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For enquiries concerning the location of specific offices or individuals within Birkbeck, please contact the main telephone switchboard.

Central London campus

Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London WC1E 7HX

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Stratford campus

University Square
1 Salway Road
Stratford, London
E15 1NF

Download a copy of our University Square Stratford map

How to get to our central London campus

By public transport

  • Birkbeck is surrounded by tube and mainline rail stations: we are close to Russell Square, Tottenham Court Road, King's Cross and Euston - check our interactive map.
  • Many bus routes pass down nearby Gower Street or go via Russell Square. To plan your journey to Birkbeck using public transport, see the Transport for London Journey Planner.

On your bike

In your car

From the airport(s)

  • Those of you who are flying in to London Heathrow may wish to note that you can take the Underground (Piccadilly Line, East Bound) to King's Cross or Russell Square from where you can take a taxi to Birkbeck.
  • For those flying in to Gatwick, we suggest you take the 'Gatwick Express' to Victoria Station, then take a taxi.
  • Planning your initial journey on arrival will depend largely where you will stay in London. Useful web sites include:

How to get to Birkbeck in Stratford

  • Our University Square campus is 5 minutes' walk from Stratford Station, which has excellent transport links, including DLR, Tube, rail and bus services.

Parking in central London

Car parking

  • Please note that the central precinct is within the congestion charge zone.
  • The car parks are managed by Facilities Management at the University of London in Senate House.
  • Staff parking: As of October 2014, due to extensive building works around Senate House, which have greatly reduced the number of car parking spaces available, the University of London is no longer issuing new car parking permits. Staff already holding a permit should contact Chris Terrey with any queries, on 020 7631 6257 or
  • Student parking: There are no public car parking facilities at Senate House, but there are NCP  facilities nearby at Woburn Place and Bloomsbury Place.

Parking for Green Badge holders

Motorbike parking

Bicycle store

  • A bicycle store is provided in the covered area between the Birkbeck main building and the University of London Union. In addition, you will find bike hoops throughout the Birkbeck precinct. For more information, please contact the Birkbeck Students' Union.