If you ask any Glion London student why they chose to study hospitality management in London, the answer is always something about London itself: “London offers such an amazing experience.” or”London has so much to discover and so many things to do.”etc. The question remains: as students are very busy with academic projects, do they really get to enjoy London like they said they would?

If these stories about their life in London are any indication, the answer is an overwhelming: YES!! Here’s a peek at what students get up to when they are not studying at Glion London.

West End Theater Productions: Wicked!


“What a great evening! On this day, we had the opportunity – as part of the Glion London Experience Program – to go to the theater to see the famous show Wicked. It was simply fantastic!

The theater was located at the heart of London, just 40 minutes away from campus. With a direct bus connecting the two places, the location could not be better. As soon as we arrived at the theater, we already started to admire the magic of the show. The all-green reception area and decorations were glowing, immediately plunging us into another world: the magical world of Oz.

The complexity of the decor, ranging from a gigantic iron forged dragon head to extravagantly bright and vivid costumes, made us feel surrounded by a green veil of magic. Thanks to Glion London, we were able to spend three hours of pure enjoyment, to the rhythm of iconic songs such as “Popular” or “Wonderful”, incredibly colorful actors and good friends.

This night is surely to become memorable, filled with joy, friendship and Glion Spirit!” – Joachim Jasmin

A little laser tag among friends

The students went to play lasertag in Greenwich at Bunker 51, a “A themed decommissioned Cold War Nuclear Bunker located a stone’s throw from The O2, North Greenwich, is a brand new state of the art laser tag facility… this is like no other laser tag site, Bunker 51 brings laser tag to a whole new level…. Below ground.” – Bunker51

“We loved it and it was a good way to spend time with students from different semesters that they would not always get a chance to talk to otherwise” – Joachim Jasmin

The Culinary Club visits the Yauatcha

In February, the students went to the super-trendy Yauatcha Restaurant, renowned for it’s contemporary Cantonese dim-sum and French-Asian fusion inspired pastries.

“Yauatcha is a Michelin-starred contemporary dim sum teahouse that opened in London in 2004. The restaurant offers an all-day grazing experience, specialising in modern authentic dim sum, as well as wok-friendly dishes and other small eats. The concept is a modern reinterpretation of the traditional Chinese teahouse featuring an exceptional range of Chinese and Indian teas. Yauatcha is also known for its hand-made petits gateaux, macarons and chocolate, available both a la carte and retail. Designed by Christian Liaigre, the restaurant’s open-plan layout and visible kitchen energises the entire space, engaging both the outside street scene and Yauatcha’s guests.” – The Hakkasana Group


A bake-off competition in the London Hub

Nothing says “welcome home” like the smell of fresh baked goodies and Glion London students sure made themselves at home in the London Hub (on campus) with a baking competition.

The winning baker was Joachim Jasmin (Semester 4 student) with his chocolate and caramel cake! Judged by 2 members of the faculty, the event was organised by the SGA and the money raised with go to the charity Shelter from the Storm!

Learn more about Glion London student life on the Glion London Facebook page, or watch this new video about the Glion London experience on Youtube.

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Glion Institute of Higher Education is a private Swiss institution offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in hospitality, luxury and event management to an international student body across three campuses in Switzerland and London, UK.
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