London Activities


Looking for ways to really get to know London and the UK? Spend your weekend living with a British family, get involved in a sports club, or sign-up for subsidised events on FIE's Activity Calendar! Have any questions about things to do with your spare time? Visit us in the Student Life office in Foundation House and we'll give you our advice on how to make the most of your time in London!  


From London landmarks to countryside adventures, immerse yourself in your UK study abroad experience with the London Activity Calendar! Popular activities include the London Eye, Tower of London, Wicked, The Lion King & the magical Harry Potter Studio Tour.  Activities are offered at a subsidised rate, so you can get involved in some great experiences for a fraction of the price. Here's a sneak peek at some of our offerings:



How to sign-up 

Prior to your arrival, you will receive an email called 'Preparing for London: Student Life' which will contain log-in details including your username and password. Once you've received these details, you can log-in by following the steps below:

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Click 'log-in/register' in the top-right hand corner of this page and enter your username and password*

Go to 'booking' on the menu on the left of the page, then select  'upcoming events timeline'

Find the activity you want to sign-up to then click 'register' to add the activity to your basket 'Add more events' or select 'checkout' to head to the payment page - pay with credit or debit card


 Important notes

 Before you sign-up and pay for activities, please note the following:

  • There are no refunds except in exceptional circumstances 
  • If you can no longer attend an activity, you can sell your ticket to another student - please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you do so
  • Your academics and internship commitments come first - you will not be excused to attend one of these optional activities
  • Some of our activities can only run if minimum numbers are met 
  • All activities have limited capacity - if an activity sells out, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be put on a waiting list
  • You will receive a confirmation email after you've registered - further details (e.g. ticket collection/directions) will be sent closer to the date
  • We always offer a variety of activities, but offerings vary throughout the year (e.g. activities on the semester calendar may differ to summer)




Host UK

  • Stay with a host family for a weekend - you'll enjoy home cooked meals, learn more about life in the UK, and explore new parts of the country


Imperial College Union 

  • Use your Imperial College Union Associate Membership Card* to join one of their over 300 student clubs and societies or to attend special events


International Students House (ISH)

  • Attend talks, club nights, karaoke, pub quizzes and cultural events throughout the week, or make new friends while seeing new places with the ISH Travel Club


Lectures, Talks, and Workshops

  • Learn outside of the classroom with our guide to free or cheap lectures, talks, and workshops across London



  • Meetup brings people together to do more of what they want to do in life. Food, film, fitness, fashion  - Meetup have a social group for you whatever your interests



  • Food, art and a whole load of fun events all over the capital – pick up your free copy of TimeOut every Tuesday at your local tube station


(*Imperial Associate Membership cards are provided for Spring, Fall and Winter programs only - click here for more details on associate membership)