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Visit the Department

The department is located in the Birkbeck main building on Malet Street [PDF Map] [Google Maps] [OpenStreetMap]. Access is via the main entrance on Torrington Square.

The department office is in room 163 on the first floor of the extension building. Staff offices are situated across the first and second floors of the extension. The department's computing laboratories are on the fourth floor of the main building.

Opening hours

Our main campus in Bloomsbury is open from 7am to 11.45pm, 7 days a week.


Public transport

Birkbeck is near a number of Underground stations, including Russell Square, Goodge Street, Euston Square, Tottenham Court Road, Euston and King's Cross St Pancras.

National Rail stations Euston and King's Cross are nearby, as well as St Pancras International.

Buses stopping at Gower Street, Russell Square or Tottenham Court Road also offer convenient links to Birkbeck.

To plan your journey using public transport, see the Transport for London Journey Planner.


An extensive network of cycle routes lead to Birkbeck and there are ample cycle rack facilities around the Malet Street building.


If you are planning your journey by car, please bear in mind that the Congestion Charge applies, while central London parking facilities are both limited and often expensive.

From the airport

From Heathrow take the Underground (Piccadilly Line, eastbound) to Russell Square, a short walk from Birkbeck, or to King's Cross St Pancras, a short ride via bus or taxi.

From Gatwick 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 a 20 minute walk or a short ride via bus or taxi.