What goes on at Glion London?

When you study at Glion Institute of Higher Education, you get to enjoy two amazing locations. As well as enjoying the cultural delights and breathtaking beauty of Switzerland, you also get to study Swiss hospitality in the thriving metropolis of London. Home to over 100 five-star hotels and 72 Michelin-starred restaurants, the UK’s capital city is the perfect place to perfect your hospitality skills.

But what goes on at Glion London? And what activities can you enjoy outside of your studies? Our latest blog tells you everything you need to know.

Welcome drink

At the end of Arrivals Week, we invite all of our new students to get to know each other, engage with staff and immerse themselves into London life at the delightful King’s Head Pub.

Welcome Drinks London

St Moritz Restaurant

Fear not – you still get to sample some Swiss cuisine even when you’re not in the country! In celebration of Swiss National Day, our students got stuck into some amazing fondue at St Moritz Restaurant, located in the buzzing area of Soho.

Outdoor cinema

In London, people really know how to make the most of the summer weather. Our students are no exception, watching the Oscar-winning La La Land at an outdoor cinema in picturesque Chiswick Gardens.

Outdoor Cinema London

London Fashion Week

Our students had the chance to attend the London Fashion Week Festival, which the students described as “a one-of-a-kind experience.” The afternoon began with a catwalk show showcasing the latest trends, and the students had the chance to purchase unique accessories and clothing pieces.

Future concert

With so many music venues in London, you can always find a good gig to go to. Recently, Glion London students attended the magnificent 02 Arena to watch acclaimed rapper Future, whose albums have topped the charts in a variety of countries.


Cultural day 

Cultural days are a popular part of Glion life and are coordinated internationally, cross-campus. Our London event gave students the chance to educate and enlighten their fellow classmates about their heritage, culture and traditions. There is also a competitive element to it, with judges deciding upon the best country, with France achieving the winners’ medal for 2017.

London Cultural Day

Afternoon tea

Our students get to enjoy some culturally refined activities, including sipping afternoon tea at the Savoy, one of the world’s finest and most feted luxury hotels.

Afternoon Tea London

Royal Lancaster dinner

In November 2017, some of our students enjoyed a delicious dinner at the Royal Lancaster, a five-star hotel near Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.

Royal Lancaster London

Fuller’s Brewery visit

Organized by Glion’s Wine Club, 10 lucky people got to take a visit to Fuller’s Brewery, home of a wide range of award-winning ale, stout, lager and cider brands, including the popular tipple London’s Pride.

Vietnamese Cooking Class London

Vietnamese cooking class

Leo and Michel, two of our MSc students, taught 25 other Glion students how to make yummy Vietnamese food – all on campus! This is just one of the many ways Glion students educate one another on different cultures.


Christmas jumper day

It’s tradition that at some point in December the Glion London students show off their festive attire. Christmas Jumper Day saw some incredible designs while raising money for a worthy cause. Make sure you have your best jumper ready!

Wine Club tasting

Our Wine Club was privileged to welcome Laura Clay, a distinguished wine educator and writer, to our campus. 25 students heard key insight and got to sample some world-famous wines from across the globe.

End of studies celebrations

Once studies are over, we quite rightly get to celebrate with some amazing activities and fun nights out.

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