Visit us safely

Winter has been filled with lockdowns, tiers and very cold daily walks but Spring is on the way and we are dreaming of sunny evenings in the Guild Garden.

In line with the latest Government guidance, Our Study Spaces, Guild Garden and Starbucks outdoor seating are now open and back at the the heart of campus.

Ready to return to the Guild? Here are all the details you need.

First things First: Entrance to our building is via Mount Pleasant, opposite the cathedral.

The Mountford courtyard
From 12th April, we will be reopening the Courtyard for Study Space from 9am to 6pm. Say goodbye the SJ and hello to cramming for your deadline in the Courtyard. Spaces are for individual study, face coverings must be worn at all times but food and drink is allowed.
No need to book, spaces are available on a first come first served basis.

What about the Sphinx? Our indoor bars remain closed and we will be reviewing this in line with Government guidance.

Opening times: 9am - 6pm Monday – Friday. 9am - 4pm Saturday & Sunday (from 8th May)

Guild Garden
The Guild Garden has reopened! The moment we’ve all been waiting for; a post (zoom) lecture drink with cathedral views! Our Guild Garden will be serving your Sphinx favourites, with an al fresco food and drink menu from 5pm Monday – Friday. We will be operating a full table service and all food and drinks are ordered via our app with card payment only, so sit down and enjoy your evening. Please remember to dress for the ever changing British summertime, hat, gloves, umbrella and Factor 50 are all advised.

Our Click and Collect Food service has also returned and you can pick up a Burrito or topped fries to go from 5pm Monday - Friday

Opening times; 5pm-11pm with food served 5pm-9pm Monday - Friday

More good news! We will be opening at weekends from Saturday 8th May

View the menu, book your table and order here

Our Starbucks is open for all your caffeine fix needs. We are operating a one way system and are card payment only so have your contactless, apple pay or old fashioned chip and pin at the ready. From the 12th April you can now enjoy your Frappuccino’s al fresco at our outdoor seating area with gorgeous views of the VGM… it’s Instagram ready.

Entrance is via Mount Pleasant, opposite the cathedral.

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 7am-5pm Weekends 9am-4pm
Based in the Reilly Building entrance on University square, you can pop into our Reception  and the team will be happy to help you. They are on hand to answer queries, pick up bus passes, online shop orders and collect plus parcels.
Opening times: 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday. 
Guild Shop
Our Guild Shop is now closed until further notice. Bus passes and online shop orders can be collected via reception. 
Online Shop
Update your wardrobe with our University merchandise available exclusively at our online shop. We are currently running a click and collect service only. Order by 15:00 and collect the next day from our Reception.


More URL than IRL

Zoom quizzes aren’t over yet, some of our services are still available online.

We have over 200+ societies for you to join, they have been working hard to adapt their activities to make sure you can get involved safely.
We know this year is different but we’re still here to help. Looking for support with your accommodation, academic issues or just need someone to talk to, get in touch with our Advice team.
What's on
From our weekly Virtual Pub Quiz to zen crafternoons and all our Society events there is something for everyone. View our full events programme here

Whilst we’re doing everything we can to keep you safe, we need you to do your bit. You play a part in protecting yourselves and each other, so please follow and stay up to date with all the latest government guidance and get clued up on the University COVID safety measures so you can look after yourself, fellow students, staff and the wider community both on and off campus.

If you spot something that isn’t quite right let us know.

Find us:

160 Mount Pleasant
L3 5DR

Contact us:

In person - our Reception is open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
Via phone or email - 0151 794 6868 / 
On our live web chat - click Chat now to speak live to a member of our team Monday to Friday, between 10am - 2pm.