Our regular programme of day trips has been suspended due to COVID-19 and the current UK lockdown. However, we will be updating this page with the best events and activities we've found that you can enjoy from home. #WeAreTogether
Watch a brand-new concert directly from the world-renowned West End! Every Friday at 19:30.
Tower of London
Take a virtual tour of the Tower of London with a world-famous Beefeater!
Explore the wonders of the British Libraries Harry Potter exhibition – learn about the journey of Harry Potter and hear from Jim Kay, the illustrator of the Harry Potter books and much more!
Covent Garden Inner Space
Destress and find your inner peace with daily online meditation sessions with Covent Garden’s Inner Space!
Brush up on your cooking skills with online cooking classes brought to you by Borough Market!
Les Misérables online
Watch Theatre shows from the comfort of your own home – download Les Misérables for £9.99, with every purchase the Macintosh Foundation will donate £5.00 to charity. Tickets can be found at:
The world-famous Globe Theatre is currently streaming performances of various Shakespeare plays via their YouTube channel for FREE! Currently streaming is Macbeth, while BBC iPlayer is hosting The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Lose yourself in these stories played upon Shakespeare's most famous stage. Is this a world-class theatre production I see before me? Yes!
You can find more information and stream these shows at:
Natural History Museum live
Nature Live Online with the Natural History Museum
Hang out with the Nature Live Online team on Tuesdays at 12.00 and Fridays at 10.30 for interactive talks featuring topical discussions with our scientists and cutting-edge research. From meteorites to mammoths, evolution to the climate crisis, Nature Live Online is a great way to explore the natural world. All events are free to watch online: https://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/exhibitions/nature-live.html
National Theatre At Home
National Theatre at Home
The National Theatre have launched their At Home series, providing world class theatre experiences from the comfort of your own home, with new plays made available every Thursday. Currently showing is Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, Amadeus, with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia
Royal Albert Hall online
#RoyalAlbertHome – Artists give performances from their home
The iconic Royal Albert Hall (located around the corner from the South Kensington campus of Imperial College) is hosting live performances by artists from their own homes. The schedule of the performances can be found here:
Uptown Talks London
In collaboration with the Museum of London, join Blue Badge Guide Julie Chandler as she shares some of the weird and wonderful stories she has learned over her years of exploring the streets of London.
From telephone boxes and tombs, to Cockney cashpoints, Julie will reveal the secrets of the city in this series of videos.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can join the day trips?
The day trips are open to all current Imperial College students, including EU and UK students. Occasionally staff members may attend, but they must ask permission from the International Student Support team first.
Unfortunately non-Imperial friends and family members are unable to attend.
How do I register and pay?
Click on the link in the trip you would like to attend. You will be asked to complete a registration form and will then be taken to a payment page where you will need a credit/debit card to pay. Your place will not be confirmed until you have paid.
Please note that each student wishing to attend the trip must register and pay separately.
What do I need to bring with me?
For each trip, you must bring:
- Your Imperial College ID card.
- Your Oyster Card if the trip is in London.
- Suitable clothing and shoes for the weather.
- Suncream, sunhat and water bottle if it is likely to be warm.
- Lunch if you will not be buying this on the day. Please note that restaurants are likely to be busy and you may wish to reserve a table in advance, especially if a large group of you will be eating together.
- Money to cover your expenses. Please do not bring very large amounts as we cannot be held responsible for this.
- A camera.
There may also be additional items you will need to bring for specific trips but you will be notified of these in a pre-trip email.
What if I need to cancel?
Tickets are non-refundable unless otherwise stated.
Please be aware that as tickets for our trips are purchased in advance by the International Student Support team, we are unable to provide a refund of money if you can no longer attend. If you can no longer attend, you may find another Imperial Student to take your place. You will need to email us to let us know.
If there is a waiting list for the event, we may be able to find someone to replace you. In this case your payment will be refunded from the person taking your place on the trip.
If you have any queries about this, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the closing dates below?
The closing date for each trip is the date after which no more bookings will be accepted. Note that a trip may fill up before the closing date.
Please note that all events are open to Imperial College students only. Each person wishing to attend must register and pay separately. PLEASE DO NOT PAY FOR MULTIPLE PEOPLE
Photos from some of our past trips
Harry Potter studio trip