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
Oxford & Bicester Village
Saturday 16th March 2019
Tickets £40 each
This day trip includes a visit to the city of Oxford with a guided walking tour & an optional afteroon visit to Bicester Village, a designer shopping outlet set in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds countryside.
- Return travel from London by executive coach
- Full day professional tour guide
- Guided walking tour in Oxford
- Optional visit to Bicester Village Designer Shopping Outlet
After we pick you up from London, we make our way to the 'city of dreaming spires'. Your visit begins with a guided walking tour amongst the cloisters and quadrangles of Britain's oldest University, founded in 1167, when King Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris. Ivy clad medieval college buildings compete for space with Georgian shops and ancient churches around busy streets which both 'Town and Gown' call home. Our guided walking tour will take you into the heart of this land of hallowed academia, past the Bodleian Library, 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. This splendid room is the University's earliest purpose-built teaching room, and its first examination hall. With an elaborately vaulted ceiling and 455 carved bosses, it is a masterpiece of English Gothic architecture.
There will be many places in Oxford for you to have some food before the coach departs with those that wish to visit Bicester Village. Those choosing to stay in oxford will have aproximately 4 hours free time to further explore this wonderful city, before the coach returns ready for our departure back to london.
Bicester Village is a luxury designer outlet shopping centre, located in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds countryside. With over 160 designer brands offering discounts up to 60%, this is the one of the most famous shopping destinations in Britain. Brands include Armani, BOSS, Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Dior, DKNY, Gucci, Jack Wills, Jimmy Choo, Mulberry, Prada, TAG and more. If you choose to go to Bicester you will have aproximately 3 hours here.
This tour will depart from Imperial College at 8am and return to London at aproximately 6pm.
Theatre Night - Aladdin
SOLD OUT! Wednesday 1st May 7:30pm SOLD OUT!
Disney's ALADDIN is everything you could wish for and more, and is dazzling audiences daily at the beautiful Prince Edward Theatre, in the heart of London's West End.
Breathtaking sets, astonishing special effects, over 350 lavish costumes - sparkling with over two million Swarovski® crystals - and a fabulous cast and orchestra bring the magic of Disney's ALADDIN to life on stage.
Featuring all the songs from the classic Academy Award®-winning film, including Friend Like Me, A Whole New World and Arabian Nights, prepare to experience the unmissable theatrical magic that is ALADDIN.
This event is now sold out
Tickets £20 each (usual price £77.50)
Stonehenge & Glastonbury
Saturday 11th May
Tickets £60 each
This day trip combines a visit to the ancient site of Stonehenge with the mysterious yet tranquil Glastonbury, including entry to Chalice Well Gardens and a visit to the dramatic Glastonbury Tor.
- Return travel from London by executive coach
- Full day professional guide
- Entry to Stonehenge with audio guide
- Entry to Chalice Well Gardens
- Visit to Glastonbury Tor
Our first stop is the mysterious Stonehenge. Upon arrival we enjoy priority entrance and head up to the stones where we learn of the building and rumoured origins of this ancient monument. Learn of the people that constructed Stonehenge, and the possible methods they used, how far the stones were moved to get them here, the purpose of the circle and how many questions remain unanswered.
In the afternoon we drive further west, where we enter Celtic lands to King Arthur's Avalon and the mysterious Glastonbury Tor, rising above the wetlands and marshes of the Somerset Levels. Legend has it that a mortally wounded Arthur was brought here after the Battle of Camlann. We visit the tranquil and atmospheric Chalice Well Gardens, where the cup from the Last Supper was said to have been hidden in the First Century by Joseph himself. The truly magical town of Glastonbury has something for everyone including a great selection of New Age shopping and fun and quirky cafes.
This tour departs from Imperial College at 8am and returns to London aproximately 7pm
Brighton day tour
22nd June 2019
Brighton day tour with visit to the Royal Pavilion
Enjoy this fully guided day trip to free-spirited Brighton, a seaside town just an hours drive from London. The town has a reputation for laidback alternative thinking and is constantly ranked highly on the UK's favourite places to live.
The tour includes:
- Return travel by executive coach from London
- Full day professional tour guide
- Walking tour of Brighton with professional guide
- Entry to the Royal Pavilion
Upon arrival your guide will take you on a tour of Brighton, exploring its simple beginnings as Brighthelmstone, a small fishing community, the royals and railways which brought Brighton to the forefront of 18th century popular culture, and to the piers that now stand as a testament to the British love affair with the sea.
No tour of Brighton would be complete without a visit to The Royal Pavilion, the Prince Regent's essay in opulence that fused Indian and Chinese motifs in a grand palace designed by his favourite architect John Nash. This extremely expensive royal retreat has to be seen to be believed, there is nothing in the whole country like it. Naturally, we take a peek inside (admission included) and tour a home that almost bankrupted a nation.
After the tour there will be plenty of time to browse around the 'Lanes' with its wonderful jewellery and craft shops, grab some seafood and head out to the beach, visit the bohemian North Laine area or take a ride on the Volk's Electric Railway to the marina to check out the yachts of the rich and famous of today. The tour gives you plenty of free time in Brighton to enjoy this seaside resort, often referred to as 'London by the sea'.
This tour returens to London at aproximately 6pm
Tickets £50 each
Photos from some of our past trips
Harry Potter studio trip