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Waterloo Campus

King's College London's Waterloo Campus

Addresses and telephone numbers

Waterloo Campus addresses and telephone numbers

Franklin-Wilkins Building
Stamford Street London
Access for people with disabilities

+44 (0)20 7836 5454 

James Clerk Maxwell Building
57 Waterloo Road London
Access for people with disabilities

+44 (0)20 7836 5454

Stamford Street Apartments
127 Stamford Street
Access for people with disabilities

+44 (0)20 7848 2960 


About the campus

The Waterloo Campus is home to:

The campus is next to:

  • London's South Bank Centre which includes: the National Film Theatre; British Film Institute (BFI); Royal Festival Hall; Hayward Gallery; National Theatre.

  • Waterloo Station (3 minutes walk)

Young Vic and Old Vic theatres are nearby.

The campus has three main buildings:

  • The Franklin-Wilkins Building, one of London's largest university buildings and completely refurbished and opened in 2000.

  • Stamford Street Apartments, with en suite accommodation for over 500 students.

  • James Clerk Maxwell Building, home to the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Principal and university administration.  

How to get to the Waterloo Campus

By underground

Waterloo (Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City lines): 4 minute walk, Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines): 9 minute walk, Embankment (District, Circle and Bakerloo lines): 13 minute walk, Temple (District and Circle lines): 20 minute walk.

By train

Charing Cross: 9 minute walk. Waterloo: 4 minute walk. Waterloo East: 5 minute walk. Blackfriars: 17 minute walk.

By bus

Buses stopping outside the university: 381, RV1. Buses stopping near the university: 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, X68, 77, 139, 168, 171, 172, 188, 211, 243 (24 hour), 341 (24 hour), 507 and 521.

A shuttle bus service is available for staff and students (carrying their college ID) wishing to travel between the Guy’s and St Thomas' hospital sites, the latter also being within walking distance of Waterloo and the Strand. The pick-up and drop-off points are:

  • at St Thomas', the lower-ground car park opposite the Florence Nightingale Museum

  • at Guy's Campus, on Great Maze Pond on the lay-by to the Bloomfield Clinic.

By boat - commuter river service

From the west, Putney - Blackfriars: get off at either Embankment Pier or Blackfriars Pier. From the east, Woolwich Arsenal - Savoy: get off at Blackfriars Pier.

By car

There is no car parking available on this campus. There is an APCOA car park on Cornwall Road. Stamford Street is a red route.

By bike

Lambeth Council cycle racks are available in front of the Franklin-Wilkins and James Clerk Maxwell Buildings. Bicycle parking is available in the bike shed at the back of the Franklin-Wilkins Building on a long term bookable basis. Please contact the ETDE helpdesk for details.


Bays available in Cornwall Road.

Bicycle stands

Outside the front entrances of Franklin-Wilkins and James Clerk Maxwell buildings.

Travelling to the Maughan Library

On foot: 20 minute walk: walk across Waterloo Bridge and turn right into the Strand. At the junction with Fleet Street, turn left into Chancery Lane.

By bus: From Waterloo take the bus (4, 26, 76, 72, 341) across Waterloo Bridge to the Royal Courts of Justice. Chancery Lane is the next turning on the left.

By tube: Chancery Lane (Central line): use exit 4, 6 minute walk. Temple (District and Circle lines): 6 minute walk.

Bicycle stands: Outside the Maughan Library.

Travelling from other campuses to the Waterloo Campus

 On footBy bus  By tube or train 

From Guy's Campus

25 minute walk: from the Guy's Campus exit to Borough High Street cross to Southwark Street and walk west into Stamford Street. 

From Great Guildford Street take the 381 towards Waterloo. Bus stops near Guy's Campus.

Train: London Bridge to Waterloo East 

Tube: Jubilee line to Waterloo

From Denmark Hill

  Take the 68 bus towards Euston or 176 towards Waterloo Bridge Road. Bus stops near Denmark Hill  

From Strand Campus

12 minute walk: from the Strand, walking west, turn left on to Waterloo Bridge and left into Stamford Street for the Franklin-Wilkins Building or across Stamford Street for the James Clerk Maxwell Building. Take any bus that goes across Waterloo Bridge and get off at the Waterloo side of the bridge. Bus stops near Strand Campus. Take the District or Circle line to Temple, then change and take Bakerloo or Northern line to Waterloo.

From St Thomas' Campus

From the hospital site exit across Westminster Bridge and walk straight on along Belvedere Road. Passing under Waterloo Bridge opposite the National Theatre turn right up to the London IMAX. Take the RV1 bus to the Royal Festival Hall. Bus stops near St Thomas' Campus. Walk across Westminster Bridge to Westminster and take the Jubilee line to Waterloo. 



Waterloo Campus detail mapWaterloo detailed map 

Strand and Waterloo Campuses location map



Waterloo and St Thomas' Campuses location map

Waterloo and St Thomas' location map


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