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: email@example.com
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
The Lion King
Wednesday 7th March 2018- The Lion King
Join us on a trip to see The Lion King at Lyceum Theatre (near Covent Garden).
Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's The Lion King is unlike anything ever before seen in musical theatre, and will redefine your expectations of what theatre can be. Director and designer Julie Taymor crafts a colourful, imaginative and highly creative world that brings the flora, fauna and animals of Africa to live, set against a timeless score by Elton John and Tim Rice, with additional songs by Lebo M, Julie Taymor, Mark Mancina and Hans Zimmer.
Price £32.50 (usual price £35)
Register & buy tickets HERE
Oxford & Blenheim Palace
Saturday 24th February 2018 - Day trip to Oxford and Blenheim Palace
Join us on a visit to Britain's oldest university where our guided walking tour will take you into the heart of this land of hallowed academia, to the Bodleian Library, to the Radcliffe Camera, Sheldonian Theatre, Harry Potter film locations and University buildings. Entry is included to the Divinity School, built in 1488 for the teaching of theology and is a masterpiece of English Gothic architecture.
Then we will proceed to the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill - Blenheim Palace. Here your tour begins with an introduction to the 'upstairs and downstairs' of class conscious life and you will be able to discover how the aristocracy lived and how the state apartments increased in importance as we move from room to room.
Price £50 - includes travel by executive coach, full day with professional tour guide and entrance to Blenheim Palace.
Meeting time: 8am in front of Sir Alexander Fleming Building. Please ensure you arrive at least 10 minutes before the stated depature time.
Stonehenge & Salisbury
Saturday 17th March 2018 - Stonehenge & Salisbury Day tour
This day trip will take you to the beautiful city of Salisbury with its spectacular cathedral and the tallest church spire in the country. The cathedral houses an original Magna Carta of 1215, England’s only major written constitution. After lunch you will visit Stonehenge, an ancient Neolithic site and one of the wonders of the world – the best known prehistoric monument in Europe. We will explore the ancient landscape on foot and step inside the Neolithic Houses to discover the tools and objects of everyday Neolithic life. The trip also includes entry to the world-class exhibition and visitor centre with 250 ancient objects and the opportunity to come face to face with a 5,500 year-old man.
Pick up point:
08:00am - In front of the Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Imperial College Road
09:00am - Outside the Hamilton Building, Silwood Park Campus, Buckhurst Road
Photos from some of our past trips
Harry Potter studio trip