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Travelling by air/train/car/walking/cycling?

How do I get to the Venue if I am arriving by air/train/car/walking/cycling?

Air Travel to London

If you are arriving by air, you’ll most likely be flying into Gatwick Airport (1h 35min from Southbank Centre) Heathrow Airport (1h 20min from Southbank Centre), London City (34min from Southbank Centre), Stansted (1h 17min from Southbank Centre) or Luton (1h 33min from Southbank Centre).

Transport from Airports

There are several options to travel between London airports and central London, including taxi, car rentals, train lines, London underground, National Express coach and more.


London’s main rail stations are Charing Cross, Euston, Kings Cross, St Pancras International, Liverpool Street, London Bridge, Marylebone, Moorgate, Paddington, Victoria and Waterloo.
The nearest stations to Southbank Centre are Waterloo, Waterloo East, Charing Cross and Blackfriars. Find train routes here.

Waterloo (Northern, Bakerloo, and Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines) is 200 metres from Southbank Centre.

Embankment (District & Circle lines) is 600 meters from Southbank Centre.

Find underground routes here.

Oyster / Travel cards

A travel card is a ticket that give you the freedom to travel as much as you like on bus, tube, tram, DLR, London over ground. TFL rail and national rail services in London.

For the tube, DLR, London over ground and TFL rail you can buy travel cards for travel across Zones 1 – 6. The average price for a day anytime travel card is £11.70.


Route RV1 stops on Belvedere Road which is less than a minute’s walk away.

Routes 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 521, N1, N68, N171 and N343 stop on Waterloo Bridge which is a two minute walk away.

Routes 76, 77, 211, 341, 381, 507, N381, N76 and RV1 stop on York Road which is a five minute walk away.

Find bus routes here.

River Bus

From east London, take the River Bus RB1 route and alight at London Eye Pier. There are departures every 20 minutes on weekdays. River Buses are operated by Thames Clippers and accept Oyster cards.

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