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COVID Specific​

  • Please scan the NHS Track and Trace QR code on entry. These can be also found affixed to most tables.
  • When moving around the building, please wear a face covering and keep a safe distance from others. The government have dropped these restrictions, but please be mindful that others may feel uncomfortable being in such close proximity.
  • Please wear a face covering when ordering at the bar. This is for the safety of staff and customers alike.
  • Whilst restrictions are no longer the law, we still reserve the right to refuse service. Be kind and be mindful.


When visiting our bars, there are a number of things to note. Here is our entry policy:

  • Entry/exit searches and the right to search whilst inside the venue is a condition of entry. An entry bag search is mandatory on select nights where you will be informed by our security team, the others will be at the discretion of venue management. Unwillingness to comply with a mandatory bag search will result in a refusal of entry to the bars.
  • Students’ Union UCL Bars operate a zero-tolerance policy to drugs. Anyone found with illegal drugs will be reported to the police and most likely banned from all of our bars. Anyone found to be asking for drugs or offering drugs may also face a significant ban.
  • We also operate the Active Bystander initiative. Student’s Union UCL does not tolerate sexual misconduct, bullying and harassment in any form, if any of our team or the wider student body identify any of the aforementioned occurring during an event or beyond, it will be dealt with at a senior level and may result in a ban or more. For more information on this, head here.
  • Anyone found to be in possession of a weapon will be banned from the venue and the police will be called.
  • Customers should never bring alcohol in from external licensed premises if caught doing so, the articles in question will be confiscated without return. Likewise, when leaving our venues, it is not permitted to take any beverage out of the building in question, as it breaches our strict premise licenses. The Institute Bar has a terrace, at that location the consumption of products bought within the premise may be consumed but not taken away.
  • Only people aged 18 and over will be admitted to Students’ Union UCL Bars.
  • All customers are required to present their ID on entry. Strictly no ID, no entry. Your ID will be checked by our security team as a condition of entry. In most instances, you will be asked for both a Student ID and to be able to present a valid photo ID (passport, foreign national ID cards, driving license or home office approved PASS hologram as identification and/or proof of age).
  • We only accept a valid UCL Student ID or UK University ID; and where guests are concerned, passport, foreign national ID cards, driving license or home office approved PASS hologram as identification and/or proof of age. We only accept originals, we do not accept photocopies; this includes photos of an ID on a device.
  • Once in the bar, one should keep their ID on their person, as we cannot guarantee you won’t be asked to produce it again. Your belongings should also remain in your possession as we cannot guarantee their security throughout your visit.
  • Management reserve the right to refuse entry.