Our campus and facilities

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Beyond studying, you'll find your time at Goldsmiths is enriched by some of the exciting things taking place on our South East London campus.

We are small but mighty – a close-knit community that comes from every corner of the world, which makes for a diverse learning experience (and plenty of stimulating conversation).

We’re based on a single-site campus within London’s vibrant New Cross, but we’re also just minutes from the heart of this great global city, home to major cultural landmarks including the National Theatre and Tate Modern.

Just some of the buildings and facilities you'll find include:

  • The Goldsmiths library, with over a quarter of a million books
  • Clubpulse, a low-cost gym open to students and the public
  • The Great Hall in the Richard Hoggart Building, which hosts events, concerts and our Presentation Ceremonies
  • Restaurants and coffee shops located around campus, serving breakfast and lunch. Drinks, snacks, pastries and more and available all day. Find out more about eating and drinking on campus
  • The back field, offering leafy green space in South East London (Take a virtual tour of the back field)
  • The award-winning Students' Union, including bar 'the Stretch' and cafe
  • Newest building the Professor Stuart Hall Building or New Academic Building, with its state-of-the-art Media facilities (Take a tour of the New Academic Building)

Goldsmiths has a wide range of facilities that will help you make the most of your time here, enabling you to develop your understanding of your chosen subject and investigate areas of interest beyond your studies.


Student looking at books in the library

A modern and flexible learning space, our Library has been ranked in the top 20 in the UK.

It has numerous facilities for group and individual study and offers computer workstations, language learning materials and an extensive collection of printed, audio-visual and electronic resources.

As a Goldsmiths degree student you’re also able to borrow books from the University of London Library, Senate House.

IT services

Student using a computer

Our campus wireless network enables you to access the web, your College shared files, and e-mail from your own laptop.

All halls of residence have internet access. The Rutherford Building is well-equipped for IT facilities including both PCs and Apple Macs, e-mail facilities and internet access, scanners and video editing equipment.

Service Desk staff are available to answer your queries. See IT Services for the full range of facilities offered.


Students in the refectory

Whenever you need help or advice, there’s always someone to turn to at Goldsmiths.

Throughout your studies and even after your graduation we can offer help with a whole range of issues from bursaries and scholarships to counselling, nursery services and peer mentoring.

Read more about the support on offer


Buying lunch at the Refectory

There are a variety of eating options on campus including Loafers cafe, the Refectory canteen, grab and go services at Tastte shop and The POD.

You can also visit Natura, a vegan and vegetarian cafe on the first floor of the Students' Union. 


Students playing tennis

As well as the Clubpulse gym, Goldsmiths' campus has tennis and netball courts and a large backfield perfect for football.

Goldsmiths Students' Union offers a huge variety of sports societies, both recreational and competitive. 

Print Services

Print out scrapbook

Utilising the latest technologies, our customer-focused, and award-winning team provide an integrated range of professional and value-for-money print services and facilities for students.

Art facilities

Art student in her studio

A yarn store is available for art students, alongside studio spaces. 

You'll also have nine specialist research laboratories at your disposal:

  • casting
  • constructed textiles
  • digital media
  • fine art printmaking
  • metalwork
  • photography
  • print and dye
  • stitch and fabric
  • woodwork

Theatre and performance

Student performing at Pure Gold 2014

Theatre students can benefit from a 160-seat theatre, four performance studios, scenography workshop, and wardrobe and props stores. 

There is also a media studio for video and sound editing, and specialist technicians on-site for support. 

Media and Communications


Media and Communications students enjoy use of a digital and analogue acquisition for time-based media and photography, radio and TV studios, photography studios, digital video and audio editing equipment.

They also have access to ENPS facilities, animation and image manipulation software and hardware, traditional darkrooms and computer rooms for student production.


Student in a design workshop seminar

All Design students have their own dedicated studio space within the Department and there are electronics for prototyping circuits as well as workshop facilities, a computing suite, a textile studio and a dark room.

Music facilities

Snare drum

The Electronic Music Studios comprises a suite of working areas for undergraduate & postgraduate students wishing to explore the creative potential of studio equipment and audio software in relation to composition, live electronics, interactive performance, sound-art, acoustic ecology and research.

The Department of Music also benefits from suites of practice rooms and a recital hall (with its majestic Steinway Model D concert piano).