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Travelling to UCL

UCL is located in the Bloomsbury district at the very heart of London. There are easy connections to reach UCL from major London transport hubs and London’s transport system is convenient and easy to use. Two of London’s main railway stations, Euston and King’s Cross and St Pancras, are within easy walking distance of UCL.

The closest Tube stations to UCL’s Gower Street site are Euston Square (Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and Circle lines), Warren Street (Northern and Victoria lines), Euston (Norther and Victoria lines) and Russell Square (Piccadilly line). For more information and to plan your travel please visit

Finding your way around at the event

Most events will take place around UCL’s Main Quad. There will be signage to help you find venues but please also feel free to ask the student volunteers who will be wearing yellow sashes. You will receive a program on the day and this will include maps of the venue.  Further information here

Food and Drink

A selection of street food stalls will be available throughout the afternoon. In addition, UCL has plenty of food and drink outlets around the campus.

Coffee shops and cafés
Café Aspretto Old Refectory, Wilkins Building 8 – 4pm
Students' Union UCL - Bloomsbury Café - UCLU
Bloomsbury Building, 15 Gordon Street 8 – 5:30pm
Students' Union UCL - UCLU George Farha Café Bar Lewis Building 9  - 5:30pm
Winter food market (cash bar) Wilkins Terrace 2  - 6pm
Pizza Neo Malet Place 9:30 - 8pm
Students' Union UCL- UCLU Print Room Café South Junction Courtyard 8 - 5:45pm
UCL Shop South Junction, South Wing 9 - 5:30pm

A number of alternative food and drink options are available on Tottenham Court Road (between Warren Street and Goodge Street underground stations), Torrington Place and in the Brunswick Centre (close to Russell Square underground station).

First aid post

A team from St John Ambulance will be based in the Wilkins Building, and will be on call throughout the day, should you require first aid. In addition, UCL staff helpers will be able to call St John Ambulance in an emergency and please do not hesitate to let us know on the day if you require any assistance.

Transforming UCL

UCL has begun the largest capital works programme in the university’s history. Transforming UCL is our extensive building and refurbishment programme, which will see investment of over £1.2 billion over the next 10 years to refurbish and develop some of our most iconic buildings, whilst also bringing forward new world-class buildings. As work is well underway to transform our estate, you may notice some renovation work being carried out around the campus. We recommend that you access the Bloomsbury campus from Gower Street and follow the signage on the day to minimise any disruption. You can find more information about the Masterplan to Transform UCL here

Left luggage

Visitors requiring space to store any luggage and belongings may wish to use the left luggage services available at London King’s Cross, St Pancras and Euston rail stations, which are both within easy walking distance to UCL. We are not able to look after suitcases, bags or other personal belongings on campus and please be advised that any unattended items may be removed or destroyed. UCL staff and students are not permitted to look after your items, but please do ask us if you need any directions to the rail stations and we will be happy to advise.

Visitors with disabilities

The majority of UCL buildings are wheelchair friendly. If you have any access requirements which were not specified when you registered your attendance, please inform one of the UCL staff helpers in a red sash, and we will be happy to help. A British Sign Language Interpreter will be available between 2–6pm. Please visit the UCL Student Support & Wellbeing stand in the Advice Lounge, Haldane Room for further information.

Quiet Contemplation Room

Visitors seeking a quiet space during the Graduate Open Day may use UCL’s Quiet Contemplation Room, which is located on the path leading from the Bernard Katz Building at the South Junction towards the Henry Morley Building. Users are kindly required to respect the code of practice for using the room, which are displayed in the room.


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