New Scientist Live

Get out of the classroom and visit a place that promises to be like nowhere else on Earth. The second annual New Scientist Live event will bring together the biggest and most provocative science, engineering and technology. Split into four key zones - Brain & Body, Technology, Earth and the Cosmos - see science brought to life with over 200 first-rate demonstrations and more than 100 thought-provoking talks from the most influential names in science. Fuelling imaginations, every visitor can finally get answers to everything they've ever wanted to know - and much more.


01 Tour Highlights

Inspirational Speakers

Your students will be able to listen to talks from world-leading scientists, futurologists and thought leaders, inspiring the next generation. 2016 speakers included astronaut Tim Peake, physicist Jim Al-Khalili, space scientist Monica Grady and mathematician Marcus du Sautoy. 2017 speaker topics covered will range from the Higgs boson to sports science, to driverless cars, AI and so much more.

Hands-on Science

Students will be able to learn from the huge range of demonstrations and experiences, and get hands-on with science. In addition, they will be able to speak to scientists from the Royal Society of Biology, The Royal Academy of Engineering, Imperial College London, The Science Council and many many more.

Last year's show featured the Bloodhound Project's adrenaline-pumping 1000mph car, a chance to see the European Space Agency's Exomars Rover in the flesh, VR demonstrations, and The Rentokil Pestaurant where visitors could try a range of edible creepy crawlies. 2017 content will be confirmed in the coming months.

02 Accommodation

Premier Inn Wembley & Hangar Lane

Both of these hotels have a high standard of accommodation at a good price. They are located just outside the busy city centre but have public transport routes to all the major sites and attractions.

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.

YHA Thameside

This youth hostel is located in the Docklands and is ideal for younger student groups that are travelling by coach.

Royal National Hotel

This is the most central hotel that WST offer. It is located in the heart of the city and is within walking distance of the West End. It is a large hotel that offers comfortable and affordable accommodation in an excellent location.

Wembley International Hotel

This is a large hotel, located just outside the city centre, yet close to public transport. Rooms for students are all 3 - 4 bedded and the hotel has good meeting room facilities. 

Columbia Hotel

This hotel is in an excellent location at Lancaster Gate. It's an old favourite for school groups although is only available for 2 night stays and longer. 

03 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.

What the price includes

  • Two days' exclusive coach travel, including pick-up and drop-off at your school or college
  • One night's hotel accommodation in greater London
  • Continental breakfast
  • Admission to New Scientist Live Exhibition
  • Guided sightseeing tour of London
  • London 'Educational Visits and Attractions' Guide
  • Individually tailored itinerary
  • Services of Study Experiences Tour Manager while in London
  • One free teacher place for every 8 students

The Three Day Study Experience includes all of the above with an extra night's hotel accommodation and an additional day's coach hire for transfers in London.

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