I really loved the view from the coach. I most valued seeing the streets, buses, buildings and Trafalgar Square!

Club member, Nottingham Trent University

I felt really valued. It was nice being a part of it all.

Club member, Banbury and Bicester College

London brings another layer of excitement, opening the eyes of Club members to another world filled with opportunities and cultures.

Club tutor, Activate Learning

I loved seeing all the art in the galleries as it gave me a sense of all the sorts of art that you can do.

Club member, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton

London Visit

The London Visit is a key moment at the beginning of the National Saturday Club year when Club members from across the country come together for the first time.

This network-wide event provides an important opportunity for Club members to visit their capital city and to attend specially arranged tours of some of the UK’s leading cultural institutions.

The London Visit 2023 will take place on Saturday 2 December. Club members have the opportunity to access world-class permanent collections and the latest exhibitions at museums and galleries including Autograph, Design Museum, Hayward Gallery, London Transport Museum, London Zoo, Makerversity, National Theatre, Science Museum, Somerset House, Tate Britain, The Photographers’ Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, and Whitechapel Gallery.

At a welcome event generously hosted by Central Saint Martins, Club members will hear from guest speakers, take part in collaborative, confidence-building activities, and see their self-portraits on display.

Club member self-portraits

The annual self-portrait project launches the National Saturday Club year, introducing Club members nationwide to ideas of self expression.

The project enables Saturday Clubs to explore themes of identity and self-expression through a wide variety of creative media, across all the subject strands of the National Saturday Club programme.

Collectively, the outcomes are a celebration young people’s individuality – their diversity, imagination, and unique perspectives.

Explore last year’s Self-Portrait Gallery here

Read about the 2022 London Visit

Coventry University Art&Design Club visit to the National Portrait Gallery

Tour of Tate Britain

London Visit


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