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The Union Shop is the first KCLSU space to open in Bush House. The shop opened it doors on 18 September 2017 and almost sold out immediately! The outlet is a rebranded version of The King's Shop, formerly located at the corner of Surrey Street and Strand. The new shop is still our only source of King's College London merchandise but now offers even more products to our membership and visitors who love the King's brand.
What's on offer at The Union Shop in Bush House
The Union Shop occupies a much bigger space with a wider range of products and a changing room. In addition to our current offers, we’ve expanded our clothing range to include sportswear, children’s clothing, and even more King’s branded items.We offer more stationery items so this is now our one stop shop for school supplies.
We’ve also moved into foods! There’s an international speciality foods section in The Union Shop offering a range of dry food items that reflect the needs of our very diverse student body, as well as a chiller with bottled water and refreshment for those on the go. (See The Shack and The Vault for other food options)
Why did we change our name to The Union Shop?
We decided to rename the shop to better reflect the fact that this a student operated facility and everything we earn goes back into providing services for all of us. The shop is staffed by students and caters to students needs. We're still the only source of King's branded items. Below are elements of our new brand identity.
Where might we find The Union Shop?
The Union Shop will be moving from its current location at the corner of Strand and Surrey Street (171 Strand) into the Bush House Arcade on Aldwych. It'll only be a minute's walk between the current location and the new one.
What is the Bush House Arcade?
The Union Shop sits in the Bush House Arcade, a vibrant multipurpose space at the heart of King's Strand Campus. This is where we eat, shop and have access to range of cultural activities and events. Our Union Shop is part of a dynamic space, supplying not only our Union, but showcasing our student brand to visitors and London at large.