UCL Department of Space and Climate Physics


MSSL General Information


University College London
Department of Space and Climate Physics
Mullard Space Science Laboratory
Holmbury St. Mary
Surrey RH5 6NT
United Kingdom

Contact details
Telephone (switchboard)+44 (0)1483 204100
Fax+44 (0)1483  278312
How to get to MSSL 

MSSL lies approximately 40 miles to the south-west of London, in the centre of the Guildford/Dorking/Horsham 'triangle'. Heathrow Airport is about an hour's drive away and Gatwick Airport about 40 minutes. The nearest mainline train stations with fast connections to London are Guildford (35 mins to Waterloo) and Gatwick (30 mins to Victoria on the Gatwick Express). There are also mainline stations at Dorking and Horsham. For those travelling via London from the airports, the following web pages may prove useful:

For those staying at a hotel in, or travelling via, Guildford, you can transfer from the airports using public transport as follows:

  • From Gatwick: Gatwick train station is positioned in the South Terminal of the airport and provides trains to Guildford;
  • From Heathrow: Rail-air link coaches provide a connection between Heathrow airport and Working and Guildford stations.

Travelling from the airports to MSSL you may find it easiest to rent a car, while a taxi ride is the best option from the nearest mainline train stations. For those travelling to MSSL by car, road maps of the surrounding area are available or you can find us here on Google Maps.