Art & Design Trips To London

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  • Secondary School, Sixth Form

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Key Highlights

  • Visits to the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery
  • South Bank sketching session
  • Explore London's many visits
  • Art & Design Workshops
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About this trip

As the country's capital, London is a hive of creative activity. Home to some of the world's most famous artists, alongside museum packed with well-known works of art, it is a fantastic destination for an art and design school trip that’s certain to inspire your students.

London offers art and design students a wide choice of group visits no matter what their focus is. From painting to sculpture, textiles to ceramics there are extensive opportunities for students of GCSE & A-Level to develop their skills.

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Educational visits in London

Other study visits

  • The Hayward Gallery

    The Hayward, within the Southbank Centre, embraces visual art from all periods. The gallery does not host permanent collections but instead 3 or 4 major temporary exhibitions each year.

  • Whitechapel Gallery
    The Whitechapel Gallery collaborates with schools and teachers to develop engaging learning projects The Whitechapel Gallery’s beautiful historic building is a house of adventure, full of great art and ideas from around the corner and around the world. When you walk through our doors you follow the footsteps of modern masters such as Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo and Hannah Höch and pioneering contemporaries such as Zarina Bhimji, William Kentridge and Cindy Sherman, all of whom premiered at the Gallery.
  • The Photographer's Gallery
    The Photographer’s Gallery is the largest public gallery in London dedicated to photography, with exhibitions ranging from the latest emerging talent to established artists. It is also home to the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize to identify and reward photographic talent and innovation.
  • Design Museum
    The world's leading museum devoted to contemporary product, industrial, graphic, fashion, and architectural design. Supporting the National Curriculum for Design and Technology and tailored for key stages 2 – 5, the museum offers students and educators design education facilities and workshops supporting a vibrant programme connected with the wider ecology of design practice, networks and communities.
  • Fashion Enter - The Factory
    Fashion-Enter Ltd (FEL) is a social enterprise which understands the need for total transparency within the supply chain. Over the last 20 years FEL has given students at HE, FE and secondary schools a unique and invaluable insight into the world of fashion and garment production. The educational factory site visit is a two-hour tour tailor-made to suit their studies and level of education.

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Other Cultural Visits

  • Highlights of London Guided Tour

    A half-day guided tour of the city on board your coach is a perfect way to see all the major sites. Highly recommended if this is a first time visit to London for many of your students.

  • Madame Tussauds
    A thrilling and exciting visit containing inspiring wax works of some of the world’s most influential and famous people. Galleries include Sport, World Leaders, The Royal Family and Music along with the Spirit of London ride and Marvel Super Heroes 4D experience.
  • Museum Of London
    Step inside Museum of London for a memorable journey through London’s unsettled history. Telling London's story students can enjoy the prehistoric, Roman and medieval London galleries through to the present day.
  • Thames River Cruise

    This cruise along the Thames is a great way to see some of the major sites of the city. We recommend groups take the 40-minute cruise from Westminster to Tower which takes in Westminster, Big Ben, Somerset House, London Eye, Oxo Tower, The Tate Modern, St Paul’s Cathedral, London Bridge, Tower Bridge and the Tower.

  • Restaurants
    Make your evening meal a night out with a restaurant visit. We can book tables at an exciting range of restaurants offering pre-theatre dinner packages to suit all budgets.

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Sample Itinerary

Planning an Art & Design school trip to London? Use our sample itinerary to help picture what your trip could look like. Our itineraries are flexible, visits and timings will be planned based on your needs.

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Sample itinerary for a 2 day trip

Day 1
Morning

Depart school to arrive in London around midday

Afternoon

Check into your accommodation then travel to central London to visit the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery

Evening

Evening meal followed by free time to explore London

Day 2
Morning

Visit the Tate Modern followed by free time around the South Bank for sketching

Afternoon

Depart London and return to school

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