The South Block Cafe (Senate House, ground floor) serves a range of hot and cold snacks and beverages. The café can be accessed from Montague Place (opposite the back entrance of the British Museum) or from the ground floor, South Block of Senate House (via either side of the Ceremonial Staircase). To avoid a 20p surcharge on drinks in disposable cups, please bring your own cup / mug. There is a vending machine with healthy snacks available even when the café is closed.

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Members of the Hellenic and Roman Societies and other readers in the Library or visitors to the Institute of Classical Studies are most welcome to use any of the following facilities.

There are also a number of restaurants and cafés in nearby Store Street (directly opposite the Malet Street entrance between Gower Street and Tottenham Court Road); or, on the other side of Senate House, there is a café in Russell Square itself (“Café in the Gardens”).

If you have your own refreshments and wish to have somewhere to sit, or simply want to talk with friends or colleagues, in addition to the seating area available by the library entrance, the School of Advanced Study lobby on the 2nd floor of Senate House has a number of comfortable seating areas. Please feel welcome to use this space.