This 7-day Business and Economics school trip takes students to the heart of the country’s financial hub. Jam-packed with workshops, factory visits, Q&As with members of a start-up and a tour of London’s top business university, students will have the opportunity to see first hand what it takes to pursue a career in business and economics.
Featuring a day trip to one of the most famous cities in the country, Oxford, this itinerary provides the perfect combination of experiential learning activities and adventure.
Our school trips are completely customizable and can be tailored to meet your requirements. Speak to a specialist now to find out which additional destinations, itineraries and subject focuses are available for this trip.
*Prices based on groups of 20 students with 2 free teacher spots.
Day 1: The Walkie Talkie
Make your way from the airport to your accommodation. Meet your guide, who will explain rules and safety guidelines. Embark on a walking tour of London’s business and financial hub, before venturing up 20 Fenchurch Street, a skyscraper nicknamed “The Walkie Talkie” for its distinctive shape. Pay a visit to the Sky Garden, where you can wander around the landscaped gardens and the observation deck on the 37th floor for panoramic views from London’s highest public garden!
In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner of traditional British food such as fish and chips, and listen to a trip briefing led by your guide.
Day 2: Meet a member of a start-up
Head to the Barbican Centre and get creative with a hands-on session focusing on the world of start-ups. The class will divide into groups and brainstorm 1-2- ideas for a start-up company, aided by the guide. Afterwards, make your way to the Bank of England, the beating heart of the UK’s economy. Learn about the role of the bank and why its work is vital for the health of our economy from a member of staff.
Later, have the chance to hear directly from a start-up on their journey. The speaker will talk through their experience of what it was like setting up a company, the challenges and benefits and what skills are needed to thrive in a start-up environment. Then, you will have the chance to engage in a Q&A with them.
After a day full of learning, spend some time browsing the food stalls from all over the world in the Southbank Market, and pick out a new cuisine to try!
Day 3: Customer profiling workshop
Explore the Museum of Brands where you can learn more about marketing and how consumer society has evolved. Then, engage in a curated workshop on customer profiling. Working on an item from the Museum collection, you will produce an in-depth profile of a typical and an alternative customer.
Later, take part in a half-day training of your presentation and public speaking skills. Those skills are crucial to succeed in business, and you’ll have fun honing them! Afterwards, spend the evening in Westfield London, the biggest shopping centre in Europe.
Day 4: London Stock Exchange
This morning, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the London Stock Exchange. Explore today’s financial industry in a curated workshop using live market data feeds, and expand your knowledge on how shares are traded, how the financial market works, and common misconceptions.
Embark on a walk of Central London with your guide, who will talk you through the city’s most famous retail giants and the oldest markets, so that you’ll have a better understanding of the history and style of trade in the city. You may even have the chance to do some retail therapy!
Finish your tour with some people-watching in Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus, where the city lights never go out!
Day 5: Day trip to Oxford
Hop on board a coach to Oxford and pay a visit to the BMW factory where Mini cars are made. Learn about the production process and the delicate balance between automation and assembly staff in every station of the production line.
Later, you can enjoy a free afternoon in Oxford city centre. While you explore, take part in our Learning Adventure Photo Scavenger Hunt: our prompts will guide you towards the city’s unmissable landmarks! In the evening, make your way back to London.
Day 6: Tour of London Business School
Head to the London Business School and take a tour of the campus. You’ll be led by a Student Ambassador who will be happy to answer your questions about student life and the courses on offer. Plus, you’ll even have the chance to speak to a member of the Admission team, to find out what they look for in a candidate.
Engage in another talk and Q&A with a member of a start-up company, who will speak about a particular aspect of enterprise you’re interested to hear about, including strategic planning, corporate culture and management, technology, personal work habits and more.
Enjoy a final evening in town and head to Oxford Street, where you will have the chance to shop for souvenirs.
Day 7: Pitch a start-up idea
Remember the start-up ideas you brainstormed at the beginning of the week? You’ll now take part in a session in which you’ll fine-tune those ideas based on what you’ve learned during the week, and pitch them to the rest of the group.
Then, take part in a final reflection session and trip debriefing. Afterwards, head back to your accommodation and prepare for departure. Leave excited to apply what you have learned during your Learning Adventure, back at home!