School trip to The London Eye
At 135m, The London Eye is the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel. It was conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects and was launched in 2000.
On 9 March 2000, the London Eye officially opened to the public. The lucky first passengers were competition winners and journalists. They all took a trip in one of the pods and soared above London’s skyline, marvelling at the breathtaking views from the top.
Today, the London Eye welcomes over 3.5 million passengers on average each year – enough to fill 41 Wembley Stadiums
It has won over 85 awards for national and international tourism, outstanding architectural quality and engineering achievement. In fact, it has become the UK’s most popular paid for visitor attraction.
Educational Visit in London
Take learning to new heights with the ultimate 360° learning experience
Plan a lesson your students will never forget 135 meters above the River Thames!
In History and Geography
- Locate and categorise London’s main Physical and Human features into North, South, East and West compass positions
- Describe the Physical and Human features of London in relation to the capital’s history
- Analyse the impact of London’s architecture on its environment, culture and tourism industry
- Use numerical data in order to evaluate the purposes of the different buildings in London’s skyline
In Art and DT
- Understand and compare the impact of great artists architects and designers throughout history
Focus on History, Art, DT, English, Geography and Maths. Pupils will learn
- Learn more about the locations, history and architecture of London’s landmarks including the London Eye.
- Utilise the surrounding views to add context to human and physical geography.
- Work together to create a landmark locator of the city.
Book a visit
- Up to 59% discounted on entry tickets for primary, secondary schools
- One FREE teacher ticket with every five primary school pupils or ten secondary school pupils
- Free in-classroom lesson plans and risk assessment
- Free Teacher Planning Tickets (two tickets to come onsite and carry out your own risk assessment)
- Flexible Book Now Pay Later booking option
- Option to upgrade to include a Discovery Skyline workshop or combination experience