Tours and Attractions

Backstage Theatre Tours

A range of public and private tours for groups of 10+ at some of London's best theatres. 

Behind the Seams at Angels Costumes

Behind the Seams at Angels Costumes - Dressing the stars of stage and screen since 1840

Angels Costumes is the world's largest costume house and the Behind the Seams tour is a one-of-a-kind experience - showcasing their extensive costume collection which spans 8 miles worth of rails and over 1 million items.

On the tour, you'll be guided around all of Angels Costumes departments including Tailoring, Ladies Making, Alterations, Uniform, Badge Room and Warehouse. You'll hear first-hand accounts of working on the biggest productions such as Shakespeare in Love, The Lady in the Van, Downton Abbey, Wicked and Game of Thrones. You'll also see clothes made or recreated for Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Fred Astaire, Johnny Depp, Cate Blanchett and many more.

Private tours booked on request for ages 11+ from £375 per tour. Up to 15 people per tour, up to 3 tours at any one time.

National Theatre

Led by experienced guides, visit the unseen parts of the three auditoriums, backstage areas and theatre workshops, where sets and props are created.
Monday - Friday: 10.15, 10.30, 12.15, 12.30, 17.15, 17.30 | Saturday: 10.30 & 12.15 | Sunday: 12.30 (on days when the building is open)
Private tour for up to 20* from £237.50 (£243.75 from 28/03/2020)

Private tour for up to 32* from £385 (£395 from 28/3/2020)

Public tour tickets - groups of 8+ £11.85 per person (£12.15 from 28/3/2020)

Public tour tickets - fewer than 8 people: Adults 18 & over £16.25, Children 17 & under £11.50 per person (Adults 18 & over £16.75, Children 17 & under £12 per person from 28/3/2020)

* Required for groups under the age of 13

The Phantom's Lair

Following the Thursday matinee performance, students can view the fascinating stage re-set of The phantom of The Opera and take part on a question and answer with a company or crew member. Groups 15+ from £6.25 per person (show ticket not included). 

 

Download the tour support pack here.

Attractions & Tours

Did you know that London's museums and galleries, plus its many other outstanding attractions, are the most Googled attractions on the planet? 

Many of London's museums and galleries have more visitors than some countries. They offer classes, workshops and tours for groups, making an outstanding option for any school trip, Groups must book in advance so speak to Theatre Workout today to plan your bespoke trip.

Other attractions include: Sea Life London Aquarium, Faulty Towers Dining Experience, Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, View from the Shard, London Dungeon, Madame Tussauds, Windsor Castle, and Westminster Abbey.

 

Contact us today for more information 

Body Worlds London

A MUST-SEE!

 

Discover the beauty beneath your skin at the brand-new and interactive BODY WORLDS, the permanent museum experience in the heart of London. 

Dr Gunther von Hagens’ renowned exhibition of real human bodies has sparked curiosity and awe around the world with over 47 million visitors globally. Journey through the human body and discover the magic and mysteries that lie underneath the skin.

Curriculum links: Science (Biology and Chemistry), Art

London Eye

One of London's premier attractions with outstanding views across the capital. Duration 45 minutes.

Kew Gardens

Explore the world's most famous garden. Delve into a rainforest, stroll a soaring walkway amidst tree canopies and see the first galleries in the world dedicated solely to botanical art. Extensive gardens under glass reach up to 27C, guaranteeing year-round warmth. Travel through ten climatic zones in the Princess of Wales Conservatory and be amazed by giant lily pads in the Waterlily House. Kew gardens provides a unique day out with four cafes and restaurants, a serene lake and waterlily ponds.

Tickets from £5.50

Curriculum links: Botany, Natural Sciences, Biology, Gardening, Art and Design, Natural History, Geography,

Movie Tours

Theatre Workout now offer Film and TV location sightseeing tours in London including bus and walking tours in various locations. Our top recommendations include: 

  • Harry Potter Walking Tour of London: A guided two hour Harry Potter Walking Tour of London. Includes the Ministry of Magic street entrance, the Leaky Cauldron and the Death Eaters bridge.

  • Greenwich Tour of Film Locations: Visit Greenwich and discover how a World Heritage Site has become a top film location on this 2 hour Greenwich film locations tour that showcases scenes from over 30 blockbuster movies.

  • The Crown Walking Tour of London: a two hour guided tour of filming locations for the hit Netflix show including royal palaces, private clubs and iconic sites

  • Doctor Who Walking Tour of London:  2 ½ hour Doctor Who London walking tour, seeing locations from classic episodes such as The Invasion to Rose, Dark Water and Death in Heaven with Peter Capaldi.

  • Mary Poppins Walking Tour of London: Join us on the Mary Poppins Tour of London as you take a two hour walk exploring locations from the new film with Emily Blunt as well as literary sites.

Other tour options are available across the UK. Let us know where you want to go and we'll check available tour options. 

St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's is not only an archtectural masterpiece and it's dome a landmark of the London skyline, but also a symbol of the hope, strength and reilience of the city and the nation it serves. A cathedral has stood here since 604AD with the present cathdral now over 300 years old. Enjoy the beautiful decor of the vast cathedral floor before climbing to the famous Whispering Gallery with its unique acoustics. Continue to the Stone or Golden Galleries on top of the dome for breath-taking panoramic views across London.

Tickets from £7.75

Curriculum links: History, Religion, Culture, Art & Design, PSHE, Geography, Music

Thames River Cruise

Travel in style on the river Thames with convenient ferry terminals in Greenwich, Waterloo, Westminster and the City.

 

Options include fast Thames Clipper day passes or more leisurely tours packaged with activities.

UK Parliament

Award-winning group tours at the UK Parliament, offering a wide range of tours of the House of Commons, House of Lords, and medieval Westminster hall.

90 minute guided tour or self-guided via multimedia, available in English, Welsh, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese.

Tours are available Saturdays and most weekdays during parliamentary recesses including Christmas, Easter and summer. Afternoon Tea is also available on request.

Audio Tours: Adults 16+ from £18.50, children 5-15 years from £9.75

Guided Tours: Adults 16+ from £26, children 5-15 years from £13.00

Audio/Guided tours plus afternoon tea: Adults 16+ from £35, children 5-15 years from £20 plus tour price

Warner Brother's Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter

Discover the Filmmaking Magic - walk in the footsteps of Harry Potter and explore the wonders of the Wizarding World

 

General admission and guided tours available. Prices subject to availability. This is an extremely popular attraction and we recommend booking at least three months in advance.

ZSL London Zoo

London Zoo is the world's oldest scientific zoo. It was opened in London on 27 April 1828, and was originally intended to be used as a collection for scientific study.

 

Day passes for groups of 10+:

Adult price per person: from £20.95
Child price per person: from £16.25

Museums

London and the UK offer an extraordinary array of fascinating museums. Some of the most popular are listed below, but others include:

 

The Museum of Childhood | Transport Museum | National Gallery | National Pourtrait Gallery | Royal Academy | Tate Modern

Dickens Museum

The Victorian family home of Charles Dickens in London

This is where the author wrote Oliver Twist, Pickwick Papers and Nicholas Nickleby. It’s where he first achieved international fame as one of the world’s greatest storytellers.

 

Here you will uncover the private world behind the author’s public image, explore his study, the family bedchambers, and the servants’ quarters below stairs. See treasures including Dickens’s desk and handwritten drafts from the novels he wrote here.

Classes, workshops and tours available for KS1-5

Curriculum links: English Literature, Culture, History,

Handel & Hendrix in London

Separated by a wall & 200 years are the homes of two musicians who chose London & changed music.

This unique musical experience promote knowledge, awareness and enjoyment of Handel and his music from the place he lived and composed for 36 years.

In addition, they promote the continuing and diverse musical and cultural heritage of Jimi Hendrix who lived next door 200 years later!

Natural History and Science Museums

Visit two of the world's leading museums: the Natural History Museum and Science Museum, both of which offer engaging educational experiences. 

Each museum offers education packages with specialist classes and tours for schools. Contact us to build your trip today. 

 

Royal Museums Greenwich

A top-10 UK visitor attraction, Royal Museums Greenwich is home to the Royal Observatory Greenwich, the iconic historic sailing ship Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum, The Painted Hall, and the Queen’s House art gallery. All our attractions are located within easy walking distance of each other within a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day passes or single attraction tickets available. 

Why not travel to Greenwich the scenic route - Thames Clipper services also available. 

V&A Theatre Collection

The V&A's Theatre and Performance collections chart the fascinating history of theatre in Britain from the middle ages to today. From early dramatic forms, such as mystery plays and court masques, to the alternative and 'in yer face' drama of the late 20th century, via the patriotic wartime entertainment of the 1940s, and the foundation of institutions such as the Arts Council and the National Theatre.

 

Tours available for groups of 15+ from just £12 for school groups and £15 for adult groups, plus free entry to the rest of the museum. 

 

Ts & Cs

Prices are correct at the time of publication, but are subject to availability and change at the providers discretion. Exclusion dates may apply. 

Last updated 22nd April 2020

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