Home to some of the best museums and galleries anywhere in the world, London has everything that Art and Design BTEC and City & Guilds students could hope for. It is also suitable for SQA Higher & Advanced Higher studies.

Many London art galleries offer free entry to their permanent exhibitions for student groups, so there are plenty of opportunities to soak-up the capital's fantastic range of artistic treasures.

A popular visit for BTEC and City & Guild groups is the Street Art Walking tour. Students are inspired by the constantly evolving art scene all around the city and our guides know all the right places to go.

A From the Tate Modern to the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery to the Tate Britain, London's wealth of art galleries in can support their study topics and give them the opportunity to see some iconic pieces of artwork in the flesh. 

Why not visit London for your next Art & Design student trip, or take a look below for more inspiration.


2 Day Sample Itinerary

Day 1


Depart to arrive in London around midday.


Check into your accommodation then travel to central London to visit the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery.


Evening meal followed by free time to explore London. You may wish to see a West End show.

Day 2


Take a Street Art Guided Walking Tour. As street art is so transient, the exact location will not be known until nearer to your time of departure.


Visit the Tate Modern followed by free time around the South Bank for sketching.



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