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Opening Times

The Institute is generally open to users from Monday to Friday 9am to 9.45pm (sometimes later) and at least 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.

Office Hours
Office Hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

The Library
The Library is open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 3pm and Saturdays 10am to 2pm.

V Cafe at The Guildford Institute
The Restaurant opens 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday. To book a table please click here.

The Institute closes completely from Maundy Thursday until the Wednesday after Easter and from Christmas Eve to New Years’ Day (inclusive).

Public Transport Links

We are a 10 minute walk from Guildford and London Road railway stations and less than 5 minutes from the bus station. Buses 3, 8, 25, 34, 36, 37, 100, 300, 462/3, 478/9, and 715 all stop directly outside or opposite the Institute.


Unfortunately there is no designated parking at The Guildford Institute. There are however, several public car parks nearby offering a range of short and long-term parking options. Limited pay & display spaces are available in Ward Street offering 1/2 hour parking and unrestricted blue badge parking.


V Café at The Guildford Institute provides a friendly catering service using high quality, fresh, vegetarian and vegan ingredients.


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