London is a great destination for a short school trips, especially as there’s no flying or ferries involved!

Knowing what you can actually do within 48 hours is always hard, though. So here is what we suggest you do while on an activ4 school Performing Arts trip to London.

Why choose a Performing Arts trip to London?

London is one of the most popular destinations in the world to visit, in 2018 it was the 3rd most visited city in the world, with a whopping 19827.8 million people visiting according to big seven travel.  Therefore it is no surprise that it is one of the most popular destinations for school trips. Part of the reason for this is because it has such a wide variety of activities for school groups. Although this sample itinerary is focused on performing arts, London can be a trip for many different subjects.

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Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – Morning

This morning you’ll depart from school and make your journey to the nation’s capital. The coach and driver will stay with you throughout your trip. On arrival in London you will have a quick stop at the hotel to drop your overnight bags off.


Then it’s straight out again to Covent Garden for the afternoon.  Covent Garden is probably one of London’s best known areas. Sat at the heart of the West End, with a mixture of theatres, shops, pubs and museums, the options are endless. Later in the afternoon you will meet your Activ4 School Tours Representative to collect your meal vouchers and theatre tickets.

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Head to a pre booked restaurant for your groups dinner, somewhere with food for all, even the fussiest eaters. Take a short walk to the theatre to see your evening West End performance. When booking your trip we will ask what you would like to see, to suit your group’s requests. After the performance the coach will meet you and take you back to hotel, ready for a well needed sleep after a busy day.

Day 2 – Morning

After breakfast it is time to check out of the hotel and load all your belongings onto the coach. You may want to keep a change of clothes in a day bag as this morning the coach will then take you to the Pineapple Dance Studio. While at the studios you will have a workshop with a cast member from the previous nights show. Students will also be given time to ask questions to the cast member about their experiences in performing arts.


Stop for a quick lunch before heading for a cultural experience at the Shakespeare’s Globe. You may choose to have a guided tour around the Globe for students to get a real understanding of this amazing attraction. Sadly all good things must come to an end and it’s time to get back onto the coach to depart back to school.  Students will arrive back at school having had the best 2 days in London.

If you’d like to know more about a performing arts school trip to London, call us today on 01743 467267.


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