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School History Tours in the UK

Tour Introduction

The UK has a great range of opportunities to develop and learn key topics for History study objectives, whilst staying close to home. At Anglia Tours we have developed our one and two day guided tours to enable you to maximise your time at the destination. Your specialist Anglia guide will steer you around destinations in the UK, bringing study themes to life on your own doorstep.

If you’re studying Pearson Edxecel’s Historic Environment of Whitechapel c1870 – 1900, Anglia can provide a full day guided tour of the City of London and the East End, the itinerary for which has been endorsed by Pearson Edxecel.

If you work with other examination boards, we can work with you to develop an itinerary that will cover Crime & Punishment study themes such as housing and overcrowding, poverty and immigration. Your guide will highlight the problems of the time caused by alcohol, gangs, violent demonstration and policing the area of Whitechapel, stopping at sites such as Toynbee Hall, and Brune Street Soup Kitchen and covering a case study of Jack the Ripper.

You can cover the Second World War from the angle of the Home Front, learning more about the horrors of the Blitz, how families were affected by food shortages and the morale of the British people. On a 1 day Anglia guided tour of London, our guide will include stops at the Imperial War Museum and the Cabinet War Rooms to cover themes of War and Society and the Impact and Experience of War in Britain.

Our London and the Second World War tour focuses on the nature of the attacks on the city, the impact of the Blitz on London and how the capital responded. Your tour will include visiting locations most heavily affected such as St Paul’s Cathedral, the ruins of St Dunstan’s in the East along with the Museum of London Square.

If France or Belgium is too far for your school to travel to, then Anglia can offer a unique fully-guided Great War Tour that is based in the UK. Across one or two days, your guide will take you to a former Great War training camp, a reconstructed trench system and the National Memorial Arboretum to cover themes such as recruitment and training, illness and injuries on the Western Front and trench warfare. This tour is an ideal way to enable your whole year group to develop their understanding of the First World War.

If you’re not able to take your students out on tour, then Anglia can bring Living History to you. Our experienced guides can cover key themes of the Great War and the Second World War in your classroom. Each session is led by an experienced battlefield guide in period costume, selected for their ability to engage with younger students.

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View Sample Itinerary

Click the link below to view example itineraries of specific UK study tours:

1 Day Whitechapel 1870 – 1900 – walking tour

1 Day London & the Second World War – walking tour

1 Day First World War Tour – Midlands 

Why Anglia Tours?

  • An Anglia tour is an unrivalled educational experience, because we approach everything from our customers to our locations with the utmost diligence and care.
  • Our measured approach to creating immersive experiences for students is the reason why Anglia is the market leader in fully guided history trips for UK schools.
  • We work closely with you to design a bespoke itinerary that meets the specific needs of your class. We build the tour around the exact requirements of your group, creating an experience that’s exhilarating, thought provoking and guaranteed to leave a profound impact on students.
  • The fact that our travel expert remain with the group throughout the tour means we can offer programmes which enable schools to achieve more in less time. With our guides leading the way, not a second is wasted. It’s the Anglia standard.

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Tour Information


  • UK

Key Locations:

  • London
  • UK
  • Living History In Your School

Transport Options:

  • Coach


  • 1 Day, 2 Day

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