Dual Site Visits

Visit two Culture Mile venues in one trip, with curriculum-based facilitated sessions, and three available packages.

Suitable for primary and secondary pupils, our dual site visits offer schools the opportunity to explore the City of London's cultural, historical, and artistic offerings with interactive workshops and guided tours to bring learning to life.

Roman London

Roman Amphitheatre & Museum of London

This visit combines an interactive session with a trained archaeologist in the Roman amphitheatre, with a guided walk over the ruins of London Wall, past significant locations of Roman history and it's enduring influence, and ending with a self-directed exploration of the Museum's Roman galleries.

Pupils will learn about Roman life in Londinium, the Amphitheatre's discovery and history, and have the chance to handle almost 2,000 year old Roman artefacts.

This session is recommended for Key Stage 2 and supports the development of key fusion skills including communication, critical thinking, and problem solving.

Booking is free, with the option to include an interactive drama experience - pupils’ imaginations will be awoken when they meet a Roman soldier and find out what he would have done in the amphitheatre. This is at a cost of £70.00 per class, please enquire when you make your booking.

To book and view upcoming availability see the Museum of London's website.

Pupils and facilitator working on clipboards in the ruins of the Roman amphitheatre
Roman London Amphitheatre workshop

Great Fire of London

Guildhall Art Gallery & The Monument

Travel back to 1666 and learn about the architecture and life of  London before the Great Fire, with a facilitated workshop combining history, art, an drama, before climbing the 311 steps to the top of The Monument for a view across the historic City of London.

This visit combines an interactive facilitated session in the Guildhall Art Gallery, using maps, costumes, and the art in the Galleries to inspire students to imagine seventeenth century London, and the circumstances and impact of the Great Fire. This is followed by a guided walk to The Monument with weather-dependant outdoor activities, followed by a climb up The Monument.

Pupils will learn about London life 350 years ago, and have the opportunity to meet Samuel Pepys, read Robert Hooke's diary, design their own Monument, dress up as a Fire Warden, and see a 360 degree view of London from 60 metres.

This session is recommended for Key Stages 1 and 2 and supports the development of key fusion skills including communication, creativity, and analysis and evaluation.

To book please contact Guildhall Art Gallery

Great Fire of London workshop

Animating Beasts of London

Museum of London & the Barbican Centre:

Inspire your pupils with a visit to the Museum of London's immersive exhibition, Beasts of London where they will journey through London's past through the eyes of it's animals, and create their own creative animation based on the City's critters.

This visit begins with an immersive digital experience in the Beasts of London exhibition, and is followed by a short guided stroll to the Barbican, where pupils will be encouraged to think about the role of animals in London's story, before they take part in a creative stop-motion animation workshop at Barbican.

Pupils will learn about the role animals have played in shaping the capital, from Roman era through to Medieval London and the present day, narrated by the beasts themselves in this theatrical, immersive, experience. Collaborating in small groups with an award-winning London-based puppet artist and theatre designer they will then create animations featuring pigeons, foxes, bees, eels, cats, and dogs.

This session is recommended for Key Stage 2 and supports the development of key fusion skills including communication, teamwork, and creativity.

To book and view upcoming availability see the Museum of London's website

Animating Beasts of London workshop

Roman London

Bloomberg Mithraeum & Billingsgate Roman House and Baths

Discover what life in Londinium was like almost 2,000 years ago with a visit exploring the mysterious Temple of Mithras and the remains of the Roman Bathhouse.

Suitable for Key Stage 2 pupils, workshops at both sites have been designed to support the National Curriculum. Facilitated by experienced educators, this free session allows pupils to develop [...] skills.

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Roman London

Billingsgate Roman House and Baths & Roman Amphitheatre

Explore both the public and private side of Roman life at London’s Roman Amphitheatre and Billingsgate Roman House and Baths on this dual-site visit, which includes a guided walk between venues.

Beginning at London’s Roman Amphitheatre, under Guildhall Art Gallery, with an introduction to Roman London and the discovery of the amphitheatre, pupils will handle, analyse and evaluate real archaeological artefacts to find out what they tell us about who went to the amphitheatre and what they did there. You will then have the opportunity to flex your creative talents and become Roman Londoners as you try on costume and recreate what a day at the amphitheatre might have looked like.


A guided walk between the two venues will help you spot the hidden evidence of Roman London along the way to Billingsgate Roman House and Baths, where you will explore the Roman ruins, get a chance to handle, analyse and evaluate real and replica archaeological artefacts associated with the site, and understand what life was like for people living in Roman London.

This session is ideal for Key Stage 2 pupils, who will also use observation, critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork skills to try to build some Roman architectural features from the site: a hypocaust and an arch, and to play the Roman game Terni Lapilli.

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Billingsgate Roman House and Baths

John Keats: How to Get Ahead in the 19th Century

Keats House & London Metropolitan Archives

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Keats House workshop

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