UCL Systems Biology

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UCL is located in the Bloomsbury district at the very centre of London.  London is well-served by transport links, both for travelling to and from London from the UK, Europe and the wider world, and for getting around the city.

London Underground

The closest underground stations to UCL are Euston Square on the Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith and City Lines, Goodge Street on the Northern Line and Warren Street on the Northern and Victoria Lines.

View a map of London Underground

National Rail

London has many mainline rail stations. Most of these are a short journey away from UCL, with the stations at Euston, Kings Cross and St Pancras being within easy walking distance. Trains from London serve destinations across the UK.

Official National Rail website


St Pancras station is the London Eurostar terminal.  Just a few minutes’ walk from UCL, this offers you direct high speed rail connections to Paris and Brussels.
Official Eurostar website

From Heathrow

1) By London Underground (Piccadilly Line) to Russell Square or King's Cross/St.Pancras. Journey time 55 minutes.
2) By Heathrow Express to Paddington station.  Journey time 15 minutes.  From Paddington take the London Underground (Hammersmith/City, Metropolitan or Circle Lines) to Euston Square.

From Gatwick

Gatwick to Victoria station. Journey time 30 minutes.  From Victoria take the London Underground (Victoria Line) to Warren Street.  Journey time 10 minutes.

From Stansted

Stansted Express to Liverpool Street station.  Journey time 45 minutes.  From Liverpool Street take the London Underground (Hammersmith/City, Metropolitan or Circle Lines) to Euston Square. J ourney time 10 minutes.

There are bus and taxi alternatives from each of the airports. Taxis will be expensive, possibly over £50.  Use only registered metered taxis from taxi ranks and confirm the approximate price before starting your journey.