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Art & Design Experiences in London

London is a great destination for students, offering a wide range of highly enjoyable educational visits, excursions and activities, within easy reach of your school or college. We are delighted to offer students the opportunity to experience its world famous art and design musuems and sights. Study Experiences is able to arrange the widest choice of educational visits, activities, excursions and workshops for student groups.


01 Sample Itineraries

Day 1


Depart school to arrive in London around midday


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


Evening meal followed by free time to explore London. Late check in to accommodation.

Day 2


Free time to explore the V&A


Depart London and return to school

02 Tour Highlights

London is home to the UK's most renowned galleries and museums; great sporting venues - Wembley Stadium, Twickenham, Wimbledon, Lord's - the renowned West End theatres and a vast array of world famous sights and attractions. You and your students will have the chance to visit a wide number of them and take part in specialist educational programmes, which will all provide new experiences that will stimulate and inspire them, such as:

Tate Modern

Through gallery tours, free workshops and lively talks led by artists and gallery educators, students can explore their own responses to art works and increase their understanding of British and international art.

Victoria and Albert Museum

The V&A houses an astonishing collection of decorative art and design; its holdings of ceramics, costumes, jewellery, sculpture, prints and photographs are amongst the largest and most comprehensive in the world.

National Gallery

Its collection includes works by Da Vinci, Picasso, Monet, Van Gogh and Rembrandt. The gallery's floors and wings are arranged chronologically, which will assist your students in tracking artistic progression from the Renaissance onwards.

Design Museum Workshop

The museum's Product Evaluation Workshops offer a one hour hands on session, combining observation, product handling, drawing, discussion and problem-solving.

03 Accommodation

Premier Inn Heathrow Bath Road
This hotel is well located on the outskirts of London and is ideal if you prefer to stay outside of the city centre.  

Premier Inn Harrow
This hotel is ideal for those looking to stay in a quieter part of London. It is located in North London but you can access the city centre by coach in approximately an hour. This hotel is recommended for groups with a smaller budget and is in a great location for those that are including the Harry Potter Studio tour as part of their trip.

St Giles Feltham
This large hotel is in a quiet location close to Heathrow. Rooms for students are 3 bedded. 

Royal National Hotel
This is a central hotel, located in the heart of the city. It is a large hotel that offers comfortable and affordable accommodation in an excellent location. Within walking distance of Euston station this is a good option if you are travelling by train. 

04 Further Information

Educational Support Materials

To help plan your tour we provide you with Study Experiences' Educational Visits and Attractions Guide. Your dedicated Programme Manager will discuss your requirements with you, take responsibility for planning your itinerary and offer you a comprehensive visits booking service, including a wide range of dining, sightseeing and educational visit options.

Your Educational Visits & Attractions

To ensure that you make the most of your trip to London your Tours Specialist is able to arrange a wide choice of educational visits, activities and dining options. Full details of everything you might wish to see and do are available in our London ‘Educational Visits and Attractions Guide’.

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