Health & Medical Walking Tours - a must do!, London

Join your qualified professional guide as they lead you through the streets and stories that have made London a city of sickness and a city of cures for over a thousand year.  Tours typically last 2 ½ hours.

The Making of Thoroughly Modern Medicine:  A history of five hundred years of medical progress told across the streets of the capital. Learn how a murky world of mercury cures and caffeine enemas, leeches and bloodletting galore was transformed into one of the most respected professions at the cutting edge of science.  Travel through the present day’s medical district taking in renowned institutions including University College Hospital, the General Medical Council and The Wellcome Trust.  The walk concludes at the galleries and library of The Wellcome Collection.

Who needs doctors anyway?: Find out how the biggest life savers in the story of human health come from far and wide, not just the world of physicians. Today, medical practitioners and professionals are held – quite properly – in extremely high esteem. But is the common view that the huge advances in our well being of the last 250 years come down to the role of doctors entirely true?

Take this tour to learn how Joseph Bazalgette may have saved the lives of more Londoners than almost any other Victorian. Discover how a study into bus conductors unearthed the connection between exercise and coronary heart disease and how house building helped rid Britain of dreaded typhus.

Women and Medicine:  Those following subject areas related to fields such as social care, social work, public health, and nursing will enjoy following in the footsteps of the pioneers at the forefront of healthcare improvements and female emancipation. Travel through Fitrovia and Bloomsbury to seek out the trailblazers who have cleared the way for today’s medical women & learn how female practitioners have played their role in raising standards of care. Meet a host of fascinating characters along the way.

London’s Plagues: Many groups who have been studying infectious diseases as part of their studies will enjoy looking at the history of the various illnesses from the 'The Black Death' to Ebola that have affected mankind and London through time and the changing ways and success that we have had in dealing with them. Get answers for the age old questions… ‘When does an epidemic become a medical emergency?’ ‘Who gets to call a contagion a plague?’

Homes for Healing: A tour of healthy open spaces and London’s amazing architectural curing places. From fashionable town houses to squalid workhouses, lost priories to Princes’ palaces discover these dazzling gems. 

The Intoxicating Walk Down Gin Lane:  Go in search of the site of Hogarth’s legendary Gin Lane, epicentre of Georgian alcoholic excess. En route encounter the scale of society’s infatuation with all manner of intoxication over the centuries and uncover the attempts of the abstemious few to restrain their fellow man and woman. 

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Evening meals

Choose from a wide range of popular chain restaurants and packages for you and your students to dine at during your time in London. With delicious food and drink available at popular chains including The Hard Rock Cafe and Planet Hollywood or if you prefer a low key meal at a local restaurant you'll be sure to find something to suit everyone! Call the London study trips team at FHT today to book your evening meal for your next trip read more ...

London Walking tours

A great way to see London on your next educational trip and learn at the same time! Our bespoke walking tours will allow students to experience the city as well as find all the interesting spots London has to offer related to their studies. From History students wanting to do a Jack the Ripper Tour to Business Studies groups looking at the current financial market we have something to suit everyone. And as your tour is completely tailo read more ...

Sightseeing Bus Tours

Let your students sit back and relax as they take in the sights on a London bus tour on your next educational trip to the Capital. A fantastic tour to do if it's your first time to the city and a great way to travel. Many bus tours let you jump on and off so you can visit attractions, have lunch and go shopping. If you're interested in arranging a bus tour for your next trip contact the team at FHT Group tours tod read more ...

West End Theatre Tickets

The highlight of any educational trip to London is the West End show and we are delighted to be able to secure tickets for all the top shows playing this year, including the Lion King, War Horse and Wicked and a range of ones yet to hit the stage. Contact our London theatre trips team at FHT Group Tours for details and the best possible prices for your next sixth form school, college or university trip to London !

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of Britain's sovereigns since 1837 and today is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch. Any study visit to London should include a visit to or past this icon of British tradition. Although in use for the many official events and receptions held by The Queen, the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are open to visitors every year. Please contact us for details and we wil read more ...

London Eye

A magnificent structure reaching 443 feet at it's highest point, The London Eye is a must visit for groups coming to London. Located on the South Bank of the Thames, you can take your group on a leisurely but breathtaking view of central London's main attractions, including views of the new highest observation deck in the city over at the Shard ! Contact our London student trips team for your next tailor made quote today and we wil read more ...

Madame Tussauds Waxworks Museum

Madame Tussauds, London's world famous waxworks museum, was founded by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud and was formerly known as "Madame Tussaud's", but the apostrophe is no longer used. Give your group the chance to come face to face with a lifelike copy of the most famous historical and royal figures, a host of film stars, sports stars and infamous murderers. Please contact our London school trips team at FHT Group Tour read more ...

Thames River Cruise

A great addition to any trip to London is a river cruise on the Thames. It will give you and your students the chance to see our wonderful Capital from the water, which has played the most important role on the history and development of this great city. There are a number of different options to choose from but the most popular is the hour-long cruise from Tower Pier to Greenwich. Contact our London study trips team today for prices read more ...

The London Dungeon

The London Dungeon is a popular London tourist attraction, which recreates various gory and macabre historical events in a grimly comedic 'gallows humour' style, attempting to make them appealing to younger audiences. It uses a mixture of live actors, special effects and rides. Opening in 1974, it was initially designed as more a museum of "horrible history", but the Dungeon has evolved to become an actor-led, interactiv read more ...

Tower of London

Founded towards the end of 1066 following the start of the Norman Conquest, Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, more commonly known as the Tower of London, is a fascinating historic castle and a favourite attraction for groups visiting London. Home to the spectacular Crown Jewels and ovr a thousand years of history, from the Norman times to it's role as a prison during the World Wars of last century, students can benefit read more ...

Warner Bros Studios, London

For any student group that has fallen under the spell of Harry Potter, this is a must-visit for you ! Take your group behind the scenes of the studio that made the most successful film series in history,  from intricately detailed sets to stunning costumes, props and animation, and understand more about how this studio works on a day to day basis. Please contact our London school trips experts at FHT Group Tours for information and ad read more ...

Wembley Stadium

Take your Sports and Leisure group on a fascinating tour of the home of English Football. The new Wembley Stadium opened in 2007 and was built on the site of the original 1923 icon. Your guided tour will take you to see the main facilities of the state-of-the-art venue, including the Royal Box and walkway where the F.A cup is lifted. Contact our London student trips team at FHT group Tours today and we will be read more ...

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