The Royal Courts of Justice

Bring your learning to life with a visit to the Royal Courts of Justice for a school visit unlike any other. The National Citizenship and Law (NCCL) specialises in providing a range of innovative activities to suit your classroom based learning, all within the magnificent setting of one of Britain’s most prestigious working courtrooms. Your group can choose from a wide range of quality learning experiences, including:

Court In Session

This two hour session takes place in a working court room and around the courts. Students will:

  • Be introduced to the Royal Courts of Justice and what happens there

  • Prepare and enact a trial based on an ex-offender’s experiences

  • Explore roles in a court room and meet a legal professional where possible

  • Discuss and debate real sentencing options

  • Discover key spaces in the Royal Courts of Justice

Motion To Appeal

This two hour session takes place in a working court room and around the courts. Students will:

  • Be introduced to the Royal Courts of Justice and what happens there

  • Prepare for and debate an appeal case which has been heard at the Royal Courts of Justice (this can be a broader debate or one that focuses on a particular point of law)

  • Explore roles in a court room and meet a legal professional where possible

  • Discover key spaces in the Royal Courts of Justice


The Old Bailey Talk and Court Sessions (14years+)

The visit begins with a talk, where your groups are shown where the public hangings took place, and other historical points of interest. After discussing the court’s history, the group are then given the day’s programme of the 18 courts with advice of the more interesting trials and any top criminal barristers in action. The court opens for its afternoon session at 2pm groups can leave whenever they like.

The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court hears cases of the greatest public or constitutional importance affecting the whole population. Guided tours last approximately 50 minutes, including each of the three courtrooms (when not in use) and areas not usually accessible to the public. Observing court sessions is possible but space is limited and so often is not possible for groups.

Holocaust Learning at the Imperial War Museum (14+)

This excellent exhibition is best explored with an audio guide to help students navigate their way through a chronological narrative of the Holocaust and deepen their understanding of events in Nazi-occupied Europe and beyond.

The Clink Prison Museum Tours

Dating back to 1144, this site is one of England’s oldest and most notorious prisons. In this this guided educational experience, view archaeological artefacts, handle torture devices, and hear all about the misfortunes of the inmates. Tour lasts 45 minutes with free time to explore after.

Jack the Ripper Walking Tour

As the night sets in and the long shadows fall set off into the crooked, cobbled alleyways of Spitalfields and Whitechapel to follow in the footsteps of the World’s most infamous serial killer. An exciting and 90 minute crime hunt through London’s Victorian East End entering the mind-set of this infamous murderer.

National Archives

Attend a crime and punishment workshop.

Tower of London

Ethical consideration of attitudes towards crime.

Museum of London

Understand punishment changes since Roman Britain

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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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