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Education visits

The GLA offers a year-round programme of free education visits for London groups.

School children looking at Tower Bridge

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 Londoners about their city through our fascinating history and unique place on the national and global stage
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of the GLA, Mayor of London and London Assembly
  • Develop an understanding of different political viewpoints and an appreciation of the importance of voting
  • Use contemporary issues to bring the policy-making process to life
  • Give visitors confidence and encouragement to engage in political debates
  • Encourage visitors to actively engage with the GLA

The education visits are suitable for all school groups, key stage 2 and above, colleges and universities and other London groups. Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee a tour of City Hall as part of the visit, as access to areas of the building is dependent 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.


Bookings are now being taken for 2015-2016.


September 2015 October 2015 November 2015 December 2015
Fully booked Fully booked Fully booked Limited availability
January 2016 February 2016 March 2016 April 2016
Good availability Good availability Good availability Bookings not currently being taken
May 2016 June 2016 July 2016  
Bookings not currently being taken Good availability Good availability