Social programme

Making the most of your summer in London

Studying in London is an exciting opportunity to explore the diverse and abundant social and cultural activities, and an ideal location from which to explore the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe. That’s why when you join Summer School at Imperial College Business School, we encourage you to get involved in a host of social and cultural activities that we organise for you to enjoy alongside your studies. Sometimes the best networking takes place outside the classroom!

Please note that activities and trips are not included in the course fees and you will need to pay additional costs.

Please see details of the 2019 social programme below:

Tickets go live on 3 June for Session One, and on 3 July for Session Two. Limited early bird tickets will be available once booking opens – once they are gone, a limited number of tickets will be available at the indicated standard rate.

Session one

Critically acclaimed across the UK with a sound-track storming up the UK pop charts, Six the Musical is back!
From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. These Queens may have green sleeves, but their lipstick is rebellious red.

Provisional Itinerary

Six the Musical will be shown at the Arts Theatre. The performance will start at 20:00 and the running time is approximately 75 minutes (including intermission).

Early Bird Rate: £35
Standard Rate: £40

Brighton is Britain’s ‘alternative’ seaside town – famous for its bohemian atmosphere and its eccentric characters, clairvoyants, witches, wizards, artists and musicians. It is a great escape from London, especially on a sunny day! Hang out at the beach, wander around ‘The Lanes’, visit The Royal Pavilion or have fish and chips on the pier – there’s something for everyone here.

Provisional Itinerary

Time  Activity
10:00 Meet at London Bridge Station
11:12 Arrive in Brighton
12:00 – 13:30 Walking guided city tour
13:30 – 17:30 Lunch/Free-time
18:00 Meet for the return journey
19:45 Arrive at London Bridge Station

Early Bird Rate: £20
Standard Rate:
£25

Delve into the magical world of Harry Potter for a behind-the-scenes look at the film series. Be amazed by the millions of artefacts, props, sights and sounds – try Butterbeer, see Platform 9 ¾ and buy a wand from Diagon Alley. This walking tour is not just for the diehard fans!

Provisional Itinerary

Time  Activity
13:30 Meet at pick-up point at South Kensington
15:00 Arrive at Harry Potter Studios
15:00 – 19.00 Harry Potter Studios
19:00 Meet for the return journey
20:30 Arrive at South Kensington

Early Bird Rate: £40

Standard Rate: £45

Immerse yourself in a race against time, super villains and devices!

One of clueQuest’s locations has been compromised and we need you to find out who betrayed Mr Q and swapped sides.

Each team will have 60 minutes in which to solve their way out of an immersive, fictional scenario using teamwork and logic.

Further information can be found here: https://cluequest.co.uk/faq

Provisional Itinerary

Time Activity
18:40 Meet @ clueQuest
18:50-19:00 Briefing
19:00-20:00 Game play
20:00-20:10 Briefing

Early Bird Rate: £20

Standard Rate: £25

Cambridge is a town brimming with history and tradition – at the heart of this enchanting destination is Cambridge University which is split into 31 architecturally stunning colleges.

The Chelsea Buns at Fitzbillies Bakery are world famous…make sure you ear-mark time to try these sticky treats!

Provisional Itinerary

Time Activity
10.50 Meet at King’s Cross Train Station
12.00 Arrive in Cambridge
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch/ Free-time
13.00 – 15.00 Walking guided city tour
15:00 – 18.00 Free-time
18.00 Meet for the return journey to London
19.05 Arrive at Kings Cross Train Station

Early Bird Rate: £20
Standard Rate: £25

Session two

Immerse yourself in a race against time, super villains and devices!

One of clueQuest’s locations has been compromised and we need you to find out who betrayed Mr Q and swapped sides.

Each team will have 60 minutes in which to solve their way out of an immersive, fictional scenario using teamwork and logic.

Provisional Itinerary

Time Activity
19:00 Meet @ clueQuest
19:10-19:20 Briefing
19:20-20:20 Game play
20:20-20:30 Briefing

Early Bird Rate: £20
Standard Rate: £25

Critically acclaimed across the UK with a sound-track storming up the UK pop charts, Six the Musical is back!

From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. These Queens may have green sleeves, but their lipstick is rebellious red.

Provisional Itinerary

Six the Musical will be shown at the Arts Theatre. The performance will start at 20.00 and the running time is approximately 75 minutes (including intermission).

Early Bird Rate: £40
Standard Rate: £45

Brighton is Britain’s ‘alternative’ seaside town – famous for its bohemian atmosphere and its eccentric characters, clairvoyants, witches, wizards, artists and musicians. It is a great escape from London, especially on a sunny day! Hang out at the beach, wander around ‘The Lanes’, visit The Royal Pavilion or have fish and chips on the pier – there’s something for everyone here.

Provisional Itinerary

Time  Activity
10:00 Meet at London Bridge Station
11:12 Arrive in Brighton
12:00 – 13:30 Walking guided city tour
13:30 – 17:30 Lunch/Free-time
18:00 Meet for the return journey
19:45 Arrive at London Bridge Station

Early Bird Rate: £20
Standard Rate: £25

Delve into the magical world of Harry Potter for a behind-the-scenes look at the film series. Be amazed by the millions of artefacts, props, sights and sounds – try Butterbeer, see Platform 9 ¾ and buy a wand from Diagon Alley. This walking tour is not just for the diehard fans!

Provisional Itinerary

Time  Activity
13:30 Meet at pick-up point at South Kensington
15:00 Arrive at Harry Potter Studios
15:00 – 19.00 Harry Potter Studios
19:00 Meet for the return journey
20:30 Arrive at South Kensington

Early Bird Rate: £40
Standard Rate: £45

Oxford, nicknamed the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’, revolves around its prestigious university, established in the 12th century (the oldest university in the English-speaking world). Oxford is also home to the Christ Church College, a popular destination with its connections to Harry Potter (scenes were filmed here!) and Lewis Carroll, creator of ‘Alice in Wonderland’.

Provisional Itinerary

Time Activity
10.20 Meet at Paddington Train Station
12.00 Arrive in Oxford
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch/ Free-time
13.00 – 15.00 Walking guided city tour
15:00 – 17.45 Free-time
17.45 Meet for the return journey to London
19.05 Arrive at Paddington Train Station

Early Bird Rate: £25
Standard Rate: £30

The parts I enjoyed the most was first the trip to the Harry Potter studios since I am a huge fan and have been for ages. The second activity was the boat party. We had so much fun and it was stunning to see London at night from a boat, especially the area around Canary Wharf. The organisers and also the ambassadors did a great job during the summer school.

Kristina FussederBusiness Strategy & Consulting 2018

A day trip to Cambridge was really nice as I got an overview about the working of Cambridge University and learned about its history. Other than this, the boat party organised by the Summer School team was worth attending as I got a chance to interact with the students from other courses as well.

Prakhar JainEntrepreneurial Smart Camp 2018