Office of the President and Provost (Equality, Diversity & Inclusion)


Quiet Contemplation Rooms at and around UCL

There are several contemplation/quiet rooms available for UCL members of staff and registered students:

  • The new Student Centre on Gordon Square accommodates a Prayer Room, Meditation Room, ablution facilities, showers on Floor B2.
  • A quiet room is available in the United Reformed Church, opposite Chandler House. 
  • The Chapel, Muslim Prayer Room and Shabbat Room are located on the Lower Ground Floor of the Royal Free Hospital. The Chapel is a place of peace in a busy hospital. Everyone is welcome! (rf.chaplaincy@nhs.net)
  • The Forward in Faith Church on Gordon Square can be used for quiet contemplation between 8am - 4pm. Note that mass takes place at 12:30pm every day and at noon on Thursdays.
  • A Quiet Contemplation Room is located on the first floor of One Pool Street.
  • There is a Quiet Contemplation Room located on the side of the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, behind Gordon Square houses in a portacabin.
  • The Institute of Education Prayer Room is located in room 794. The space is a small multi-faith prayer room with curtain to divide between male and female users. Please remove shoes after entering.
  • There is a Quiet Room located in the School of Pharmacy. Located on the Basement floor in room B34. ID card access required on turnstiles at entrance of the building. It has disabled access via a lift. There are no ablution facilities.
  • For a full list of Quiet Contemplation Rooms that are available for staff use, please visit the following webpage.

Local Churches new Bloomsbury:

  • King’s Cross Church, 242 Pentonville Road, N1 9JJ
  • St Pancras New Church, 165 Euston Road, NW1 2BA
  • St George the Martyr Church, 44 Queen Square, WC1N 3AH
  • Euston Church, Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AG

Local Mosques near Bloomsbury:

  • Shahjalal Jame Masjid (Euston Mosque), 204/A N Gower St, Starcross St, London NW1 2LY
  • Islamic Cultural & Education Centre (Masjid), 68 Churchway, London NW1 1LT
  • Muslim World League, 46 Goodge St, London W1T 4LU (this one is for men and women)
  • The chapel, Muslim prayer-room and quiet room (on the ground floor of University College Hospital, near the café) are always open.

Local Synagogues near Bloomsbury:

  • Central United Synagogue, 36 – 42 Hallam Street, London, W1W 6NW
  • Western Marble Arch Synagogue, 1 Wallenberg Pl, London, W1H 7TN

If you would like to discuss local places of worship, please email chaplaincy@ucl.ac.uk.