Talks and tours
Ever wanted to see the view from the top of the Queen's Tower? The labyrinth of tunnels underneath campus? Or get close to the College's state-of-the-art facilities? Now is your chance!
Book exclusive, alumni-only tours to go behind the scenes at Imperial. In our series of talks, hear from alumni, Imperial experts and special guests on a range of topics. All talks and tours will be added to this page once confirmed.
All talks and tours are bookable in advance and will only be available to those alumni and guests who have already registered for Alumni Weekend. All registered alumni will receive an email with a special code to access tour and workshop tickets. Some of these events carry a small extra cost in addition to your registration for Alumni Weekend.
Talks and Tours
From Handel to Adele: The Royal Albert Hall Grand Tour
For over sixty years Imperial graduates have crossed the stage of the Royal Albert Hall to collect their degree certificates. Experience the excitement inside one of the world’s most famous venues on a Royal Albert Hall Grand Tour. Join a knowledgeable and friendly Royal Albert Hall tour guide on a fascinating journey through the iconic building's unique history, incredible architecture and legendary performances.
What Lies Beneath: Imperial Tunnels Tour
Rumours range from the discovery of a mummified body to tunnellers being stopped by military police with machine guns. Surrounded by mystery, a network of tunnels lies under the South Kensington campus. Investigate the myths that have become campus legend in this truly unique tour.
Imperial Now: Student Campus Tour
Are you curious about what has changed at Imperial or do you simply want to reminisce? Revisit your old haunts, check out new developments on campus and find out more about current life for students at our South Kensington campus. Our knowledgeable student tour guides can help you discover new areas of the College that you might not know from your time here, and it’s a great way to show off your old campus to family and friends.
Iconic Imperial: The Queen's Tower
As the tallest free-standing building in London without a lift, the Queen’s Tower offers spectacular views over London. The Queen’s Tower is all that remains of the old Imperial Institute, so this is a unique opportunity to visit the College’s most historic landmark and experience its rich history for yourself. Join one our friendly student tour guides as they take you on a truly memorable climb to the top.
White City presentation by Professor Neil Alford
In this talk, Neil Alford Associate Provost (Academic Planning) will outline the master plan for the White City Campus including the stages of its development, what has been done up until now and the timeline of future plans. You will also gain an insight into what will feature on the new campus.