The Famous
Basement Bar


The Best Bar in London

The Basement is the Students’ Union bar located directly underneath Sundial Court. With cheap drinks, great entertainment and open from 7pm every week night, why would you ever want to go anywhere else?!

Live music and events are held regularly. If you want to get involved or have any ideas for events, contact the Events Officer.

For details of upcoming events, visit our events page!

Please note we are a cashless bar and can ONLY accept card payment! 

Guest Policy: You are allowed to sign in one external guest each. They must bring an official form of ID (passport or driving license etc.) as their student ID will not be enough. Where there is a queue, Guildhall students will take priority.

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Meet your 2022/23

Bar Team


Oli Rath

Bar Manager
Heya! I’m Oli – the basement bar manager. I’m from Huddersfield in Yorkshire and have lived in London for 5 years now! I am a recent graduate of the jazz course, but I play the trombone so you’re not likely to enjoy it. I like beer. Er…like a lot. If there’s not 150 people at the bar I might even talk to you about it.

Darcie Jago

Bar Supervisor
Hi, I’m Darcie! 🙂 I come from Lincolnshire and I've just graduated from the classical trumpet course. I’ve worked in Basement since my first year, and am also this years SU President

Maciej Kropidlowski

Bar Supervisor
Hi! I’m Maciej, I play the trumpet and I’ve just graduated from the Orchestral Artistry course. I love good cocktails and silly tattoos