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The Strand Campus is home to:

The campus is close to:

  • the Houses of Parliament
  • St Paul's Cathedral 
  • Somerset House and the Courtauld Institute of Art (next door)
  • Royal Courts of Justice
  • West End theatres, cinemas and shops
  • Covent Garden, where you will find markets, shops and theatres
  • Trafalgar Square, home to the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery.


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How to get to the Strand Campus

By underground

Temple (District and Circle lines): 2 minute walk. Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines): 10 minute walk, Embankment (District, Circle and Bakerloo lines): 10 minute walk, Waterloo (Jubilee, Northern, Bakerloo, Waterloo & City lines): 12 minute walk, Holborn (Central and Picadilly lines): 12 minute walk, Chancery Lane (Central line): use exit 4 - 15 minute walk.

By train

Charing Cross: 9 minute walk. Waterloo: 12 minute walk. Waterloo East: 10 minute walk. Blackfriars: 12 minute walk.

By bus

Buses stopping outside the university: 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, X68, 168, 171, 172, 176 (24 hour), 188, 243 (24 hour), 341 (24 hour), 521, RV1.

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.


No public parking, but a pay and display parking system operates in nearby streets including Surrey Street. Motocycle bays are available in the Strand, Arundel Street, Temple Place and other nearby streets.

Weekend and evening bicycle parking after 20.00 is permitted at the Strand entrance opposite Security. Please note that any bicycles left in this location after 08.30 Monday to Friday will be removed. No responsibility will be accepted for the replacement of locks or costs incurred. No bicycles are permitted to be brought into the buildings or chained to railings.

Students and staff may park at the Strand Campus secure bicycle park off Strand Lane but must register with Strand Campus Security for access.  There is bike parking in the streets, and Barclays Cycle Hire bikes are available close by.

Travelling to the Maughan Library

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

On foot from the Strand: 8 minute walk

Bicycle stands: Within the courtyard, to the right of the entry arch.

Travelling to 22 Kingsway

By tube: 22 Kingsway is equidistant to Temple and Covent Garden tube stations. Temple (District and Circle lines): 8 minute walk. Covent Garden (Piccadilly line): 5 minute walk.

On foot from the Strand: 6 minute walk

Bicycle stands: The nearest public cycle parking facility is at Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Students and staff may park at the Strand Campus secure bicycle park and must register with Strand Campus Security for access. Barclays Cycle Hire bikes are available close by.

Campus map

Strand Campus (Strand and King's Buildings) Map
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