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

Social Programme October – December 2018 : New for this academic year!

Compilation of trips

International Student Support along with our trip partners International Friends are offering students the opportunity to book a full social programme for this term. By booking the full programme you will receive a 10% discount on the normal trip rates. The social programme includes the following day trips:

 

  • Welcome to London tour by coach and boat: Sunday 14th October 2018
  • Cambridge and Punting: Saturday 20th October 2018
  • Harry Potter Studio Tour: Saturday 17th November 2018
  • Bath Christmas Market and Lacock: Saturday 1st December

 

Total cost for the social programme is £171

 

To book the social programme please go to https://www.internationalfriends.co.uk/Imperial-College-Social-Programme-October-to-december.html

 

All trips can also be booked individually: see below for details and booking links. 

Upcoming Trips

Welcome to London tour

Sunday 14th October

A great way to begin your stay in London with a fully guided introduction to England’s capital city. Travel through England’s capital city by executive coach with a professional London tour guide passing Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, St.Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London and more. The day will be a combination of sightseeing by coach with selected photo stops and sightseeing on foot. At the end of the day we travel to Greenwich and hop on board a Thames river cruiser to sail back through London ending at the London Eye.

 - Day trip includes sightseeing by executive coach, sightseeing cruise with commentary on the River Thames and full day professional guide

Departure time - 09:00am - Meet in front of the Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Imperial College Road. Please ensure you are at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before departure time.

To book Welcome to London tour only click here 

Price £40.00 

 

London tour

Cambridge & Punting

Saturday 20th October

A walking tour of this beautiful University city with colleges such as Corpus Christi, Trinity, St John's and King's College. In the afternoon enjoy punting on the River Cam with your own chauffeur.

 - Day trip includes travel by executive coach, guided walking tour of Cambridge, punting on the River Cam and full day professional guide

Departure time - 08:00am - Meet in front of the Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Imperial College Road. Please ensure you are at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before departure time.

To book Cambridge & Punting tour only click here

 Price £50.00

Punting in Cambridge

 

Harry Potter Studio Tour

Saturday 17th November

At the Warner Bros Studio step on to authentic film sets from the Harry Potter film series. See the Hogwarts Express, Great Hall, Ministry of Magic, Weasley Kithchen, Diagon Alley and much more. Discover behind the scenes secrets and experience the magic that has gone into creating the most successful film series of all time! 

 - Afternoon/evening excursion includes travel by executive coach, services of a Tour Manager and entry to Warner Bros Studio Tour 

Departure time - 3:00pm - Meet in front of the Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Imperial College Road. Please ensure you are at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before departure time.

To book Harry Potter Studio Tour only click here

Price £60.00

Harry Potter studio tour

Bath Christmas Markets & Lacock

 Saturday 1st December

Each year the Roman City of Bath is transformed into a magical Christmas paradise with over 170 chalets full
of Christmas gifts in the streets surrounding the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey. Also included is a visit to the 
beautiful village of Lacock which was used in filming for Harry Potter, Pride & Prejudice and more.

 - Day trip includes travel by executive coach, guided walk in Bath and full day professional guide.

Departure time - 08:00am - Meet in front of the Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Imperial College Road. Please ensure you are at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before departure time.

To book Bath Christmas Markets & Lacock only click here

Price £40.00

Bath Christmas market

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