The International Student Support team together with the Imperial College Union organises afternoon and day trips to a range of UK destinations.

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:

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


Saturday 14th October - Cambridge & Punting

This guided walking tour will reveal the history of both the University and the city of Cambridge and also includes entry to the magnificent King's College with its impressive chapel. In the afternoon there will be time for lunch, free time and punting on the river Cam.

Price: £50 (usual price £62) - includes travel by executive coach, full day professional tour guide, guided walking tour in Cambridge, punting on the River Cam)

Meeting time: 8am in front of Sir Alexander Fleming Building 

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Wednesday 18th October - Kensington Walking Tour

This is an unusual walking tour, specially devised for Imperial College, covering over 200 years of science, invention, engineering and medicine connected with the locality and nearby back streets. Hear bizarre stories of human ingenuity, curious experiments, and English eccentricity. Topics include: construction, earth science, energy supply, statistics, sign language, warfare, biometrics, public health, and how to make the perfect cup of tea. Our guide, Laurence Scales, has previously led tours for Imperial, and contributes articles to and blogs for the Royal Institution.

Price £5

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Saturday 11th November - The Making of Harry Potter, Warner Bros Studio

Wednesday 15th November - Theatre Night, Les Misérables

Saturday 2nd December - Bath Christmas Market & Lacock

Saturday 9th December - Kensington Palace


Photos from some of our past trips

Osterley House

Osterley House

Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre




Dorset trip


Oxford trip

Harry Potter

Harry Potter studio trip