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Life on campus

Close up from King's Food outlet of three Florentine pizzas with spinach and fried egg

There is more to being a student at King's than formal academic learning. From chill out spots to gyms, cafes to bars with games and sports nights, there are a range of opportunities to meet new people, get active and grab some food and drink to relax in between lectures. 

There are also several free water refill points and microwaves on campus to keep you hydrated and to heat your own food with ease. 

King’s Food

a busy canteen filled with students

King’s Food are proud to be one of the leading food and drink providers in the university catering industry, operating 20 outlets across four campuses. Our chefs come from all over the world with 33 different nationalities, bringing an unparalleled range of flavours and cooking styles.

We are a fairtrade accredited university and are proud that our cafes and restaurants were awarded an 80% Food Made Good Rating by the Sustainable Restaurant Association.

Outlets serve breakfast, lunch and all the snacks you need in-between and offer a wide range of food choices, including halal, gluten free and vegan options. On Strand Campus, they actually have a 100% plant-based café, Roots, situated on the 8th floor of Bush House centre block, and an in-house sushi chef making fresh sushi daily.

King's Food have a range of offers and discounts to help you save money. Check out all offers available from King's Food on Student Services Online.

Want to experience King’s Food at home? Check out the team’s own recipe book. From breakfast to dinner, the book features student favourites and recipes from our chefs inspired by their own hometowns from across the globe.

For the next few months, you can enjoy different events and special offers such as Veganuary, Chinese New Year and even National Hot Chocolate Day! 

There are also a range of opportunities to engage with King’s Food team. To keep updated with upcoming events and promotions, follow their socials on Instagram, X and Facebook

King's Sport & Wellness

A student wearing box gloves sparring with a member of the King's Sport & Wellness team wearing pads

King's Sport & Wellness offers students a range of opportunities to get involved in sport and physical activity.

They run two campus gyms at Strand and London Bridge, as well as a Sport & Wellness Centre that offers holistic wellness workshops and health consultations at Waterloo. They also offer a social and recreational activity programme called BeActive, offering over 50 sessions a week during term time.

Get points and rewards for being active with their free app King’s Move. You can then redeem your points for rewards such as a hot drink from King’s Food, a King’s Sport & Wellness day pass or a King’s Move hoody.

Plus, they offer a free online platform Les Mills+ that provides content ranging from meditation to HIIT. 

Sign up to their mailing list to get exclusive membership offers straight to your inbox and connect with the team on Instagram, X and Facebook to stay informed about exclusive events and much more.

Chaplaincy and Maughan Library

A student chats with a King's Chaplain

The Chaplaincy is an inclusive, welcoming resource for all King’s students, of all faiths and none. Chaplains are public figures in the university, working to support you and your wellbeing by offering pastoral support, prayer and opportunities throughout the academic year.

Our Chaplaincy has four core commitments - welcome, care, spirituality and community - which guide all activities and services. You can read more in the full mission statement

There is a Chaplaincy on every campus and King's has two historic chapels, the College Chapel on Strand Campus and the Chapel of Thomas Guy on Guy's Campus.

Each Chaplaincy hosts a regular, free 'International Lunch' for students during term time. The team also offer many trips and tours during the academic year including free tours of St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. Check out the events pages to find out more and book.

There are also rooms for prayer and reflection open to all students on each campus. Our chaplaincy rooms are a great place to unwind and help yourself to free tea and coffee. Guy’s Chaplaincy also has a microwave!

You can also recharge your batteries in the Maughan Library with the Wellbeing Room, located in room 2.24. The space has comfy bean bags for you to take a break, relax your mind and find new inspiration.

The best way to keep up to date with the Chaplaincy is via their newsletter (King's emails only) as well as on Facebook, Instagram and X

If you would like to make an appointment with your individual campus chaplains, please see our full list of Chaplains or email As well has having a Chaplain on every campus we also have a full spectrum of multi-faith chaplains and have recently appointed new Dharmic Faith Chaplains to support the student community.