Artbar & RCAfe

Welcome to the Students’ Union!


Along with our office… where you’ll find us most of the time, we have a lovely cafe – the RCAfé and the infamous Artbar! We’re located one the 2nd floor of the Frayling Building in Kensington campus. Come and hang out here. It’s a hub. The terrace overlooking the Royal Albert Hall isn’t bad either.

The food in the RCAfé made by Baxter Storey and the space is managed by the SU.

The Artbar opens from 5.30pm to 10.45pm. You are very welcome to host your own events here too. Just email our events co-ordinator Alex ( and she’ll be in touch with you. One thing to note is that the bar can’t be privately booked: If we’re open then we remain inclusive to all.

RCA students work in the Artbar which is managed by permanent SU staff members Henry & Eugene. We also run pop-up bars across the other two campuses for events.

Both the RCAfe and Artbar are open Mon-Fri during term time only.

If you’re a current RCA student and you’d like to work for the SU in the Artbar or at events we host please fill in this form. You’ll just need to have your N.I. number