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For enquiries concerning the location of specific offices or individuals within Birkbeck, please contact the main telephone switchboard.

Postal address:
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London WC1E 7HX

Main entrance: Torrington Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7JL (Google Maps)

    Birkbeck building locations

    Opening hours

    Our campus in Bloomsbury (central London) is open from 9am to 9pm Monday to Friday, during term time. The main building is also open on weekends, and some of our services are available then.


    Travel to Birkbeck by public transport

    • Birkbeck is surrounded by Tube and mainline rail stations: we are close to Russell Square, Tottenham Court Road, King's Cross/St Pancras and Euston
    • Many buses pass down nearby Gower Street or go via Russell Square. 
    • To plan your journey to Birkbeck using public transport, see the Transport for London Journey Planner

    Travel to Birkbeck on your bike

    Travel to Birkbeck by car

    Travel to Birkbeck from the airport(s)

    • If you are flying into London Heathrow, you can take the Underground (Piccadilly Line, eastbound) to King's Cross/St Pancras or to Russell Square, both of which are close to Birkbeck. 
    • If you are flying into Gatwick, you can take a fast train to Victoria or a slower train to King's Cross/St Pancras. You can reach Birkbeck via public transport from Victoria, while King's Cross/St Pancras is close by. 
    • Planning your initial journey on arrival will depend largely where you will stay in London. Useful websites include Transport for London Journey Planner and Streetmap online


    Car parking in Bloomsbury (central London)

    • Our Bloomsbury (central London) campus is within the Congestion Charge zone, which drivers have to pay to enter. 
    • Our carparks are managed by Facilities Management at the University of London in Senate House.
    • Staff parking: The number of car park spaces is very limited and the University of London is no longer issuing new parking permits. Staff already holding a permit should phone +44 (0)20 7631 6257.
    • Student parking: There are no public parking facilities on campus, but there are NCP facilities nearby at Woburn Place and Bloomsbury Place, which you will have to pay for. 

    Parking for disabled students 

    Motorbike parking

    • There is space for motorbike parking on our Bloomsbury campus. 
    • Contact the Senate House's Conference Office if you would like to park a motorbike on campus. 

    Bicycle store

    • There are 52 secured sheltered cycle racks available and accessible immediately in the basement lightwell of the CLORE building. You will need your Birkbeck ID Card for access. Shower facilities within the CLORE building are also provided for your convenience.
    • There are also bike parking spaces at the front of Malet St entrance, opposite the ramp, and also at the front of Birkbeck Central.