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Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus has significantly impacted how we operate and we are looking at the best ways to enable you to socialise and enjoy our venues and events in a safe way, staying compliant with the current government and College regulations. Check this page regularly for the most up-to-date information, such as opening hours of our bars and events planned.

FiveSixEight opening hours

FiveSixEight is currently open outdoors only from Mon-Fri at 5pm-10:30pm and on Sat & Sun from 12pm-10:30pm. Please download the NHS Track&Trace App before you visit the bar as you will need to sign in on the app upon entry. You can order through our ordering app. Groups can be no larger than 6 people. 

Following the latest government announcement, we will reopen FiveSixEight from Monday, 17 May for indoor service every day from 12pm-10:30pm. Groups must be no larger than 6. 

As some students sit their exams in Beit Hall, our outdoor space will continue to be open from 5pm-10:30pm on Mon-Fri and from 12pm-10:30pm on weekends. Groups sitting outdoors can be up to 8; however, please refrain from moving any of the furniture to form larger groups. 

We currently operate on a first come first served basis, so we do not accept reservations for either indoors or outdoors. 

Reynolds bar reopening from 17 May

Renolds Bar will be reopening on 17 May for indoor service on Wednesdays and Fridays only between 5pm-10:30pm. There will be no food service but you can bring your own food or order yourself a take away. Groups can be no larger than six, and you must order your drinks through our mobile ordering app. We do not take bookings and operate on a first come first served basis. 

h-bar reopening from 14 June

h-bar is reopening for indoor table service from Monday, 14 June, on Mondays - Fridays from 5pm-10:30pm. Postgraduate students and staff are welcome to join us as we serve your favourite drinks again! Unfortunately we will not be offering food at this point but you can bring your own. Tables can be no larger than 6, we take no reservations so tables will be allocated on a first come first served basis, and you can order through our mobile 'app'. 


Our social spaces are inclusive, safe and fun. Come have a meal, drinks (alcoholic and non alcoholic), or just chill with friends in student-only venues with lots of Imperial history.    

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    FiveSixEight is a restaurant-bar and is one of the central social areas for every student at Imperial College. With a mixture of indoor and outdoor seating, FiveSixEight is the perfect place for delicious lunch or thirst quenching drink. From our weekly Super Quiz every Tuesday, to our club nights on Wednesday and Friday, there is always something going on!

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    Metric is Imperial's biggest nightclub and home to the Union’s most exciting music events featuring a superb sound system, state of the art lighting and every day great value drinks prices. Wednesday and Friday nights are the staple club nights with students running great events on other nights of the week, all year long!

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    Union Bar

    The Union Bar is next to FiveSixEight and is a greatly historic place. Having opened since 1957 the wood-panelled bar is a lively space used primarily for Union Club and Society events. Home to darts, real ales and the RSM Bottle, the Union Bar remains a firm favourite with undergraduates, postgraduates, alumni and staff.

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    ħ is the Postgraduate and staff pub and cafe brought to you by Imperial College Union and Campus Services. With offerings from international grab and go lunch options to favourite tipples in the pub, ħ is the social hub for Postgraduate students and staff on campus. ħ have a great range of Postgraduate events and nights organised for the future.