Visit the home of your University

The hub of the University of London, Senate House is a building which has stirred the creativity of contemporary artists, world famous authors and politicians since its completion in 1936.

Prior to the graduation ceremony, which is being held on Tuesday 6 March, Senate House will be open to our graduates and their guests on Monday 5 March 2018, providing these visitors with a unique opportunity to explore this iconic building. Informative maps will be provided, and staff will be on hand to guide you through the impressive and historic interiors.

Four interesting facts about London’s 'first skyscraper’Looking up at Senate House

  • Senate House is regularly graced by Royalty. Submerged under the building is a time capsule, which was placed by King George V and Queen Mary when they laid The Foundation Stone in 1933.
  • It has played host to Hollywood blockbusters like Christopher Nolan’s Batman series and attracted the glitz of London Fashion Week.
  • Sir Winston Churchill and Desmond Tutu are among the many world leaders that have visited Senate House.
  • Culture is embedded in the very walls of the building home to the University of London – named ’The People’s University’ by Charles Dickens. Ancient symbols and alphabets from across ancient cultures are embedded on ceilings.

Open House Details

  • Senate House will be open on Monday 5 of March 2018 between 11.00am and 4.00pm.
  • Graduands and their guests are welcome to explore a number of Senate House’s impressive and historical rooms, including the Crush Hall, Macmillan Hall and the Senate Room.
  • If you want to visit Senate House please let us know how many visitors in your group and the time you expect to arrive at Senate House. This will ensure we accommodate your visit with appropriate staff numbers. Contact us on and mark your email 'Getting to know Senate House'.