The GLA offers a year-round programme of free education visits based in City Hall.
Visits to the GLA offer students a unique opportunity to learn about their city and how it is run, right here in the home of London’s regional government, City Hall. Visits are designed to:
- Enthuse young Londoners about their city
- Explain the roles and responsibilities of the GLA, Mayor of London and London Assembly
- Encourage discussion and debate about London issues
- Encourage young people to get involved
The visits tie in with citizenship in the National Curriculum. Students are encouraged to think critically about topical and controversial London issues and engage in discussion and debate. Students are also encouraged to engage actively with the Greater London Authority and to appreciate the importance of voting and of understanding different political viewpoints.
The education visits take place in one of the committee rooms at City Hall and usually last around 2 hours.
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee a tour of City Hall as part of the visit, as access to areas of the building is dependant on meetings and events taking place in the building on the day.
Booking a visit
For more information or to make a booking, please contact the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.
Visits are very popular and early booking is recommended.
Bookings are now being taken for the academic year 2013/2014. We are also able to offer visits during the summer holidays.