Graduates attending a campus tour as part of Alumni Weekend 2022

The Great Exhibition Road Festival and Alumni Weekend are returning to South Kensington on 17 and 18 June 2023

Join us in the Alumni Lounge

The Great Exhibition Road Festival is a weekend of free events for all ages celebrating the inspirational power of awe and wonder in science and the arts. As an Imperial graduate, we invite you to register for access to the exclusive Alumni Lounge, a place to escape the crowds, meet up with friends and relax and refuel with complimentary refreshments. 

Advance registration is now closed, but you are very welcome to join us on the day. Find us in the Senior Common Room, Level 2 Sherfield Building West (A2 on campus map


The Great Exhibition Road and Alumni Weekend

Guests at the Great Exhibition Road gather around a map

The Great Exhibition Road Festival

Visit the Great Exhibition Road Festival to celebrate the power of awe and wonder to inspire us, motivate change and spark innovation. Enjoy free hands-on workshops, fascinating talks, performances and installations from iconic museums, research and culture organisations, including Imperial College London, the Natural History Museum, Royal College of Music, Science Museum, V&A, Royal Albert Hall and many more.  

  • Open to members of the public 
  • Free to attend 
  • You don’t need to register in advance, but if you do, you’ll receive programme updates and event information 

Discover the Great Exhibition Road Festival

A group of alumni chat in Beit Quad at the Student Union

Alumni Weekend

The best way to enjoy the Festival is by purchasing a pass for the Alumni Lounge, an exclusive space for you and your guests to enjoy on the South Kensington Campus.

  • Only available to Imperial alumni and their guests  
  • Small charge to register, giving you access to exclusive tours, early-bird talk tickets and free refreshments all day 
  • Access to the Great Exhibition Road Festival’s Smart Machines Zone (showcasing robots and AI) an hour before it opens to the public 
  • Advance registration is closed but you are welcome to register on the day. Registering for the Festival does not give you access to the Alumni Lounge.

Explore the Alumni Weekend programme