Travelling to/from the RCA

To Kensington by Tube

High Street Kensington (10-minute walk or 5 minutes on bus 9, 10, 452 or 52)

South Kensington (10-minute walk)

Knightsbridge (20-minute walk or 5 minutes on bus 9, 10, 452 or 52)

Lancaster Gate (15-minute walk)

For more information, see TfL Tube maps

To Kensington by Bus

Bus 9 – from/to Hammersmith, High St Kensington, Knightsbridge, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus

Bus 10 – from/to Hammersmith, High St Kensington, Knightsbridge, Hyde Park Corner, Oxford Street

Bus 52 – from/to Willesden Green, Notting Hill, High St Kensington, Knightsbridge, Hyde Park Corner, Victoria Station

Bus 70 – from/to South Kensington, Notting Hill, Ladbroke Grove, Shepherd's Bush, Acton

Bus 360 – from/to Kensington, Sloane Square, Vauxhall, Elephant & Castle

Bus 452 – from/to Hammersmith, Kensington, Knightsbridge, Sloane Square, Battersea

Buses stop at Royal Albert Hall, Palace Gate and Prince Consort Road.

For more information, see TfL Bus maps

To Battersea by Bus

Bus 19 – from/to Finsbury Park, Clerkenwell, Holborn, Knightsbridge, Battersea Bridge

Bus 49 – from/to Battersea, Chelsea, Kensington, White City

Bus 170 – from/to Roehampton, Clapham Junction, Battersea, Chelsea, Victoria

Bus 319 – from/to Streatham, Tooting, Clapham Junction, Battersea, Sloane Square

Bus 345 – Clapham Common, Clapham Junction, Battersea, Natural History Museum, Kensington

Buses stop at Battersea Bridge/Hester Road.

For more information, see TfL Bus maps

Kensington/Battersea by Bus

Take bus 49 to/from Battersea Bridge to/from Palace Gate/north end of Gloucester Road.

For more information, see TfL Bus maps

Shuttle Bus for RCA Staff and Students

There is a free shuttle bus service between the Kensington and Battersea campuses, for RCA staff and students. 

The shuttle bus also offers drop-offs at Gloucester Road underground station. 

The bus operates Monday to Friday, during term time only.

Battersea (Howie Street) to Kensington: every hour from 9.30am to 5.30pm

Kensington (Jay Mews) to Battersea: every hour from 10am to 6pm

By Bike

The College has cycle parking at Kensington and Battersea (cycles are left at the owner's risk).

TfL bikes are available from:

Kensington Gore
Prince Consort Road
Imperial College, Knightsbridge
Queen’s Gate, North
Queen’s Gate

For more information, see TfL Cycle Hire

By Taxi

Taxis are frequent on Kensington Gore, directly outside the College.

To book a minicab or black cab in advance, use TfL's Cabwise service and text CAB to 60835 to get numbers of three local cab offices.

Car Parking

The College has limited parking spaces for invited visitors. 

Local parking is restricted 8.30am – 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday. There is some metred parking in Kensington Gore.


Local hotels can be found through Trip Advisor, with budget accommodation available through AirBnB and other reputable websites, and local hostels available here. (If you are attending an interview, please confirm with Human Resources before you book.)


Battersea (Howie Street) to Kensington:
9.30am – 5.30pm, every hour

Kensington (Jay Mews) to Battersea:
10am – 6pm, every hour 

Monday to Friday, term time only