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

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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: international@imperial.ac.uk

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

Upcoming Trips

Bath Christmas Market and Lacock

Saturday 2nd December - Bath Christmas Market & Lacock

Join us for our trip to both the beautiful village of Lacock in the Cotswolds and the historical city of Bath. You will have a fully guided tour of Lacock, a perfectly preserved village, now owned by the National Trust and often used as a backdrop for television and films such as the Cranford Chronicles, Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter and most recently Downton Abbey. Then in the afternoon we will head to the Christmas market in Bath!  Upon arrival in Bath our tour guide will take you on walking tour of the city, visiting the Royal Crescent, the Royal Circus, Bath Abbey and of course the Baths. The Christmas market is a 'must do' and you will find many small local businesses offering products that are often not available else where in the world. 

Price £40 - includes travel by executive coach, full day tour manager with guided walking tour of Lacock and Bath 

Meeting time: 8am in front of Sir Alexander Fleming Building. Please ensure you arrive at least 10 minutes before the stated depature time.

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Bath Christmas

 

Kensington Palace

Saturday 9th December - Kensington Palace         

Join us on a trip to the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Your ticket price includes guaranteed entry to the popular 'Diana: Her Fashion Story' exhibition where you will get to see a collection of some of Diana, Princess of Wales' most famous outfits. The trip will last approx 2 hours.

Price £8 (usually £15)        

Meeting time: 1pm

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Kensington Palace

Harry Potter

Sunday 28 January - The Making of Harry Potter, Warner Bros Studio

YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS THIS: For the first time ever, the Great Hall stage will be decorated as it was for the iconic Yule Ball. As seen in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the celebration of the Triwizard Tournament saw every detail of the Great Hall covered in shimmering silver, dripping icicles and sparkling snow. You will get a taster of this incredible set dress as the top section of the Great Hall will be transformed with snow-covered Christmas trees, icicles and an orchestra of magical instruments. Conducted by Professor Flitwick, the orchestra is made up of musical instruments painted by the Prop-Making department to match the silver of the Yule Ball.

In addition to the Hogwarts in the Snow above, as part of this trip, you will be able to delve into the magical world of Harry Potter and explore some of the most iconic sets featured in the films including Dumbledore's office, the Ministry of Magic, 4 Privet Drive, the Gryffindor common room, the Weasley kitchen, Diagon Alley and the Hogwarts Express. 

Price £60 - includes travel by executive coach, full day tour manager and entrance to the Warner Bros. Studio.  

Meeting time: 8am in front of Sir Alexander Fleming Building. Please ensure you arrive at least 10 minutes before the stated depature time.

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Harry Potter

Photos from some of our past trips

Osterley House

Osterley House

Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre

Stonehenge

Stonehenge

Dorset

Dorset trip

Oxford

Oxford trip

Harry Potter

Harry Potter studio trip