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How to get to London Campus

Located in a vibrant part of the city, the UWS London Campus is just 15 minutes' walk from central London. It is well served by public transport links such as buses and the Tube, as well as walking routes and cycle paths. UWS supports and encourages students to make sustainable travel choices for their journey to London Campus wherever possible.

London Signpost to Borough Market | Living in London at UWS | University of the West of Scotland

Walking and cycling

If you live within 2 miles of London Campus, why not save money and get fit by walking? If you live a bit further away, you could try cycling to campus.   

Sustrans are an organisation that maintain national cycle routes in the UK. Enter the London Campus postcode (SE1 6NP) into the Sustrans map to see routes that take you close to the campus. Transport for London have also produced a guide to cycling in London. Cycle parking, shower facilities and lockers are available throughout the campus.

Public transport

The city of London has some of the most integrated public transport networks in the world. The UWS London Campus is well served by public transport links with nearby bus stops, underground (Tube) connections and overground train stations.

You can plan your walking, cycling or public transport route with Google Maps.

Student Oyster Card

The best way to get around London is by using a Student Oyster Card which will give you discounts on travel across London, with 30% off the price of adult-rate tickets. You can obtain an 18+ Student Oyster photo card from the Transport for London website.


The closest train station to UWS London Campus is Elephant & Castle, but Waterloo and London Bridge are both within easy walking distance.


The underground stations Elephant & Castle, Borough and Southwark are all near to the London Campus.


The London Campus is close to a number of bus stops with services running to all areas of the city. The following buses stop close to campus: 

Numbers 1, 12, 35, 40, 45, 53, 63, 68, 100, 133, 148, 155, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 196, 333,344, 360, 363, 453, 468, C10 and P5. 

Further information on bus routes and timetables can be found on the Transport for London website. 

[Travelling to London public transport maps] 

You can plan your walking, cycling or public transport route with Google Maps.

London Travel | Travelling to UWS London Campus by Car | University of the West of Scotland

By car

London is an extremely congested city with very limited free parking. Drivers in the city centre also have to pay a congestion charge for driving within the charging zone. It is more cost-effective for students to travel by public transport.

Travelling from overseas

Travelling to London Campus from overseas

London is well connected to the rest of the world with the high speed Eurostar rail link, the nearby Port of Dover and five international airports: 

These all offer easy access to the city centre with regular train and bus services. Visit London provides information on airport transfers into the city.

Last updated: 09/02/2018