The Blitz and the Home Front London

3 days/2 nights

From only £139pp


3 days/2 nights From only £139pp

This tour covers the impact of war on British society and the development of warfare. Students will investigate the impact of the infamous ‘Blitz’ air raids, the challenges faced by the British public and the personal sacrifices they made for the war effort.

Curriculum focus

  • AQA GCSE B: British People in War
  • AQA GCSE B: Britain at War
  • Edexcel GCSE A: Britain Alone
  • Edexcel GCSE A: The Impact of war in Britain 1914-1950

What's included in the trip?

  • Accommodation on a B&B basis
  • Multi-bedded rooms for students
  • Single/twin rooms for leaders
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:10 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Travel to London. Blitz walking tour of London – Discover the evidence and stories of the air raids that tested the determination and courage of the civilian population of Britain. Overnight London.

  • Day 2

    Visit the Imperial War Museum to view the Second World War galleries. Afterwards explore the Churchill War Rooms with its maze of underground rooms that once buzzed round the clock planning strategies. As part of your visit to the War Rooms pupils can attend the ‘Life on the home front’ workshop where original artefacts are used to enable pupils to enhance their enquiry skills and further understand the impact of the War on ordinary lives in Britain. A variety of learning resources support these visits.

  • Day 3

    Free time to explore London. Return to school

    Take advantage of our specially reduced school rates for many London attractions, including the London Eye, boat trips, Tower of London plus many more.


Enhance your trip

  • Since its first public flight in March 2000 the London Eye has been a dominant feature to London’s Southbank. This wheel can carry up to 800 passengers per turn and views as far as Windsor Castle can be seen on a clear day.
  • Madamme Tussauds London swirls over two centries of figures from popular and celebrity culture under one roof. There are 14 different sections displaying over 300 wax figures including some of Madame Tussaud’s early work.
  • Some of London’s most classic icons can be seen on a Thames River Cruise which meanders through the centre of the UK’s capital sailing past Canary Wharf, Westminster and more.
  • Home of the Royal Opera House, diverse markets and unrivalled cuisine, Covent Garden is an extremely popular visit for both Londoners and tourists galore. Don’t miss out on this authentic London experience.
  • There is no better way to spend an evening than being thrilled and captivated by a talent-filled West End performance. Experience London’s answer to Broadway and you will be buzzing for days!
  • Maximise your time in the Capital and ensure you see and do as much as possible by taking a guided tour of London. Find out more about the fascinating history of the city and witness all the world famous landmarks for yourself!
  • One of the first theme parks in the UK, Thorpe Park is located in Surrey. Chessington World of Adventures Resort is a Theme Park, Zoo and Holiday Destination.
  • Browse through 1000 years of history and discover the stories that connect our five palaces.
  • The Shard is among the latest addition to London’s skyline designed by Master Architect Renzo Piano. It has become the tallest building in Weston Europe at a height of 1016ft.
  • The Tower of London is draped in history, first established by William the Conqueror and dating back to 1066. It has been the home of the Crown Jewels since the 1100’s. The Tower of London is now a World Heritage Site and one of London’s major tourist must see attractions.