The international student support team runs a programme of trips throughout the academic year. These trips are open to all students of the College.

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The international student support team runs a programme of trips throughout the academic year. These trips are open to all students of the College.


Kew Gardens

International Student Support (ISS) are Corporate members of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and Wakehurst. This partnership allows our students (with prior booking through ISS) to access the gardens for our trips. We hope to run several trips throughout the academic year, including access to key events run by Kew.

 A bit about Kew:

Royal Botanical Gardens Kew is a global resource for plant and fungal knowledge, pioneering the investigation and conservation of plants all over the world since 1759. Housing the world’s most diverse collection of living plants, Kew Gardens is London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also a world-leading scientific research centre.

Whether you’re keen to walk around themed gardens, go up high on the treetop walkway or explore the glasshouses, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a great place to escape it all, just 30 minutes from central London.


Hamilton the Musical

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens - Orchid Festival Sunday 3rd March

Explore the Botanical Gardens, Kew, at your leisure. Kew Gardens includes more than 50,000 different plants in its living collection and over 7 million preserved specimens. Over 750,000 volumes and illustrations are contained in its library. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it's also one of London's most popular attractions.


Your ticket will include free entry to Kew’s annual Orchid festival which has been inspired by the beauty of Madagascar.


Please note this is not a group event and you will be issued with your QR code that will allow you entry to the Gardens and also to book entry to the Orchid festival.

Price: £7

Book here 

Stage with a red curtain

Hamilton the Musical Wednesday 6th March


Join us for an exciting evening of world class West End theatre.

Hamilton is a  multi-award winning musical at the Victoria Palace theatre, London.

The show follows the remarkable life story of Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Its creator and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, retells the tale using rap music and lyrics that tackle even political deal-making.


Price: £25

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A performer on stage speaks to a crowd

Book of Mormon Wednesday 13th March


Join us on a trip to see The Book of Mormon at The Prince of Wales Theatre (near Leicester Sq). It was written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who created the popular adult cartoon series South Park, plus Robert Lopez who created the US stage hit Avenue Q and follows the story of two Salt Lake City Mormons who are sent on an important mission to convert the people of Uganda to the Mormon religion…


This isn't a musical for the faint hearted. Expect foul language, sexual content and crude stuff that could easily offend the easily offended! 


Price: £25

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Frequently Asked Questions

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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:

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

Osterley House

Osterley House

Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre



Dorset trip

Oxford trip

Harry Potter studio trip