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Shops, restaurants and bars

Where to eat and meet on campus

You’re never far away from a warm cup drink or a place to sit and catch-up with friends, and there’s plenty to choose from when you get hungry.




Costcutter is a convenience store run by the University as part of the Commercial Directorate. It aims to provides a wide range of products and services including Oyster and mobile phone top-up.


Opening times (term time)
Monday–Friday: 8am – 11pm
Saturday: 9:30am – 7pm
Sunday: 10am – 7pm

Opening times (non term time)
Monday–Friday: 8am – 6pm
Saturday: 9:30am – 4pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm

Where to find it:
Ground floor, Hamilton Centre.

Student Store

Students’ store is a hybrid retail outlet run by the Commercial directorate offering a Proud to Serve Starbucks café, a grocery retail offer and a Social Space at the heart of the Isambard student residential complex.


The Student Store is currently closed

Opening times (term time)
Monday–Friday: 8am – 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Opening times (non term time)
Monday–Friday: 8am – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Where to find it:
Ground floor, Isambard social Amenities building.


Browse the fresh market stalls set up on the campus concourse every week during term times to stock up on fresh produce including fruit and veg, as well as freshly baked breads and cakes.

 The Market at Brunel

Where to find it:
On the concourse.

You're also a short walk or bus ride away from large supermarkets and Uxbridge town centre. The town centre has a wide selection of different restaurants and bars, as well as a large shopping mall and multi-screen cinema.

Looking for nightlife?

Find out more about your nightclub, Academy. There's something for every night of the week, from salsa dance classes and club nights, to open mic nights and cocktails.