In additon to Perks at Work, the College is proud to offer a wide range of local discounts. If you are offered a discount locally because you are a member of College staff, why not ask the vendor to drop us an email so that we can publicise the offer on this page and other staff can benefit too.
In their email, vendors should provide the relevant website link and/or physical shop location, a short description of the vendor's products and the nature of the discount being made available, how to obtain the discount (e.g. code to enter online, showing College ID card at point of payment), and the end date of the discount (if applicable).
Take a look at the following offers...
Food and Drink
Roll Baby (within South Kensington station) - selling fresh, fast Summer Rolls to go. All Imperial employees will receive 20% off (applies to the whole menu) by presenting their ID card. There is also an app where staff can pre-order using the discount as well and then collect. You can download this via the app store or order online via their webpage. The discount code for the app is imperial20.
Ognisko Restaurant (55 Exhibition Road) - Exhibition Road Cultural Group members (including Imperial Staff) can now enjoy an exclusive 15% off a la carte and drinks. The offer is valid all week round and it cannot be used with any other offer. To claim your discount, please mention this code: ‘Discover South Kensington’ and Imperial College.
Launceston Place - 10% discount on their a la carte menu. The restaurant boasts wide acclaim for its intricately-crafted Modern European cuisine. One of London's most exciting chefs, Head Chef Ben Murphy, brings a visionary approach to the menu, and the accompanying wine list is compiled by Master Sommelier, Piotr Pietras. Launceston Place has its own unique version of a chef’s table seating up to 12 people – the ‘Chef’s Office’, which has been voted one of London’s best dining rooms, giving guests a unique insight into one of London’s most talked about kitchens.
Le Pain Quotidien - 10% discount on takeaway food.
Verdi restaurant - Royal Albert Hall - 10% discount.
Zuaya - 15% discount and a complimentary glass of bubbly when you dine with Zuaya. Mention Imperial College to the staff at the venue to obtain this discount. (Offer ends 31 October 2019. Terms and conditions apply. The 15% off will be applied to the total bill at the end of the meal. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other special offer or special event menu (e.g. Express Lunch Menu and Happy Hour Offer). Customers must mention that they work at Imperial College to benefit from the offer. This special offer cannot be used for groups of 10 people or more or any type of corporate or specially organised group event.)
The Old Suffolk Punch - nr. Charing Cross campus - 10% discount
London Street Brasserie (16 London St) - the offers are:
Express Lunch Menu:
- 1 Course £7.95
- 2 Course £9.95
Evening special dining:
- 2 course £10.95
- 3 course £13.95
All prices are inclusive of VAT. A discretionary service charge of 12.5% service will be added on the final bill. The lunchtime offer is valid from 12-5pm and the dinner menu is valid from 5-10pm . The offers are based on a set menu taken from the a la carte and equates to on average 45% saving (depending on the dishes chosen). To claim your discount, show your College ID card.
Health and Beauty
- Feelgood Contacts - 10% on contact lens orders, by entering R1GGE during the online checkout process.
- Lenstore.co.uk - 5% discount on all contact lens orders, by entering IMPERIAL during the checkout process when prompted.
- Lentiamo - 10% off on all contact lenses, eye care products and specific collections of sunglasses (brands: Polaroid and Mellers) orders by entering the promo code ICL10 during the online checkout process.
- ContactLenses.co.uk - Leading UK online supplier of contact lenses delivered direct to your door. Enter code CLUK15 at checkout for 15% off.
- Gents of Kensington barbers - for modern smart haircuts plus traditional hot towel shaves. 10% discount.
- John Carne Hair Salon (Knightsbridge & Wimbledon) - 75% discount off of their Premier Gift Certificate (contact Alex 0845 6860185 / 07538 777917).
- John Fresh Hairdressers (39 Old Brompton road, SW7 3HZ) - very close to South Kensington tube station. Discounted haircuts for men £33 (normal price £37*) and for women £55 (normal price £65*). They also offer 10% off of normal prices for shampoo and blowdry, colouring and highlighting. Book online or call 0207 823 8968. *Prices correct at June 2017.
- Millimetre Hair & Beauty, 20 Broadway Shopping Centre in Hammersmith - corporate pamper pack certificates [pdf], which give 75% off of a range of services over three separate salon visits.
- Reading 123 - Reading glasses in a variety of strengths, styles and colours. 10% off all products by entering UNI10 at the checkout.
- Toni & Guy – (local branches) – amount of discount varies according to branch. The Gloucester Road branch offer 20% discounts on cut and colour services all staff upon presentation of a valid Imperial Staff I.D card. The Great Portland Street branch offers 15% discount.
Museums and Galleries
Royal Albert Hall tours - members of Exhibition Road Cultural Group (which includes Imperial College London Staff) are entitled to a 50% discount on the Grand Tour of the Royal Albert Hall. Tickets normally cost £12 per person but with the discount you can purchase tickets for £6 per person. This offer is for members only. If you are interested in taking a tour at the Hall, please let the box office know when booking and take your staff pass, business card or other form of work ID to the box office when you collect your tickets. The Verdi cafe also offers a 10% discount.
Staff with questions should email firstname.lastname@example.org
Natural History Museum – concession price entry into exhibitions plus 10% discount at cafe
Royal College of Art Shop – all items are at student prices
Victoria & Albert Museum – half price entry into exhibitions for College staff; apply the code IMCOLLSTAFF50 to a full price ticket when booking online (enter in the promotional code section, before you enter your payment details). Please note that the discount only applies to the ticket for the staff member making the booking rather than all tickets purchased in the transaction. Show your College ID for a 10% discount at the gift shop and cafe.
Science Museum - 10% discount at gift shop and cafe
The public Apple Educational Site provides staff and students with discounts on Mac desktops and laptops, and lesser discounts on iPads.
Beards & Daisies - online retailer selling indoor houseplants, pots and accessories. 15% online discount on all items by entering the code IMPERIAL at checkout.
Centralcrafts - offers unique, handmade, ethically traded gift ware, stationery and home accessories. 15% online discount, enter IMPERIAL at checkout.
Calla Shoes - Claim 15% off Calla Shoes' range of stylish and comfortable shoes for problem feet and bunions by entering the code IMPERIAL15 when prompted at check-out. Free UK delivery & returns included.
Circulon - Circulon offers a range of quality non-stick cookware with a lifetime guarantee. There is a 15% discount available across the whole site for Imperial College London staff which can be claimed by using the code UNI15C at checkout.
Custard & Crumble - 10% discount on all products, enter PROM010 at checkout
Designer Sofas For You - 5% discount on all Chesterfield and Italian suites by entering DS4U05 during the checkout process when prompted. Please note, discount is not applicable when ordering and paying via finance.
Factory Direct Flooring - 10% discount on all products except Aquastep. Enter code UNI10 at checkout.
Glowing Embers - (traditional and contemporary wood burning and multi-fuel stoves and all flue accessories) offering 10% discount off all products listed on their website. Please email email@example.com for your personal discount code which should then be entered at checkout.
Ingle & Rhode - The Ethical Jeweller - we specialise in creating only ethical jewellery such as engagement rings and wedding & eternity rings. Using ethically sourced precious metals and gems, such as Fairtrade gold and Canadian diamonds. Get £100 off our engagement rings when you show a valid piece of university ID.
Levitex - A 10% discount on the entire range of Levitex products. Levitex's range of sleep posture products will help you optimise your posture as you rest. Enter the code IMPERIAL10 when prompted at check-out.
Magazine.co.uk - The UK's leading magazine website. Huge variety of magazine subscription offers and magazine gift subscriptions for every interest or hobby. 5% off with code STAFF5. Discount code redeemable against credit card magazine subscriptions only. Excludes all direct debit subscriptions and single issue orders. Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional offer.
Marissa's Gifts - 15% discount site-wide. Marissa’s Gifts sells garden decor and various gifts including items such as bamboo vases, mugs, trinkets, candles and diffusers. Enter the code Imperial at checkout.
Mountain Warehouse are offering a 10% online discount, redeemed by entering the code: STAFFIMPERIAL10 at the checkout. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, discount voucher or for the purchase of gift vouchers or ski packages. Discount can only be redeemed online.
Prestige - Prestige offers an extensive range of cookware, electricals, pressure cookers, tools, gadgets, and bakeware. There is a 15% discount available across the whole site for Imperial College London staff which can be claimed by using the code UNI15P at checkout.
MyPicture - My-Picture.co.uk is a custom printing expert with years’ worth of industry experience. Manufacturing various types of personalized wall decor and lifestyle accessories, it’s one of the most highly sought-after services across the country, appreciated by thousands of loyal customers. To receive 15% OFF all Canvas Prints use discount code IMPERIAL15 before checkout.
Pocketmags.com - Pocketmags.com has the largest selection of niche print and digital magazines in the world, as well as online magazines from the big name publishers. 5% off with code STAFF5. Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional offer.
South Kensington books - 10% discount.
The Idle Man - 10% discount on full price items from menswear brands, such as Barbour, Levi's, The North Face, Converse, Timberland but excluding these brands BEAST Grooming, Foffa Bikes and sale Items. Please enter a promotional code at the online checkout IMP-ZXJQN7-TIM.
The Outlet by Vanity House sell high street fashions, receive a 10% discount on your order by using the code IMP10 when placing an order.
WatchStraps.Store – Offering a range of genuine leather replacement watch straps. Also now stocking vegan watch straps, made from apple fibres. In addition there are nylon NATO straps, Fitbit straps and straps for Apple Watches. Enter code ICL10 during checkout for 10% discount on all orders.
Watch Strap Style - 10% off with the code IMPERIAL at checkouts.
The Whisky Shop - 10% discount on all products at The Whisky Shop up to £250. To claim discount off all whisky, enter code “Imperial10” during the checkout process when prompted.
uopen - Use the code UNI10 to claim a 10% discount off ANY one-off box or monthly subscription at uOpen.com, the UK subscription box marketplace.
WatchPilot - 10% discount. WatchPilot are a one-stop shop for finding the perfect timepiece whether it’s for yourself or as a gift for someone else, proving that it’s possible to get the designer brands without the hefty price tag. To obtain 10% discount, enter code UNIVERSITY10 at checkout.
allChalets.com - allChalets would like to offer 5% off accommodation bookings for staff of Imperial College London, which can be redeemed by quoting ACUNI5 when booking via contact form.
Address: All Chalets Ltd, 27 Old Gloucester St., London, WC1N 3AX (Please note this is not an address customers can visit)
Telephone: +44 20 3514 1223
Email address: Contact can be made on the form: https://www.allchalets.com/contact
SNO - 5% off the full brochure price of ski holidays. To claim the discount please quote “ICSnoMates” when enquiring about ski holidays via email on telephone. Please note that the discount is not available when booking online.
Oliver's Travels - provide unique and luxurious villas around the world. Receive a 10% discount on your booking by calling up and quoting 'OTUNI10'.
Overland Ireland - 10% discount with the discount code 'OverUni10Ireland'.
Top Villas - 10% discount on all villas across the world - some fantastic deals across Orlando, Barbados, France and many more locations. Please quote UNISTAFF10 at checkout.
HolidayCottages.co.uk - £50 off your first holiday booked. Follow the link to take up this offer.
Cuba Holidays - Cuba Holidays are specialists who provide expert guidance and advice to help you plan your holiday to Cuba. Use the code 'CubaUni10' for your 10% discount.
My Ireland Tour - 10% discount on: 2022 Castle and Backroads Tour and the 2022 Six-Day Iconic Escorted Group Tour of Ireland. 5% discount on: all other escorted 2022 group tours. Applies for you and your group. Enter the code ICL-MIT-2022 when prompted to receive this discount.
Delicious Mountain Ski Chalets - Get 10% off the accommodation price of any chalet holiday listed on www.chalets-meribel.co.uk. Applies to you and your group. To qualify, contact us from an email address ending imperial.ac.uk or attach a snapshot of your university ID card.
Unforgettable Croatia - 10% discount when mentioning 'UnforgettableUniversities' when booking over the phone (+44 208 004 2345). Condition: only applicable to full price holidays.
La Maison des Vignes - Detached stone gîte with private lake in rural France. 10% discount for stays of 7 nights or more for College staff.
Swift Go - Motorhome and Campervan Hire. 10% discount on booking fee by entering STAFF10 during the checkout process when prompted.
Luxury Cottages - From beautifully restored country houses to luxury lodges with hot tubs, Luxury Cottages feature the very finest luxury cottages to rent throughout the UK. Get £50 off when booking a stay through the Luxurycottages.com website by entering 'UNI50' when booking.
Buy a brand new phone or tablet directly from O2 on O2 Refresh and you get up to 25% off the Airtime plan. Use your My O2 username and password, and the College's unique five-character O2 Open code (IMPCO), to sign into O2 Open and claim.
For further instructions and information, see O2's website.
Imperial Summer Accommodation
Do you have family or friends visiting in the summer months to enjoy London’s famous landmarks and scenery? You can take advantage of Imperial’s student halls of residence, which are open to the public during July, August and September. Our affordable, 3 and 4-star accommodation is located in accessible and convenient locations across London. To view our Summer Accommodation rooms and prices, click here.
Discounted staff rates applying to selected halls are only available through directing booking with the Imperial Summer Accommodation team - contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7594 9507.
Discover South Kensington (led by the Exhibition Road Cultural Group)
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Storebox offers self-storage facilities for personal use at a variety of locations across the UK; including Hornsey, Brent Cross and London City Airport. Small, medium and large units available with no minimum stay requirement. This discount entitles staff and students their first four weeks stay for just £1 when booking a unit for 8 weeks or more. Simply call 0333 111 0770 and quote the offer.
Abels Removals provides comprehensive removal and storage services in the UK, offering door-to-door local, national and international removals. Abels are offering a 10% discount on their removals and storage fees. When enquiring please quote 'IMPERIAL10'.
Hayes Trophy & Engraving Centre
Hayes Trophy & Engraving Centre (UB3) offer engraving, shoe repairs, key cutting , locksmithing, trophies, watch repairs and personalised gifts. Show your College ID card to get a 15% discount.
White City discounts
URWconnect: app for Westfield London discount
College staff have been given access to URWconnect (subject to individual sign-up), the app used by Westfield to give discounts and offers on individual shops located within the Westfield London shopping centre in White City.
All staff are able to use the app, but it may be particularly useful to those who work at one of the College's West London campuses.
Sign up with your College email address, select Westfield London, then search and select ‘Imperial’ when asked to select your store.
Click 'staff discounts' on the screen once you have signed up and agreed to the terms and conditions. The VIP discounts section holds the majority of the discounts that are on offer.
Other White City discounts
Simply show your Imperial College photo ID card to get these discounts at the following retailers (unless otherwise specified).
Butterscotch (located in the lobby of The Westworks) - 15% discount.
Feast - 25% off on all food and drink (Mon-Wed).
Pizza Street - 10% off food (excludes promotions).
The Athenian - 10% off.
Wellbourne menu – discounted menu available (see pdf at link).