Getting to Greenwich Campus About the university

Greenwich Campus

The university's largest campus is centred on three baroque buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren at the end of the 17th century.

DLR Cutty Sark (approx. 3 min walk)

Greenwich and Maze Hill (approx. 8 walk)

Greenwich Pier - Ferry service (3 min walk)

TFL buses frequently run close by.

Public 'Pay and display' car parks nearby.

Campus bus service between campuses.

More about the campus

Greenwich Campus

Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London SE10 9LS
10 Stockwell Street, Greenwich, London SE10 9BD
Hamilton House, 15 Park Vista, Greenwich, London SE10 9LZ

Bus

The following bus routes stop in Greenwich town centre just outside the campus: 

Bus No.RouteWeekday Frequency 
(minutes)
Bus Stops
129North Greenwich - Greenwich6-10Cutty Sark - National Maritime Museum - Maze Hill 
177Thamesmead - Peckham9-11Greenwich Sta - Greenwich High Rd - Cutty Sark / Nelson Rd - National Maritime Museum - Maze Hill
180Belvedere - Lewisham10-13Greenwich Sta - Greenwich High Rd - Cutty Sark - National Maritime Museum - Maze Hill (in this direction only)
188North Greenwich - Central London6-10Creek Rd - Greenwich Church St / Cutty Sark - National Maritime Museum - Maze Hill
199Canada Water - Catford10-13Creek Rd - Greenwich Church St / Nelson Rd  - Greenwich High Rd - Greenwich Sta
286Sidcup - Greenwich8-11Cutty Sark - National Maritime Museum - Maze Hill
386Blackheath - Woolwich Arsenal15Greenwich Sta - Greenwich High Rd - Cutty Sark / Nelson Rd - National Maritime Museum - Maze HIll
N1Central London - Thamesmead30Cutty Sark - National Maritime Museum - Maze Hill - Greenwich Church St / Nelson Rd

For more information visit TfL

University Bus

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

Trains

Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

The nearest station is Cutty Sark a two minute walk to the campus West Gate entrance. Direct services run from Bank, Canary Wharf, Lewisham and Stratford and easy connections are available from Tower Gateway, Beckton and London City Airport. 

National Rail

Train services are provided by Southeastern, refer to National Rail Enquiries for timetables. There are two stations within easy walking distance of the campus both on the same line; Greenwich Station on Greenwich High Road (also a DLR station) and Maze Hill Station in Tom Smith Close. Details below: 

StationDirect train linksDistanceBus Routes
Greenwich 
(Zone 2/3)
London Cannon Street, London Bridge, Deptford, local stations to Dartford via Woolwich, and local stations to Rainham via Gravesend and Chatham.9 mins walk to West Gate entrance177, 180, 199, 386
Maze Hill 
(Zone 3)
As above.8 mins walk to East Gate entrance129, 177, 188, 286, 386

If travelling westbound for main campus it is quicker to alight at Maze Hill otherwise alight at Greenwich station. Please refer to the Google map for help with directions.

London Underground (Tube)

For connections from the Tube alight at Canary Wharf station on the Jubilee Line and get a DLR Lewisham bound train to Cutty Sark station. More info from TfL.

River services

Thames Clippers operates a regular boat service from Westminster to Greenwich Pier (adjacent to the Old Royal Naval College) stopping at various locations on route. The journey takes 35 minutes in total and is possibly the fastest way to travel from Central London.

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 Avery Hill Campus takes around 30 minutes using our suggested route on Google maps
  • Cycling is not permitted on the campus except along the designated cycle path adjacent to the river.

Cycle parking

  • Gated compound between Dreadnought and the Stephen Lawrence Building with space for 80 bikes. Accessed using Greenwich Gateway card. 
  • Bike hoops for 56 bikes in the grounds of Dreadnought. 
  • Bike hoops for 74 bikes in the Queen Anne car park adjacent to Park Row.
  • Bicycles are parked at your risk. We do not accept liability, for any loss, destruction, damage or theft. We recommend you purchase a good quality 'D'-lock. 

Facilities for cyclists

  • Showers are provided in the basement of Dreadnought and in QA202 on second floor of the Queen Anne building.
  • Lockers are provided in the basement of Dreadnought and in QA202. Apply for a locker via the university online store
  • A bicycle repair kit and pump is available to use at the East Gate Security Lodge.

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

Walking

The campus is within easy walking distance of all our halls of residence in Greenwich. Devonport House and Cutty Sark Halls are both just a 1 minute walk away from the Dreadnought building. Daniel Defoe Hall is 11 minutes and Rachel McMillan Hall in Deptford 14 minutes. 

The Greenwich Foot Tunnel links Greenwich to the Isle of Dogs north of the river. If you have time there are also some very pleasant walks and fantastic views in Greenwich Park just south of the campus or along the Thames river path which runs alongside our northern boundary.

Walkit.com provides information on walking routes in London.

Road Directions

The post code is SE10 9LS.

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From M25 North:

Exit at J27 for M11 towards London follow signs for A12 Blackwall Tunnel. After tunnel exit the A102 onto the A206 and follow sign-posts for Greenwich. Continue along this road for approximately one mile. Shortly after the BP garage turn right at the traffic lights into Park Row. There is a public car park immediately on the right. The campus is on the left but see the notes on car parking below.

From M25 South:

Exit at J2 for A2 towards London. Head for Blackwall Tunnel onto A102. Exit A102 via slip road for A206 and follow directions provided above.

Parking

The car parks are in front of Queen Mary Court and Queen Anne Court accessed through the East Gate off Park Row. The car parks are shared with other site users, see car park layout. The university has an allocation of 110 spaces. Due to this limitation parking is reserved for staff permit holders, disabled drivers, and guests with pre-arranged parking. Follow this link for a list of permit charges.

There is no parking available on-campus for students. There is a public car park just outside the campus in Park Row. Greenwich Council provides information about this car park and other council car parks in Greenwich.

Staff permits

Staff parking permits are issued for the Queen Mary and Queen Anne car parks as well as other locations off-campus. There is however a long waiting list for all staff parking in Greenwich. Applications can be made via our online permit system or by contacting the Transport department.

Disabled parking

Blue Badge holders must apply for a Disabled Persons Permit to park on-campus. Please apply via our online permit system. Students or staff with health issues affecting their mobility not covered by a Blue Badge should contact the Student Wellbeing Service or Occupational Health respectively. 

If you have one of our disabled permits you may also park at the Dreadnought building where we have 7 bays reserved for disabled drivers. These are accessed through the gates off King William Walk (between the public bus stops). You will need to obtain a fob to operate the barrier to the parking area available from the university online store.

Visitor parking

If you are visiting us as a guest of the university and require parking you will need to arrange this through your host. Staff visiting from other campuses must book visitor parking using the online booking system.

Motorbikes and Scooters

If you have a motorbike or scooter you can park this in the designated parking area near to the East Gate entrance. You will need to request a permit from our online permit system.

Car Share

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