School History Trips to London – WWII
How one of history’s biggest wars shaped the city of London
Whilst our all-encompassing school history trips to London cover a broad spectrum of themes, we can tailor your itinerary to a specific area of the curriculum – in this case the Second World War. You’ll focus on the aerial bombing attacks known as the Blitz, with visits to the Imperial War Museum and the Churchill War Rooms to see war through the eyes of those who lived through it.
As you journey through the city, you’ll tick off key landmarks that were hit in the bombings with time left over for sightseeing.
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Our Recommended Itinerary
Here’s what your trip could look like
Travel by coach to London
Cathedral at War Workshop at St Paul’s Cathedral
Enjoy an evening meal at a restaurant followed by London Eye or a Fun Files activity
Visit Imperial War Museum
Churchill War Rooms Tour
Return coach transfer
- Coaching for the duration of your tour
- Bed & Breakfast accommodation
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- 24/7 support
- Vamoos travel app & info pack
- Tailor-made itinerary
- Motorway tolls and taxes
- Dedicated Tour Manager
- Hoodies and Polo Shirts
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Popular places to stay in London
- Easy access to Kensington, Chelsea, Harrods, West End and Oxford Street
- Triple, twin and single bed rooms
- En-suite facilities
- Pool table
- Communal lounge area
- Pool table
- Luggage storage
- Relax in the communal lounge area
- Play a game of pool
- Grab a bite to eat in the restaurant
- Set in beautiful London park surroundings
- Dorm, Multi, Quad, Triple and Twin bedded rooms
- Cafe and restaurant on site
- Shared lounge and TV area
- Private garden
- Grade I listed building
- Games room with pool table
- Cafe and restaurant on site
- Vending machines for drinks & snacks
- Laundry facilities
- Reception open 24/7
- Grab a bite to eat in the onsite restaurant
- Spend an evening in the lounge area and playing pool
- Enjoy the London Park surroundings
- Hop on the tube and go sightseeing in central London
Your journey doesn’t have to end here! See what else we can offer to help you get the most out of your tour. From dedicated Tour Managers to Party Leader Launch Packs, we’ll go above and beyond to support you and your students.
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FAQs about this tour
Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
Can I talk to Rayburn Tours whilst out on tour?
Yes, a 24-hour emergency phone number will be provided in your final documents pack and one of our experienced members of staff will be happy to help with any problems you have whilst out on tour.
I am required to complete an Educational Visits (EV) form by our Local Authority and I cannot answer all of the questions?
We are happy to assist you in completing your EV forms and return them directly to your Local Authority on your behalf, just speak to your Tour Consultant.
Do your hotels comply with our Local Authority’s guidelines?
All hotels are audited to standards set by the School Travel Forum (STF), this criteria is based on information and guidance from educational authorities. Whilst local laws and standards have to be taken into consideration, as they may differ from country to country, our standards do not. We are happy to provide copies of our hotel audits should you wish to see them.
Is insurance included with my trip?
Yes, insurance will be included in your trip quotation as standard unless it is requested not to be. Make sure you check the list of inclusions in your quotation and/or confirmation.
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