Windsor Castle

A visit to this Royal residence includes the magnificent State Apartments, lavishly furnished with treasures from the Royal Collection; St George's Chapel, the Drawings Gallery, Queen Mary's Dolls' House and from October to March, George IV's sumptuous private apartments. The castle's Education Centre offers a varied programme of talks, activity trails and workshops from foundation to Key Stage 5 to meet the requirements of your group.

Related visits include: The Royal Mews, The Queen's Gallery and Hampton Court Palace, the residence of Henry VIII.

National Army Museum

The National Army Museum will give your group an interactive insight into the way the British Army has influenced the culture, traditions, government and laws of modern Britain. The exhibitions trace Britain's history from "The Making Of Britain, 1066-1783" up to "Fighting For Peace, 1946-2006". The Museum's education programme runs sessions for Key Stages 1 to 4 and also Sixth Form study days. Please contact us for more information on these.

Imperial War Museum London

The Museum has extensive historical displays on the two world wars including Europe's largest permanent exhibition on the Holocaust and the post-war conflicts. There is a varied programme of educational sessions that focus on particular themes within the exhibitions. Please contact us for a list of these in order to book well in advance of your trip, as they are extremely popular.

Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms

The Cabinet Rooms were the offices from where Churchill directed the Second World War. Here you can explore the life of one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century and see where he made historic decisions that shaped modern history. The museum combines multi-media displays with original artefacts to illustrate the story of Churchill's 90-year life.

West-End shows

For any group visiting London it would be an opportunity missed not to see a West-End show. Performances and ticket prices vary, so please contact us if you are looking for performances on specific dates. Please click here for a selection of the most popular shows currently running for which we are able to get group tickets. This is not an exhaustive list as there are so many shows to see in London. If you know of a show that you would like to see, we can book your group tickets and design your trip around the date of the performance.

Roald Dahl Museum

In this fun-packed museum, visitors can learn about the Welsh-born author, enjoy the story centre, dress up as characters and create animated films. The museum is suitable for 6 to 12 year-olds and visits usually take 1 to 1½ hours.

The Globe Theatre

Visit the amazing reconstruction of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and truly bring Shakespeare's work to life for your group. The Globe's education programme is designed to give you the full Shakespeare experience with guided tours, workshops on a text of your choice, an exhibition and matinee performances with the opportunity to ask the cast questions after the show.

London Wetland Centre

The award-winning London Wetland Centre is the first project of its kind in the world - more than 40 hectares of created wetlands in the heart of a capital city. The London Wetland Centre offers hundreds of thousands of visitors the chance to see rare and beautiful wetland wildlife just a stone's throw from central London. Please contact us for a list of the Wetland Centre's experimental learning sessions.

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum offers endless possibilities to explore the world's treasures. Discover dinosaurs, wildlife or earthquakes on a self-guided tour or take part in one of the many activities or workshops organised by the museum. Please contact us for a list of events taking place.

Science Museum

A visit to the Science Museum is a great way to enthuse pupils and provides learning opportunities across a number of curriculum areas, not just Science. The museum provides a number of shows and varying exhibitions including the IMAX® Cinema, as well as classroom support material for your visit. Please contact us for more information.

Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum houses the world's greatest collection of Art and design work, exhibiting 3000 years of art work and hundreds of different world cultures. You can choose to guide your own group through the museum or take advantage of the museum's talks and workshops. Please contact us for a list of possible educational activities.

Design Museum

The Design Museum is the UK's largest museum of design providing education workshops and resources for schools. Concerned as much with the future as the past, the Design Museum's exhibition programme captures the excitement and ingenuity of design, architecture and fashion through the 20th and 21st centuries.

The National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery has acquired thousands of portraits from all ages and in all forms of media. The gallery displays portraits of the most eminent people in British history from the early Tudor Royal family to Princess Diana, as well as great politicians, writers, artists and rock stars. The gallery has active and innovative programmes which explore history, art and photography through portraiture; activities include direct teaching sessions in the galleries and practical art and photography workshops. The gallery is conveniently situated near Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery

National Gallery

The permanent collection at the National Gallery is one of the world's finest collections of Western European paintings from 1250 onwards in the world. It includes famous paintings such as Van Gogh's Sunflowers, Botticelli's Venus and Mars and The Supper at Emmaus by Caravaggio. Temporary exhibitions on specific artists are also held on a regular basis. Please contact us for information on current exhibitions. School groups can have a free themed one-hour talk in the gallery, and these talks can be tailor-made for your specific requirements. They can also be specifically arranged as cross-faculty visits, such as Art/History or RE/Art.

Dalí Universe

The Dalí Universe exhibition at the County Hall gallery has over 500 works by one of the greatest surrealists and self-publicists of the twentieth century. It includes the largest collection of Dalí sculptures, drawings, lithographs, gold and glass objects and a Dalí-inspired furniture collection. Tickets to the Dalí Universe exhibition include free entry to Picasso, an exclusive collection of over 100 rare and unseen works from 20th Century's Spanish master including ceramics, breathtaking tapestries, lithographs and etchings, as well as black and white photographs of the artist. Please note Picasso closes from time to time for private events.

Tate Galleries

Created in the year 2000 from the disused Bankside power station, Tate Modern displays a world class collection of international modern art since 1900. Tate Britain houses the greatest collection of British art in the world from the year 1500 to the present day. Both galleries offer guided tours and workshops in an area of your choice, or the opportunity to lead your own group around the exhibitions. Please contact us to discuss your visit. You can also use the Tate boat service to travel from one gallery to the other.

Walking Tour of London

There are hundreds of aspects of London worth exploring. The city is so large, we recommend taking a themed tour of your choice to get the most of your experience. If you have a specific interest, a tour can be designed on a theme, otherwise please contact us for a list of options. We particularly recommend that Welsh schools take a Welsh-themed tour by an experienced Blue-Badge guide who will highlight the Welsh influence on the city's history

Palace of Westminster/Houses of Parliament

The Education Unit organises a programme of visits for students: The Autumn Visits programme for Years 11-13, the Discover Parliament programme aimed at Years 8-10 and Citizenship for the 21st Century programme covers Years 3-9 (age 7-14). The Education Unit also holds a series of Student (mock) Parliaments. Please contact us for more information on these visits. Please note, a maximum of 32 students can be accommodated in each session and some sessions only take place once a week, so we strongly advise you book well in advance.

London Dungeon

A unique combination of real history, horror and humour bring gruesome goings-on back to life in the 21st century. A visit to the London Dungeon will take you on a tour through the history of London's dark side

London Eye Discovery Flight

Soar through the history of London on a 30-minute Discovery Flight on the London Eye. Discover how London's present day skyline has been shaped by events through the ages. You will discover famous buildings like the Prime Minister's residence, 10 Downing Street, that are hard to spot from your London Eye capsule without a guide. And discover the amazing story of how the London Eye was built. With a school Discovery Flight a guide will provide a fact-filled commentary on the key landmarks and the workings of the London Eye. Please contact us for a range of Teacher Support material.

Tower Bridge

At the Tower Bridge Exhibition you can enjoy breathtaking views from the old walkways, learn about the history of the Bridge and how it was built from the interactive displays and videos. Then visit the Victorian Engine Rooms, which house the original steam engines that used to power the Bridge

Tower of London

The Tower of London is one of the world's most famous and spectacular fortresses and home to the Crown Jewels. Discover its 900-year history as a royal palace and fortress, prison and place of execution, mint, arsenal, menagerie and jewel house. The Tower's education service offers a range of workshops from Key Stage 1 to GNVQ and A/S level. Please contact us for more details as dates, times and prices for these visits vary.