Tube, Train, and Local Bus Information

King’s College London, Strand Campus

Address: King’s College London, Strand Campus, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS.

Enter King’s via the main reception on the Strand (see this map for further details). If you are not a King’s student, you will need to report to security for a visitor badge before proceeding through the gates.

By Tube: Temple (Circle and District lines); Embankment (Bakerloo, Circle, District and Northern lines); Holborn (Central and Piccadilly lines); Covent Garden (Piccadilly line); Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines).

By train: Charing Cross is the closest train station to the Strand Campus and is about a 10-minute walk away. Blackfriars, Waterloo, and Waterloo East are also located nearby and both are around a 15-20-minute walk away; however there are a number of buses that travel from both stations towards the Strand.

By bus: Buses stopping outside the university: 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, X68, 168, 171, 172, 176 (24 hour), 188, 243 (24 hour), 341 (24 hour), 521, RV1.

Plan your journey here.


Airports

There are a number of airports located in central and Greater London. All the airports listed below offer express train services that will allow you to travel from your chosen airport to London in under one hour.

  • London City: This is the closest airport to central London and is easily accessible by Tube and DLR (Docklands Light Railway), as well as by bus services such as the 473 and the 474. The airport has its own stop on the DLR, which travels to Bank.  

  • Heathrow: Located west of central London. The Heathrow Express connects the airport to central London, arriving at London Paddington station and takes around 15-20 minutes. The Piccadilly line on the Tube, the N9 night bus, and National Express and Easybus coaches are also ways of travelling into London from Heathrow.

  • Gatwick: Located south of London. The Gatwick Express takes 30 minutes to arrive at London Victoria station, and there are also Thameslink and Southern train services to other central London stations.

  • Stansted: Located to the north-east of London. The Stansted Express offers the quickest journey into central London, with trains regularly travelling to London Liverpool Street (taking around 47 minutes). National Express, Easybus and Terravision also offer coach services into the city centre.


Oyster Cards and Travelcards

Oyster cards (including a special Visitor pass) and contactless payment cards are usually the cheapest and most convenient way to travel in London and can be used for all public transport. Oyster cards can be purchased online before you arrive in London or at TfL (Transport for London) Visitor Centres, London train stations, or Oyster ticket shops.

For further information about Oyster cards and paying for public transport in London, see: https://tfl.gov.uk/travel-information/visiting-london/


Online Travel Resources

Whilst navigating London, there are several online resources that you may finds useful for planning journeys, including Citymapper, Transport for London (TfL), and Google Maps. It is worth keeping at eye on TfL’s travel updates in case there any disruptions to the network on the days of the conference.