How to contact us

Post Room
Room K55
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE


Post/ fax/ courier enquiries:
Tel: +44(0)20 7955 7989
Fax: +44(0)20 7242 0392



Estates Division Postroom


The post room is responsible for receiving and sorting all incoming mail and despatching outgoing mail. They also distribute committee papers, circulars, handbooks and pamphlets to persons on the regular mailing lists and organise same day or overnight courier services. More and more people are getting personal items delivered to work as there is no one home to receive them.

We would like to ask that in order for you to get your items safely that you ensure that you supply a full address when ordering:

  • Name, department, room number (and contact phone number if possible).

If you are expecting something that you consider to be valuable then please let us know and we will notify you upon delivery, you can then collect from us.  or call us on 7989 or 6564 

Please be aware that the post room cannot accept responsibility for any personal items delivered to the School that are subsequently left in departmental post rooms or offices. 

Tony Simpson
Post Room Supervisor 

The post room is responsible for the distribution of all internal, external incoming and outgoing mail.

For more information see Services.

See guidelines for information on how to send national and international post.

We organise a national and international service for all your package needs. Same day UK service and between 1 – 9 day service around the world.

Courier information

Do I need a budget code to send DHL items?
You will need a budget code for DHL and courier items but not for royal mail special or recorded delivery or mail outs.

When is the first DHL collection of the daily?
DHL first collect around 1pm and keep picking up through the day.

Do I need to give notice of a big mail out?
Yes please, a week would be ideal. Contact Tony Simpson to arrange any large mail outs. Large mail outs are over 100 items. We also need you to stamp all UK mail yourselves in a large mail out.

When does the post room close for business each day?
5.00pm outside term time and 5.30pm in term time though we would appreciate any mail to be with us at least 10 minutes before we close so we can frank it.

When will my internal post be delivered to my department?
We will deliver the post between 10am and 11am in the morning and 2pm and 3pm in the afternoon.

Can I come down to the post room and pick up my post any time?
If you know you have an item delivered and need it urgently then please come down to the post room to see if we have it for you during opening hours.

I have lost an item and need it within the next 48 hours, who do I contact?
Please contact the post room supervisor straight away. If the post room supervisor is on leave, please contact the head of facilities.