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Avery Hill Campus

Situated either side of Avery Hill Park in Eltham, this campus combines the grace of a Victorian mansion with modern living and teaching facilities.

New Eltham and Falconwood (approx. 15 min walk)

TFL buses frequently run nearby.

Ample 'pay and display' parking on campus.

Campus bus service between campuses.

More about the campus

Avery Hill Campus

Mansion Site, Bexley Road, Eltham, London SE9 2PQ
Southwood Site, Avery Hill Road, Eltham, London SE9 2UG

Public Buses

The following bus routes stop just outside the campus:

Bus No.RouteRail ConnectionsComments
132Bexleyheath Shopping Centre - North Greenwich Underground StationEltham stationAlight Bexley Rd for Mansion Site. Operates 24 hours.
162Beckenham Junction - Bromley - Eltham StationNew Eltham and Eltham stationAlight Avery Hill Rd for Southwood Site and Bexley Rd for Mansion
286Sidcup (Queen Mary's Hospital) - Greenwich (outside campus)Eltham stationAlight Avery Hill Rd for Southwood, Bexley Rd for Mansion
B13Bexleyheath Shopping Centre - New Eltham (Fiveways)New Eltham stationAlight Avery Hill Rd for Southwood Site
B15Eltham Horn Park - Bexleyheath Shopping CentreFalconwoodAlight Bexley Rd for Mansion Site

There are numerous other connecting bus services in Eltham High Street less than 5 minutes away by bus. For more info visit TfL.

University Bus

For details of our inter campus bus see University bus service.

Trains

Train services are provided by Southeastern, refer to National Rail Enquiries for timetables. 

Local stations are in Zone 4 with New Eltham on a different train line to Falconwood. New Eltham is closer to Southwood Site and Falconwood closer to Mansion Site. Key info is summarised in the table below.

StationDirect train linksDistanceBus Routes
New ElthamCharing Cross; Waterloo East; Cannon Street; London Bridge; local stations on the Sidcup line between Lewisham and Dartford; some other less frequent services.15 mins walk from Southwood Site (see below)116, B13
FalconwoodCharing Cross; Waterloo East; Cannon Street; London Bridge; Victoria via Denmark Hill; local stations on the Bexleyheath line between Lewisham and Dartford; some other less frequent services.15 mins walk from Mansion SiteUniversity shuttle bus or the B15
ElthamSame line as Falconwood above but with more trains stopping.about 8 minutes by bus116, 132, 286

Walking from New Eltham station

The walk along Avery Hill Road to Southwood Site takes around 15 minutes or around 20 minutes to Mansion Site. There is a shortcut to Southwood Site via Sparrows Farm shown in this Google map. You will need to have a university ID card to operate the rear entrance gate or call Security for a code on the number provided.

Further Information

For help with understanding fares and tickets read our Public Transport page.

Traveline provides help with journey planning.

Cycling

Cycle Routes

  • TfL provides information on the best cycle routes. 
  • The ride from Greenwich takes around 30 minutes using the suggested route on Google maps.
  • There are cycle paths in Avery Hill Park which can make useful short cuts avoiding busy roads.

Cycle Parking

  • Southwood Site has parking for 136 bikes in 10 covered cycle shelters spread across various locations on the site and serving all the halls of residence.
  • Mansion Site has parking for 44 bikes across 3 covered cycle shelters plus bike hoops outside reception.
  • Sparrows Farm has parking for 6 bikes.
  • Bicycles are left at your risk. We do not accept liability, for any loss, destruction, damage or theft of cycles. We recommend you purchase a good quality 'D'-lock. 

Facilities for cyclists

  • Southwood Site has showers on the ground floor of the David Fussey Building.
  • Mansion Site has showers in the main building behind the Norbert Singer lecture theatre.
  • Southwood Site has lockers in the Dome.
  • Mansion Site has lockers next to the showers in the main building.
  • A bicycle repair kit and pump is available to use at the Southwood Site Gatehouse.

The London Cycling Campaign are a useful source of cycling information.

Walking

Information about walking from the stations is provided on the public transport page.

  • The walk between the centre of Southwood Site to Mansion Site is 0.4 miles and takes about 8 minutes. There is no access directly between the sites across the park.
  • The walk between the centre of Southwood Site to Sparrows Farm is also 0.4 miles and takes about 8 minutes. You will need a Greenwich Gateway card to access the back gate adjacent to the sports pitches or call the Security Gatehouse on the number provided for an access code.
  • Th route between Southwood Site and Eltham High Street is 1.3 miles taking about 25 minutes via Avery Hill Park.

 Walkit.com provides more information on walking routes in London.

Driving Directions

Southwood SiteSE9 2UG
Mansion SiteSE9 2PQ

View map of area and road directions.

Parking

The car parks are pay and display 9am to 5pm. There is no charge at weekends or Bank Holidays.  

CostDuration
£12.5 hours
£25 hours
£38 hours
£121 week
£404 weeks

You can pay at the machine, coins only no change given, or by using the PayByPhone app quoting location code 99904 or call 0330 400 7275. Tickets are transferable between any of the Avery Hill Campus car parks. The car park terms and conditions are displayed on signage. Parking Charge Notices are issued to vehicles parked in contravention of the terms and conditions.

Follow the link for a full list of parking charges at Avery Hill.

Permits

Some car park users qualify for a permit as an alternative to pay and display.  

CategoryComments
Staff (Season Ticket)Paid monthly from salary, discounts for lower emission vehicles and part time working
Contractor staff
(Season Ticket)
Paid upfront online for 12 months 
Student Village residentsCost of permit added to accommodation fees valid for a maximum 12 months expiring 31 August
Blue Badge holdersPermit issued free of charge for duration of Blue Badge subject to proof of Blue Badge 
Other students/staff with disabilitiesPermit duration variable and subject to assessment by Student Wellbeing Service / Occupational Health
Electric vehiclesPermit issued free of charge to fully electric vehicles 

All permits are electronic, apply here for a permit.

Visitor parking

If you are a visitor to the campus please follow the guidance above for pay and display. Alternatively guest parking must be arranged with the university host. Staff visiting from other campuses can book visitor parking using the online booking system. Note staff permits for Greenwich and Medway Campus are accepted at Avery Hill.

Alternatively scratch cards can be purchased for visitor parking by departments from the Transport department.

Motorbikes and scooters

You do not need to pay to park a motorbike or scooter but you must use one of the motorcycle parking areas. These are located next to the Gatehouse and Bronte Building on Southwood Site, and at the Honeycombe Building Mansion Site.

Mansion Site parking

The area in front of Mansion Reception is reserved for guests and disabled drivers. The main parking area is to the rear of the site. The asphalt car park adjacent to Avery Hill Park belongs to Greenwich Council and is not managed by the university.

Off-campus parking

If you park off the campus please do so with consideration for our neighbours and other members of the public. Please be aware that it is illegal to park across driveways.

Car share

If you drive to campus please help the environment and register your journey with our car share scheme UNISHARE South East. You could save money and make new friends.