New Scientist Live 2017

Prices from: £132 (28-29 September 2017)

New Scientist have developed an inspiring, exciting and incredible event called New Scientist Live taking place in London in September 2017.  Adaptable Travel have partnered with New Scientist Live to offer you and your students the chance to go on the ultimate school science trip to this incredible event. Offering students and teachers an engaging and inspirational day out, the show brings together the biggest and most provocative science, engineering and technology.

Split into four immersive zones – Brain & Body, Technology, Earth and the Cosmos – students will see science brought to life with over 200 first-rate demonstrations and more than 100 thought-provoking talks from the most influential names in science, fuelling the imagination of every young scientist.


World-leading Scientist Speakers

Students will be able to listen to talks from world-leading scientists, futurologists and thought leaders, inspiring the next generation. 2016 speakers included astronaut Tim Peake, physicist Jim Al-Khalili, space scientist Monica Grady and mathematician Marcus du Sautoy. 2017 speaker topics covered will range from the Higgs boson to sports science, to driverless cars, AI and so much more. Confirmed speakers for 2017 can be found here.


What else will there be to do?

Students will be able to learn from the huge range of demonstrations and experiences, and get hands on with science.  In addition, they will be able to speak to scientists from the Royal Society of Biology, The Royal Academy of Engineering, Imperial College London, The Science Council and many many more. Last year’s show featured the Bloodhound Project's adrenaline-pumping 1,000mph car, a chance to see the European Space Agency's Exomars Rover in the flesh, VR demonstrations, and 'The Rentokil Pestaurant' where visitors could try a range of edible creepy crawlies. 2017 content will be confirmed in the coming months.


What is Included with Adaptable Travel

We have partnered with New Scientist Live to offer a cost-effective solution for schools from across the UK to attend this amazing science event. For schools not based in or near London, our package includes return coach transport from your school, 1 day entrance to New Scientist Live (extended durations available), pre-booked entry to the Science Museum or visit the Natural History Museum, 1 free staff place for every 10 paying students, chance to add-on other excursions including the London Eye, group evening meals, a West End show and other fantastic science related visits and excursions.

What’s more, you only need a minimum of 10 paying passengers to take your school to New Scientist Live, with a fixed price.

Packages available for:

  • 2 day, 1 night (including transport and accommodation)
  • Day trips (including coach and entrance)
  • Ticket only for the event for London based schools.


Enquire today to start organising your school trip to New Scientist Live.

Teachers rate our London trips

London reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Quality of transport
Quality of accommodation:
Educational value of tour
Value for money
Overall rating
Scores 9.0 out of 10 based on 58 reviews
10 out of 10


Beijing GB
This was a fantastic tour well balanced in terms of education and entertainment, great meals and plenty of opportunity to explore the city. The Royal National is ideally located, and the hotel responded to our request of rooming boys and girls on separate floors with their teachers.
Confirmed purchase: 27 May 2017
Published on: 06 June 2017
7 out of 10


Groisy France GB
Overall we had a great time however a few points were really not great.
The choice of pub in Covent Garden: the service was awful and the food was really not up to scratch. We were in a room just for school groups and it was far from being the pub experience that we had hoped for.
The market tour: the tour was very interesting however we learnt very quickly that most of the tour was history based and not in the market itself as tours are not allowed - I would have liked to know this beforehand as our group was in London for the culinary side of things and not the history.
For the cruise and London eye, we wasted time in the line for the information desk as suggested on our coupon, only to find we had to re queue for the tickets and we nearly missed the cruise.
There is no 'coach pick up point' at North terminal Gatwick (there is at the south), the pick up point is at the car drop off point, next to the special assistance desk. Most of the stewards did not speak enough english to be able to help and again time was wasted for nothing.
Wagamamas was great.
The fish and chips in Borough High Street, was more like canteen fish and chips and not the traditional fish and chips we had wanted.
being that i specifically asked for the 'food ' side of things to be given importance we were disappointed with this.
The picnics: on our last day we had all chosen a different sandwich, only to find that the sandwiches left for us were all tuna (noone had chosen this and we had it the day before), we didn't once have fruit juice all week. the boxes of sandwiches were (if at all) badly names and with the amount of groups at the hostel all younsters just helped themselves (left self service in the breakfast room) - anyone could have taken them. we were lucky that on the last day we were able to have 10.
We were originally told that the teachers had 4 single beds in their room, and once the booking and payment made we learnt that that was not possible.
Although I was pleased with many aspects of the tour I do feel that there is much room for improvement, and although the meals would probably have been ok for a young school group this was not our case.
Confirmed purchase: 20 March 2017
Published on: 30 March 2017
10 out of 10


Prague GB
Overall, a very well organised trip with a good diversity of events to respond to the educational needs of students.
The eateries were also good apart from the pub at Covent Garden where we had Fish and Chips. Whilst I am aware that money can made from group bookings at no point have I felt like it is the case, until this restaurant. The portion size was for children and delivered on child sized plates, although the children were 13 and staff well above 13! The fish itself was of poor quality and compared what they were serving to other guests, definitely the chaeper version - it felt like a child's party! The drink was just water and the pudding was a badly heated pre-made apple pie with squirty cream.
They wanted us in and out as quickly as possible although,according to my schedule, we had an hour and an half there.
This was supported by the students feedback that this was the worse place to eat which, considering it was traditional fish and chips, was a shame. I would not go there again, although the location was great.
Confirmed purchase: 14 March 2017
Published on: 29 March 2017
Centre of the Cell
Centre of the Cell is an science educational centre dedicated to inspiring ... Read more
The Crystal
The Crystal is a newly constructed, iconic building in central London, designed to... Read more
Forensic Outreach
Forensic Outreach is a fantastic study event perfect for those students who ... Read more
Kew Gardens
The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew aims to increase public knowledge and understandin... Read more
London Theatre Shows
Adaptable Travel can arrange visits for your group to see a wide range of... Read more
Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum aims to help students enjoy the natural world, and develop their scientific knowledge on areas including ecology, volcanology, and climate change.
Royal Observatory Greenwich
Founded in 1675, this exhibition includes time-pieces, a history of the observatory, the Greenwich Meridian line, the history of time and astronomy and the giant refracting telescope
Science Museum
The museum has live shows, huge exhibitions, special events, and a 3-D IMAX Cinem... Read more

Safestay Hostel

Location: Located in Elephant & Castle, just 400m from the underground station. Just... Read more

3* London Outskirt Hotels

Location: Adaptable Travel use a range of hotels located on the outskirts o... Read more

YHA Hostel Lee Valley

Location: Located in 10,000 acres of Lee Valley Country Park close to central ... Read more

Destination Pack
To assist you with planning the most relevant and appropriate itinerary for your students, a Leisure & Learning destination pack complete with a full excursion list including curriculum area recommendations will be sent with every quote.

Details of the 2 Day, 1 Night Package:

Thursday 28th - Friday 29th September 2017

What is included in the 2 day tour?

  • Full Executive Coach Transfer from your institute to the accommodation in London

  • 1 Nights Accommodation with Breakfast in London accommodation

  • 1 free staff place based on every 10 paying passengers

  • Day 1: Entrance to the Science Museum & Natural History Museum with optional workshops (please note entrance to the Science Museum is free of charge, but Adaptable Travel will be able to pre-reserve your places)

  • Day 2: Entrance to the New Scientist Live event at London Excel


Is Your School Close to London?

This event is open to all groups. That is why we have alternative packages for groups wanting Daytrips or Ticket Only packages available.

Add-ons including Forensic Science Outrreach seminar, Centre of the Cell, Natural History Museum Workshops, Kew Gardens, London Eye, Theatre visits and more available.

Extended Duration trips are also available.

Minimum group size of just 10 learners with 1:10 free place ratio.

Book your Iceland trip for term time and save £114pp

Adaptable Travel are offering you a cost effective Geography school trip to Iceland when you book your trip during term time.

Save £114pp when you book your school trip to Iceland during ter...

Read more >

Free flight on the London Eye on London school trips

Adaptable Travel are offering a FREE London Eye flight for all school trips to London travelling until the end of June 2018.

Adaptable Travel are leaders in offering overnight London school ...

Read more >

Free Eden Project on Cornwall school trips

Adaptable Travel are offering FREE entrance to the Eden Project in Cornwall for all school trips to Cornwall travelling until the end of July 2017.

Adaptable Travel have seen an increase in ...

Read more >

Free Entrance to Efteling Theme Park on Dutch Coast school trips

Have you considered the Dutch Coast for your next school trip?

Adaptable Travel are offering FREE entrance to the enchanting Efteling Theme Parks for all school trips to the Dutch Coast trav...

Read more >

Free Bateaux Mouches River Cruise in Paris

Adaptable Travel are offering a FREE Bateaux Mouches River Cruise for all school trips to Paris and Disneyland Paris travelling until the end of June 2017.

Adaptable Travel organise school t...

Read more >

Free Entrance to the Guggenheim Bilbao for art school trips

Adaptable Travel are offering FREE entrance to the Guggenheim for all school trips to Bilbao travelling until 31st July 2017.

The Guggenheim in Bilbao is undoubtedly one of the most iconic a...

Read more >

Free meal at the Hard Rock Cafe

Adaptable Travel are offering a FREE meal at the fantastic Hard Rock Café Berlin for all school trips to Berlin travelling this academic year (until end of July 2016).

Adaptable Travel ...

Read more >

York Primary School Inclusive Trips

York is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating cities in Europe, with a vast and vivid history that is on display in all its’ glory to this day.  Adaptable Travel have put together a fantastic ...

Read more >

5 Reasons to Book a Battlefield Trip with us


Each student will receive a full colour printed study pack - a great resource free for all battlefield trips to Belgium. This is accompnaied by a teacher...

Read more >

CERN Science Trips from £149!

School science trips dont get much better than a visit to the world famous CERN!  Adaptable Travel can organise your visit from just £159ppp!


Attend Science Discovered! for a further £...

Read more >

New York - FREE Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour

Your entire group can enjoy a completely FREE trip to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on your next school trip or study tour to New York.

To take advantage of this fantastic offer, al...

Read more >

Auschwitz Trips from £239

History school trips dont get more vivid than a visit to the infamous Auschwitz.  Adaptable Travel can organise your school trip to Auschwitz from just £229ppp.

Auschwitz is a powerful place...

Read more >

Educational Trips Price Promise Guarantee

Adaptable Travel strongly believe that educational trips should be accessible to all, no matter what their budget. That is why we are determined to bring down the cost of educational trips for a...

Read more >

School Ski Trip Discount

To mark the official launch of our school ski trips division, Ski Adaptable, we are offering £10 off all school ski trips.

To take advantage of this offer, all you need to do is book any ed...

Read more >

Book with confidence

All of our trips are protected by ATOL or ABTA bonding. This means your money is safe when booking your school trip with Adaptable Travel.

Read more information by clicking the logos below

ATOL Protected ABTA: The Travel Association