What's open on campus

A round-up of the services and facilities open to students on campus.

In the context of the UK Government’s roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions, university buildings are open and many facilities are available for students who need to be on campus. This includes study spaces, library services and limited catering outlets.

We’re working hard to keep everyone on campus as safe as possible. We’ve reduced the number of people on site to 25% of capacity, we’re regularly cleaning our buildings with antiviral disinfectant, and hand sanitiser is available at stations across campus.

Find out more about UCL's response to the Government's plans to ease lockdown.  

Visit our Keeping Safe on Campus pages.

This page was last updated on 19 May 2021.

Access to buildings

You will need to use your UCL ID card to access buildings and follow the zoning system and one-way routes on campus. 

Libraries and study spaces

Most of our libraries are open for UCL students and staff and NHS members. You can also book study spaces on campus. Find out what’s open and book a space before you visit on the Library Services webpages.

Student Support and Wellbeing

UCL Student Support and Wellbeing services remain available to students online. We are hoping to return to face-to-face services as soon as possible.

Read more information about Student Support and Wellbeing services in the 2020/21 academic year.

Careers support

Full information about the services from UCL Careers open on campus is available on their website.

Food and drink

A limited number of food and drink outlets are currently open on campus and providing a takeaway service only, in line with Government guidance.

Gordon's Café (25 Gordon Street) and The Institute Bar at the IOE have now reopened. For further information on Students' Union UCL spaces, visit this page

Safety measures have been put in place in all venues in order to protect UCL students, visitors and team members.

If you visit any of these outlets, remember to check in with the NHS COVID-19 app by scanning the QR code on site.


For students staying in or planning to return to UCL halls, our Accommodation webpages have information about all the support services available.

Students' Union UCL

Gordon's Café (25 Gordon Street) and The Institute Bar at the IOE have now reopened.

Full information about the services from Students' Union UCL open on campus is available on their website

Bloomsbury Fitness

Bloomsbury Fitness gym has now reopened. Further details are available on their website. 


As of 19 May 2021 the museums on campus are open in line with government guidance (pre-booking essential via UCL Culture website)

Bloomsbury Theatre

The Bloomsbury Theatre will host their first event on 3 June 2021.