University Of Greenwich Zone

University Of Greenwich Zone

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The University of Greenwich is a British, United Kingdom-based university. It has three campuses in London and Kent, England. These are located at Greenwich, in the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College, and in Avery Hill and Medway.[3] Previous names include Woolwich Polytechnic and Thames Polytechnic.

It is the greenest university in the UK in 2012 as assessed by The People & Planet Green League.

The university has ranked well in terms of student satisfaction across all 20 listed universities in London – with it topping lists of 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 consecutively. It has not left the top five since its entry in 2010. The University of Greenwich has been ranked among the 200 institutions with the most global outlook and named one of the “most international” universities on the planet by Times Higher Education magazine.

Public Transport to Greenwich


The following bus routes stop in Greenwich town centre just outside the campus:

  • 129 – North Greenwich – Greenwich
  • 177 – Thamesmead – Peckham
  • 180 – Belvedere – Lewisham
  • 188 – North Greenwich – Russell Square
  • 199 – Canada Water – Catford
  • 286 – Sidcup – Greenwich (via Avery Hill Campus)
  • 386 – Blackheath – Woolwich Arsenal

For more information visit TfL.

For travel between our campuses refer to the University Bus Service.


National Rail

The train operator Southeastern provides services into Greenwich. From Central London trains operate to Greenwich from Cannon Street and London Bridge normally terminating at Dartford in the east. There are also direct services from the Medway towns to Lewisham linked to Greenwich by the DLR. For all timetable information refer to National Rail Enquiries.

There are two stations within easy walking distance of the campus:

  • Greenwich Station (Travel Zone 2 or 3) west of the campus on Greenwich High Road 9 minutes walk to the West Gate entrance.
  • Maze Hill Station (Zone 3) east of the campus in Tom Smith Close 8 minutes walk to the East Gate entrance.

Please refer to the Google map above for help with directions.

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Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

The nearest station is Cutty Sark a two minute walk to the campus West Gate entrance. Direct services run from Bank, Canary Wharf, Lewisham and Stratford and easy connections are available from Tower Gateway, Beckton and London City Airport.

London Underground (Tube)

For connections from the Tube alight at Canary Wharf station on the Jubilee Line and get a DLR Lewisham bound train to Cutty Sark station. More info from TfL.

River services

Thames Clippers operates a regular boat service from Westminster to Greenwich Pier (adjacent to the Old Royal Naval College) stopping at various locations on route. The journey takes 35 minutes in total and is possibly the fastest way to travel from Central London.

Further information

For help with understanding fares and tickets use our Public Transport Advice page.

Traveline provides help with journey planning.

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Cycling and Walking to Greenwich


If you plan to cycle to the campus TfL provides information on the best cycle routes. The ride from Avery Hill Campus takes around 30 minutes using the suggested route on Google maps. Cycling is not permitted on the campus except along the designated cycle path adjacent to the river.

You can park your bicycle adjacent to Park Row in the Queen Anne car park. We recommend you invest in a good quality lock. We do not accept liability, for any loss, destruction, damage or theft of cycles. Showers are provided on the second floor of the Queen Anne building in QA202 and a bicycle repair kit and pump at the East Gate Security Lodge.

The nearest TfL cycle hire location is in Island Gardens just north of the river (see note on walking below).

The London Cycling Campaign give useful guidance about safety on the road, cycle maintenance and security.


The campus is within easy walking distance of our Halls of residence at Devonport House (1 minute), Cutty Sark Halls (1 minute), Daniel Defoe Hall (11 minutes) and Rachel McMillan Hall in Deptford (14 minutes). The Greenwich Foot Tunnel links Greenwich to the Isle of Dogs north of the river. If you have time there are also some very pleasant walks and fantastic views in Greenwich Park just south of the campus. provides information on walking routes in London.

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Driving to Greenwich

Road Directions

The post code is SE10 9LS.

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From M25 North:

Exit at J27 for M11 towards London follow signs for A12 Blackwall Tunnel. After tunnel exit the A102 onto the A206 and follow sign-posts for Greenwich. Continue along this road for approximately one mile. Shortly after the BP garage turn right at the traffic lights into Park Row. There is a public car park immediately on the right. The campus is on the left but see the notes on car parking below.

From M25 South:

Exit at J2 for A2 towards London. Head for Blackwall Tunnel onto A102. Exit A102 via slip road for A206 and follow directions provided above.

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The main car park is accessed from the East Gate entrance in Park Row. This is reserved for Blue Badge holders, staff permit holders, and visitors with pre-arranged parking. There is no student parking on-campus. Blue Badge holders must apply for a Disabled Persons permit. There is a long waiting list for staff permits. Alternatively there is a public car park just outside the campus in Park Row. Greenwich Council provides information about this car park and other council car parks in Greenwich.

Motorbikes and Scooters

If you have a motorbike or scooter you can park this in the designated parking area near to the East Gate entrance. A registration form is required available from the East Gate Security Lodge.

Car Share

If you drive to University please help the environment and register your journey with our car share scheme UNISHARE South East. You could save money and make new friends.

Travel from overseas

Travel from overseas

Information about travelling to the university from overseas.

Campus map

View a map of Greenwich Campus and the immediate vicinity.