Unfortunately we cannot organise Covid testing, but below is some guidance and Covid testing facilities should you need these for your return trip outside the UK.

Covid testing requirements

UK regulations: For information on visiting the UK please consult for country specific information.

Vaccination: The Francis Crick Centre requires everyone accessing the building to have proof of vaccination or proof of a negative Covid test (lateral flow or PCR) within 72 hours. Security may carry out spot checks on people accessing the building.

Facemasks: Facemasks are optional within the Francis Crick Centre. The UK government advice is to wear a facemask in crowded areas, but it is not mandatory. In London you are required to wear a facemask on public transport.  

Testing: Should you need post-arrival or pre-departure Covid test, there is information below on local test sites.

Nearby Covid testing facilities

Boots Pharmacy, St Pancras Station (nearest to venue)

St Pancras International Station, Euston Road, London, N1C 4QP

06:30-22:00 Monday to Friday, 08:00-22:00 Saturday, 09:00-21:00 Sunday


London Medical Laboratory, Kings Cross

104 – 106 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9PU

08:00-20:00 Monday to Saturday, 10:00-16:00 Sunday


Sherlock Holmes Pharmacy (Health Pharm), Marylebone

82a Baker Street, London, W1U 6AA

09:30-20:00 Monday – Friday, 10:30-17:00 Saturday, closed Sunday