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Discovering the Best of Strand Campus


Welcome to Strand Campus!

We are so excited to have you join our vibrant and diverse community. At KCLSU we are here to help you make the most of your time, so we've put together a guide to some fantastic places and activities around Strand Campus that you'll want to check out.

The Meadow

The Meadow is a tranquil, easy-going spot and is the perfect place to unwind between classes. It's a welcoming green space with beanbags and offers a relaxing vibe for those moments when you need to recharge between classes.

The Loft

For those times when you need a quiet place to focus, head to "The Loft’’: a comfortable and distraction-free study environment. Plus, there's a microwave and a kettle available, so you can make a day of tackling deadlines while staying fuelled and energised.

Somerset House

An iconic London landmark that you're lucky to have right on your doorstep. The "Watch House Cafe" inside Somerset House serves some of the best coffee in the area. It's an ideal spot to catch up with friends, hang out between classes, or simply enjoy a coffee while taking in the beautiful surroundings.

Vegan Cafe

If you're a fan of vegan cuisine, you'll love the vegan cafe on Strand Campus. On sunny days, they even open the terrace, allowing you to savour your meal with stunning views of the city. It's a great place to explore new foods while enjoying the company of fellow students.

The Shack:

"The Shack" is not just a cool place to hang out; it's also a study space where you can focus on your coursework. Whether you need a change of scenery or just want to meet friends, this versatile spot has you covered.

The Vault:

"The Vault" is a unique spot that's open during the day, offering you lunch and dinner at reasonable prices. Every Wednesday, it transforms into the heart of campus nightlife with "Sports Night," a beloved student tradition. It's a fantastic way to unwind, socialise, and make lasting memories.

As a new student, you might have questions or need guidance. Luckily, there are plenty of friendly faces around to help you out. Here are some resources you can count on:

  • Hubs Desks: Whether you're on the ground floor in the SE wing next to "The Shack" or up on the 7th floor, the Hubs Desks are always staffed with helpful individuals. They can provide advice on joining societies, assist you with memberships, and answer any questions you might have.
  • The Vault and The Shack staff: These spots aren't just for eating and socialising; their staff will always lend a hand whenever you need it. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

Strand Campus is more than just a place of learning; it's a vibrant community filled with opportunities for personal and academic growth. We hope this guide helps you make the most of your time here. Remember, there's always something exciting happening on campus, so keep an eye out for events, clubs, and activities that pique your interest.

If you ever have questions or just want to chat, don't hesitate to strike up a conversation with your fellow students or any of the friendly staff members. We're all here to make your King's experience unforgettable!


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