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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


The bus routes listed below stop outside the campus on Avery Hill Road (for Southwood Site) or Bexley Road (for Mansion Site). There are numerous other connecting services in Eltham High Street 5 minutes by bus. The 286 provides a direct route from Greenwich Campus and the 132 a direct route from the Tube at North Greenwich. For more information visit TfL.

  • B13 New Eltham – Bexleyheath (Southwood only) via New Eltham Station
  • B15 Horn Park – Bexleyheath (Mansion only) via Falconwood Station
  • 132 North Greenwich (Tube) – Bexleyheath (Mansion only) via Eltham Station
  • 162 Eltham – Beckenham via New Eltham and Eltham Station
  • 286 Greenwich – Sidcup via Eltham Station

For travel between our campuses refer to the University bus service.


National Rail

New Eltham and Falconwood Stations (both Zone 4) are within walking distance from the campus, 12 to 15 minutes depending what site you are visiting. For many train journeys e.g. Central London you will have a choice which station to use. Southwood Site is closer to New Eltham, and Mansion Site closer to Falconwood. At peak times you can use our shuttle bus service from Falconwood or the B15 bus at other times. New Eltham is served by the 162 and B13 bus routes. There is information about walking from the stations below.

The operator Southeastern provides train services. Direct trains operate from Charing Cross, Cannon Street, Waterloo East and London Bridge to Eltham, Falconwood and New Eltham. Services are also available from the Medway towns but normally require a change at Dartford. For timetable information refer to National Rail Enquiries.

Further Information

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

Traveline provides help with journey planning.


If you plan to cycle to the campus TfL provides information on the best cycle routes. The ride from Greenwich takes around 30 minutes using the suggested route on Google maps.

You can park your bicycle under cover at various locations on the campus. 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. Lockers and showers are provided at Mansion Site in the main building opposite the Norbert Singer Lecture Theatre. At Southwood Site there are lockers in the south entrance to Bronte Building, and in the David Fussey Building. A bicycle repair kit and pump is available at the Southwood Site Gatehouse.

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


Falconwood Station, New Eltham Station and Eltham town centre are all within reasonable walking distance. There is a shortcut from New Eltham station to Southwood Site via Sparrows Farm shown in this map. You will need to use your university ID card to operate the entrance gate to the sports field. There is no entry into Southwood Site across Avery Hill Park from Mansion Site.

Walking Routes:

  • Falconwood station to Mansion Site is just short of one mile and takes 12 to 15 minutes
  • New Eltham station to Southwood Site is one mile and takes 12 to 15 minutes
  • Eltham High Street is less than a mile from Mansion site and takes 12 to 15 minutes
  • Mansion Site to Southwood Site is under half a mile and takes less than 10 minutes provides more information on walking routes in London.

Road Directions

The postcode for Southwood Site is SE9 2UG and SE9 2PQ for Mansion Site.

View map of area and road directions.


The car parks at Avery Hill Campus are pay and display Monday to Friday. Tickets cost £1 for 2.5 hours, £2 for 5 hours, and £3 for a day. The machines accept coins only and do not give change. Parking can also be purchased via the PayByPhone service (Tel. 0330 400 7275 location code 99904). Southwood Site, Mansion Site and Sparrows Farm all have their own car parks but tickets are transferable. Please note the car parks are patrolled. Parking Charge Notices are issued for non-compliance with the car park terms and conditions.

Follow the link for a list of all our car park charges at Avery Hill.


If you live in the halls, are a Blue Badge holder or have an electric car you can apply for a permit as an alternative to paying at the machine or by phone. Staff permits are available paid monthly from salary. Contractor permits are also available. All permits are registered online. There are no vehicle discs issued. Apply here for a permit.

Disabled drivers

If you are a Blue Badge holder you can apply for a free permit using the link above. Otherwise you must pay to park. You must display your badge when parked in a disabled bay. Students or staff who have temporary problems with their mobility should contact the Student Wellbeing Service or Occupational Health respectively.

Student residents

If you live in the halls and bring your car you should get a Student Village Permit. The annual fee is £150. Apply above.

Visitor parking

If you are a visitor to the campus please follow the guidance above for pay and display. Guest parking has to be arranged through the university host. Staff can book visitor parking using the online booking system. If preferred scratch cards can be purchased by departments from the Transport office. Note staff permits for Greenwich and Medway are accepted at Avery Hill.

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

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 dropped kerbs.

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.