Beasts of London

Come face to face with the animals that once called this city home in Beasts of London, an immersive digital experience that will take you and your students on a journey through the capital's past. UK schools visit free!*

“Great visual, eye-catching, fun experience. Pupils learnt lots about animals and London’s history. They will write and draw about their favourite beast back in class.”

KS1 Teacher

“Everybody was amazed. They were all inspired and keep asking more questions about the history of London. We will recommend the show to other teachers.”

KS3 teacher

See the city like never before

From exotic beasts imported from all over the world to the humble pigeon, from the majestic lion to pesky fleas, London has been home to all manner of animals over its extraordinary history. Beasts of London will allow you and your pupils to immerse yourselves in the capital as seen through their eyes.

You'll begin your chronological journey before the city of London was created, and be guided through to the present day by a variety of animal narrators with unique views of London life.

Through immersive digital technologies you'll experience the iconic moments in the city’s history - such as the arrival of the Romans and The Plague - like never before.

To find out more about the experience, created in partnership with Guildhall School of Music and Drama, visit the Beasts of London page.

And remember to check back here later – we'll be announcing more exciting Beasts-related things on offer for schools!

Cost: £2 per student, supporting adults go free*
*UK school groups go free when booking weekday tickets before 12.45pm (inclusive of students and supporting adults) - please check this list for availability (PDF). Tickets must be booked in advance through the Box Office.

Group size: 1 adult for every 5 students (for Key Stages 1 and 2); 1 adult for every 10 students (for Key Stages 3 and 4)

A girl sits beside a pigeon, an elephant and a fox, below the words 'Hear our stories'.

Are you ready for them?

Hear the beasts of London's stories in exciting new ways.

Book your visit

Please contact the Box Office on 020 7001 9844 to enquire about availability and book. If you have difficulty using the telephone, you can contact our Box Office on 020 7001 9844 using a text relay service, or you can email us at [email protected]

Terms and conditions

  • We need you to provide the final number of students attending and pay for your booking at least 6 weeks in advance of your visit. If you are booking less than 6 weeks before your intended visit, you will need to pay immediately.
  • Once paid, tickets cannot be refunded.
  • If more students wish to attend than currently booked, these can be paid for in advance or on the day, but invoicing will not be possible for them.

Help with visit costs

Are you a London school? You might be eligible for money to cover transport and visit costs! Find out more on the Culture Mile School Visits Fund website (external link, opens in a new tab).

Planning visits

Once you've booked a class visit, you can request a free ticket for pre-visit planning.

Resources for schools

We've written a special teacher's guide to help you plan your visit:

Download information for teachers (PDF 7mb, opens in a new tab)

Poetry competition

We want the Beasts of London experience to inspire your students, and would like to share and celebrate their creative responses to it - through poems!

With ideas and suggestions developed in partnership with the National Literacy Trust, and prizes up for grabs, don't let your students miss out. You'll find the details on this page.

Beasts of London goody bag

Grab goody bags!

Including a Beasts of London branded rubber, pencil, pen and notebook.

Goody bags

Not sure if you have time to visit our shop? Make your visit easier by ordering goody bags for your pupils.

Simply complete this form and hand it to us on arrival or email [email protected], and collect and pay for your bags at the end of your visit.

Contact

If you have any questions about bringing a school group to Beasts of London, please contact [email protected].