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London Virtual School Trip - 12th February 20201

Welcome to London!

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Start the visit off on the London Eye. Explore up to 55 landmarks of the Capital City. Click on the landmarks to experience them.

https://360.visitlondon.com

The London Underground

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Underground fact sheet

 

Live map of London Underground

Zoom in and see the different stations and where they are in London! You can see yellow dots, which shows the tubes moving around the city!

Buckingham Palace

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Buckingham Palace is the London home of Queen Elizabeth 11, located in the City of Westminster. It has 775 rooms, including 52 and royal guest bedrooms!

Take a tour of Buckingham Palace

Watch the changing of the Guard video

Learn more about Buckingham Palace:

The Official website of the Royal Family - Buckingham Palace

https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/Buckingham-Palace/476233

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament

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The Houses of Parliament is also known as the Palace of Westminster and is the oldest Royal palace in London. Big Ben is part of the Elizabeth Tower and is probably the world’s most famous clock. Big Ben is the huge bell in the tower, which strikes the hour.

Take a tour of the Houses of Parliament

Inside Big Ben

Learn more about Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament:

Big Ben

Parliament structure

Parliament

Wembley Stadium

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Wembley stadium is one of the most famous stadiums in the world, which can seat up to 90,000 people! It attracts some of the biggest events in sport, music and entertainment and has more than 2 million visitors a year! It is the home of England national football team. It also hosts competitions such as The FA Cup Final and the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final. Musicians such as Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and One Direction have performed concerts there too!

Take a tour of Wembley stadium

Learn more about Wembley stadium:

Wembley pitch fact sheet

Wembley in numbers

Wembley Stadium

Westminster Abbey

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Westminster Abbey is a church located in the City of Westminster. This is a religious building, which also has Royal importance. It is the place of coronations (where a King or Queen is crowned) and other ceremonies of national importance, such as Royal Weddings. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were married at Westminster Abbey in April 2011.

Take a tour of Westminster Abbey

Find out more about Westminster Abbey:

Highlights of Commonwealth day 2020

Official Website

A-Z of Westminster Abbey

https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/Westminster-Abbey/476337

 

HMS Belfast

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The HMS Belfast warship was built for the Royal Navy. It was built in the 1930s and spent 24 years in service, including during World War II. It is now a museum ship on the River Thames in London.

Did you know? HMS stands for ‘Her Majesty’s Ship’

 

Take a tour of the HMS Belfast

 

Find out more about HMS Belfast

https://primaryfacts.com/6865/hms-belfast-facts-and-information 

Official site

Science Museum

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The Science Museum is a popular museum located in Kensington, London. It is one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions. It is the most visited science and technology museum in Europe, with over 15,000 objects on display.

 

Take a tour of the Science Museum

Explore some of the objects in 3D

Have a go at these games: Launchball    Total Darkness

Science to try at home!

The Tower of London

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The Tower of London is a 900 year-old castle and fortress in central London that is home to the Crown Jewels – these are very expensive objects used in Royal ceremonies.

Watch this video to find out more

Take a tour of the Tower of London

The Tower of London information

A short History of The Tower of London

Symbols at the Tower of London

The Crown Jewels

St Edward’s Crown

Natural History Museum

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The Natural History Museum has one of the most iconic buildings in London. There is a wide variety of specimens to discover, such as Hope, the bones of a 25 metre blue whale, which hangs from the impressive Hintze Hall display room. The Natural History Museum also has an impressive dinosaur exhibition,

 

Take a Virtual tour

Listen to an Audio Guided Tour with Sir David Attenborough

Hope the blue whale

Hintze Hall

Dinosaur information, videos and activities

Lego Life forms

The West End

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The West End is home to musical theatre. There are many famous theatres, such as The Novello and The London Palladium, which have showcased musicals including Mamma Mia, The Lion King and Matilda.

Click on the links below to experience some of the performances!

Matilda

The Lion King

Aladdin

Annie

Mary Poppins

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