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Spring vacation closure information

Queen Mary’s spring vacation runs from Friday 30 March to Friday 20 April, with semester three beginning on Monday 23 April. Friday 30 March and Monday 2 April are UK bank holidays, which means that many Queen Mary services will be closed.


Local and national services may also be operating reduced opening hours, and transportation may be running on a reduced service, so it’s a good idea to check in advance. The information below should help with your planning. Have a great holiday!


Mile End Library will remain open 24 hours a day over the spring vacation. 

Whitechapel Library will be open from 8.30am to midnight every day.

West Smithfield Library will be open from noon to 8pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays), with library staff available noon-2pm each day.

Security (all campus)               

The Security team is available 24 hours, every day. Contact numbers for the Security Control Rooms at Mile End, Whitechapel and Charterhouse Square are available on the Security webpages: 

The Security emergency number is 020 7882 3333. You can also call the Police on 999.

IT Services 

The Service Desk will close as of today, Thursday 29 March, from 4pm. All calls will transfer over to Norman who provide our out of hours service. Norman are available 24 hours a day over the Easter weekend. Calls will transfer back to QMUL IT Services from 8am Tuesday 3 April. Room W209 (where we are situated) will be closed from 6pm today until 8am on Tuesday 3 April.

Students’ Union

QMSU opening hours for the spring vacation are listed on the QMSU website: 

Advice and Counselling Service 

The Advice and Counselling Service will be closed on weekends and the bank holidays. Details of opening times are available here: 

Details of alternative and out-of-hours support is available on the Advice and Counselling website:


Laundry facilities will be accessible 24/7 (swipe card access). 

Mile End residences reception (ground floor of France House) will be open 24/7 across the festive break.

St Benet’s Chaplaincy

The Chaplaincy building will be closed from 5pm on Thursday 29 March and will reopen at 9am on Monday 23 April. 

The Chaplain, Ella Sharples, is available for anyone who needs help with a spiritual matter at any time over the holidays. Please feel free to contact her at any time on 07740547689 or

QMUL Catering 

The university catering outlets will be closed for weekends and the bank holidays. Spring vacation opening times are below: 

Grad Café
8-3.30pm, Monday-Friday 

Curve Starbucks
7.30am-4.45pm, Monday-Friday 

Curve Restaurant
8am-2.30pm, Monday-Friday 

Nucleus Café, Whitechapel
8am-5.30pm, Monday-Friday 



Transport for London:

National Rail:



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