Cycling - active travel

Walking and cycling can be cheap, efficient and environmentally friendly ways of getting around London. It's also a good way to keep active during your commute.

City provides some facilities to make your travel more convenient, including a bike shed, showers and free drinking water, available for all students and staff.

Bike storage

City provides a Bike Bay for the use of students and staff.

The bike shed is located in the area between University Building and Drysdale Building. You access the shed from Northampton Square via the underpass adjacent to the Main Entrance. Once there you will need to swipe your City ID to get through the black gate.

This facility is provided for you only, please do not allow anyone else to enter with you.

Please note City, University of London provides welfare facilities for Staff/Students at their own risk and without accepting any liability for damage to, or theft of personal items on Campus, which includes bicycles left in bicycle bays.

Register your details to use our bike sheds

Shower facilities

Showers and changing facilities can be found at various locations around City. Please enquire with the Reception desk at these buildings for further details. All gender neutral shower facilities are in self-contained cubicles.


Myddelton Street Building

  • One gender neutral shower (Lower ground, MXLG17)

Rhind Building

  • One gender neutral shower (4th Floor, door opposite men's toilets)

Tait Building

  • One gender neutral shower (Lower ground floor, room CXLG13)
  • One gender neutral shower (Ground floor, opposite CG23)

University Building

  • Four gender neutral showers, including one disabled shower.

Inclusive changing facilities are also available on the ground floor of CitySport.

Drinking water

Free chilled drinking water is provided for all staff and students at certain locations across City. You are encouraged to bring your own bottle along to refill for free. City-branded water bottles can also be purchased in the Students' Union and at CitySport.

Water cooler and fountain locations

Free cycle skills sessions

Young woman riding an ebike from Human Forest on the road, with helmet and rucksack.

Islington Council offers a range of free Bikeability courses and cycle skills sessions to all residents, employees and students within the borough.

If you live, work or study in Islington, why not book yourself a free adult cycle skills session and become a confident road cyclist? They can teach any level, provide you with a bike and meet you in a location and a time that suits you.

The adult 1:1 cycle skills sessions are kindly supported by Human Forest. You can also learn how to ride together as a family, by booking a family cycle skills session.

Rental bikes

With docking stations all over central London, the London bike hire scheme Santander Cycles makes rental bikes available for short journeys. Great for central London commutes and sightseeing.

Santander Cycles at TFL

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CitySport Gym

Facilities for team and individual sports and a wide range of fitness, yoga and cycle classes and gym programs.

Find us

Plan your journey, find cycle routes and investigate City's campus and building locations.