UCL Guided Tours
UCL is delighted to offer tours of UCL's Gower Street campus to prospective undergraduate students and family members.
Please see below for further details about the tours and how to book.
Please note that tours will not necessarily include a visit to individual academic departments or to student accommodation. If you wish to visit a particular academic department, you are advised to contact the department directly (see list of UCL Departments). You can find out more about student accommodation on the Accommodation webpages on the UCL website.
Each tour will be delivered by a current UCL student who will take you round the main UCL campus. Tours will depart promptly from the UCL Gower Street entrance at 2pm, please try to arrive 5-10 minutes before this time to register.
You are welcome to bring friends and family members with you - please ensure you select the correct amount of tickets when you book (1 for you and 1 for each guest).
Please note that these tours do not include visits to any academic department.
You must book to attend a tour. Please do not book on to multiple tours - completion of booking guarantees a place and there is no waiting list. Booking for tours will open two weeks before the start of the tour.
Tours for International Students
If you are visiting UCL from outside of the UK and would like a tour, please contact your country representative in the International Office to find out more about the options available.
Academic departments offering tours and public events
The following departments are known to offer tours, open days or events open to the general public. Please contact the relevant departments for more information.
- Institute of Archaeology guided tours
- UCL Slade School of Fine Art: Events
- Bartlett School of Architecture: Events
- Bartlett School of Planning: Seminars and Special Events
- UCL Electronic and Electrical Engineering Events
- Arts and Sciences tours/drop-ins
If the department in which you are interested is not listed above, please refer to the specific academic department's website.
If you are unable to book on to a guided tour, you are welcome to visit UCL on any weekday between 10am–4pm and follow our self-guided tour. Simply print out the page, then visit UCL and follow the tour route as shown. You are also able to pick up printed copies of the self-guided tour at the Gower Street entrance to UCL. If you wish to visit a specific academic department, you will need to contact them directly to enquire whether this is possible. Contact details for departments can be found via the Undergraduate Prospectus.
If you are unable to visit UCL in person, you can take a virtual tour instead. You'll be able to look inside lecture theatres, laboratories, the Library, Fitness Centre, the Bloomsbury Theatre and the Students' Union. Virtual tours of our Student Houses and Halls of Residence are also available.
For further information please contact:
Tel: 020 7679 3000
- We are unable to run tours on an ad hoc basis, or offer private tours.
- We will not be able to book you a place on any tours for which booking has not yet opened.
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