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Institute of Making Bloomsbury houses our original Materials Library collection, alongside a multi-material workshop that we like to think of as a dream garden shed. A wide range of tools and equipment share one 250m2 open-plan space, enabling a plethora of making processes and materials experimentation.

UCL staff and students can access our Bloomsbury space by becoming a member of the Institute of Making (see here for membership details). If you are not staff or student of UCL, you are welcome to come and have a look around our Bloomsbury space at one of our public open days and events instead. Our team will be on hand to answer questions and show you around. 

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An exterior view of a building with large front doors opened up to reveal the interior Materilas Library and workshop. On the right hand side of the door frame a log reads "Institute of Making"

Getting Here

Institute of Making Bloomsbury
University College London
Malet Place

  • Our nearest tube stations are:

    Goodge Street 
    Approximately 6 min. walk (Northern line)

    Warren Street 
    Approximately 6 min. walk (Victoria and Northern lines)

    Euston Square
    Approximately 6 min. walk (Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitain lines, step free access)

    Approximately 7 min. walk (Northern, Victoria an overground trains, step free access

  • There are numerous dedicated bike racks on Torrington Place, Malet Street and Malet Place, 1 minute for our front door in Bloomsbury. We are also very close to several TFL cycle hire docking stations.

  • We are close to many bus routes including the 1, 14, 24, 29, 68, 73, 91 and 390.

    See the Transport for London website to plan your journey by public transport.

  • There are three mainline train stations within walking distance of the Institute of Making Bloomsbury:

    Euston Station 
    Approximately 7 minute walk

    St Pancras
    Approximately 15 minute walk

    King's Cross
    Approximately 16 minute walk

  • Please be aware that the Institute of Making Bloomsbury is located in TFL's Congestion Charge and Ultra Low Emission zone and we recommend other forms of transport where possible.

    There are several NCP parking facilities nearby, these include the Royal National Car Park, 38-51 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0DG. 020 7691 2630.

    There are a limited number of on-street parking spaces for Blue Badge holders. These can be found on this Camden Council parking map. Please note that the Blue Badge scheme does not fully apply in this part of central London. It applies only to:

    • blue badge bays (if time limit shown, also display clock disc with arrival time)
    • paid for parking bays with payment, 1 hour of additional parking is provided after the expiry of your parking session.


Our Bloomsbury space has step-free and wheelchair access throughout the Materials Library and lower workshop, but not to the mezzanine.

Gender neutral and disabled toilets are available on the ground floor next to the space.

For blue badge and disabled parking, please see the getting here 'by car' section above.

We are committed to making sure that everyone can use our Bloomsbury space as smoothly as possible, so please let us know if you need any additional support or assistance while using our facilities. We are always interested in feedback to help us improve access to our facilities.

Contact Bloomsbury

To get in touch with our Bloomsbury team, please email one of the following: