A student leading a campus tour

Our campus tours are a great opportunity to find out more about life at our South Kensington Campus. 

You'll be guided around by a current student so you'll have a chance to quiz them about what it's like to live and study here.

They take place most Wednesday afternoons. 

Use the link below to check if spaces are available on our next tour.

Places fill up quickly so please check back again if you cannot book a space.

Book a student-led campus tour

One-to-one information appointments

Alongside our tours, we also offer one-to-one information appointments with a member of our Student Recruitment team. These also take place on Wednesdays in our on-campus Visitor Centre.

Find out more and book an appointment.

Frequently asked questions

Find answers to some of our frequently asked questions about our campus tours.

About our guided tours

When are the tours?

Our tours run most weeks on Wednesdays at 15.00. 

What's covered on the tour?

You'll be shown around the main highlights of our South Kensington Campus including:

  • Imperial College Union
  • Ethos Sports Centre
  • the Central Library

There will be plenty of opportunities for you to ask questions about our facilities and campus life on the tour.

How long do our tours last?

Each tour lasts one hour and starts and ends at Imperial's main entrance on Exhibition Road.

Your student guide will meet you at the reception and answer any questions you may have afterwards.

Can I visit a department on the tour?

This is a general tour of the campus and does not include visits to individual departments.

However, if you contact the relevant department in advance they may be able to welcome you outside this tour.

Does the tour go inside campus buildings?

For the safety of our campus community during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are limiting the number of building interiors tour groups will enter.

We will review this on a regular basis.

What language are the tours in?

The tour is conducted in English.

We recommend that you have an intermediate level of English to get the most out of the tour as we're unfortunately not able to provide translators.

Can I visit with my school or university?

These tours are for individual visitors and their guests.

Find out about visits for school groups and visits for university groups.

I cannot attend a campus tour on a Wednesday, can I take a tour on an alternative day?

If you can't make it to campus on a Wednesday for a guided tour, you can download our Self-guided walking tour (PDF) and tour the campus yourself.

This guide will show you around different public spaces on our South Kensington Campus, where lots of our research and teaching takes place.