Top London School Trip Ideas
Great Britain has a fascinating, exciting history. It is a kingdom enriched with history and culture. They say countries which have only been around for two hundred or so years only have memories, not history, and if this is the case then Great Britain has history, true history to boot. It is the perfect place for a school trip to go to, even if travelling from abroad.
However, Great Britain is a large place. The obvious place to take a trip would be to the city of London. London has arguably the most history in all of Great Britain, being one of the oldest cities in the modern world.
Organizing a school trip to London is fairly easy. First you have to have your students’ traveling papers in order. This includes your passport and documents your students need if they are underage and if they are older then they too will require their own passports.
Once there, you will need a place to stay. There are many places to stay in Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square – two major junctions in the heart of London, but expect to pay a premium.
London offers many educational places to visit. There is the British Museum which houses all sorts of works of art from throughout mankind’s history from prehistoric days of man to the modern marvels of today. The Tate Modern is an art museum which is dedicated to works of modern contemporary art with the likes of Damien Hirst and Gaugin among the featured names. Over in Trafalgar Square is London’s National Gallery. This museum is filled with works of painted art from the 13th to the 19th centuries of Europe. With words from Van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Constable and Renoir this museum is to going to educate even the most novice art enthusiast. Then there is Madame Tussauds, a museum of wax sculptures and statues so lifelike they can captivate the imagination. Here you can find everyone from history on display in an almost life-like state.
If museums are not your students’ thing then there are more modern attractions such as the EDF Energy London Eye. This is the world’s tallest and largest observation wheel with 32 observation sections. There is also the Tower of London which is one of the world’s most famous buildings. This is more than just a tower but also a museum of British arsenal, a jewel house and even a zoo. This is where one can come to see the famed crown jewels.
London is filled with everything to educate every class imaginable. These are far from the only sites to see in London but just some ideas of what awaits you and your class. Organizing a school trip to London is not only easy but also rewarding on every level.