In line with government guidance, the university remains open during the national lockdown in England until 2 December. 

To ensure that you can continue to access our campuses for independent study during this time, we have introduced dedicated informal learning spaces with appropriate measures in place.

Protecting the health of our community of staff and students is our priority, we must continue to work together to follow the guidance. To help us manage spaces that might be quieter than usual, you'll be asked to sign in when you arrive on campus; please remember to bring your King's ID card.


How do I find a learning space?

Please arrive at one of the locations listed below, where our Campus Ambassadors will be available to support you and direct you to an appropriate space.

You do not need to book an informal study space in advance, you can turn up on the day. However, you can continue to book study space in libraries and in student computer rooms using the existing process.

How do the informal learning spaces work?

  • Please follow the signs at each campus (details below) to direct you to the area where our Campus Ambassador is located; our reception staff will also be able to direct you. 
  • Our Campus Ambassador will be able to provide information on the availability of study spaces and direct you to an appropriate space.
  • We aim to ensure student study spaces are available from 08:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday on every campus. However, this might vary in line with additional lockdown requirements; staff at each location will be able to provide the most up-to-date opening times.


Where are the informal learning spaces on each campus?


Bush House South East Building and the King’s Building. At least one café/coffee bar will remain open to provide drinks and snacks.

There will be a limited amount of informal learning space available at Strand on Saturdays from 09:30 to 16:30.

Find your way using the Strand campus maps & directions.



The Science Gallery. The ground floor café space will be open serving takeaway coffee and snacks. Find your way using the Guy's campus maps & directions.



Franklin-Wilkins Building. The large canteen space on the first floor will provide a core of study space, with additional space provided in unused teaching rooms. Find your way using the Waterloo campus maps & directions.


Denmark Hill

Two areas will be provided at Denmark Hill at the IoPPN and WEC restaurants. At least one café/coffee bar will remain open in each to provide drinks and snacks. Find your way using the Denmark Hill campus maps & directions.


St Thomas’s

As there is a more dispersed model of study spaces here, Campus Ambassadors will be stationed at St Thomas’ House on the ground floor. They'll ensure that the library is unlocked and available to you if have booked space, and direct you to the booking arrangements if needed. Campus Ambassadors will also be able to direct you to the limited amount of space available on the second and third floors and when this is at capacity direct students to our space at the external venue ETC County Hall. Additional King's staff are based at County Hall to welcome students and manage the space.

Find your way using the St Thomas' campus maps & directions.


Alternatively, King’s College London Students’ Union (KCLSU) have opened additional social study spaces on campus. To find out more, visit our KCLSU webpages.