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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 institutions. 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 exceptional 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 Brick Lane 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. Cardiff is now a bustling, modern tourist-city, rated among the top-10 shopping destinations in the UK. It’s not all shopping malls, though – 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, as well as the set of landmark television 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 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. Home to spectacular geology, the Isle of Skye offers dramatic and captivating scenery. For many though, it is also famous for producing whiskey, as it is home to the legendary Talisker distillery.

Manchester, England
Youthful, diverse, energetic and bursting with character, Manchester is unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North. The birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester is arguably better known for two of the world’s most famous football teams – Manchester United and Manchester City. The city center offers a range of acclaimed and eclectic restaurants, bars and clubs, as well as a range of theaters, musical performances and more.

Cambridge, England
Full of gothic architecture, cycling students and rowing along the river, Cambridge is an incredibly idyllic place to spend a day. Whether you want to browse the exclusive shops, go punting on the river or pack a picnic, the home of Cambridge University offers something for everyone.

Tips for a perfect visit

Pick the Best Dates
Glion London is open most of the year, but we strongly advise you to visit while students are actively participating in classes on campus, , giving you an authentic Glion experience. Our official academic school year includes mid-term breaks in spring and fall, as well as longer breaks in the summer and winter. For more information, use the ‘Book a Visit’ form and we will get in touch with you directly. Alternatively, you can attend one of our Open Days. See our list of upcoming dates here.

Time Your Visit Well
A typical visit to the Glion London campus will take around two hours. For a campus visit, we recommend you 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 the city? We can provide you with a list of our preferred hotel partners who offer special rates to our guests, while 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.