Friends annual Membership


Join Friends as a Member for only £20 per year and benefit from:

  • A whole year of discounts on thought-provoking events covering the latest scientific discoveries and developments from Imperial College London
  • Learning from world-class scientists and ground-breaking researchers from Imperial College London and guest academia
  • An exclusive programme of member-only lectures and events giving unique access to facilities and research departments with our Behind-the-Scenes events
  • Special invitations to attend hand-picked College-run exclusive lectures, exhibitions, concerts and VIP events
  • Reduced ticket rates for Friends public lectures – almost a 60% reduction for you and 20% for your guests
  • A 10% discount at most College cafes and refreshment bars*
  • Preferential rates to the Ethos Sports Centre and Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication adult education classes*

* Friends of Imperial College are eligible for a ‘Corporate’ membership at Ethos Sports Centre which is £60 per month for peak or £40 per month for off-peak.

To join, click their website page here, select ‘No I don’t have an Imperial College ID’, and on the next page pick ‘Corporate’ in the menu.

Fill in your personal details on the next section and in the ‘Additional Information’ dropdown menu select Friends of Imperial College. Access includes gym, pool, sauna, steam room, spa and a choice of either squash or classes.

Off peak hours are 07:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday and 08:00 - 20:00 at the weekends. These times are on their website here.

*You can find details of available adult education courses in arts, language and science at the Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication here.

Members should select ‘Associate Rate’ and quote their Friends Membership number once they have joined.

All bookings are made online direct with the department. Any queries please call 020 7594 8756.

* College cafes and bars - no discount at Union bar as discounts already apply there.