Opening Hours

Tuesday: 4pm -11pm

Wednesday: 6pm - 11pm

Thursday: 4pm - 11pm

Friday: 4pm - 11pm


Philosophy Bar

This cosy, old school pub is tucked away in Norfolk Building on Surrey Street. Strand’s best kept secret - until now - was recently renovated but retains the quirky charm long time patrons know and love. The Philosophy Bar is our place for a calm chat after lectures, a game of pool or draughts, or to sample some of the best whiskey in all our venues. Come for the history, stay for the brand new programme of events this year. You’ll need card access to get into Norfolk Building from Surrey Street so be sure to bring your ID!  

What's On

World Cup at Philosophy Bar
14th June 5pm - 15th July 8pm
Philosophy Bar
Showing all the World Cup matches from Monday to Friday!
KCLSU Events | Philosophy Bar




The best kept secret on the Strand Campus is open to everybody - why not pop in for a cozy drink and game of pool?

The beauty of owning our own bar as students is we can hire it for our private events at rates that are unheard of in London. Whether it's an intimate gathering of friends or something larger, Philosophy Bar & Kitchen can help make it happen in style. What's more, if we're booking with a KCLSU student society, activity group or sports club, we won't be charged a hire fee.


Philosophy Bar

Norfolk Building, Surrey Street
London, WC2R 2ND