Directions to the

Maritime Greenwich Campus
Old Royal Naval College
Park Row
University of Greenwich

London SE10 9LS


The Maritime Greenwich campus is located within the newly established Maritime Greenwich World Heritage site, an area previously occupied by the Royal Naval College, between Greenwich Park and the river Thames. Entrances are through the East Gate in Park Row and through the West Gate in King William Walk.         

From Airports

Gatwick Airport:

Gatwick Airport has its own railway station. Take the “Thameslink” train to London Bridge (journey takes about 30 minutes) and change at London Bridge for Greenwich or Maze Hill (15/20 minutes).

Heathrow Airport:

The airport is on the London Underground, Piccadilly Line. A service runs every 5-10 minutes into Central London. Take underground to Charing Cross or London Bridge then a train to Greenwich or Maze Hill from either of these railway stations. The journey takes around 1 hour and 50 minutes.

Alternatively, take underground to Canary Wharf via Piccadilly and Jubilee lines (changing at Green Park) then change to Docklands Light Railway to Cutty Sark. This journey takes roughly the same time (1h.50mn), but Cutty Sark is the closest station to the university.

City Airport:

This is the closest airport to the University campus, via the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). From the airport, take a City Airport transit bus to Canning Town, then the DLR to Poplar, change at Poplar for Cutty Sark. Coming out of the station, take left exit. The entrance to the University can be seen right ahead. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes.

Alternatively you can call a minicab (Greenwich Car Hire, Tel. 020 8858 6661, charges around £14 for the journey). Black taxis are more expensive.

From Central London

By train

From Charing Cross, Waterloo East and London Bridge to Greenwich/Maze Hill. Train journey takes approximately 15-20 minutes.

By Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

The closest DLR station to the University Campus is the “Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich”.

By Road:

The A2 and the A20 provide access to Greenwich. The Blackwall Tunnel links Greenwich with the northern side of the Thames. However, due to the high levels of traffic in Greenwich and the very strict parking regulations in the area, visitors are advised to use public transport whenever possible.

General Travel Guide for London

Travel Card

You can travel cheaper after 9:30am, using a “Travel Card”. This card allows you to travel in London on trains, buses, underground and DLR for the entire day. Make sure however that you buy the correct card to cover the zones you are travelling in.  Ask when you buy it at the station.

Black taxis are expensive. Better to call a minicab. There is one minicab firm close to the University: Greenwich Car Hire, Tel. 8858 6661.

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