The International Student Support team organises afternoon and day trips to a range of UK destinations. Some of our full day trips are run in partnership with International Friends, an experienced tour operator and include executive coach travel and full day tour guides to ensure you get the most out of the trip.
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
Social Programme February - June 2019 : New for this academic year!
International Student Support along with our trip partners International Friends are offering students the opportunity to book a full social programme for next term. By booking the full programme you will receive a 10% discount on the normal trip rates. The social programme includes the following day trips:
- Jack the Ripper & Sherlock Holmes tour – Saturday 16th February
- Oxford & Bicester Village - Saturday 16th March
- Stonehenge & King Arthur's Glastonbury - Saturday 11th May
- Brighton & Royal Pavilion – Saturday 22nd June
Total cost for the social programme is £162
All trips can also be booked individually on the link above.
Jack the Ripper& Sherlock Holmes
Saturday 16th February 2019 6pm
A chilling night out!!! Retrace the murder sites of Jack the Ripper; walk through an empty market home to the cock lane ghost; see the home of the Elephant Man; the sight where Braveheart was tortured and Kings beheaded; and explore the sights associated with the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes.
Day trip includes travel by vintage double decker bus and professional tour guide.
Tickets £30 each
Tower of London Yeoman Warder
Wednesday 6th February 2019
Yeoman Warder Walking Tour of the Tower of London
Join us for at the stunning Tower of London for a private version of the famous Yeoman Warder (popularly known as a ‘Beefeater’) tour. You will be entertained with tales of intrigue, imprisonment, execution, torture and much more…
This tour takes place after the Tower closes to the general public, so we will have the place to ourselves! Dress in warm clothes and sensible shoes as the tour will be outside on predominantly cobbled streets.
Tickets £7 each
Oxford & Bicester Village
Saturday 16th March 2019
Discover the many Colleges that make up the University city of Oxford, learn the history of the city and explore Harry Potter filming sites.
Bicester Village is a designer outlet luxury shopping centre, one of the most famous shopping destinations in Britain.
Travel by executive coach and be accompanied by a professional walking tour guide.
Tickets £40 each
Photos from some of our past trips
Harry Potter studio trip