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Tickets, dates and more: everything you need to know about Welcome Fair!

We are quickly approaching this year’s most exciting event: our KCLSU Welcome Fair!

This year, for the first time, Welcome Fair will be happening both in-person and online. Confused? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about this year’s Welcome Fair, so you can have the best time and make the most of it!

Get your free tickets here:

In-person Welcome Fair – Day 1 Ticket In-person Welcome Fair – Day 2 Ticket

When, where – and how?

This year, the KCLSU Welcome Fair will be taking place digitally on our KCLSU Welcome App and in person at The Old Billingsgate Market overlooking the Thames. It’s a great spot for that perfect picture in front of amazing London landmarks!

Online Day 1: 22nd September 2021 10am-7pm

Online Day 2: 23rd September 2021 10am-7pm

In-person Day 1: 23rd September 2021 10am-5pm

In-person Day 2: 24th September 2021 10am-5pm

Download the KCLSU Welcome app here!

Who’s there?

The Welcome Fair is the perfect place to meet and greet all of our student groups: activity groups, student societies, networks, and more. Whether you’re keen on football and lacrosse, or geography and Harry Potter, there'll be something for everyone to sign up for and get involved in!

Our Welcome App will have a schedule of the online sessions so you won’t need to sit by the phone all day to chat with your favourite student groups, as well as a floor plan of the in-person venue so you know exactly where to go on the day.

We'll also have our commercial partners in attendance who will be giving out freebies and student discounts across the Fair.

How can I get around?

Our KCLSU Welcome App will have an interactive map of all stalls, which will help you easily find what you are looking for. There will also be KCLSU staff on-site, ready to assist you with anything you need throughout the day.

Is there an accessible entrance?

Old Billingsgate is a step-free venue and we have lifts and ramps for accessibility requirements. The entrance is the same and we will have fast track queues for these purposes.

Are there any COVID safety measures?

  • We encourage you to get tested within 24 hours prior to attending the fair (you can order free NHS tests here or use one of the King's testing centres)
  • We encourage you to have had the COVID vaccine if you are eligible (find out more about the vaccine here)
  • We encourage you to wear a mask in the venue
  • We will have hand sanitizing stations around the venue
  • There'll be a one-way system in the venue to navigate Fair
  • There's also an outdoor chill-out zone if you feel overwhelmed or need some fresh air


Book your free place early to ensure you don't miss the opportunity to experience the KCLSU Welcome Fair in its new home at Old Billingsgate Market. We can't wait to see you there!