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The Avery Hill Conference Centre consists of

  • Avery Hill Student Village, Southwood Site, Avery Hill Road, London SE9 2BT. Tel: +44-181-331 8121 and Fax: +44-181-331 8114.
  • Mansion Site where Conference Lectures are to be held.

  • A view of the Avery Hill Campus and its surroundings.

    Southwood Site and Mansion Site are separated by a large green. It takes about 5 minutes to walk from one to the other.

    The nearest railway station to the Student Village is New Eltham. It is about 15 minutes walk from the Student Village. When alighting at New Eltham, walk up to the traffic lights, cross over and follow Avery Hill Road until you find the entrance of the Student Village on the left.

    Report to the Southwood Gate House, which is at the main entrance to the Student Village, on arrival. There will be someone to direct you.

    1. Arriving to London by Air
    2. Arriving to London by Train
    3. Arriving to London by Car
    4. Connection to Blackheath
    5. Connection to Greenwich
    6. Connection to Woolwich
    7. Connection to London
    8. Local Areas
    9. A tip for your London Travel

    1. Arriving to London by Air

    From Gatwick Airport: Gatwick Airport has its own railway station and the Thameslink will take you to London Bridge in about 45 minutes. Change at London Bridge for New Eltham on the Sidcup Line (about 20 minutes journey). From New Eltham follow instructions given above. Remember:You are looking for New Eltham, NOT Eltham.

    From Heathrow Airport: Heathrow Airport is on the London Underground - Piccadilly Line which runs every 5 - 10 minutes into Central London during day time. Last underground train leaves at 23:34. Take Piccadilly Line from Heathrow Airport to Barons Court, change on District Line for Embankment. From Embankment, follow signs to the railway station Charing Cross which is about 3 minutes walk. Take railway train to New Eltham on the Sidcup Line and follow instructions given above. The total journey time is about 1 hr 50 mins.

    From London City Airport: London City Airport is so close to and yet so far away from Avery Hill by means of public transport. Come out of the Airport lobby, take Bus 473 direction Woolwich Ferry. You come to one of the oldest ferry services and the historical Woolwich Foot Tunnel, you may choose one of these to cross the River Thames. In either case, you will be at the back of Waterfront Sports Centre, go around to the front entrance to find some minicab companies and ask for a minicab to Avery Hill Campus. The charge from Woolwich to Avery Hill is reasonable but you should know the price before you jump in a minicab. The total journey time is about 40 mins.

    There is no direct bus link between Woolwich and Avery Hill. See Section 6 about Connection to Woolwich.

    2. Arriving to London by Train

    From Waterloo: Eurostar trains arrive at the railway station Waterloo. Simply follow directions and walk through the connection bridge to the railway station Waterloo East and then catch a train on the Sidcup Line for New Eltham. From New Eltham follow instructions given above.

    From Charing Cross, Waterloo East or London Bridge: Catch a railway train on the Sidcup Line to New Eltham. From New Eltham follow instructions given above.

    3. Arriving to London by Car:

    There is ample car parking on the Southwood Site.

    From M25 exit at junction 3 onto A20. Follow A20 direction Central London for about 7 miles until first set of traffic lights at New Eltham. Turn right onto Southwood Road following signs for the University of Greenwich. At the next set of traffic lights, go straight onto Avery Hill Road. The University entrance is just a few minutes on the left.

    From Central London follow the A2 to New Cross and then the A20 to Lee and A210 to Eltham High Street. Continue along Eltham High Street which becomes Bexley Road. For Southwood site, turn right into Avery Hill Road. The site entrance is approximately 300 yards on the right hand side.

    4. Connection to Blackheath:

    Participants who stay in the Clarendon Hotel, Blackheath should take a train from Blackheath station to Falcon Wood station (There is no train going to New Eltham) and walk to Mansion Site (about 15 mins walkd) where Conference Lectures are to be held.

    5. Connection to Greenwich:

    Historical town of Greenwich - Cutty Sark, Royal Observatory, Maritime Museum, Greenwich Foot Tunnel, the Millennium Dome, etc .

  • Bus No 286 - passes by Avery Hill Campus and goes to Greenwich.

    Try the River Bus from the Greenwich Pier to the Westminster Pier.

    Try the Greenwich Foot Tunnel to arrive the north side of the river where you can hop-on-and-off of the Docklands Lightrail - un-manned trains, to see the modern meeting the tradition, including the London City Airport and the Isle of Dogs.

    6. Connection to Woolwich:

    The main teaching of Computing and Mathematical Sciences is being carried out at Woolwich. There are regular University buses running between Woolwich and Avery Hill.

    There are many buses (132, 228, 233, 286, 328) going from Avery Hill Campus to Eltham. From Eltham you may change to 161 for Woolwich.

    7. Connection to London:

    Charing Cross is just next to the famous Trafalgar Square, St James Park and the West End of London. Connection from New Eltham to Charing Cross is frequent and regular.

    There are many railway stations in the South East of England and are linked to the railway stations at the Heart of London.

    River buses depart from the Greenwich Pier to the Westminster Pier at regular times everyday.

    8. Local Areas:

    New Eltham - It is only a few minutes walk from the Avery Hill Student Village. Shops and restaurants are available.

    Eltham - It is only a few minutes away by bus (132, 228,233, 286, 328). Shops, cinemas, entertainments and restaurants are available. Historical sites include Eltham Palace.

    Bexleyheath - It is about 20 minutes by bus no. 132. Shopping mall, cinemas, entertainments, leisure, shops and restaurants are available.

    9. A Tip for your London Travel:

    Always ask for a one-day travel card if you travel after 9:30 am. You may obtain travel cards from railway stations, underground stations and Docklands Lightrail stations.

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