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Map/Travel Information

The Queen's Tower

Travel Details

From Heathrow airport
Take the Underground train (Piccadilly Line) to South Kensington station (50 minutes travelling time).

From Gatwick airport
Take a British Rail train to Victoria station (journey time 40 minutes) and then by Underground train (Circle or District Line; westbound) to South Kensington.

Both airports are some distance from central London and a taxi is not recommended for the whole journey. However, if you have to do so, establish the cost before you get in.

By sea
Take a British Rail train from the port of entry to London (Harwich to London journey time 1hr 30 mins; Dover to London journey time 2hrs) and then travel by Underground train to South Kensington station.

On foot
From South Kensington station, the campus is only five minutes' walk. Either follow the subway signposted to the museums or walk north up Exhibition Road. The College is next to the Science Museum.

By Underground
The London Underground is probably the most convenient way of getting to Imperial College by public transport. Travel to South Kensington station, which is on the Piccadilly, Circle and District lines. Inside the station and to the right, as you come through the ticket barriers, is an underground walkway that finally emerges in Exhibition Road, adjacent to college and nearby Science Museum.

By bus

  • 9,10 or 52 - Royal Albert Hall
  • 74 or 14 - Victoria and Albert Museum
  • 49 - Gloucester Road
  • 45A or C1 - South Kensington
  • 70 - Queen's Gate
  • 9A - Prince Consort Road

By car
Car parking at the South Kensington campus is severely restricted and you are advised NOT to bring a car unless permission has been given. After 6pm, at weekends and during vacations the car park is open to the paying public. Parking in the streets surrounding the College is at pay and display or parking meters for limited periods only.

Access to the Huxley Building

There are two ways to get into the huxley building:

  1. Just past the Mechanical Engineering building of Imperial College, you will find the main pedestrian entrance to the campus on your left, which leads to the Main Walkway of Imperial College. Wending your way westwards along this walkway you will find the William Penney Laboratory on your right. Continuing to the end of the walkway, you will come to an entrance to the Huxley Building.
  2. The Huxley Building also has a street level entrance at 180 Queen's Gate.

The General Office of the Department of Computing is on the Fourth Floor, in room 438.

Street Map


Online map of the area provided by Streetmap

Campus Map

Map of Imperial College South Kensington Campus

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