Campus tours

Our campus tours are a great opportunity to find out more about life at our South Kensington Campus – big enough to house some fantastic facilities but not so big you will feel lost in the crowd.

You'll be guided round our South Kensington Campus by a current student so it's a chance to quiz them about their own Imperial study experience.

Our tours run most weeks throughout the year on Wednesdays at 14:00. At certain times of the year other times and days may be offered. All available tours will be listed on the booking form.

You can find a list of available dates and times on our online booking form.

Also see 'How to book' below.

Alternatively, you are welcome to visit campus using our Walking tour guide [PDF] and explore campus by yourself. Please note that this does not allow you access to all areas of campus, as some buildings require swipe card access.

We will be regularly adding more dates so keep checking back to find a slot to suit you.

About the tour

Each tour lasts one hour and includes some key campus locations including:

Please note, that our campus tours do leave promptly and therefore, if you arrive late, you can collect a Walking tour guide [PDF] from our main entrance reception desk and look around our campus independently. Also, all of our campus tours finish back at the main entrance, and so you can meet our ambassador at the end of the hour back there to ask any questions.

This is a general tour of the campus and does not include visits to individual departments. Please note that we are unfortunately unable to provide storage facilities for bags and luggage.

Furthermore, these tours will be conducted in English and we are not able to provide translators. Those booked on should have an intermediate level of English due to the Higher Education and technical terminology used during the tour.

Please note, as our campus tours are not designed for large group bookings and therefore, we are not able to offer tours or presentations for independent tour groups or agencies. (please see our group visits webpage, for more information on our the requirements for group/school bookings). 

 

Visits to departments

If you wish to see a specific department or speak to a member of Faculty staff during your visit, please contact the relevant department in advance to arrange a meeting – you can find contact details by choosing the relevant department on the pages linked below:

For a more in-depth tour of the College, including the opportunity to view accommodation and sit in on lectures, why not come along to one of our Open Days?

We hold three College-wide Undergraduate Open Days each year.

How to book

Please register your interest in taking part in a tour via the link below. We will email you to confirm your booking and to let you know the meeting point of your chosen tour.

If the date you plan to visit is not currently available please check back at a later date as we will be adding new dates regularly.

book your place on a campus tour

Schools/Colleges tours

If you are booking for a school or college visit that contains 10 or more people, please book your tour directly with the Student Recruitment team. For more information and for details of how to book, see the group visits to campus for schools/colleges webpage.