Throughout The Cuckoo’s Calling, Cormoran Strike makes regular visits to the University of London Union (ULU), mostly to use the showers. He does this without being a student, walking determinedly past reception with a scowl on his face. His glowering pays off: No one ever challenges his right to be there.
Strike also uses the ULU café, where he once had a stale ham roll and a bar of chocolate.
On the day after Strike got drunk in The Tottenham after finding out Charlotte Campbell is engaged to Jago Ross, he goes to ULU to have a shower and to use the large swimming pool before going to meet Ciara Porter and Bryony Radford.
Find ULU — or what is now being called Student Central — here on Google Maps.