Travel

Getting to Imperial College, South Kensington Campus:

Imperial College London,
Exhibition Road,
London SW7 2AZ

Tel +44 (0)20 7589 5111

Map of South Kensington Campus

Street Map of South Kensington Campus and the surrounding area

Interactive map of South Kensington

From Heathrow airport

Take the Underground (Piccadilly Line) to South Kensington Station (50 minutes travelling time).

From Gatwick airport

Take a British Rail train to Victoria station (journey time 40 minutes) and then by Underground, (Circle or District Line; westbound) to South Kensington.

Both airports are some distance from central London and a taxi is not recommended for the whole journey. However, if you have to travel by taxi, establish the cost before you get in.

By sea

Take a British Rail train from the port of entry to London (Harwich to London journey time 1hr 30 mins; Dover to London journey time 2hrs) and then travel by Underground to South Kensington Station.

On foot

From South Kensington Station, the campus is only a five minute walk. Either follow the subway signposted to the museums or walk north up Exhibition Road. The College is next to the Science Museum.

By bus

South Kensington Campus is easily accessible by bus. A number of routes pass within easy walking distance of the campus. Please see the selection below for more information:

  • 9 Aldwych – Hammersmith Broadway, alight at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 10 Kings Cross Station – Hammersmith Broadway, alight at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 52 Victoria Bus Station – Willesden Bus Garage, alight at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 360 Elephant and Castle Station – Prince Consort Rd, alight at Prince Consort Rd
  • 14 Tottenham Court Road – Putney Heath, alight at South Kensington Station
  • 49 Battersea Rise – Shepherd’s Bush Grn, alight at South Kensington Station
  • 70 Acton – South Kensington Station, alight at South Kensington Station
  • 74 Baker Street Station – Putney, alight at South Kensington Station
  • 345 Peckham Bus Station – South Kensington Station, alight at South Kensington Station
  • 414 Maida Vale – Putney Bridge, alight at South Kensington Station
  • 430 South Kensington Station – Minstead Gardens SW15

By car

Car parking at South Kensington Campus is severely restricted and you are advised NOT to bring a car unless permission has been given. After 18.00, at weekends and during vacations the car park is open to the paying public. Parking in the streets surrounding the College is at pay and display or parking meters for limited periods only.

The postcode to use for satellite navigation to the South Kensington car park is SW7 2BX. Entry is via Exhibition Road.