The Old Royal Naval College

The University of Greenwich is on a World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Thames. The campus is centred on three baroque buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren at the end of the 17th century and has been described by The Independent as  ”more breathtaking than the Versailles of Louis XIV” and by UNESCO as one of the “finest and most dramatically sited architectural and landscape ensemble in the British Isles”.

Mystics & Scientists 2019 will be held in the Queen Anne Building, Old Royal Naval College, King William Walk, London SE10 9NN 

The grounds of the Old Royal Naval College, in which the Greenwich Campus is situated, also houses the tourist attractions of the Painted Hall and Chapel. Greenwich is a bustling town with a great atmosphere fostered by markets, pubs, clubs and restaurants. Up the Creek, a comedy and cabaret club, offers up-and-coming names in stand-up and is a short walk from the campus.


The university's largest campus is centred on three baroque buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren at the end of the 17th century.

? DLR Cutty Sark (approx. 3 min walk)

? Greenwich and Maze Hill (approx. 8 walk)

? Greenwich Pier - Ferry service (3 min walk)

? TFL buses frequently run close by.

? Public 'Pay and display' car parks nearby.


Please click on the tabs below for more details on how to reach the Old Royal Naval College

Public transport to Greenwich


The bus routes highlighted below stop in Greenwich town centre just outside the campus. For more information visit TfL.

  • 129 – North Greenwich – Greenwich
  • 177 – Thamesmead – Peckham
  • 180 – Belvedere – Lewisham
  • 188 – North Greenwich – Russell Square
  • 199 – Canada Water – Catford
  • 286 – Sidcup – Greenwich (via Avery Hill Campus)
  • 386 – Blackheath – Woolwich Arsenal

For travel between our campuses refer to the University bus service.


National Rail

The train operator Southeastern provides services into Greenwich. From Central London trains operate to Greenwich from Cannon Street and London Bridge normally terminating at Dartford in the east. There are also direct services from the Medway towns to Lewisham linked to Greenwich by the DLR. For timetable information refer to National Rail Enquiries

There are two stations within easy walking distance of the campus:

  • Greenwich Station (Travel Zone 2 or 3) west of the campus on Greenwich High Road 9 minutes walk to the West Gate entrance.
  • Maze Hill Station (Zone 3) east of the campus in Tom Smith Close 8 minutes walk to the East Gate entrance.

Please refer to the Google map above for help with directions.

Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

The nearest station is Cutty Sark a two minute walk to the campus West Gate entrance. Direct services run from Bank, Canary Wharf, Lewisham and Stratford and easy connections are available from Tower Gateway, Beckton and London City Airport. 

London Underground (Tube)

For connections from the Tube alight at Canary Wharf station on the Jubilee Line and get a DLR Lewisham bound train to Cutty Sark station. More info from TfL.

River services

Thames Clippers operates a regular boat service from Westminster to Greenwich Pier (adjacent to the Old Royal Naval College) stopping at various locations on route. The journey takes 35 minutes in total and is possibly the fastest way to travel from Central London.

Further information

For help with understanding fares and tickets read our Public Transport page.

Traveline provides help with journey planning.

Cycling and walking to Greenwich


If you plan to cycle to the campus TfL provides information on the best cycle routes. The ride from Avery Hill Campus takes around 30 minutes using the suggested route on Google maps. Cycling is not permitted on the campus except along the designated cycle path adjacent to the river.

You can park your bike adjacent to Park Row in the Queen Anne car park. Bicycles are parked at your risk. We do not accept liability, for any loss, destruction, damage or theft. We recommend you purchase a good quality d-lock. Showers are provided on the second floor of the Queen Anne building in QA202. A bicycle repair kit and pump is available at the East Gate Security Lodge.

The nearest TfL cycle hire location is in Island Gardens just north of the river (see note on walking below).

The London Cycling Campaign are a useful source of cycling information.


The campus is within easy walking distance of all our halls of residence. Devonport House and Cutty Sark Halls are both a 1 minute walk away. Daniel Defoe Hall is 11 minutes and Rachel McMillan Hall in Deptford 14 minutes. The Greenwich Foot Tunnel links Greenwich to the Isle of Dogs north of the river. If you have time there are also some very pleasant walks and fantastic views in Greenwich Park just south of the campus. provides information on walking routes in London.

Driving to Greenwich

Road Directions

The post code is SE10 9LS.

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From M25 North:

Exit at J27 for M11 towards London follow signs for A12 Blackwall Tunnel. After tunnel exit the A102 onto the A206 and follow sign-posts for Greenwich. Continue along this road for approximately one mile. Shortly after the BP garage turn right at the traffic lights into Park Row. There is a public car park immediately on the right. The campus is on the left but see the notes on car parking below.

From M25 South:

Exit at J2 for A2 towards London. Head for Blackwall Tunnel onto A102. Exit A102 via slip road for A206 and follow directions provided above.


The main car park is accessed from the East Gate entrance in Park Row. This is reserved for staff permit holders, Blue Badge holders, and guests with pre-arranged parking. There is no parking available on-campus for students. There is a public car park just outside the campus in Park Row. Greenwich Council provides information about this car park and other council car parks in Greenwich.

Follow this link for a list of parking charges.

Staff permits

Staff parking is located on-campus in the Queen Mary and Queen Anne car parks and at various other locations  off-campus. Note the campus car parks are shared with other site users, see car park layout. There is however a long waiting list for all staff parking in Greenwich. Applications must be made via our online permit system.

Disabled parking

Blue Badge holders must apply for a Disabled Persons Permit to park on-campus. Please apply via our online permit system. Students or staff who have temporary problems with their mobility should contact the Student Wellbeing Service or Occupational Health respectively.

Visitor parking

Guest parking has to be arranged through the university host. Staff must book visitor parking using the online booking system.

Motorbikes and Scooters

If you have a motorbike or scooter you can park this in the designated parking area near to the East Gate entrance. A registration form is required available from the East Gate Security Lodge.