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Cycling

Parking It

All campuses and most residence and sport grounds at King’s College London currently have facilities to lock up your bike. In total the university has 639 cycling parking spaces on its premises. Some are open to the public and some are more secure with only King’s staff and students having access. The best way to find out where the exact location of these cycle facilities are, how to gain access and where the closest showers are, is to ask the local Security.

On Campus

Strand Campus

Secure bike storage:

Strand/King's Building

Extensive parking spaces are available in the secure bike facility on Strand Lane, which you can access from both Temple Place and Surrey Street. See here for a map. The facilities include secure card access, fixed Sheffield type bicycle racks and shelters with CCTV monitoring.This can be accessed from both Temple Place and Surrey Street.

Bush House

There are also two secure bike facilities in Bush House – you can find a map here.

Central Bush House bike store has 85 bike racks.

North East Bush House bike store has 60 bike racks.

Maughan Library

There is a secure bike shed behind the Maughan Library (down the alley opposite the Knights Templar pub) and a small number of racks just on the right as you go through the main entrance.

Maughan library has a total of 67 bike racks.

Access:

The secure cycling facilities are for King’s students and staff only and access can be obtained by completing this form - or getting your bike storage access granted at a King's security desk.

Non-King's students or staff are advised to use the public bike racks opposite the main entrance to the Strand Campus. 

 

Showers:

King's Building: there are six showers for both students and staff on floor -1 King’s Building. Turn left on entering from the secure bike storage and follow the signs.

Macadam Building: there are male and female showers in the Macadam basement (Floor B3).

Somerset House East Wing has showers on floor -1, and Bush House has showers in the North East Wing and the South East Wing. There are also showers in the Virginia Woolf Building.

A map of Strand Campus including existing bike facilities can be found on our website.

Guy's Campus

Secure bike storage:

Guy's Campus houses two separate secure bike facilities:

  1. The bike park outside the Hodgkin Building has space for more than 70 bicycles in the Quadrangle.

  2. The newly built bike cage adjacent to Newcomen Street and accessed via Nag’s Head Yard has a two-tier bike rack and has 70 parking spaces.

Access to the above facilities requires a King’s card. Please speak to Security in the Hodgkin building to obtain access. 

Please be mindful of any tailgaters when entering or exiting the facilities. Campus management remind cyclists that no bike parking will be permitted anywhere other than the bike parks and, following a period of grace, bikes parked elsewhere will be removed.

 

Showers:

There are four showers in Shepherd's House - two in the basement and one each on the third and fourth floors.

West Wing: There are three sets of showers: By Entrance A, Entrance B and in the East Wing.

 

Waterloo Campus

Secure bike storage: 

 

No secure bike storage is currently available for students at Waterloo. However, there are 25 publicly accessible bike racks are available directly outside the main entrance to the Franklin-Wilkins Building (FWB). An additional 20 are available directly outside the James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB). 

 

King's members of staff and residents of the Stamford Street Appartments (SSA) can gain access to the secure bike storage within SSA. This currently has space for over 40 bikes. Please speak to Security in the SSA reception to obtain access.

 

Shower facilities: 

There are 11 showers in the Franklin-Wilkins Building. These are located on each floor, one in the 1 River East corridor and 1 River West corridor.

 

There are also three showers in the James Clerk Maxwell Building, on the first, second, fifth and seventh floors.

 

Denmark Hill East (Maudsley/IoPPN side)

Secure bike storage:

More than 50 parking spaces are available in the main car park by the David Goldberg Centre. Speak to Security in the IoPPN main building to obtain access. 

 

More bike racks are available on Memory Lane by the MRC SDGP and by the Addiction Sciences Building. 

 

Maps of Denmark Hill East which details cycle parking facilities can be found here.

Showering facilities:

Showers are located in the IoPPN main building on each floor opposite the goods lift.

Denmark Hill West (King's College Hospital)

Secure bike storage:

More than 120 parking spaces are available in two separate secure bike facilities.

  1. The bike park outside the Weston Education Centre (WEC) has 60 parking spaces. The key to these bike racks can be obtained from the security desk in the Weston Education Centre.

  2. The bike park behind the James Black Centre/Rayne Institute has 60 parking spaces and the key can be obtained from the security desk in the Rayne Institute.

Maps of Denmark Hill West which details cycle parking facilities can be found here.

Showering facilities: 

There are 2 showers on the ground floor of the James Black Centre. 

There are four showers at the Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute, one on each floor. 

 

 

map of Denmark Hi

 

Residences and Sports Grounds

Student Residences

Stamford Street: there are 40 secure parking spaces in the far corner of the courtyard. Speak to reception for access.

 

Great Dover Street Appartment: there are more than 50 secure parking spaces. Speak to reception to locate your block's space. 

 

Champion Hill: there are more than 20 secure parking spaces. Speak to reception to locate your block's space.

 

Wolfson House: there are currently no parking spaces at this residence. However there are two secure parking facilities on Guy's Campus. See above for details.

Sports Grounds

Brockley Rise Sports ground: there are more than 50 parking spaces available.

 

Griffin and New Malden Sports Ground: there are currently no bike racks at these premises. 

 

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