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What can you really know about a school if you haven’t visited? At university, it’s the people, facilities, activities and services that will determine your connections and experiences. That’s why it is absolutely essential to visit your university to get a feel for the people and see the campus, before you make your final decision.

As the only Swiss hospitality management school in a British university setting, Glion London offers a truly unique living and learning environment that can’t be compared to other insitutions. In addition to our Open Days at Glion London, we welcome prospective students for individual visits to the campus. On site, you will experience our five-star hospitality and meet the students, staff and faculty members who have earned Glion it’s spot among the top three hospitality management schools in the world for an international career.

Must visit places in London

Britain’s political, economic and cultural capital boasts unrivaled experiences for every visitor. With around 250 languages spoken in the city it is no wonder that London is bustling with a world of tourists, shoppers and business visitors. There are over 6000 restaurants giving plenty of choice to all budgets; however, London will happily boast of its 65 Michelin-starred restaurants scattered throughout. For going out: www.timeout.com/london

To truly appreciate the city and all it has to offer, take advantage of London’s famous underground network. Here are a few of the must-see areas:

  • Soho – a hip arts and media hub
  • West End Theatre District – over 40 venues featuring musicals and comedy performances
  • Buckingham Palace and the Mall
  • Westminster and Big Ben
  • London Eye
  • Southbank – festivals, theatres and shows
  • Covent Garden – shopping and restaurants, nightlife
  • South Kensington – Harrods, Natural History Museum, Science Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum
  • British Library – history
  • Oxford street – shopping
  • Portobello Market in Notting Hill – a famous Saturday market
  • Hyde Park – picnics and royal palaces
  • Leicester Square – cinemas and world movie premiers
  • Chinatown for Chinese/Taiwanese cuisine and Bricklane for Indian/Bangladeshi/Pakistani restaurants

For more details about must-see areas and the delights of the capital city of London, visit our Blog and read this London bucket list article.

Must visit places in the UK

Cardiff, Wales
Formerly an industrial city, the Welsh capital has undergone much change and present-day Cardiff is now a bustling, modern tourist-city. It’s also rated among the top-10 shopping destinations in the UK. But it’s certainly not all shopping malls – Cardiff is actually one of the greenest places in the UK and contains five castles, the most famous being Cardiff Castle, a large castle built on a Roman fort. Cardiff is also home to the famous Millennium Stadium, built for the 1999 Rugby World Cup and is home to the set of cult favourite TV show, Doctor Who.

Glasgow, Scotland
This Scottish city is found on the banks of the River Clyde and is the third largest city in the UK by population. It offers fantastic shopping, museums and parks and is a gateway into the Highlands and Islands. This city has been undergoing a change in its architecture and reputation since the 1980s and now has an impressive contemporary arts scene with the ‘Glasgow International’ at its centre. Glasgow’s riverbank has been revitalised due to the reduction in shipbuilding and is now a sought after residential area and entertainment hub.

Isle of Skye, Scotland
This Scottish Island is the northernmost island in the inner Hebrides of Scotland. Home to spectacular geology, the Isle of Skye offers dramatic and captivating scenery. For many though, it is known as one of Scotland’s most famous Whiskey producing regions, home to the Talisker distillery where you’re heartily encouraged to visit and enjoy a dram of whisky.

Manchester, England
Unofficially dubbed The Capital of the North; Manchester is world-famous for its football clubs, Manchester City and Manchester United. The area has a vibrant, innovative air and the friendly locals reputedly see the city as rivaling what London offers, on a less intimidating scale. A number of new inner city restaurants are building on this vibrancy, most notably The French restaurant and Manchester House, who both opened within weeks of each other. Both strong contenders for Manchester’s first Michelin star since 1974.

Cambridge, England
Just over one and a half hours from London and you could be walking through King’s College onto Kings Parade and browsing the exclusive shops. Alternatively pack a picnic and spend a lazy day punting on the river. Home to the world-renowned Cambridge University, which was founded many hundreds of years ago when some scholars left Oxford after a dispute, Cambridge conjures images of intricate gothic architecture, cycling students and rowing on the river.

Tips for a perfect visit

Pick the Best Dates
Glion London campus is open most of the year, but we strongly advise candidates to visit during the periods when students are actively participating in classes on campus. For more information about the dates of the official academic school year, which includes mid-term breaks in spring and fall, and longer winter and summer and breaks, please use the book a visit form and we will contact you directly.
Alternatively, you can join us for one of our open days during the year. See our Open Day dates here.

Time Your Visit Well
A typical visit to the Glion London campus will take around 2 hours. For a campus visit, we recommend that candidates plan to arrive between 10am and 3pm. This time frame will give you the best chance to observe the rhythm of classes and student life on campus.

Take Time to Enjoy London
If you have to make a long journey to visit Glion London, then why not stay a few days to explore London and the region? We can provide you with a list of our preferred hotel partners who offer special rates to our guests and our reception provides tourism information about regional attractions, local markets, events and public transportation.

Get Good Advice and Assistance
Fill in our form to book a visit and you will be contacted by one of our professional visit coordinators who will provide you with the information and assistance that you need to plan your five-star visit to Glion Institute of Higher Education in London.