Sporting & Educational History
We’re consistently rated amongst the world's best universities, as well as providing unparalleled service and value for venue hire in London.
Imperial College London is a globally recognised science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Founded in 1907, the College has nearly 14,000 full-time students from 126 countries, 242 taught courses and is currently ranked 3rd in Europe and 8th in the world overall by the World University Rankings.
As well as an exceptional academic standing, Sport is an important part of life at Imperial. The College has a strong reputation for developing successful athletes, some of which have gone on to become Olympic gold medallists. Since the establishment of the Sport Imperial brand in 2005, we have maximised investments in state-of-the-art facilities, scholarships, the promotion of sporting excellence and participation, as well as overall health and wellbeing programs. We are currently one of the only UK universities offering free use of sporting facilities to students as a health and fitness benefit.