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Welcome back to campus

We’re so happy to welcome you to campus for the start of term. Grab a coffee with us, a quick bite to eat or come to a place where you can simply hang out and socialise during the day and evening. 

We runs cafes, bars, a gym and a shop on campus. 

We know how important these spaces are for meeting and connecting with others, so if you’re in London for term one, we’ll be ready to greet you. We’ve carefully considered which spaces to open first, with your safety, and the safety of the students who work in our spaces, our number one priority. We’ll constantly review our opening plans and aim to open more spaces throughout the year. You’ll be the first to know.

Here’s a list of the spaces that are ready to welcome you:

Gordon’s Café 

Come in and relax, get a fresh coffee in the morning, a panini when you need comfort food and fresh salads and smoothies when you’re longing for a health boost.

You’ll need your UCL ID to access Gordon’s Cafe.

Opening Times: Mon – Fri: 08:00 – 16:00 

Take-away only

Print Room Café 

Hands down, one of the prettiest spots on campus. Tucked away near South Junction and wrapped in leaves most of the year, going to the Print Room feels like a treat. The beautiful surroundings and the outside terrace create a unique atmosphere that will make you forget you’re right in the centre of campus.

Opening Times: Mon – Fri: 09:00 – 15:00 

Sit-outside or take-away

Bloomsbury Café

Your café for that quick grab and go coffee or sandwich. The student gym, Bloomsbury Fitness, is in the same building so you can always grab a snack after your workout!

Opening Times: Mon – Fri: 11:00 – 15:00 

Take-away only

Bloomsbury Fitness

Bloomsbury Fitness is your student gym on campus. You can come and visit for just a day or sign-up for the whole year, we’ve got exactly what you need at fantastic value. 

You can find out more on the Bloomsbury Fitness website.  

Institute Bar

Chilled and laid-back with comfy sofas, a pool table, great cocktails and delicious pizza, the Institute Bar is located on the fourth floor of the Institute of Education. It’s a great place to relax with a drink during the day with lots of comfortable seating and a huge outdoor terrace and brilliant in the evenings as all your favourites shine behind the bar.

There is new web app for you in place now to order food and drinks straight to your table. 

Opening Times:
Mon – Wed: 17:00 – 22:00*
Thur - Fri
: 15:00 - 22:00*

*Service ends at 21:30
* Service via our web app only. 

Sit-in (or on our terrace)



Phineas is a spacious venue and a great place for a cold drink and meet-ups with friends in the evening. The bar will be open for now Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays - we’re looking forward to welcome you. 

Mon - Tue: Closed (for now)
Wed – Fri: 17:00 – 22:00*

* Service ends at 21:30
* Service via our web app only. 


The Hanger

Here you can get all your UCL branded merch. T-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts; we have it all for you. We’ve also got a brand new online shop for you too so if you’re not in the area then you can get all your branded merch delivered to your door. 

Browse our online Shop

The Hanger: Mon – Fri: 10:00 – 15:00


New measures in place to help keep you safe

In all our outlets your safety and the safety of our staff is our number one priority. We’ve implemented new measures to ensure just that. There’ll be hand sanitiser stations, social distancing floor markings, additional cleaning rota for all spaces and an app you can use for ordering.