Freshers #5 – Barbican Pub Crawl

What better way to learn about the local pubs, than with a guided tour from your very own students? Wednesday night will you see you crawl all the way around Barbican, starting at the Basement Bar and ending at the Rising Sun! You have roughly 30 minutes in each pub to get a pint (or two!) down you and then we move on! We advise you to get food before, it could be a heavy one! Want to continue the party after? Join us back down in the basement for more!


Basement Bar @7.30pm

Rack and Tenter @8pm

Artillery Arms @8.30pm

Whitecross Tap @9pm

Two Brewers @9.30pm

The Shakespeare @10pm

The Rising Sun @10.30pm

*rough timings



  • Free of Charge


Developing Symptoms at an Event

The main symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature);
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual);
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.

If you develop any of the three key COVID-19 symptoms while at our event, you should put on a face mask, notify people you are attending with and make arrangements to travel home as soon as possible. You should avoid any unnecessary contact with other people. When you get home you should book a free PCR test ( and isolate until you receive a negative result. If you feel too unwell to travel or need urgent medical attention, please speak to a member of the SU/ Bar Team, and please make sure you are wearing a mask.


Creating a Culture of Respect

At all our SU events we want to help model a culture of respect. We can do this by looking out for each other and being aware of how our own behaviour can, sometimes unintentionally, make others feel.

  • Be a friendly face in the crowd – if you see someone being objectified, harassed or looking uncomfortable with another’s behaviour, ask if they are ok.
  • Respect personal space – for example in a crowd you may be standing very close to people, but keep your hands to yourself.
  • Say ‘excuse me’ if you are moving through a crowd rather than just pushing or putting your hands on people.
  • If you are moving into a small space that’s already occupied ask is it ok if I sit/stand here?’.
  • In conversation, respect verbal and bodily clues about whether someone wants the chat to continue.
  • Don’t flirt with someone who isn’t showing any interest.
  • Only engage in ‘sexual banter’ if you are certain it will be found amusing and with people you know well.
  • Don’t stare at people – it can feel unsettling and intimidating.
  • Keep your mates in line – if someone you’re with behaves inappropriately, don’t just keep quiet.
  • The Basement is a place to make new friends but recognises that if a stranger is wary of you, it’s not personal. Some people are not always immediately comfortable with people they don’t know.
  • When walking behind people on their own at night, leave a bit of distance. The closer you are, the more threatening you may seem.
  • Be sensitive to the fact that when people are intoxicated, things can sometimes be taken the wrong way.
  • If you are feeling upset and need to talk, come and find one of the ‘on-duty SU Team members, or bar team, who can offer a confidential safe space to talk.


Sep 15 2021


Till Late
7:30 pm


Beer Crawl


Basement Bar
Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DT

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