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.

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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 the Imperial College Union, the Ethos Sports Centre and 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 the College main reception 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.

Can I go inside a building?

In order to keep our staff and visitors safe due to COVID-19, the tours will not include going into buildings.

Tours will take place in outdoor spaces for the time being. This will be reviewed on a regular basis.

What language are the tours in?

The tour is conducted in English so we recommend that you have an intermediate level of English as we're unfortunately not able to provide translators.

Can I visit with my school?

These tours are for individual visitors and their guests. If you're interested in visits for schools, please see our Campus visits for school groups page.

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.