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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 is open

Our bar FiveSixEight is open every day with the following opening hours: 

Bar opening hours: Mon-Sun 16:00 - 22:00, last orders at 21:30
Kitchen opening hours: Mon-Sun 16:00 - 20:30, last orders at 20:00

Please adhere to our new bar rules when visiting FiveSixEight: 

  • Register for track and trace prior to entering the building.
  • Please sanitise your hands on entry and exit.
  • Table service only, please do not approach the bar.
  • Maximum allowed group size of 6. Indoor spaces can only be visited with someone from the same household. 
  • Please don’t move furniture or chairs between tables.
  • Please don’t change tables.
  • Please remain seated and do not linger at other tables. 
  • Maintain 2 metres of social distance where possible at all times.
  • Follow the one way system in the bar areas.
  • Unfortunately under current government guidance no dancing is allowed, please remain seated. 

Failure to adhere to the above will result in being asked to leave the bar. Table bookings are welcome. Please follow the usual booking process by emailing the bars at beit.bars@imperial.ac.uk 24 hours in advance.

Both Metric and the Union Bar will remain closed for the time being; however, we are using these spaces to ensure social distancing can be maintained so you will be able to eat and drink in these spaces when visiting FiveSixEight. We also have a marquee in Beit Quad as additional seating space. Reynolds Bar and h-bar remain closed

Regular events

We run a number of events both in person and online. Regular events at FiveSixEight include The Great British Bake Off and Union Bake Off on Tuesdays, our Super Quiz on Thursdays, Live Music on Saturdays and we have a Beer & Burger Deal on Sundays. Other events, including CSP events, can be found here

We hope to see you at one of our events, virtually or in person!

  • Food & Drink

    Get lunch, dinner or just relax in one of our Kitchen & Bars at South Kensington Campus or Charing Cross. With student friendly pricing and a variety of options, there's no better place to relax with friends throughout the day or have a safe night out.

  • Events

    Unwind with your friends or meet new people at one of the many weekly entertainment events. From barbeques to club nights to pub quizzes, there's something for everyone.