Sustainable UCL


Cycle and Walk to UCL

Cycling and walking are two of the best ways to get to campus while getting some exercise. On this page you will find resources to help you plan your walk or cycle to UCL.

In 2020, UCL installed 1000 additional cycle racks across the campus for September and initiated a Buddy Scheme to support staff and students, see our walking and cycling pages below for resources. With many people taking up cycling during the lockdown period, there is no better time to try it for commuting to campus.  

If cycling or walking your whole journey is not possible, consider completing the first, last or both sections of your journey by bike or foot. Especially in Central London there are many cycle hire schemes that allow travelers to complete their journey by bike. See the average times by bike and foot from central stations across London to UCL's main campus: 

StationBike (minutes)Foot (minutes
Waterloo11 36
Cannon Street1441
Charing Cross1230
London Bridge1751
Liverpool Street2052
Canary Wharf37120
Photograph of a student getting on a bike

Cycling Resources

For details on free bike maintenance, choosing a bike, local routes, UCL's bike buddy network and more!

Photograph of person walking

Walking Resources

Reconnect with nature and get fit by walking to and from central stations to UCL.