The Victorian Thames

Why was Tower Bridge built, and what was life like on the London docks of 1894? Turn your students into history detectives and find out!  

Students will explore the sights and smells of London's docks through historical sources, developing enquiry and analytical skills to uncover the relationship between the Thames, international trade, and Tower Bridge. 

Key information

Key Stages: 1 and 2

Capacity: Max 30 pupils

Timing: 10.30 - 14.00

Curriculum Links: History, Geography

Cost:  £120 per class and £10.72 per additional adult outside the required ratio

Key Stage 1: 1 adult free per 6 children 

Key Stage 2: 1 adult free per 10 children

“It was a wonderful day with many aspects and learning to it, very well aimed at the age group too.”


“Sophie was amazing, and the visit was really fun for the kids.”



Looking for ways to embed your workshop into your classroom learning? 

Our learning resources contains everything you need to turn your pupils into Tower Bridge experts! Or download our workshop specific pre and post visit activity ideas. 

Learning resources Pre and post visit activities