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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 about 5 minutes away 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

There are two stations within walking distance, New Eltham and Falconwood, both in Zone 4 although on different lines. Eltham station, also Zone 4, is on the same line as Falconwood. It has slightly more trains than Falconwood and better bus connections but is not within walking distance.

Falconwood:  Has direct trains from Charing Cross, Waterloo East, Cannon Street, London Bridge, Victoria (via Denmark Hill), and local stations on the Bexleyheath line between Lewisham and Dartford; plus some other less frequent services.  The university Falconwood Station Shuttle serves both Mansion and Southwood sites, or there is the B15 bus to Mansion site only. The walk to Mansion Site is around 15 minutes, slightly longer to Southwood Site.  

New Eltham: Has direct trains from Charing Cross, Waterloo East, Cannon Street, London Bridge, and local stations on the Sidcup line between Lewisham and Dartford; plus some other less frequent services. You can take the 162 bus to Southwood and Mansion sites or B13 to Southwood only. 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 via Sparrows Farm shown in the map below. For this 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.

Walking route from New Eltham station.

National Rail services are provided by Southeastern. 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 walking distance. There is a shortcut from New Eltham station to the rear of Southwood Site via Sparrows Farm shown in this map. You will need to have a university ID card to operate the rear entrance gate to the sports field or call Security on the number provided. There is no access between Southwood Site and Mansion Site across Avery Hill Park.

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.