Art & Design school trips to London

Basic price from

£199

Coach trip, 2 days 1night 40 passengers inc. excursions, accommodation, transport

Take inspiration from the fantastic collections, museums and galleries that make up our capital’s creative scene on our London art and design school trip. Everything from fine art and sculpture to photography, digital design and textiles fills the city’s world-class art spaces, providing the perfect platform for your students to challenge themselves and build new skills – irrespective of their chosen focus.

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES


Day 1
  • Depart school and travel to London
  • St Pauls Cathedral
  • Tate Modern
  • Evening meal at Planet Hollywood

Day 2
  • Tate Britain
  • Victoria & Albert Museum
  • Depart London and return to school

Features

ACCOMMODATION

Royal National Hotel

In terms of value and location, the Royal National Hotel is second to none in London. Located just off central Russell Square, the hotel is opposite the British Museum and in good walking distance from the West End.

  • Central location
  • Cafe
  • Gift shop
  • Breakfast and evening meals available 

 

Royal National Hotel

In terms of value and location, the Royal National Hotel is second to none in London. Located just off central Russell Square, the hotel is opposite the British Museum and in good walking distance from the West End.

  • Central location
  • Cafe
  • Gift shop
  • Breakfast and evening meals available 

 

Excursions

Tate Britain

With an extensive display of art dating from the 1500s to the modern day, Tate Britain is one of the UK’s most celebrated art galleries, and a must-visit for art students. Alongside its permanent exhibitions, one of the Tate’s most publicised art events is the awarding of the annual Turner Prize, which takes place at Tate Britain. The prize-winning pieces are then displayed at the gallery.

Tate Modern

Home to some of the finest contemporary artworks in the world, the Tate Modern is part of the UK’s network of four art galleries which exhibits the national collection of British art, alongside international modern and contemporary art. One of the best excursions for art students, the Tate Modern has an exclusive focus on art from 1900 to the present day.

Victoria and Albert Museum

A celebration of UK fashion and design, the Victoria and Albert Museum houses the world’s largest permanent collection of decorative art with more than 2 million objects. A must-see for art students thanks to its exciting and ever-changing exhibitions, the museum offers students the opportunity to explore 5,000 years of design – from ancient times to the present day.

St Paul's Cathedral

Unravel 1,400 years of history on a journey to medieval times at this incredible cathedral, which is home to a fascinating and storied past. We’ve seen students amazed by the tales that make up St Paul’s, its unique architecture and its crypts, as they uncover the symbolic heart of the nation where kings were crowned, princes married and the great and good buried.

Barbican Art Gallery

Set inside Europe’s largest multi-use performing arts centre, the larger of the two art galleries at the Barbican showcases the innovators of art and design in the 20th and 21st centuries. Through temporary exhibitions that change across the year, students can take inspiration from an international mix of acclaimed artists, designers and photographers.

Museum of Brands

A must-see attraction for art and design groups, the Museum of Brands features 12,000 original items of packaging through the ages. Through its many exhibits, students have the opportunity to delve into the fabulous history of everything relating to design – from packaging and branding to marketing and advertising.

National Portrait Gallery

Get face-to-face with the people who have shaped British history at this incredible gallery, which features portraits of important figures from the Middle Ages to the present day. Here, students can compare diverse historical and contemporary styles, and investigate texture and colour to appreciate how messages are conveyed through composition and use of objects.

Saatchi Gallery

Located in the Duke of York’s Headquarters, the Saatchi Gallery is home to a constantly shifting collection of contemporary art, showcasing works of an experimental and thought-provoking nature across a variety of media. One of the world’s most recognised authorities in contemporary art, this gallery will provide great inspiration for any art student.

The National Gallery

With more than 2,300 European masterpieces for your students to view, we recommend The National Gallery as an essential part of any art school trip to London. Widely considered to be one of the world’s greatest galleries, the museum houses seminal works dating back as far as the 13th century, where your group will be able to spot familiar works by Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Michelangelo and Rembrandt (and more) up close.

Madame Tussaud's & Marvel 4D

Students will love the opportunity to ‘meet’ their favourite global celebrities while learning about other famous figures at this amazing waxworks, which has hosted millions of visitors since it first opened over 200 years ago. With figures of both British and pop culture royalty, school groups can examine the realistic figures while learning about their lives.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter

Fans of Harry Potter rejoice! Students will love the opportunity to explore the breathtaking sets from the hit film series at this studio tour, which has become one of London’s most popular tourist attractions. Groups can also get up close to the real props and costumes from the films. A great excursion we recommend for English and Film Studies students.

West End Show

A popular activity among our school groups, a trip to a West End show is such a treat for students, who we’ve seen revel in the experience of being in the midst of London’s “Theatreland”. Along with New York's Broadway, West End theatre is considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English speaking world. An absolute must for students in the performing arts!

Tate Britain

With an extensive display of art dating from the 1500s to the modern day, Tate Britain is one of the UK’s most celebrated art galleries, and a must-visit for art students. Alongside its permanent exhibitions, one of the Tate’s most publicised art events is the awarding of the annual Turner Prize, which takes place at Tate Britain. The prize-winning pieces are then displayed at the gallery.

Tate Modern

Home to some of the finest contemporary artworks in the world, the Tate Modern is part of the UK’s network of four art galleries which exhibits the national collection of British art, alongside international modern and contemporary art. One of the best excursions for art students, the Tate Modern has an exclusive focus on art from 1900 to the present day.

Victoria and Albert Museum

A celebration of UK fashion and design, the Victoria and Albert Museum houses the world’s largest permanent collection of decorative art with more than 2 million objects. A must-see for art students thanks to its exciting and ever-changing exhibitions, the museum offers students the opportunity to explore 5,000 years of design – from ancient times to the present day.

St Paul's Cathedral

Unravel 1,400 years of history on a journey to medieval times at this incredible cathedral, which is home to a fascinating and storied past. We’ve seen students amazed by the tales that make up St Paul’s, its unique architecture and its crypts, as they uncover the symbolic heart of the nation where kings were crowned, princes married and the great and good buried.

Barbican Art Gallery

Set inside Europe’s largest multi-use performing arts centre, the larger of the two art galleries at the Barbican showcases the innovators of art and design in the 20th and 21st centuries. Through temporary exhibitions that change across the year, students can take inspiration from an international mix of acclaimed artists, designers and photographers.

Museum of Brands

A must-see attraction for art and design groups, the Museum of Brands features 12,000 original items of packaging through the ages. Through its many exhibits, students have the opportunity to delve into the fabulous history of everything relating to design – from packaging and branding to marketing and advertising.

National Portrait Gallery

Get face-to-face with the people who have shaped British history at this incredible gallery, which features portraits of important figures from the Middle Ages to the present day. Here, students can compare diverse historical and contemporary styles, and investigate texture and colour to appreciate how messages are conveyed through composition and use of objects.

Saatchi Gallery

Located in the Duke of York’s Headquarters, the Saatchi Gallery is home to a constantly shifting collection of contemporary art, showcasing works of an experimental and thought-provoking nature across a variety of media. One of the world’s most recognised authorities in contemporary art, this gallery will provide great inspiration for any art student.

The National Gallery

With more than 2,300 European masterpieces for your students to view, we recommend The National Gallery as an essential part of any art school trip to London. Widely considered to be one of the world’s greatest galleries, the museum houses seminal works dating back as far as the 13th century, where your group will be able to spot familiar works by Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Michelangelo and Rembrandt (and more) up close.

Madame Tussaud's & Marvel 4D

Students will love the opportunity to ‘meet’ their favourite global celebrities while learning about other famous figures at this amazing waxworks, which has hosted millions of visitors since it first opened over 200 years ago. With figures of both British and pop culture royalty, school groups can examine the realistic figures while learning about their lives.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter

Fans of Harry Potter rejoice! Students will love the opportunity to explore the breathtaking sets from the hit film series at this studio tour, which has become one of London’s most popular tourist attractions. Groups can also get up close to the real props and costumes from the films. A great excursion we recommend for English and Film Studies students.

West End Show

A popular activity among our school groups, a trip to a West End show is such a treat for students, who we’ve seen revel in the experience of being in the midst of London’s “Theatreland”. Along with New York's Broadway, West End theatre is considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English speaking world. An absolute must for students in the performing arts!

Trip details

All Equity packages are tailor-made to suit the needs of our groups. Here are our standard package inclusions:

  • Return travel by coach
  • 1 free staff place for every 8 full paying passengers by coach
  • Half-board accommodation
  • Excursions
  • London Underground travel
  • 24-hour emergency service support
  • All travel documentation, luggage labels and resort information
  • Meals en-route. While travelling to and from your destination you need to consider meals. These are not included in the package prices.

Prices are subject to change based on intended dates of travel and final numbers, the Equity team are here to offer you advice and guidance from start to finish, ensuring your school trip runs smoothly and is a great success.