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Goldsmiths is in New Cross, South East London, five miles from central London.

Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross
London SE14 6NW

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Getting to Goldsmiths by public transport

Goldsmiths is well connected to the public transport network in London.

You can use the journey planner on tfl.gov.uk to plan your travel to and from anywhere in London. Google Maps can help you plan any journeys from outside of London. Or you can use National Rail to plan your train journey.

We also recommend the Citymapper app for finding your way around London: citymapper.com/london

The following buses stop outside Goldsmiths: 21, 36, 53, 136, 171, 172, 177, 225, 321, 343, 436 and 453.

Goldsmiths is less than five minutes’ walk from both New Cross and New Cross Gate railway stations.

From New Cross railway station

Turn right out of the station and right again at the top into New Cross Road.

For the Richard Hoggart and Rutherford Buildings:

  • Cross New Cross Road at the pedestrian traffic lights into Amersham Road, keeping to the right-hand pavement
  • Follow the road around to the right into Parkfield Road
  • Cross at the pedestrian lights and Richard Hoggart Building is ahead of you. Rutherford Building is to your right

For Deptford Town Hall Building and Ben Pimlott Building:

  • Walk along New Cross Road, past the first set of pedestrian lights
  • Cross over Pagnell Street
  • Continue walking and then cross by the next set of pedestrian lights
  • Turn right and walk along New Cross Road, cross Laurie Grove (on the left)
  • Deptford Town Hall Building is ahead on your left
  • Ben Pimlott Building is in St James which is the next road on the left

From New Cross Gate railway station

Turn left out of the station and cross the road at the pedestrian lights.

Deptford Town Hall Building is to your left.

For the Ben Pimlott Building, turn right and take the first left into St James. You will see the entrance through on the left hand side, just before the nursery school.

For the Richard Hoggart Building:

  • Once you have crossed the road, turn left and walk along New Cross Road, past Laurie Grove onto Lewisham Way
  • Walk past the glass-fronted Rutherford Building and cross over Dixon Road (on the right)
  • Richard Hoggart Building is on the right immediately after this

Getting to Goldsmiths by car

If you are driving to Goldsmiths accomodation please follow the advice sent out by our Accomodation team.

You can plan your journey on Google Maps.

There is no public parking on the Goldsmiths campus.

From Central London

  • Take the A2 towards Dover via the Old Kent Road
  • At the end of Old Kent Road (on the New Cross Gate one-way system) turn into New Cross Road
  • Keep in the right hand lane and shortly after Sainsbury's take the A20 fork to Lewisham
  • Turn right at the traffic lights into Lewisham Way – Goldsmiths is on the left

From Kent, Surrey, Sussex, or north if using Blackwall Tunnel or Dartford River Crossing (southbound)

  • Follow the A2 or A20 towards London (using M25 or South Circular road to join the nearest of these)
  • On the A20, after passing through Lewisham, the Richard Hoggart Building is clearly visible on the left after about one mile
  • On the A2, follow the left turn after New Cross Station into Amersham Road, turn right at the traffic lights into Lewisham Way – Goldsmiths is on the left downhill

From London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

Using London Underground
(Around 70 minutes to Goldsmiths)

Take the London Underground (Tube) Piccadilly line eastbound to Green Park. From there take the Jubilee line to London Bridge. At London Bridge take a National Rail train to New Cross or New Cross Gate.

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Using Heathrow Express
(Around 70 minutes to Goldsmiths)

The Heathrow Express offers fast, frequent trains from all Heathrow Terminals to London Paddington. The journey time is approximately 15 minutes from Heathrow Central (located between Terminals 2 and 3) and 20 minutes from Heathrow Terminal 5. Shuttle trains connect Terminal 4 to Heathrow Central. Tickets for the Heathrow Express are expensive unless pre- booked online weeks in advance.

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From London Paddington take the London Underground Hammersmith & City line train eastbound to Whitechapel and transfer to a southbound London Overground train to either New Cross or New Cross Gate.

Taxi

Taxis will cost £50-£100. You should book your taxi in advance as picking up one at the airport will cost more.

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From London Gatwick Airport (LGW)

(Around 60 minutes to Goldsmiths)

London Gatwick Airport’s railway station offers direct train services to and from central London. From Gatwick Airport station travel to East Croydon or London Bridge where you should transfer to a National Rail service to New Cross Gate.

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Taxi

Taxis will cost £60-120. You should book your taxi in advance as picking up one at the airport will cost more.

Rome2Rio journey planner

From London City Airport (LCY)

(Around 45 minutes to Goldsmiths)

Take the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) from London City Airport station to Shadwell station. Transfer there to the London Overground and travel southbound to either New Cross or New Cross Gate.

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Taxi

Taxis will cost £20-30. You should book your taxi in advance as picking up one at the airport will cost more.

Rome2Rio journey planner

From London Stansted Airport (STN)

(Around 100 minutes to Goldsmiths)

Take a train from Stansted Airport station to London Liverpool Street. From there take a London Underground Hammersmith & City line train to Whitechapel. Change there for the London Overground and travel southbound to either New Cross or New Cross Gate.

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Taxi

Taxis will cost £70-130. You should book your taxi in advance as picking up one at the airport will cost more.

Rome2Rio journey planner

From London Luton Airport (LTN)

(Around 100 minutes to Goldsmiths)

Shuttle buses connect the airport terminal with Luton Airport Parkway railway station. Tickets for the shuttle bus can be purchased at the airport. From Luton Airport Parkway station take the train to London Bridge where you should transfer to a National Rail service to New Cross Gate.

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Taxi

Taxis will cost £70-130. You should book your taxi in advance as picking one up at the airport will cost more.

Rome2Rio journey planner

Cycling to Goldsmiths

Use TFL's cycle journey planner to find a safe route to Goldsmiths.

There are bike lockers, showering facilities, and plenty of secure bike parking spaces across campus. See the campus map for details.

Contact the Students' Union reception at reception@goldsmithssu.org to get a locker.

Goldsmiths Cycling Club organises a number of bike fixing events and cycling days out throughout the year.

Cycling UK has advice from a Goldsmiths student on cycling to university.

Visitors with mobility difficulties

Please notify the person you are visiting in advance so that arrangements can be made for you.

Read our campus mobility guide and the Goldsmiths accessibility guides on accessable.co.uk.

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