Whether you want to take a spin on the London Eye, explore the magical world of Harry Potter, follow in the footsteps of our Neolithic ancestors at Stonehenge, or try something different, FIE is here to help you make the most of your study abroad experience with a variety of fun activities in London.


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FIE Activity calendar

The FIE Activity Calendar is a series of events offered at a subsidized rate for the FIE community - a perfect opportunity for you to get to know your fellow students while enjoying fun events! Full details on upcoming activities will be sent directly to your inbox during your program, via The FIE Times newsletter, but take a look at our list below for a sneak peek at some of the upcoming event start dates:

Sat 28 May Rugby 7's   Sat 30 July London Eye
Sat 11 June Tower of London    Thus 04 Aug The Hundred Cricket: Surrey 'vs' London Spirit
Tues 21 June Cricket: Surrey 'vs' Sommerset   Fri 12 Aug Wales Weekend
Sat 02 July London Eye   Wed 17 Aug Mamma Mia
Fri 08 July Wales Weekend       
Wed 13 July Six      
Sat 16 July Harry Potter Studio Tour      


Many of the most popular FIE Activity Calendar events have limited capacity, so you will be required to sign-up and pay in order to secure your place. To do this, you simply need to follow the steps below:    





In the menus below you'll find links to some of our favorite things to do in London. Find out more on each venue's website, but don't start booking tickets before your program starts! Some experiences will be offered as part of the FIE London Activity Calendar or as a co-curricular activity for one of your classes. For even more ideas of things to see and do, check out TimeOut and Visit London


If applicable, information on COVID-19 safety measures can be found on each venue's website.




There are so many wonderful places to visit just a short trip from London, so you’ll have plenty to see and do whether you’re taking a day trip, weekend break or a longer excursion! Visit our travel page for inspiration on places to go, helpful information on how to get there, and a handy pre-travel checklist.

Please be reminded that, in line with the FIE Covid-19 Code, students must avoid all non-essential travel outside of the country in which they are studying.




If you’re joining FIE London for Spring, Fall, or Winter, you will receive an Imperial College Union Associate Membership card. This gives you access to the union’s social spaces and events and allows you to join many of the 370+ student-led clubs, societies and projects. You will receive your Associate Membership card during orientation – look out for it in your Welcome Pack.

Summer students can purchase an Associate Membership card from the Imperial College Union reception, which will give you access to the social spaces that are open in the summer months, but please note that most events, clubs, societies, and projects do not take place at this time of year.




Please note that Imperial College Union is a separate entity from Imperial College (the university) and therefore, your Associate Membership Card does not grant access to all buildings on the university campus. For example, only students enrolled at Imperial College can access the university libraries. Further details about the benefits and limitations of Associate Membership is available here.


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