South Kensington Campus

Our main campus is located in South Kensington, one of London's most attractive neighbourhoods. This is the main site for our undergraduate teaching, and also where the Central Library, Ethos sports centre, Imperial College Union, the NHS health centre and three of our halls of residence are located. We also have a number of other campuses in London, all of which are easily accessible via public transport.

This ensures that our students have the best of both worlds: access to some of the very best teaching, research and leisure facilities while still being within easy reach of all that London has to offer.

South Kensington is at the heart of 'Albertopolis', the realisation of Prince Albert’s vision for an area where science and the arts would come together. The streets are well paved and well lit, the public areas are well maintained, and we share the area with some very well known neighbours...

Nearby attractions

Hyde Park

Royal Parks

There's plenty of green space nearby, including two world famous Royal Parks right on our doorstep:

Natural History Museum

Museums

A five-minute walk from campus will take you to the door of three of the city’s finest museums, which all have free entry 

Graduation

Royal Albert Hall

Our students can celebrate their hard work and achievement in style when they graduate in one of the world's finest concert halls, the Royal Albert Hall, situated just minutes from our students' union.

Visit Imperial

Visiting our campus is a great way to get a feel for the College, and help you and your son or daughter to decide if Imperial is right for them.

Open days

We hold three undergraduate open days every year at our South Kensington campus, where you can tour our facilities (including our accommodation, library and sports centre), meet our staff, and chat to current students about life at Imperial. It is also a great chance to learn more about the subjects your son/daughter is interested in, and help them decide which course to apply to.

You will need to register online to attend.

Campus tours

Queen's TowerIf you are unable to attend an open day, there are also weekly campus tours run by current students. As well as giving you the chance to see the campus, these tours are a great opportunity to quiz current students about life at Imperial!

You will need to book a place online to attend.

The weekly tours do not include visits to individual departments, so if you wish to see a specific department you would need to contact them in advance to arrange a meeting.

Our campus is open all year round, so you are welcome to download our Walking tour (pdf) and explore the campus at your leisure.

Events

We also run a year-round events programme, with a wide range of free events open to the public. These include lectures, exhibitions, a weekly farmer's market and our annual Imperial Festival.

Summer accommodation

During the summer months, our halls of residence are open to the public and provide great value accommodation in South Kensington.