy shows, live experiments at our Chemistry Bar, live lightning demos at our giant Tesla coil, plus our brilliant Explainers to facilitate engagement, a school trip to Wonderlab is a must for KS2 and KS3 students. The gallery will enrich learning across the curriculum themes of forces, electricity, light, sound, matter, space and maths. The exhibits will encourage students to be curious, to look at close details and to be creative – skills that are invaluable to scientists.

Science: 
‘Who am I?’ - find out what makes you in this gallery that mixes intriguing objects with interactive exhibits. 

Psychology & Sociology: 
Psychology: Mind Your Head – a small exhibition exploring some of the stories, tools and puzzles that have engaged British psychologists during the 20th century.

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.

Natural History Museum

At this exciting museum, your students can explore the natural world and discover the amazing diversity of life that has evolved on our planet. Study a range of themes including climate change, evolution and the natural environment, helping to give your students an understanding of the impact that science has on their lives.

Exploring the human biology gallery, which covers memory and how our memory functions and an insight into the human body.

3D Printing Workshop - DNA and Protein Visualisation (Biology)

2D drawings can never fully convey the complexity and elegance of DNA or protein structures. Help your students visualise fundamental biological building blocks of life, and take away 3D printed models for your group to analyse.

 

3D Printing Workshop - Mars Rover Design (STEM, Engineering and Design)

Space exploration goes 3D as your students plan, design and prototype a concept vehicle for Mars. This project is perfect for STEM learning and getting students thinking about life-supporting conditions on another planet.

3D Printing Workshop - Design by Nature (Biology and Design)

Use 3D printing to engage study of evolution and plant biology. Show how leaf shape and size has evolved to perfectly adapt to their climate, designing and 3D printing your own leaf.

L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre - Make and Test Your Own Shampoo

Produce your own version of a shampoo and compare it to the commercial product.

L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre - Extract Your Own DNA

Learn about DNA molecules, extract your own DNA and create a necklace to take away.

L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre - Cosmetic Chemistry

Get hands on and make bath bombs and lip balms whilst learning some fundamental chemistry.

L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre - High Velocity Eggsporter

Build and crash test a vehicle on a specially designed rig then analyse the results using high-speed photography.

 

L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre - Forensics Workshop

A great introduction to genetics and forensic analysis with the opportunity to use modern molecular biological techniques to test DNA samples.

L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre - A Question of Taste

Extract your own DNA using modern techniques and equipment only found in research laboratories.

 

The LookOut Discovery Centre

This education eco-facility at the heart of Hyde Park offers half day sessions inspired by the unique biodiversity of the Royal Parks for science students, including Science in the Royal Parks (looking at the different careers in the parks which use science), Food Chains & Webs, Talk About the Weather, Unlocking Classification and Local Nature Conservation.

 

Wembley Stadium

Visit this striking stadium to gain an invaluable insight into modern engineering. Worksheets are available to accompany your visit on Science, Maths & Statistics and Design & Engineering.

London Zoo

Centre of the Cell

Placing science in context, this is the first science education centre in the world to be located within medical laboratories. Sudents will experience unique science shows, digital interactive games, human specimens and interactive microscopes. All groups are joined by a STEM ambassador who studetns can question about the life of a scientist and their own career choices.

We can also book you a fun-filled and curriculum linked Science Show or Workshop. The content relates to cells and the human body, and all of the Shows and Workshops have specific curriculum links.

Opening in Summer 2018 will be the exciting new Neuron Pod, which adds to the Centre of the Cell's capacity for educational workshops, experiments, debates and exhibitions.

Science & Maths Magic Shows - Could it be Magic?

Run by Dr Matt Pritchard, who works for organisations like Royal Institution, British Science Association and The Big Bang fairs, these interactive science and maths magic shows will inspire and inform students.

Can you discover the sneaky scientific secrets behind the illusions? The show will challenge you to think creatively like a scientist and a magician. The interactive show encourages enquiry, using magic tricks to inspire students’ imaginative engagement with scientific ideas and technological developments.

Science & Maths Magic Shows - Superhero Science

Run by Dr Matt Pritchard, who works for organisations like Royal Institution, British Science Association and The Big Bang fairs, these interactive science and maths magic shows will inspire and inform students.

Are superpowers fact, fiction or feasible in the future? Explore x-ray vision, super strength, invisibility, levitation, telekinesis and mind-reading and find out what they do (or don’t) have to do with real science like forces and motion, light and radiation, waves, electricity, psychology and neuroscience.

Science & Maths Magic Shows - Something About Nothing

Run by Dr Matt Pritchard, who works for organisations like Royal Institution, British Science Association and The Big Bang fairs, these interactive science and maths magic shows will inspire and inform students.

Nothing is notoriously hard to grasp. However, this show will attempt to fill in the empty gaps and explain almost everything there is to know about nothing. A comedy show uniquely fusing magic, multimedia and mathematics that explores the history, maths, science and philosophy behind nothing.

The Crystal – A Sustainable World

This new exhibition showcases global trends, challenges, and existing technological solutions to build environmentally sustainable, prosperous cities. Across ten zones, your group will be encouraged to change the way they think about our cities, now and for future generations through exploring a range of issues including city trends, urban planning, smart buildings, energy and many more. The ‘Future Life’ theatre, invites students to imagine how London might look in 2050. Guided tours are also available.

The Wellcome Collection

The Wellcome Collection explores the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future.

The venue provides an insight to anyone seeking to understand biology, medicine and the role of medicine in society – past and present. Free guided tours of exhibitions are available for pre-booked groups.

 

Sleep Assessment & Advisory Service (SAAS) session

During a 90 ­minute session with a sleep expert from the Sleep Assessment & Advisory Service (SAAS), students will explore the links between sleep and wakefulness. Created by Dr Chris Idzikowski, the country's leading expert in sleep and director of the Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service, this unique session draws on his experience of more than 30 years in the field which includes running a sleep disorders centre, investigating the effects of drugs on sleep, giving expert advice at major criminal trials and publishing several books.

You can choose to focus on a range of study themes including: Sleep Research, Sleep Disorders; Sleep and the Law; Sleep and dreaming, Mental Illness and Sleep.­ Your session can be tailored to suit the specific learning requirements of your group. For example, for GCSE groups "Sleep research" can be turned into an opportunity to learn about "Research methods" used in psychological research. 

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.

Coca-Cola London Eye

For a fantastic bird’s eye view of England’s capital city, take a ride on the Coca-Cola London Eye. Spot famed landmarks and take in the 30-mile panoramic view. Plus enjoy fantastic group prices!

Educational resources are available for engineering, maths, ICT and primary school groups.

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.

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 & Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral.

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.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter

Harry Potter is a behind-the-scenes walking tour which will truly immerse students into the world of film-making. Step on to authentic sets, discover the magic behind spellbinding special effects and explore the behind-the-scenes secrets of the Harry Potter film series. Tread the original stone floor of the iconic Hogwarts Great Hall, encounter animatronic creatures and wander down Diagon Alley. Located at the Studios where all 8 films were produced.

Madame Tussauds

Filled with 14 exciting, interactive zones and the excellent Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie experience, Madame Tussauds London combines glitz and glamour with incredible history with over 300 wax figures, including David Beckham, Lady Gaga, the Queen and many, many more. So, who do you want to meet?

Star Wars at Madame Tussauds
Created in close collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm, Star Wars at Madame Tussauds is a unique, immersive experience starring extraordinarily life-like wax figures of the favourite heroes and villains of Star Wars Episodes I-VI. The figures appear in authentic walk-in sets inspired by key scenes from the movies. Dynamic special effects add to the immersion, as you can step right into, and star in, some of the most iconic moments in film history.

The View from The Shard

The View from The Shard offers a unique education experience – it is the only place where students can see the entire city at once; both old and new! Two high speed kaleidoscopic lifts will transport your group to the viewing platforms on Level 69 and Level 72 where you can encourage your student’s fascination with the history of London and enjoy the unparalleled 360 degree views.

Educational visits can support learning across both the National and London Curriculum, including History, English, Maths, Geography, and Art and Design.

Support lessons in advance of your visit and enhance students' learning experience with free downloadable resources - https://dmtrk.net/26L-5MU6X-1UN8ZU-34HMZG-1/c.aspx

 

Forensic Science Lecture - Outward Bound: Venturing Into the Body Farm

Travel to one of three Body Farms world-wide for a glimpse of what most people will never see! Take a look inside one of the most macabre and amazing laboratories in the world.

On the Front Line: New Frontiers in Forensics, Crime and Security - 21st Nov 2017

Immerse your students in lectures and demonstrations led by the world’s most prominent experts in forensic, crime and security science. A riveting and unforgettable day, carefully designed to connect to fundamental objectives or key themes in your science curriculum. Proudly hosted by Forensic Outreach, expect live demonstrations and talks by leading scientists and technologists from across the UK and abroad. 

THORPE PARK Resort

Learning through enjoyment is the ethos THORPE PARK Resort is championing to teachers and students alike. Our goal is to harness students’ excitement and provide the framework to challenge and inspire them. Take a walk on the island’s wild side and enjoy over 30 rides, live events and attractions to choose from inside the Resort, including our family favourite, ANGRY BIRDS LAND with 4D Experience and Dodgems. NEW FOR 2018, THORPE Education Daily Talks! A 30 minute talk from a choice of STEM or Business subjects for KS3, KS4 or KS5.

Educational Workshops 

THORPE PARK Resort provides opportunities for learning with a range of curriculum-linked educational workshops including Marketing THORPE PARK Resort, THORPE PARK Resort as a Business and The Science of Roller Coasters. You’ll be able to download risk assessments for free and educational resources to lengthen your pupils’ experience. To assist with pre-visit planning, THORPE PARK Resort will provide two complimentary teacher tickets to the park once you have confirmed your booking.

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is the ideal destination for families with children aged 2-12, with over 55 interactive rides, live shows and attractions all set over 150 acres of beautiful parkland. Step into Heartlake City world of the LEGO® Friends, soar through the air on the Dragon rollercoaster, make a splash in DUPLO® Valley, discover a world of awesome sea creatures on Atlantis Submarine Voyage or earn your very first driving licence in the LEGO City Driving School. Awesome awaits at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort.

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Cross-Curricular Workshop LEGOLAND® is the perfect place for teachers, carers and children to experience a fun and engaging school trip! We offer hands on workshops hosted by our trained educational staff which cover the core STEM principals. All of our workshops are fully adaptable to age and student’s needs, plus they utilise the world’s finest educational play materials: LEGO bricks! 2018 marks 60 years of the brick and to celebrate we are building awesome new attractions full of LEGO® bricks including MINILAND USA and LEGO Reef!


Evening activites

  • Jack the Ripper tour
  • Evening ghost bus tour
  • Ice skating
  • Bowling
  • A quiz or disco at your hotel (most hotels can provide a room for groups to use in the evenings)

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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