Tours for Schools and Education Groups

Engaging and educational walking tours in central London (zone 1) for schools and children's education groups.

Our school tours aim to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and confidence to explore the world further through a unique combination of art, literature, architecture, films and history.

School Tours in London

Georgian London - learn how the Georgians lived

Follow the Footsteps of Oliver Twist - explore Victorian London

Street Art Tour - what is art? What is the street artist wanting us to feel?

Wonders of Whitehall - uncover the Tudor palace of Whitehall

A Victorian Christmas - learn where our Christmas traditions came from

A Christmas Carol - explore the streets mentioned in Charles Dickens' famous ghost story

Christmas Lights - explore illuminated world-famous streets and hidden alleyways

Pokemon London walk: Southbank to West End- Explore some of London's key landmarks while on the hunt for Pokemon.

Pokemon London walk: London Bridge to Tower of London- Explore some of London's key landmarks while on the hunt for Pokemon.

Harry Potter's London walk: Whitehall to the West End- see film locations and inspirations

Harry Potter's London walk: Southwark to the City- see film locations and inspirations

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in London- explore how these beasts are entwined in our Muggle world

KidsTours prices for schools:

Flat rate of £160.  

Maximum group size: 25, including all adults and children.  Discounts available for bulk orders. 

Suggested adult / child ratio: 1 adult to 2 children under 5yrs, 1 adult to 10 children up to the age of 11.  

1hr express versions of tour available. Contact us

"One of the best trips I have taken my class. Each student thoroughly enjoyed the trip and learnt many interesting facts. Hazel was extremely patient, listened to and answered each child. I would recommend this tour to everyone and I'm looking forward to going on many more."

Miss Evans, Bessemer Grange Primary School

Hazel was a fantastic guide and she kept fourteen children engaged and enthusiastic for 90 minutes - amazing! They loved their Oliver Twist tour and so did the adults too! We will definitely be back for more!                                          Fin Lewis

Harry Potter's London walks 

You've seen the films and read the books, now discover Harry Potter's London on a walking tour

 
Harry Potter Tours in London

Harry Potter:Whitehall to the West End

Immerse yourself in the wizarding world of Harry Potter through film locations and film set inspirations.

Discover the secrets of Westminster Bridge, which members of the Order of the Pheonix flew under,  and take in the stunning views of the Houses of Parliament. See Lambeth Bridge, the site of the eventful Knightbus scene and the aged Ernest Prang's sporadic driving. How do you shrink a human head?

Westminster Station was used by Harry Potter and Mr Weasley in The Order of the Phoenix. Find out how much it costs to film on location.

Have your  Ministry of Magic visitor pass at the ready we visit both the staff and public entrances to the Ministry of Magic in Whitehall. 

We pass the possible inspiration for Gringotts Bank before venturing through the atmospheric thoroughfares of Diagon Alley, the Leaky Cauldron and Knockturn Alley.

Will you recognise the entrance to Diagon Alley just off Charing Cross Road? We venture up to Shaftesbury Avenue where Hermione apparated herself, Ron and Harry. We end at the Palace Theatre, hosting the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two.

Tour Duration: 90 mins  |  Not wheelchair / buggy accessible

Harry Potter Tours in London

Harry Potter:  Southwark to the City

After visiting the film locations for the Leaky Cauldron and the Third Hand Bookshop which hosted Gilroy Lockhart's book signing (both in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)  we admire a floating museum displaying the Gryffindor colours . See if you think this might be the inspiration for the Durmstrang ship in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

We see an infamous Muggle prison where prisoners were tortured and forgotten and compare that to the origins of Azkaban prison, once a place where Muggles were lured and tortured.

Take in the iconic views of London as we cross Brokdale Bridge  (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) and hear the spine-chilling eye witness account of the Death Eater attack of June 1996.

In a city surrounded by dragons, we discuss the importance of the several security breaches at Gringotts Bank and learn about the wizarding world's currency. How many galleons would a wand  cost?  

Wind through the old streets of the City of London, will we find Diagon Alley?  We venture to the original Leaky Cauldron where Harry Potter ventures for the first  in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Tour Duration: 90 mins  |  Wheelchair / buggy accessible

Fantastic Beasts - Where to Find Them in London

Fantastic Beats - Where to Find them in London

This tour takes in the historic centre of the City of London from the splendour of St Paul's Cathedral to the domineering Tower of London. Explore how these fantastic beasts are entwined in our Muggle world.

Can you tell the difference between Britain's native Hebridean and Common Welsh Green Dragon? More importantly where in London can you find one?

Griffins are fierce and employed by wizards to guard treasure. The two we encounter have become a status symbol for an aristocratic family. But why?

Where in London can you find a magnificent mythical, swan-sized bird with its wings outstretched. Why is he needed here?

Unicorns have no reason to hide in the city streets and prance proudly in the face of hungry lions.

What spell is required to protect winged horses or hippogriffs from Muggles? Could you handle a fire crab as a pet? 

Tour Duration: 90 mins  |  Wheelchair / buggy accessible

Our "Harry Potter" London Tours and 'Fantastic Beasts - Where to  Find Them in London' walkare neither supported by nor endorsed by J.K. Rowling, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Scholastic Press or Warner Bros Entertainment Inc. We recognise all rights to all "Harry Potter" stories and characters are the property of J. K. Rowling and her publishers and representatives. Film Rights remain the property of Warner Bros Entertainment Inc.

Pokemon Go Adventures in London


Please make sure you have downloaded the Pokemon Go app, and have internet on your device. You may wish to bring a portable battery or two!

Explore some of London's key landmarks while on the hunt for Pokemon

Explore some of London's key landmarks while on the hunt for Pokemon. No matter what level you have reached or which team you are a member of, you will enjoy exploring both real and virtual London simultaneously on this unique tour.

Join a Level 30 Pokemon Trainer and Pokemon Gym Leader* on a Pokemon London walk which gives you the best chance of covering a variety of different Pokemon types as well as fruitful Pokestops and iconic London gyms.

Our Pokemon London walks aim to increase your Pokemon knowledge via pokestops, hunting specific Pokemon for your pokedex, improving your catching capabilities and increasing your own team gym prestige. 

*information correct as of 20/04/2017 

Southbank and Westminster Adventure

Explore the Festival of London's centrepiece, the Southbank Centre, while on the hunt to catch water and psychic Pokemon amongst the exciting area of the Southbank before moving through Whitehall in the hunt for Poison / Flying Pokemon which have been known to hide here. Amongst the real pelicans and squirrels of St James's park, Grass, Bug and Water type Pokemon lurk. What shall we find?

We end our Pokemon London walk Lure session in Trafalgar Square. 

Okay, So being a VERY mature student and taking up Pokemon-Go ... I know, it's not everyone's cup of tea, however, I had a Blast! Hazel was very knowledgeable not only of her surroundings and the area and buildings of London around us, but she had some impressive facts and pointers to aide those beginning, and well immersed in the game. A very enjoyable 2 hours meeting and socialising with the tour crowd, they were a good bunch of people. The tour was suitable for everyone from 6/7 upwards, and I am sure the average age group was 42! I would definitely look out for any of Hazels tours and tag along.

Pokemon Go Adventure London Bridge

London Bridge to Tower Bridge Adventure

Our Pokemon London walks aim to increase your Pokemon knowledge via pokestops, hunting specific Pokemon for your pokedex, improving your catching capabilities and increasing your own team gym prestige. 

Explore the area of London Bridge while on the hunt to catch water and psychic Pokemon amongst the exciting new development of More London before crossing Tower Bridge to the Tower of London in the hunt for Rock and Grass Pokemon which have been known to hide there. What will we find?

The Pokemon London walk will end with a Lure session near the Tower of London. 

This was great fun. A well planned tour, in which Hazel, the Guide gave everyone individual attention to help them get to grips with Pokemon Go. Would definitely recommend Hazel as an excellent, friendly and knowledgeable London guide.

Wonders of Whitehall KidsTour

Kids tours in London

Uncover the Tudor palace of Whitehall

This guided walk covers the major landmarks of Whitehall including the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and blockbuster film locations (Harry Potter, James Bond and Disney's 101 Dalmatians).

Tour Duration: 90 mins  |  Wheelchair / buggy accessible

On this walking tour you will see: 

Art Deco Ministry of Defence

Jacobean Banqueting Hall

Georgian Horse Guards Parade

Downing Street

20th Century Churchill War Rooms

Parliament Square

Victorian Houses of Parliament

Medieval Westminster Abbey

Art Noveau Supreme Court

Georgian Trafalgar Square

Edwardian Admiralty Arch

St James's Park

For private walking tours there is an option to end at Buckingham Palace. Please note this is a walk around the area and does not include entry to any attractions.

Follow the Footsteps of Oliver Twist KidsTour 

- the kid-friendly version 

Experience Victorian Literature come to life.

This kids tour follows the footsteps of Oliver Twist and the Artful Dodger on the final leg of their journey through London to reach Fagin’s lair as described in Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist. 

Start: Angel Tube  |  Finish: Farringdon

TourDuration: 90 mins  |  Wheelchair / buggy accessible

"Thank you Hazel-we all loved the Oliver Twist tour. My boys found it so interesting and you were so engaging. We'll definitely be booking another tour with you." Amy H

"Hazel was a fantastic guide and she kept fourteen children engaged and enthusiastic for 90 minutes - amazing! They loved their Oliver Twist tour and so did the adults too! We will definitely be back for more!" Fin L

Georgian London KidsTour

On this 90 minute tour we explore forgotten Georgian side streets, grand Georgian squares, plentiful pleasure gardens and a Georgian engineering triumph, the Regent's canal.

The walk covers famous Georgian residents including Thomas Paine (one of the founding-fathers of the United States), William Hogarth (world-famous painter and engraver) and Joseph Grimaldi (most popular English entertainer of the Regency era).

Tour Duration: 90 mins  |  Not wheelchair / buggy accessible

Street Art KidsTour

Kids Street Art Tour

Join us as we wander through the streets of Shoreditch looking at the vast range of street art that is on offer whilst getting know the history of Shoreditch & Old Street. Learn the difference between graffiti and street art. We discuss the idea of art for everyone and ask "what is art?" 

This walk aims to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge to experiment with their own styles of art.  We explore how Street Art is being used to reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

We will also see  examples of some major players in the London Street Art community and discuss the historical and cultural development of their chosen art forms.

Students will also be asked to analyse and evaluate the work they see in order to strengthen the visual impact or applications of their work.

Tour Duration: 90 mins  |  Wheelchair / buggy accessible

A Victorian Christmas KidsTour

A perfect Christmas-themed walk - day or night

A Victorian Christmas tour for kids and families

Christmas is an exciting time of year for children.

We wander through old streets of the City of London and Westminster, exploring lives of the Victorians at Christmas, dipping into Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' along the way.

Subjects we cover include the idea of charitable giving, understanding our Christmas traditions like the turkey dinner, Christmas trees, stockings, Christmas cards and wrapping presents. 

Start: St Paul's Cathedral  |  Finish: Somerset House 

Tour Duration: 90 mins |  Wheelchair / buggy accessible

The walk ends at Somerset House where there is an ice rink should you wish an additional activity to your day in London. Book your skating tickets here

"One of the best trips I have taken my class. Each student thoroughly enjoyed the trip and learnt many interesting facts. Hazel was extremely patient, listened to and answered each child. I would recommend this tour to everyone and I'm looking forward to going on many more."

Miss Evans, Bessemer Grange Primary School

A Christmas Carol KidsTour

"Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?"

Explore the area in which Charles Dickens sets his most famous ghost story: A Christmas Carol.

Where would Ebenezer Scrooge have lived? What would he have seen walking from his house on Lime Street to his office everyday? In which graveyard would Scrooge have seen his own grave when visiting with the ghost of Christmas Future?

See how Bob Cratchit could have slid on the ice along Cornhill wearing his muffler and checkered trousers. How long would it have taken for him to walk home?

What kind of carols would have been sung in the now almost forgotten church?

Explore the narrow alleyways and hear story unfold.

Christmas Lights KidsTour

Christmas Lights walking tour - family friendly

Wrap up warm, come and explore!

London's Christmas Lights are recognised the world over for their artistic inventiveness across some of the city's most iconic Streets.

Explore London by night on this 90 minute guided Christmas tour, when we walk among the illuminated streets in all their glimmering splendour. We discover hidden passages, fashionable Mews and meticulously decorated designer shops accompanied by historical stories of those shopping and living in the area.

This walk aims to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge to experiment with their own styles of art.  We explore how Christmas Lights are being used to reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

Students will also be asked to analyse and evaluate the work they see in order to strengthen the visual impact or applications of their work.

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