We look forward to extending a very warm welcome to our ICAP guests on Sunday the 14th of July at our welcome reception, hosted at the Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington.

The event will take place within the serene setting of the John Majeski Garden, known to many as the heart of the V&A. A selection of canapés and drinks will be provided throughout the evening with light entertainment during parts via a classical and contemporary string quartet, playing against the stunning backdrop of the museum’s Italianate architecture.

Guest Information

Guest arrival: 6:45 pm

Guest departure: 9:30 pm

Location: V&A Museum, South Kensington, SW7 2RL Guests should enter via the main museum entrance on Cromwell Road (view map here https://www.vam.ac.uk/south-kensington/visit)

The conference registration desk will be open at the welcome reception for guests if they have not yet registered during the day at the Sherfield building on campus.

A cloakroom is available on site; however, due to the V&A’s requirements, we kindly ask that guests do not bring travel suitcases to the reception, as these will not be able to be stored during the evening.

Please note that only guests that have signed up in advance to the V&A welcome reception will be able to attend the evening. This is due to catering and ticketing numbers required by the hosts in advance.


About the Event

Venue: Victoria and Albert Museum

Throughout ICAP we would like to introduce our guests to the wealth of culture that surrounds Imperial College London. And what better place to start than the college’s neighbouring building, the Victoria and Albert museum, a world of creativity within the heart of London.

The origins of the V&A museum lie in the Great Exhibition of 1851 – the world’s first international display of design and manufacturing. Following the Exhibition, its creator and champion, Prince Albert, saw the need to maintain and improve the standards of British industry to compete in the international marketplace. To this end, he urged that the profits of the Exhibition be used to develop a cultural district of museums and colleges in South Kensington devoted to art and science education. The V&A was the first of these institutions.

To this day, the V&A continues upon its founding mission to champion design and creativity in all its forms, advance cultural knowledge, and inspire makers, creators and innovators everywhere.

Catering: Lettice Events

A selection of canapés and drinks will be provided throughout the evening by Lettice, the UK’s leading luxury sustainable hospitality business with B corp certification for their sustainable practices.

“Sustainability is within our DNA and informs every decision we make. We strive to work with businesses that mirror our core values and missions, often working alongside other B Corp businesses who share our passion for the environment.” – Lettice

Entertainment: Euphonica Lounge Orchestra

Euphonica Lounge Orchestra is an orchestra with many strings to their bow. Made up of accomplished and versatile musicians, performing an extensive classical repertoire as well as tasteful versions of contemporary favourites. The ensemble has performed throughout the UK and Europe including events at Buckingham Palace.