Suggested arrival routes from some airports

These suggestions are simple routes, not necessarily the cheapest or fastest routes.

London Heathrow Airport

  1. Take the Heathrow Express to London Paddington station (Journey time 15-20 mins, runs every 15 mins. Costs about £13 single, £25 return, plus £2 if you buy on the train.)
  2. On the London Underground, take the Bakerloo Line Southbound to Oxford Circus.
  3. Change to the Central Line. Travel Eastbound to Mile End. Walk to the Campus. Allow about 1 hour total travel time.

Alternative route (cheaper): From Heathrow, take the London Undergound: Piccadilly Line Eastbound to Holborn (pronounced "hoe-burn"). Change to the Central Line, and travel Eastbound to Mile End, as above. Allow up to 1 1/2 hour total travel time.

London Gatwick Airport

  1. Take the Gatwick Express to London Victoria station. (Journey time about 30 mins, runs about every 15 mins. Costs £11 single, £21.50 return)
  2. On the London Underground, take the District Line Eastbound to Stepney Green station. Walk to the Campus. Allow at least 1 hour total travel time.

Alternative route (may be a little faster/cheaper): From Gatwick, take the Thameslink City Flyer to Blackfriars. Change to the District Line, and travel Eastbound to Stepney Green station, as above. Note that Thameslink tickets are not valid on the Gatwick Express.

London Stansted Airport

  1. Take the Stansted Express to London Liverpool Street station. (Journey time about 45 mins, runs about every 30 mins. Costs £13 single, £23 return.)
  2. On the London Underground, take the Hammersmith and City Line Eastbound to Stepney Green Station. Walk to the Campus. Allow about 1 hour total travel time.

Occasionally the Hammersmith and City Line may have long gaps (10 mins or longer) between trains. If you don't want to wait at Liverpool Street Station, you can go instead to the Central Line and travel to Mile End station.

London City Airport

  1. Take the green Airport Shuttle Bus to Canning Town station. (Journey time about 5-10 mins, frequent service. Costs about £2.50 single).
  2. On the London Underground, take the Jubilee Line Northbound to West Ham.
  3. Change to the District Line or Hammersmith and City Line Wesbound to Stepney Green Station (both lines run from the same platform). Walk to the Campus. Total travel time about 45 mins.

London City Airport is about 5 miles east of the campus, in the London Docklands. You may wish to consider getting a Taxi ("black cab"): the fare to the campus is probably about £10-£15, or £25-£30 to Central London.

Essential Travel Information

The College is situated between two underground stations. It is just a few minutes walk from Mile End station (Central, District and Hammersmith and City lines) and Stepney Green station (District and Hammersmith and City lines). Both stations provide excellent connections to London's key tourist sites.

Mile End to Liverpool St. station: 5 min
Mile End to Oxford Circus station: 16 min
Stepney Green to Tower Hill (for Tower of London) 9 min
Stepney Green to Westminster (Houses of Parliament and London Eye) 20 min

Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) links Lewisham in the south with Stratford in the east, Bank in the City and London City Airport. The nearest stations to the College are Bow Church and Limehouse, both within one mile (1.5km). Trains run to historic Greenwich home of the tea clipper Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory.

There are several bus routes serving different areas of London all within five minutes walk of the College. There are also two night buses that stop at Mile End allowing you to enjoy London's nightlife without the cost of an expensive taxi ride back to the College. Timetables are listed at the bus stops, alternatively you can check bus times on line at journey planner [opens in new window]

Stansted is 46 min from Liverpool St Station (Metropolitan, Circle and Hammersmith and City lines)
Heathrow is 15 min from Paddington station (Circle line)
Gatwick is 30 min from Victoria station (District or Circle lines)
London City is 20 min via DLR (Limehouse or Bow Church stations)

Located on the A11, Queen Mary is less than 5 miles (8km) from world famous tourist attractions such as Trafalgar Square and Oxford Circus. The College is only 8 miles (12km) from the M11 motorway which makes it the perfect base for day trips out of London, being only one hour drive from attractions such as Cambridge and Leeds Castle in Kent.

Useful links
To find out more about the area of historic east London please click here. For information on some of the capital's top tourist attactions please visity our useful links section. Other useful sites for getting aorund the city include:

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